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    Question Recommend TFT for £200-£300

    Hi all,

    Anyone recommend a TFT monitor (preferably 17" but 15" will do) for this kind of money?

    Anyone had any good/bad experiences?

    I'm looking for a mate but I know nada about TFT cos I'm still using my Sony e200e form 2000 and it ain't broke yet.

    Ta

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    Remember reading in custompc that Iiyama E431S-S 17" are v.good, but a bit over your budget and hard to get hold of by the looks of it, sorry can't be more help
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    Ebuyer have some quality 17" tft's that fit the bill £sub £300 and damn good performance.

    What will your friend be using it for? gaming/movies- i which case you should be looking at sub 20m/s response times or the gaming experience will be less than pleasant.

    Have a look at these

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...=46761&_LOC=UK

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=56203

    read some review for some user feedback

    Most people with the above two monitors havnt had any dead pixels either

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    I use a Hyundai Q17, which I picked up for under £300 if memory serves. It's a pretty good screen, with no dead pixels. However, any screen with the Hydis 20ms or the AU Optronics 16ms panel should be pretty good. See the review at Tom's Hardware(http://www4.tomshardware.com/display...105/index.html).

    (BTW, I'm assuming that you want a fast response screen for gaming and DVD playback. If not, then the Samsung screens are, in my opinion, the best for image quality but in general have poor response times.)

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    Beware of suspiciously low response times- especially if the monitor isnt made by a manafacturer that you have heard of before.

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    The Iiyama E431 is only just outside budget at 320 inc. Just got one for a wee system for a relative and I have to say its definitely better than my NEC 1760NX which cost a few quid more. Noticed a Samsung 17" on microdirect today for £252 - no DVI though

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    Yep the Iiyama E431s is lovely. I had trouble finding one though. Shame its outside your budget. If your lucky you might pick one up B grade from someone like Dabs like I did

    I find viewing angles are not the best but apart from that its nice.

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    Cheers all,

    As usual the Hexus posse comes up with the goods

    It won't be used for gaming but might feature as a DVD player later.

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    Whats happens when a monitor has low response times in TFT cases?

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    lower the better

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurphmanL
    Whats happens when a monitor has low response times in TFT cases?
    low response time = good, the lower the better- 20ms or below is fine for gaming/dvds

    High response times will mean there is ghosting in movie payback and when playing games.

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