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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    Nice Mark, see you didn't feel like giving the case a polish, to remove all your fingermarks, before taking the pics

    What went wrong with the Dell? (sorry if this is already covered in the post somewhere, too hot and tired to read it all).
    Dell got stuck pixels. Dell replaced it twice each time with a refurb and they were terrible. Big grey spots and dead/stuck pixels. Also dust under the screen.

    The Samsung is worse though. Really bad flickering when playing games etc and colour etc is bad. So I will be returning it this week and I will probably buy another Dell 2407WFP - possibly the HC version.

    Still awaiting my refund for the Dell so can't afford one now, as well as just spending £250 on the Samsung.

    Oh and yeah, I noticed the finger prints after I uploaded the pictures. Couldn't be bothered cleaning and retaking them.

    Glad you like.

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    Good job MB - glad you got your PC up and running.
    I can't believe the luck you having with your monitor - hope it gets sorted out soon.

    Can you access the front I/O (USB) panel when the door is closed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilkMan View Post
    Good job MB - glad you got your PC up and running.
    I can't believe the luck you having with your monitor - hope it gets sorted out soon.

    Can you access the front I/O (USB) panel when the door is closed?
    Yeah I am gutted about the monitor. Just too much of a gamble with the Samsung 226BW just now with them being one of three panels. I am positive mine is the C panel - which are crap. Really bad backlight bleed and flickering. But it has been RMA'd and is being picked up tomorrow for a refund. Will buy another Dell I think... the extra 2 inches does make a difference I think not to mention the picture quality - I don't think I will ever go back to a TN panel.

    Yeah I can access the front panel with the door shut - no problems there.

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    Well with all the trouble you've had, I'm surprised you're not pushing the boat out and trying a differnt make.

    Go on try something differnt, there's loads of models out there that a reviewer has never looked at.

    I took a risk on an edge10, mainly due to cost and I've been very plesently suprised.
    The on/off button is not great (it works fine, just feels a little lose, have to stop myself pushing on it hard)
    However the picture quality is good (blacks could be better) and for a bargin bucket price monitor I didn't expect half as much.

    EDIT: If there's one thing that reviews never take into account (not surprisingly) and that is continious productline quality. More than once I've seen a model reviewed as great, eairly buyers confurm the review, then a month down the line the quality drops.
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    edge10 - do you have a link.

    Well my first Dell was great untill the pixels became stuck. Still waiting on the refund for that - gunna be another couple of weeks which is a pain - as Dell are refunding supplier, supplier will refund Scan, Scan will cancel contract with V12 finance and they refund me everything I have paid them up till now - which was nearly all of it.

    I am very picky with my monitors and usually have to research them alot before I make my mind up.

    Also been looking at the Benq 24inch.

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    http://www.edge10.com/04_commercial/...cial_h170.html
    That's the monitor I've got, I mean it buy bargin bucket it was under £100 when I got it (decent ones wer £170-200 at the time)
    And in all honesty I wouldn't go for them for a 22" monitor.

    Viewsonic VP2030B pricey, but it is a lovely monitor. Grilfriend has one, was a 2nd RMA repalcement for a VP201b the vp2030 replaced the vp201 which had the bad habbit of overheating. It's not wide screen but it is what used to be called "extended" which means it's the same ratio as a peice of Ax paper, mainly for use in publishing.

    One thing about Viewsonic in my experience has been a very good RMA with them, they courier out a swap unit, so if you get a viewsonic keep the box

    I don't know what the Neovo 22" are like, but there 17" and 19" are lovely.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=628501 that looks the same as the ones I've used, the stand is not very adjustable but is very solid. The ones we have at work are glass fronted (I suspect this one is)
    The power supply is a seperate block (like a laptop) which is not as tidy as a power cable stright in, but if it dies replaceing the power block should be eaiser than haveing to ship a whole monitor or buy a replacement if out of warranty. (at work to keep it tidy we velcro the powerblock onto the back of the stand)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    http://www.edge10.com/04_commercial/...cial_h170.html
    That's the monitor I've got, I mean it buy bargin bucket it was under £100 when I got it (decent ones wer £170-200 at the time)
    And in all honesty I wouldn't go for them for a 22" monitor.

    Viewsonic VP2030B pricey, but it is a lovely monitor. Grilfriend has one, was a 2nd RMA repalcement for a VP201b the vp2030 replaced the vp201 which had the bad habbit of overheating. It's not wide screen but it is what used to be called "extended" which means it's the same ratio as a peice of Ax paper, mainly for use in publishing.

    One thing about Viewsonic in my experience has been a very good RMA with them, they courier out a swap unit, so if you get a viewsonic keep the box

    I don't know what the Neovo 22" are like, but there 17" and 19" are lovely.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=628501 that looks the same as the ones I've used, the stand is not very adjustable but is very solid. The ones we have at work are glass fronted (I suspect this one is)
    The power supply is a seperate block (like a laptop) which is not as tidy as a power cable stright in, but if it dies replaceing the power block should be eaiser than haveing to ship a whole monitor or buy a replacement if out of warranty. (at work to keep it tidy we velcro the powerblock onto the back of the stand)

    I think I am going to go for another 24inch. When I was at uni they had the neovo 17 or 19" monitors - they are quite nice. But I noticed alot of dead pixels.

    I will need to wait for the refund for my Dell 24inch and Samsung 226bw to come through before I buy anything else anyway - £700 tied up in refunds... not so good.

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    You really seem to have bad luck with monitors.

    We've got 16 of the 17" nevo's and two of the 19" ones at work and I've yet to see a dead pixel, also got a heck of a lot of CTX (mainly 17") and no dead pixels there ether.

    On our batch of cheapo video7 monitors, I noticed a couple of stick pixels recently.
    Dead pixels are getting pritty rare on 17"-19" these days, I've not got any personal experence with 22"+ so I cannot really comment on how common a problem it is there.
    But with the prices on large monitors I don't blame you for being fussy.

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    But with the prices on large monitors I don't blame you for being fussy.
    I am a perfectionist - if there is a slight problem then it goes back. But if you are paying £500 on a monitor, I am sure many others would too. But the problem came when Dell were replacing it with a refurb. I received two and they both had many dead pixels and dust under the screen - hence why I asked for a refund. Will buy a new one... and start all over again.

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    Hi Mark, I think the biggest problem with dead/stuck pixels, is that no matter where they are on the monitor, your eyes are drawn to them, they can be very disracting.

    Hopefully your next monitor (whatever brand) will be a keeper.

    vinny

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    Yeah that is very true Vinny. Fingers crossed all will be good - however, I am drawn to getting a Dell again.

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    Re: Considering upgrading my case

    Scan tested the Samsung 226bw and found it NOT to be faulty. I am still getting a refund under the DSR which I am happy about - minus the pickup costs of course.

    However, I don't see how they didn't see the tearing when playing fast paced game etc. And the colours are horrible, even after recommended calabiration from other samsung 226bw owners.

    Anyway, I won't be buying another Samsung 226bw until they only produce them with the Samsung panels, until then I might just buy another Dell 2407 but the HC version.

    Although I have been looking at a Samsung 40" - £900 Full 1080p support... Sure. I like, very nice!

    However, as far as the 226bw goes - its too much of a lottery. Wait for the 226CW, I hear they are going to be only samsung panels.

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