Should I get this monitor?

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  1. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    Hey guys, I came across what seems to me like a good deal on a monitor. Here it is.

    Problem is: I can't find any reviews for it on internet. Normally I'd stay away from it, but I figured it wouldn't hurt asking first. ;)

    If you think you can find a better deal for the price, remember that I live in Canada, so it has to come from websites such as Also, the Futureshop website has free shipping, NewEgg does not.

    It's a LED-backlit LCD monitor, 1080p, 23 inches, 2ms gray to gray response time, 20 000 000:1 SmartContrast :rolleyes:

    I might hook up a console to it someday, so I hope that'll work out well. It doesn't have integrated speakers but I don't care about that. (Maybe it's important for a console?)

    Thanks for any advice! Also, should I worry about dead/stuck pixels?

  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    as long as you have an amp, a console wont care so much.

    As for the monitor itself, I wont comment as I have no idea.
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

  4. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    An amp? Care to elaborate on that? ;)

    You really had me there for a second, but that's, I live in Canada so I said that it needed to be from

    As an example, the ASUS VE247H is $150 on and $180 on, including mail-in rebate.
  5. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    $30 off code EMCNJND87 (code appears to work with many monitors out there btw)
  6. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    By amp, I'm guessing any sound system would also work... (thought, I'm not current on anything really ;))
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  7. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    Yes, that's the coupon for it's invalid for I live in Canada

    [Hide]Are you guys testing my patience? :p[/Hide]
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  8. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member


    I don't know enough about monitors to comment on that, but from what I'm able to see, it seems like a 'good' one... again, my view should have very limited weight ;)
  9. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    20 000 000:1

    is that some kinda typo or have I missed some kinda contrast tech revolution? :D

    I guess I really havent kept up on my monitor tech.

    Anyways, my advice with monitors is usually the same as Android phones, you'll get what you pay for....

    You want a "SuperFlyDopePad with Android OS 3000" or A Galaxy Nexus? ;)

    Granted this is super subjective and has tons to do with what you will use it for. But monitors is one component I never buy cheap. Sorry if this is totally not helpful :(
  10. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    Well, I try to get the best deals, that's pretty much it. Often, paying more will simply get you more, but good deals do happen.

    I got my phone, a LG Optimus One, for $50, brand new in a store, with no contract. It was a while ago and there are much better phones, but they go for $800 without contract. :eek: The difference in price isn't justifiable IMO.

    About the contrast, that's some kind of lame advertising strategy seen everywhere, it's not the real contrast ratio at all (hence the :rolleyes: smiley).

    I probably won't get this monitor, I don't buy stuff like that without reading reviews.

    Thanks to all of you. ;)
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  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Yes any sound system that has 2xRCA female inputs or at a push, 3.5mm mini-jack female input.

    Most audio outputs from consoles (if not all, "Most" being a caveat) are 2xRCA male. This can be converted with a 2xRCA female to 1 x 3.5mm Mini-jack male converter.
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  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Sorry, my friend, I actually skimmed right over that part of your OP. I do apologize for that.
  13. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    Reviews suggest that it's not an impressive monitor. Like most other cheap monitors w/TN panels, it has mediocre colors and awful viewing angles. It has VGA and HDMI inputs, so if your video card only has DVI output then you'll need an adapter. It's hard to tell, but it may have a glossy screen (which some like but others hate).

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  14. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Some people (My Fiance included) thinks the Glossy screens are a sign of quality, when infact it's the opposite.
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  15. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Oh em gee. This drives me nuts too!
  16. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Hrm. Looks like I need to hug a mod now

    Spelling out acronyms - sheesh - you're defeating the entire purpose of the acronym in the first place!!!!! *smack*
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  17. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    even better i spelled it from my gnex :p
  18. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member, I mean Ell Ohh Ell!

    AAAaaaaaarrrrgggggghh!!!!!!!!! See what you've got me doing!!!!!!!!
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  19. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    D'OH! I read that as "Oh... ummmm.... gee...." like what one was say at a loss for words :rolleyes::eek:

    omg makes much more sense there ;)

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