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Old 03-04-2012, 04:50 AM
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My Samsung albeit dinosaur 4:3 SyncMaster was cutting edge eons ago the one of the first to have a picture in picture TV Tuner within has served me well however at 15 inch display it is long overdue for an upgrade.

I have been waiting for it to die however year in and out it has never failed me - about 10 - 12 years.

I am a quality over quantity buff when it comes to display both color and contrast (especially)

It does not have to be colossal around 22 - 24 would suit me fine or a touch bigger.

What do you guys recommend ?
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:22 AM
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I don't know what the best quality is, but take a look at techbargains dot com for deals and pricegrabber dot com for pricing once you know what you want.
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Sprockets, I don't get the sense the OP is looking for a bargain as much as he is looking for image quality.

The apex of off-the-shelf image quality for your computer will be with an Eizo disaply. Take a look at the FlexScan line for day-to-day general use. I am using a ColorEdge (24-inch) but it is a little over the top for general use. Eizo is not cheap but comes with a 5-year warranty (at least mine did). Had it for about 3-years and have not experience a single moment of disappointment with the quality of display.

I also have a 4:3 SyncMaster on another computer. It is a decent display for what it is but it obviously is not in the same ball park as an Eizo. The Samsung display is not as bright on the edges -- the Eizo has a constant illumination across the entire screen.

http://www.eizo.com/global/
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Since you value quality more than price, you probably want to see before you buy. Have you visited the local OfficeMax, Staples, Best Buy, etc. to do side-by-side comparisons to see which looks best to you?

This site might be helpful:
http://computers.toptenreviews.com/monitors/
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
Sprockets, I don't get the sense the OP is looking for a bargain as much as he is looking for image quality.

The apex of off-the-shelf image quality for your computer will be with an Eizo disaply. Take a look at the FlexScan line for day-to-day general use. I am using a ColorEdge (24-inch) but it is a little over the top for general use. Eizo is not cheap but comes with a 5-year warranty (at least mine did). Had it for about 3-years and have not experience a single moment of disappointment with the quality of display.

I also have a 4:3 SyncMaster on another computer. It is a decent display for what it is but it obviously is not in the same ball park as an Eizo. The Samsung display is not as bright on the edges -- the Eizo has a constant illumination across the entire screen.

http://www.eizo.com/global/
As Beavis would say "whoaaa!" huh...huh

They are not given either model away. If I recall the Syncmaster was 500.00 at the time and I felt ike I was splurging.

The Treasurer in this case would have a field day on HSN,QVC if she saw a purchase such as this on the statement.

Might be a tad steep.
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Newegg.com. Do a search on what you want to spend and the size and then read the reviews.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236174
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I have a dual monitor set up. About 2 years ago I bought 2 Samsung 21" monitors on e-bay (factory re-furbs) for a little over $100 each shipped. They work great. Don't scoff at factory re-furb electronics. Although they may have had a problem initially after repair they go through some rigorous bench testing before they're sent back out.
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