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Maverick123w
11-29-09, 04:48 PM
Hey guys looking for some suggestions. Looking to get a pretty large monitor, 27/28" variety in the next couple of weeks.

I'm not looking to spend too much, budget is in the $250-$325 range.

I plan on hooking up a blu-ray player, a PC, and I would like to hook up an hd cable box as well. I've seen a few hanns G monitors that are pretty cheap but they only seem to have 2 connections.

I currently have the blu-ray hooked up to my 23" but with it playing in letterbox its not quite large enough.

I want to stay with a 1920x1080 res. Thanks guys.

fasedww
11-29-09, 06:13 PM
Look some up and will tell you what we think:)

Redeemed
11-29-09, 06:16 PM
Hanns-G 28" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010190020%201309829303&name=28%22). Hands down best bang for the buck. ;)

CaptNKILL
11-29-09, 06:18 PM
Wal-Mart is selling a 32" 1080P Vizio for $398 in a lot of stores. Its normally $550 and it looks excellent. I think its an IPS panel.

If I hadn't already bought a monitor I would be buying one of these and sticking it on my wall. :p

Maverick123w
11-29-09, 07:19 PM
Hanns-G 28" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010190020%201309829303&name=28%22). Hands down best bang for the buck. ;)

The one on sale for $259.99 is the one I was looking at. I may just get that and hook the 360 and cable box up to the 23". That would be a pretty sweet set-up.

Maverick123w
11-29-09, 07:44 PM
Wal-Mart is selling a 32" 1080P Vizio for $398 in a lot of stores. Its normally $550 and it looks excellent. I think its an IPS panel.

If I hadn't already bought a monitor I would be buying one of these and sticking it on my wall. :p

If I could get her to go for one for $400 I would :)

Edit** If her xmas bonus is big enough and I can sell her old laptop I may just be able to pull it off.

Redeemed
11-29-09, 08:54 PM
The one on sale for $259.99 is the one I was looking at. I may just get that and hook the 360 and cable box up to the 23". That would be a pretty sweet set-up.

That's my next monitor. I *really* want to pull the trigger on one right now, but I honestly need to be saving my cash.

However, if there's a costco near you they sell the exact monitor for $299 and have a killer return policy. I'd buy it from a Costco if I were you. ;)

Maverick123w
11-29-09, 09:52 PM
Really?? I do have one next to me. I'll have to check it out. Do they normally have it on display?

Redeemed
11-29-09, 10:04 PM
Really?? I do have one next to me. I'll have to check it out. Do they normally have it on display?

Not sure if they have it on display or not- I'd imagine they do. And according to their website you can return it whenever for a full refund. :D

When I have the cash, I plan to buy mine from Costco. Can't beat that return policy. :)

syndicot
11-30-09, 07:48 AM
Hanns-G 28" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010190020%201309829303&name=28%22). Hands down best bang for the buck. ;)

You better not sit up too close to that monitor, the Pixel pitch on that thing is horrible so the picture would look rather distorted. The Asus 26" would be a much better choice for an LCD monitor.

Maverick123w
11-30-09, 07:51 AM
You better not sit up too close to that monitor, the Pixel pitch on that thing is horrible. The Asus 26" would be a much better choice for an LCD monitor.

I'm looking to get something that will be significantly larger than my 23" W/O seeing the Asus 26" I'm not sure if an additional 3" would justify replacing the monitor.

Maverick123w
11-30-09, 07:53 AM
Not sure if they have it on display or not- I'd imagine they do. And according to their website you can return it whenever for a full refund. :D

When I have the cash, I plan to buy mine from Costco. Can't beat that return policy. :)

I just saw this on Costco's website (didn't see the 28" monitor) http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11503254&whse=BC&Ne=5000146+4000000&eCat=BC|79|2341&N=4001374%204294899947%204294899917&Mo=4&No=2&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=

Thoughts? It would be nice to have all those inputs. I could hook up everything w/o needing both monitors on the desk.

syndicot
11-30-09, 08:18 AM
I'm looking to get something that will be significantly larger than my 23" W/O seeing the Asus 26" I'm not sure if an additional 3" would justify replacing the monitor.

I went from a 23" samsung to the Asus 26". 3inches makes a bigger difference than you might think. When i set the Asus next to the samsung the Asus dwarfed it big time.

Nothing wrong with the 28" as long as you are sitting back far enough from it. I just prefer the Asus because I dont have to sit as far back from it due to it having a better pixel pitch, also it has a better contrast ratio than the Hanns-g.

Maverick123w
11-30-09, 09:20 AM
I went from a 23" samsung to the Asus 26". 3inches makes a bigger difference than you might think. When i set the Asus next to the samsung the Asus dwarfed it big time.

Nothing wrong with the 28" as long as you are sitting back far enough from it. I just prefer the Asus because I dont have to sit as far back from it due to it having a better pixel pitch, also it has a better contrast ratio than the Hanns-g.

Thanks this is the kind of info I'm looking to get. Thanks :cool:

I measured before I left for work this morning, and I sit about 2 feet from the screen during gaming/browsing & we sit about 5-6 feet from the screen while watching blu-ray.

From a quality standpoint, I would feel safer with the Asus (no reason other than I know the brand), though I like the additional size of the Hanns-G.

I see that both of the monitors have a native res of 1920x1200 which means that they should both look significantly larger than my 16x9 screen correct? When I look at 16x10 22" screens they actually seem larger than my 16x9 23"

I've never owned a 16x10 screen so how will that work with blu-ray? Seeing as how most of the movies play in letterbox as is, will I not really get much more viewable screen while watching them?

Still getting used to the whole HD thing, so sorry for the questions. Thanks!

syndicot
11-30-09, 11:59 AM
From a quality standpoint, I would feel safer with the Asus (no reason other than I know the brand), though I like the additional size of the Hanns-G.

The Asus has a lot of great reviews and I think even a few members here like myself own the monitor and can vouch for it.



I see that both of the monitors have a native res of 1920x1200 which means that they should both look significantly larger than my 16x9 screen correct?

Absolutely.



I've never owned a 16x10 screen so how will that work with blu-ray?

To be honest with you I have no idea, you might wanna ask someone else who has more experience in that department.

syndicot
11-30-09, 12:02 PM
Something else about the Asus is that it has very very minimal backlight bleed, something that is hard to accomplish with a TN panel. Im not sure how the Hanns-G would hold up in that department.

Maverick123w
11-30-09, 01:04 PM
Ok after reading some more reviews around the web, the hanns-G is in 3rd place outta 3 panels I'm looking at. I'm going to go up to my local microcenter as they have one on display and I can see the difference between a 23/26/28 in person and see if its enough of a difference or if I need to hold out and wait for a 32" tv.

I really like this one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001281&Tpk=SAMSUNG%20TOC%20T260HD

The Asus is in 2nd place right now- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236047&cm_re=asus_25.5-_-24-236-047-_-Product

Hanns-G- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254026&cm_re=hannsg_28-_-24-254-026-_-Product

What do you guys think?

Maverick123w
11-30-09, 01:06 PM
Something else about the Asus is that it has very very minimal backlight bleed, something that is hard to accomplish with a TN panel. Im not sure how the Hanns-G would hold up in that department.

BTW I really appreciate the help :)

syndicot
11-30-09, 01:47 PM
Ok after reading some more reviews around the web, the hanns-G is in 3rd place outta 3 panels I'm looking at. I'm going to go up to my local microcenter as they have one on display and I can see the difference between a 23/26/28 in person and see if its enough of a difference or if I need to hold out and wait for a 32" tv.

I really like this one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001281&Tpk=SAMSUNG%20TOC%20T260HD

The Asus is in 2nd place right now- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236047&cm_re=asus_25.5-_-24-236-047-_-Product

Hanns-G- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254026&cm_re=hannsg_28-_-24-254-026-_-Product

What do you guys think?

You cant go wrong with either the samsung or asus. If the samsung had been that inexpensive when I bought my Asus I probably would have gotten the samsung instead because im partial to them.

Although now that I own the Asus I can say that im equally impressed with it.

syndicot
11-30-09, 01:47 PM
BTW I really appreciate the help :)

Anytime.

Maverick123w
11-30-09, 02:00 PM
Anytime.

If you dont mind... could you measure you're viewable screen length and width? I'd like to draw it out on paper and see the difference visually next to my screen.

Vanzagar
11-30-09, 07:20 PM
nvm

Maverick123w
11-30-09, 07:28 PM
So I went to Microcenter and they had a 28" Hanns-Spree (same brand?) on display and it was huge!!! The picture was surprisingly good (at least I thought so).

Didn't do any gaming obviously but just basic browsing and opening and closing windows it was pretty good. Colors weren't terrible, blacks were more like greys but they weren't terrible.

It was much much larger than an hp 27" 16x9 that was near it, though the hp's picture was exceptional.

I would really like to see the Asus in person but I don't know any retailers that carry it.

Redeemed
11-30-09, 07:49 PM
So I went to Microcenter and they had a 28" Hanns-Spree (same brand?) on display and it was huge!!! The picture was surprisingly good (at least I thought so).

Didn't do any gaming obviously but just basic browsing and opening and closing windows it was pretty good. Colors weren't terrible, blacks were more like greys but they weren't terrible.

It was much much larger than an hp 27" 16x9 that was near it, though the hp's picture was exceptional.

I would really like to see the Asus in person but I don't know any retailers that carry it.

Hanns-Spree and Hanns-G are one in the same. Think GMC vs. Chevy. :lol:

Maverick123w
12-01-09, 12:27 AM
Ok am I crazy or are these all the same panel lol??

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3326540&CatId=3774
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4938558&CatId=3774
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3224143&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs

Minus the warranty I see know difference except that one of the I-Inc models is model 282 instead of 281.

I'm now stuck on this or the Asus. After seeing the Hanns in person the wife really wants to go with the 28" but I really love the amount of hook ups on the Asus. If only Asus made a 28" model.