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Hambone
12-23-09, 06:32 PM
I need a new monitor and I'm wondering what to buy. It seems like with the 32" LCD it would be easier to see things and it could sit all the way back on the desk. Although, that is the same 1920x1080 resolution stretched over 8 more vertical inches.

I was just wondering if anyone has tried this, if it's cool, and if 1920x1080 might be a little bit too low of a resolution for a 32" display.

Thanks!

Shamrock
12-23-09, 09:30 PM
How about split the difference?

Newegg has a Hanns-G 28" monitor for $320. res is 1920 x 1200.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254043

# Recommended Resolution: 1920 x 1200
# Viewing Angle: 170(H) / 160(V)
# Pixel Pitch: 0.309mm
# Display Colors: 16.7 Million
# Brightness: 400 cd/m2
# Contrast Ratio: DC 15000:1(800:1)
# Horizontal Refresh Rate: 24kHz - 80kHz
# Vertical Refresh Rate: 56Hz - 75Hz
# Model #: HH-281HPB
# Item #: N82E16824254043

jebner100
12-24-09, 05:28 AM
I have both a 24 inch monitor (1920 x 1200 close enough to what your talking about) on one pc and a 32 inch sharp aquos 1080p on my other so hopefully I can give you some insight into the pros and cons of each. First I have to say upfront that I much prefer the 32 inch LCD over the monitor. It took a day or two to get used to the much larger display but I would never go back now. The 24 incher does have a slightly sharper look to it due to the pixel density but that is about its only advantage. The size, viewing angle, and sheer flexibility of the sharp outweigh every thing else for me. My family and I are avid gamers and the first time I ran crysis on this display, well I have to say it was a whole new experience. Another huge advantage for me is the flexibility of the tv (there are simply a ton of inputs on most sets nowadays). I have three kids and have an xbox360, ps3, and blue-ray player all hooked up to the set and it does all of them perfectly. Try that with any 200$ 24 inch display, it just ain't gonna happen. If your main use is going to be surfing the net or some kind of photo or video editing the sharper display and slightly sharper text of the monitor might be what you want but I can't see any other reason to go with the smaller display. There are decent 32 1080p sets out there now for 400 to 600 dollars and I really think the sightly extra cost up front gives you much more value in the long run. Well there's my 2 cents, if you have any specific questions I would be glad to answer anything you would like to know. Good Luck.

Hambone
12-27-09, 12:14 AM
The first hour of use I totally hated it. I was seriously flip-flopping on putting it back in the box for a refund. I came back a while later and spent another hour working. After that I was hooked. I seriously would have a problem going back to a 22" monitor now.

I started up a game (dragon age), changed the rez to 1920x1080 and it was just awesome (so freaking big). I may go into a PC video game phase for a while.

32" 1080p LCD TV as a monitor = good stuff!

autobot
12-27-09, 11:56 AM
I went from a 20" LCD to a 24" LCD and it was a nice upgrade for me. Now since my Acer 24" LCD is having power-up issues I'm thinkin of returningg it to Costco and piching up a 28" Hannspree 28" 1080P HDTV unit. This is the one...
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11503254
The folks on the AVS forum seem to like it...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=17729026

autobot
12-27-09, 11:57 AM
Oops..double post! :P

jebner100
12-28-09, 05:25 AM
[QUOTE=autobot;2151744]I went from a 20" LCD to a 24" LCD and it was a nice upgrade for me. Now since my Acer 24" LCD is having power-up issues I'm thinkin of returningg it to Costco and piching up a 28" Hannspree 28" 1080P HDTV unit. This is the one...
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11503254

Like to hear your thoughts about the set if you get it. I wasn't even aware that there were 28 inch 1080p tv's. I would think that size/resolution would be a good compromise between the monitor and the 32 inch sets and still keep the flexibility of the latter. I just haven't heard much about that brand in the television market so have no idea about picture quality or reliability.

Maverick123w
12-28-09, 11:25 AM
I just went from a 23" 1080p monitor to a 32" vizio 1080p tv and I could never go back. THe color reproduction is just so much better as well as the contrast ratio... not too mention it's freaking huge. Also if it's still on sale at walmart it's only $398 down from $550.

nV`andrew
12-28-09, 01:56 PM
I'm considering this one. Only $250 and free shipping.
Samsung 24" 1080p HDMI HDTV/Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001280

I'm currently on a 20.1" BenQ (1680x1050). I think it would be a big jump for me.

autobot
12-28-09, 08:21 PM
I'm considering this one. Only $250 and free shipping.
Samsung 24" 1080p HDMI HDTV/Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001280

I'm currently on a 20.1" BenQ (1680x1050). I think it would be a big jump for me.


I think its hilarious how Samsung is selling HDTVs as special computer monitors that also feature a Digital tuner and multiple inputs. :) As if people wouldn't notice that its just a friggin HDTV!

I've returned my Acer 24" LCD today and will be ordering the 28" Hannspree HDTV/monitor tommorow. I should have it by the weekend. :)

nV`andrew
12-28-09, 08:26 PM
Nice, I think 28 is too big for me lol. And I plan on keeping my 20" on my desk so I won't have a lot of room to go bigger than 24.

SteveC
12-28-09, 10:26 PM
I love my Hanns-G HG281D 1920X1200 27.5" monitor, they have a new model out now the HH-281HPB that has 2 hdmi ports as my model only has one, if that's something you need.

nV`andrew
12-30-09, 07:36 PM
I just ordered that Samsung one, ill post when i get it, probably friday

Smee
01-04-10, 05:23 PM
I love my 28 Hanns G.. my first one crapped out after a year or so.. so I bought a new one at Costco and returned the old one in that box lol.

Until their new return policy.. you used to be able to take it back no matter how old it was.

autobot
01-04-10, 09:47 PM
I finally got my Hanspree 28" HDTV/LCD monitor today and so far I am loving it!
Now the only problem is that my desk has a built-in monitor stand that causes the screen to be a little high. As long as I sit up straight its not an issue. Here is a pic of my current setup with the new Hanspree unit...

http://home.comcast.net/~jefftrexler/hanns28.jpg

CaptNKILL
01-05-10, 12:10 AM
Nice transformers autobot. :D

autobot
01-05-10, 11:31 AM
Nice transformers autobot. :D
Thanks....I'm a transformers nutcase. :) Hence the name....maybe?

Shamrock
01-05-10, 09:15 PM
I passed up a 28" HannsG last night...for $299. But I want something else that costs twice as much.

Man, what I wouldn't give to have a motorcycle helmet of Optimus!

autobot
01-06-10, 01:25 AM
Man, what I wouldn't give to have a motorcycle helmet of Optimus!

Well, you could always get one of these....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uwUMPw-6n0
:)

Retrolock
01-06-10, 10:47 AM
Not as fancy as you guys but I just got this

http://www.aocmonitorap.com/philippines/monitor_213.php

Instead of CCFL, its LED! Its also 1920x1080 and its only 22watts. Sweet!