View Full Version : Upgrade Time Soon But this LCD anygood?

07-11-06, 02:10 AM
Hi peeps,

Just wondering what you make of this LCD screen.

I am an utter TFT nOOB, I have been sworn CRT for awhile but my eyes are getting old and weary and feel it's about time I stop frying my head with late night weekend gaming.

Would this be a good purchase?


07-11-06, 07:59 AM
that LCD is insane. NEC makes AWESOME displays.

good contrast, good brightness, nice pitch, great monitor :thumbsup:

16.7 million colors too... damn :D

SPECS FOR THAT MONITOR (http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-NEC_Display_Solutions_MultiSync_LCD20WGX2)

07-11-06, 08:06 AM
nice display specs - horrible design IMO.

07-11-06, 08:22 AM
You should also consider the Samsung 205BW since you live in Europe!

Darth Rancid
07-11-06, 08:34 AM
Looks like a mighty fine monitor.. but you'll need quite some GPU horsepower to keep playing modern games in native resoulion I guess...

I have no personal experience with modern NEC TFTs.. my secondary display is a NEC from 2003, and it kind of sucks... but that was three years ago. lot has happened since..

07-11-06, 11:54 AM
Is the best 20" lcd you can get, I did alot of research before I bought mine.

07-11-06, 02:02 PM
Why is it so cheap in price ? am i missing something ? Looks like a great monitor and for that price it's a steal ?

07-11-06, 06:41 PM
389 = close to €600, which is what I paid here in France. Not that the euro version of this monitor doesnt have a tv tuner, outside of europe it does, which would make the price more expensive.

07-12-06, 01:52 AM
Thanks for the info folks.

I won't be doing the upgrade until Conroe / G80 comes about anyhow, but i'll keep this screen in the pipeline.

As mentioned, the TV tuner version i've seen elsewhere, it's an extra 80 but i'm hoping prices come down by the end of the year.

I'll also look up that Samsung too.

07-13-06, 11:29 AM
just a little fyi from [H]ardforums:

Just to let everyone know, according to flatpanels.dk, the VX2025wm has a S-IPS display.

ViewSonic VX2025wm (widescreen) har et 20 tommer 8 ms (g2g) S-IPS (LG.Philips LM201W01) panel.

NEC LCD20WGX2 (widescreen) har et 20 tommer 6 ms (g2g) S-IPS (LG.Philips LM201W01) panel.

This is the same LG S-IPC panel that is in the new NEC LCD20WGX2. In the US it is known as the 20WMGX2. To me, this makes this Viewsonic to be a very desirable panel. For one, behardware.com reviewed the NEC LCD20WGX2, and found it to be very good for gaming (http://www.behardware.com/articles/...-a-2-ms-tn.html), as fast as a TN panel. Also, since it is an IPS panel, you know it will have great color reproduction, so this would be an ideal choice for photoediting and other graphic work (unlike a TN panel). Only problem I see with the Viewsonic is that it does not seem to have HDCP support, unlike the US NEX 20WMGX2 (see http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware...cp_lcd_roundup/). On the other hands, the NEX retails for like $800, so the viewsonic is nearly 1/2 the price for the same panel.

Differences between the NEC 20WMGX2 and Viewsonic:
- NEC has a feature called Advanced DV which supposedly boosts the contrast ration from 700:1 to 1600:1 by altering brightness based on what is being displayed on the screen
-NEC has s-video, component, and rca inputs
-NEC has a glossy type screen (do not know if this is an advantage or disadvantage, depends on your preference I guess)

Here is another link to a good NEC review: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nec_20wgx2.htm

Overall, sounds to me like the XV2025wm could turn out to be a fantastic monitor. I wish it had HDCP.


as i have done my homework too and found that at the ~$800 pricepoint, i don't really need HDCP/component in/a glossy screen. So i got a monitor half the price with the exact same panel :D

07-13-06, 12:02 PM
The NEC is considered the best 20" lcd.

Hell I think NEC makes the best monitors.

07-13-06, 04:18 PM
Glossy screen = not for me. Some people swear by them, but after seeing pictures of this very monitor (which people claim doesn't glare despite the glossiness) in which you could clearly see the lights reflecting from behind the camera I won't touch it. Especially not for the prices they charge for them. Seems to be personal preference though. Coming from a CRT (probably also a glossy screen) maybe it won't bother you.