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j0j081
11-18-06, 04:37 AM
So I am broke but I want an lcd monitor badly. This will be for everyday use/gaming. I found out this Samsung will be on sale for $130 on Black Friday.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7894102&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat81200050032&id=1149205183966

Is it any good for the pice I'll be paying?

PS I am used to cheap monitors I have a cheap Samsung crt now so even if you guys think it sucks I prob won't be able to tell but just want your opinions based on the good deal. Thanks :)

EDIT: Read that last post I made and compare!

Bearclaw
11-18-06, 04:52 AM
130 for a 19inch widescreen?! I find that an amazing deal. Sure, it isn't top notch but it will get you done what you need. Nice find.

crainger
11-18-06, 05:00 AM
Hard to go wrong with Samsung. 19inch will be smallish, but a perfect match for a 6800GT :)

SLippe
11-18-06, 06:06 AM
Not the best ratio, but it has a good response time and you can't beat that price! Go for it, man! :thumbsup:

j0j081
11-18-06, 06:57 AM
k thanks. yeah I found the deal at this site. http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/

They have a scan of the Best Buy ad that shows the instant savings so it must be legit.

Stoneyguy
11-18-06, 04:46 PM
Good luck getting it.

austexan
11-18-06, 04:55 PM
actually the best LCD monitors out there are *shutters* dell.....

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5123
(20 inch widescreen $246)

j0j081
11-19-06, 06:57 AM
Good luck getting it.
thanks. I have a few Best Buys within a reasonable distance of my house so I'm hoping it will be cake if I get up early enough.

A101Sugar
11-19-06, 05:14 PM
I have to work Black Friday....

be there at 4:00 am and working until 12:30 .....

I am alright with waking up early as long as I got my Huge AMP or Huge Monster :)

stncttr908
11-19-06, 05:42 PM
Good luck getting one, but it seems like a real steal.

SH0DAN
11-19-06, 05:49 PM
So I am broke but I want an lcd monitor badly. This will be for everyday use/gaming. I found out this Samsung will be on sale for $130 on Black Friday.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7894102&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat81200050032&id=1149205183966

Is it any good for the pice I'll be paying?

PS I am used to cheap monitors I have a cheap Samsung crt now so even if you guys think it sucks I prob won't be able to tell but just want your opinions based on the good deal. Thanks :)


Its not bad,tried gaming on one and its not half bad,for that pirce,I'd grab it !

Spartan 117
11-19-06, 06:08 PM
id say go for it, its a good monitor for budget people :)

j0j081
11-21-06, 07:39 AM
Oh yeah don't know if anyone will check this thread again but obviously the main downside of that monitor is the contrast ratio. Just how bad is 500:1? Will I even notice not having an lcd before?

saturnotaku
11-21-06, 08:18 AM
If you've never had an LCD, you won't be bothered by 500:1. My first LCD was 400:1 and I thought it was great. :D

What you're looking at will be a fine starter display. Then you can save your money for a nice 24-inch model. 1920x1200 resolution FTW. :D

j0j081
11-22-06, 06:10 AM
OMG CHECK IT OUT!!! It's actually this monitor going on sale. The link I got from a blackfriday deal site was wrong!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8040489&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat104900050011&id=1157068273876&ref=10&loc=01

2 ms reponse time/2000:1 contrast ratio WTF MATE!!! Got to get this now!

They got this $500 lcd on sale as well for only $200.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7802577&st=7802577&type=product&id=1142292834310&ref=10&loc=01