19" LCD Monitor Choice


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I'm in a dilemma of not be able to decide which of the following LCD to get. My main usage will be internet browsing, photo editing, applications and some gaming in that order. I've been reading and looking for information and reviews over the web but still undecisive.
Any users of the following can share your thoughts?

1. Philips Brilliance 190B5CS ($819).

2. Samsung Syncmaster 910T ($888).

3. Viewsonic VG910s ($829).

4. Viewsonic VP912s ($?).
 

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I got mine at South Asia Computer (NETS payment) 1week+ back. I'm pretty ok with the monitor.

The Samsung 910T will auto adjust itself base on the reslolution you choose, pretty smart feature. It'll adjust itself to suit the resolution and settings for the ideal viewing. Has DVI input too.

But not soo smart if you're calibrating your machine, cos just now just for fun I started Diablo II (800 x 600) and it shrank my display from 1280 x 1024 to 800 x 600 and it auto re-adjusted it's settings to suit the new res. I now turned that feature off, it'll not auto itself again when changing res.

There's also a button "Auto" that adjusts the display to the best when pressed.

It comes with a button to instruct the display the source is from analog or DVI. Controls on the LCD is pretty intiuitive too, RGB controls, brightness, contrast, etc.

You can also rotate the LCD 90 deg to use it in portrait mode however it has a response time of 25ms, which I think might be critical for your FPS games. You might want to consider 8ms or 12ms LCDs.

Colors wise, coming out of the box, auto adjusting itself when first boot up and changing res, the colors were pretty accurate except the highlights, after calibration slight changes were noted, only issue now is finding a 19" LCD protector. :cry:
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm hooked on playing HL2 now, a fast 19" LCD will be good but need to fork out more $$$.

Regarding the screen protector, I remembered during Sitex 2004 there is one booth selling xtra large ones for LCD/Plasma TV. The company name is Dynaflex or something like that...can't really recalled. You might want to search the yellow pages.
 

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ckiang said:
Sharp LL-T19D1 ($799)
24-bit panel. Some of the cheaper, <=16ms ones might be 18-bit. Be careful. Out of those in your list, the Samsung is 24-bit. Not sure about the rest.

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CK,

is that only the computer show promo price? do you know which shop is selling at that price now?
 

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regarding the Samsung 910T, I am very confused about 18 or 24 bit, it almost seems that there are 2 different models:


Singapore site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/sg/products/monitor/lcdmonitor/910t.asp?page=Specifications

Hong Kong site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/he/products/monitor/lcdmonitor/910t.asp

Malaysia site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/my/products/monitor/syncmasterlcd/910t.asp

Australia site - 910T claimed 24 bits
http://www.samsung.com/au/products/monitors/tft/910t.asp?page=Specifications

Canada - 910T - 24 bits
http://www.samsung.ca/cgi-bin/nasec...elated+Products/Monitor&selTab=Specifications

Like this, I dunno which site is correct or whether different markets got different models.

my feeling is that the 25ms response time spec shows it to be a 24-bit model, since all 'modern' 18-bit panels should be faster than 25ms response time.
 

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regarding the Samsung 910T, I am very confused about 18 or 24 bit, it almost seems that there are 2 different models:


Singapore site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/sg/products/monitor/lcdmonitor/910t.asp?page=Specifications

Hong Kong site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/he/products/monitor/lcdmonitor/910t.asp

Malaysia site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/my/products/monitor/syncmasterlcd/910t.asp

Australia site - 910T claimed 24 bits
http://www.samsung.com/au/products/monitors/tft/910t.asp?page=Specifications

Canada - 910T - 24 bits
http://www.samsung.ca/cgi-bin/nasec...elated+Products/Monitor&selTab=Specifications

Like this, I dunno which site is correct or whether different markets got different models.

my feeling is that the 25ms response time spec shows it to be a 24-bit model, since all 'modern' 18-bit panels should be faster than 25ms response time.
How come got 3 different kind of stand? triangle, circular base and square base. Really confuse now. :dunno:

espn, which one is yours?
 

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Although my design matches that of the Hong Kong's but the specs don't seem to be right. Mine the contrast is 1000:1 which is only what Australia's specs seem to match, the rest are from 700-800:1.
 

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CK,

is that only the computer show promo price? do you know which shop is selling at that price now?
That Sharp showroom in Funan is offering it at $799 when I went to Funan on Sunday.


Carlim - the Sharp sg site does not list the model, but you can see it at the USA site. You can also check it out at their showroom in Funan 4th/5th floor.

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CK
 

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erwinx said:
regarding the Samsung 910T, I am very confused about 18 or 24 bit, it almost seems that there are 2 different models:


Singapore site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/sg/products/monitor/lcdmonitor/910t.asp?page=Specifications

Hong Kong site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/he/products/monitor/lcdmonitor/910t.asp

Malaysia site - 910T claimed 18 bits
http://www.samsung.com/my/products/monitor/syncmasterlcd/910t.asp

Australia site - 910T claimed 24 bits
http://www.samsung.com/au/products/monitors/tft/910t.asp?page=Specifications

Canada - 910T - 24 bits
http://www.samsung.ca/cgi-bin/nasec...elated+Products/Monitor&selTab=Specifications

Like this, I dunno which site is correct or whether different markets got different models.

my feeling is that the 25ms response time spec shows it to be a 24-bit model, since all 'modern' 18-bit panels should be faster than 25ms response time.
Hi, how do I distinguish which is 24-bit and which is 18-bit? I read the spec but can't figure out which is which. 18-bit not so good compare to 24-bit?
 

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Hi, how do I distinguish which is 24-bit and which is 18-bit? I read the spec but can't figure out which is which. 18-bit not so good compare to 24-bit?
Most 18-bit is not so good. It gives only up to 262,144 colours, and using dithering it can achieve 16.2million. True 24-bit colour gives 16.77 million colours without dithering. Look out for the specs. If it says 16.2million, then it's 18-bit. If it says 16.7/8million then it's 24-bit. Unfortunately some manufacturers don't mention it.

That said, Samsung apparently managed to do a very very good 18-bit panel with their 710T monitor.

Regards
CK
 

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ckiang said:
Most 18-bit is not so good. It gives only up to 262,144 colours, and using dithering it can achieve 16.2million. True 24-bit colour gives 16.77 million colours without dithering. Look out for the specs. If it says 16.2million, then it's 18-bit. If it says 16.7/8million then it's 24-bit. Unfortunately some manufacturers don't mention it.

That said, Samsung apparently managed to do a very very good 18-bit panel with their 710T monitor.

Regards
CK
Thanks CK...
 

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