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    Default Which 19" LCD?

    I'm looking for a decent 19" LCD for around $300US. How is the Rosewill? It's like $270 with an 8ms response 500:1 contrast and 270cd/m2 brightness. Another one I was looking at was a Fuji for I think $290, 12ms response and 600:1 contrast and 250cd/m2 brightness.

    Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Which 19" LCD?

    I would go for the one with the lowest response time that meets your criteria and price range. And always check the reviews.

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    Default Re: Which 19" LCD?

    I got a enviosion 19' for 300 including tax and everything, and it isn't bad, the only downside is 16ms response time. I think the Fuji would be nice, since the response is 12 which is decent and the contrast is decent too compared to 500:1.

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    Default Re: Which 19" LCD?

    The Samsung 915n is right up there with many of the more expensive monitors and is available from Newegg for just a tad under $300 after rebates. You might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.

    I've also read some great reviews for the NU 921G, but it has a really high response time. IMO a subjective analysis can tell you much more than a response time, because manufacturers take quite a bit of liberty when it comes to labeling response time, so 12ms to one company might mean 20ms to another.

    Personally, if I were looking for a sub-$300 19'' LCD, I'd probably get that Samsung. The reviews I've read speak highly of it, as do the 460 (at the time of posting) user reviews at Newegg.

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    Default Re: Which 19" LCD?

    Something to consider... the Nu unit Yawg mentioned above has a digital interface, the Samsung has only Analog. There really is a difference if you have a video board that is capable of DVI output. If not, then get the Samsung model as they have a very solid reputation in the LCD display market.
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    Default Re: Which 19" LCD?

    What exactly are you using the LCD for? Some are great for gaming, but really suck for other things.

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    Default Re: Which 19" LCD?

    I just need a monitor that isn't going to take up half my desk space since I also have my laptop adjacent to it. I also want a bigger screen and something that can mount on a wall. Right now I use a 10 year old 17" Dell herniatron. Anything will be an upgrade. The only gaming I do is Guild Wars and Battlefield Vietnam. Some BF2 here and there and that's about it, all the computer is for is show and some games and a little dvd editing. I know anything with a 12ms response and a good contrast ratio is going to give me good gameplay. I decided to go with the Rosewill 19" 8ms. It has good reviews and the best contrast ratio and best brightness for the price range ($282 after shipping). It also has DVI and no speakers to get in the way. Plus I have a 3 year manufacturers warranty.

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    I haven't used Rosewill before... make sure to let us know how it works for you. I have a Priceton 19" w/ DVI and I've been very happy with it.
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    Default Re: Which 19" LCD?

    Ok, well I've been using the Rosewill 19" 8ms for about a week now. Good old newegg always ships their stuff out fast. So here's my story: Hook up the monitor the day it comes only to find out they don't ship with a DVI cable. So to this point now I've been using the analog interface, which isn't a real killer for me. A DVI cable would have been useful to add in their package though...since that's mainly why I chose it. Other than that the monitor is really nice. No ghosting, no lagging and a very bright, high contrast picture quality. The anti-glare plastic cover is also real nice since I get a lot of light in my room. It's not wobbly at all and takes up very little space. I can't go past 75Hz for my refresh even though it says it can handle 85Hz in analog. Also not a biggie. 70Hz is clearer to read anyways. Now that I've had it for about a week out of nowhere I have a dead pixel. Just one. It's eye level to so it's really pissing me off because that's all I see. So far their support has been pretty lousy. You can't actually call them and talk to someone. You're supposed to email them or leave a message for them. So I'm guessing it's going to be a while before I see some progress on the RMA since I can't do it through Newegg.

    In conclusion, I will give this monitor a 4/5 (eggs).

    Pros: Excellent quality and great for a budget. Light, thin, and sturdy. Awesome for movies and games. 3 year warranty.

    Cons: Slow support, not shipped with a DVI cable, doesn't support over 75Hz in analog. And the white spot is making me so mad. It had to be at eye level... I guess it's back to my 17" Herniatron for a few weeks until this mofocker gets fixed...assuming they'll take it back on 1 bad pixel.

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    Ok, well the pixel fixed itself. 5/5! huzzah!

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