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Old 10-30-2007, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default Planar 24-inch PX2411W Wide-Screen

As 24" monitors invade our homes, it's important to make the right purchasing decision. What matters most? Lots of features, better image quality or the best gaming experience? We are taking a look at Planar's latest 24" model to see where it excels... and where it doesn't.

You can read Matt's full review here and discuss it here.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:46 AM   #2
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wow. good review. I would of liked to see the back light bleed test.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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I've been wanting a 24" of some sort for a while now but the prices are still a bit to high for my budget, maybe one of these days I'll beable to get one.
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A nice review. You did a good job summarizing the market and frusterations of high-level users who can actually tell the difference between a cheap lcd and a quality lcd. It's important to note that manufacturers sometimes go to the extent of hiding the differences. View, for example, a comparison on Dell's webpage of the new E248WFP vs. 2407WFP.

I'd really like to see a comparison review of 2 monitors like the two Dell monitors above that directly compares them in terns of performance and value. It would be good to get a definitive answer as to exactly how they compare.

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Dude, you're getting a Sony FW900. I got mine for $140 from a friend of mine who got 4 at once on an Ebay auction for $550. It is arguably the best CRT ever made. I run most of my games at 1920x1200@85hz.

Of course, if you can't easily lift 100lbs, an LCD monitor might be a better idea.
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Dude, you're getting a Sony FW900. I got mine for $140 from a friend of mine who got 4 at once on an Ebay auction for $550. It is arguably the best CRT ever made. I run most of my games at 1920x1200@85hz.

Of course, if you can't easily lift 100lbs, an LCD monitor might be a better idea.
I admit, that screen looks great. I still don't think I could ever go back to a CRT though... they just take up way too much room.
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Dude, you're getting a Sony FW900. I got mine for $140 from a friend of mine who got 4 at once on an Ebay auction for $550. It is arguably the best CRT ever made. I run most of my games at 1920x1200@85hz.

Of course, if you can't easily lift 100lbs, an LCD monitor might be a better idea.
If you can find one of those in good condition and a cheap price, go for it (if you're fine with not having a warranty). I have a GDM-F520 myself, and I loved the picture quality. The only reason why I don't use it now is because of the lack of shielding on my speakers.

The minimum I would pay for a 24" LCD monitor right now would probably be $550. I'm actually eying Gateway's FHD2400 if I don't end up getting the XHD3000.
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    With my ole borken up back, I couldn't move one of those around much at all. Gotta love light weight LCD's..........
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    I just went from a 15" crt to a 22" lcd. Love the big size. It's amazing how well I can snipe now in America's Army. The scope comes up a big as my old monitor was.
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    Keep those monitor reviews coming. For me, I'm looking for more monitor reviews, especially after my 24" Acer died on me after only a month (if it matters...great monitor, cheap parts that get hot and don't last long). Not much out there; most are out of price range(eg, 27-30"+), or are old reviews.
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