24" monitor- LG 246BN or Dell 2407


suneohair

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I think the Dell is a good choice. However I own 2 of the LGs and I love them. Dell has too many QC issues for me. Backlight bleeding issues, etc. My LGs have the best backlight I have seen (mind you not perfect).

Plus, getting them from BB ensures that you can return with virtually no hassle. So if you don't like it, take it back and try the Dell. The Dell is a more involved process with shipping, RMAs etc.
 

ParishM

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i have a Dell 2405 for 2yrs now and last month 2-3 pixels died right in the middle of the screen (black). i called Dell and they over nighted me a replacement 2405 no questions asked.

i would go with dell





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jasonvp

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i have a Dell 2405 for 2yrs now and last month 2-3 pixels died right in the middle of the screen (black). i called Dell and they over nighted me a replacement 2405 no questions asked.
But it's not a NEW monitor, it's a refurb. So keep your eye on its performance over the next month or two. Dell's refurbishing department has not produced good results based on my own personal experience.

jas
 

SDAVE

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I recommend an LG. My buddy has a 20" Wide LG and it looks very good, especially the gradients.
 

trainguy77

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I just bought a 24" viewsonic. I do like it however i have noticed a couple things with it.....not sure if the other 24" models have the same problems. It has what appears to be a slight dimming on the upper right and left corners...Looks a little darker. hard to tell though. But for the price it is great.
 

Freyqq

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I have the LG 246

It's a great monitor. On mine, though, the VGA out is horrible quality. It is really blurry. The HDMI/DVI is good though. Can anyone who has this monitor verify that the VGA acts like this..or is it just mine?
 

SDAVE

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I just bought a 24" viewsonic. I do like it however i have noticed a couple things with it.....not sure if the other 24" models have the same problems. It has what appears to be a slight dimming on the upper right and left corners...Looks a little darker. hard to tell though. But for the price it is great.
I've owned a few Viewsonic monitors, even now I am typing away from an HTPC that's connected to a 32" ViewSonic LCD via VGA, the edges have brightness to them.

This is why I'd stick with other brands for PC monitors, but I use this as my main TV viewing in my bedroom along with playing HD content and soon to be a PS3 via HDMI.
 

jburrows500

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Just checked the Dell site and apparently the $565 price was short lived... Its back to 649.00.. I put one in my online Dell shopping cart when I saw it for 565. Thne strange thing is that when I just looked, the moniotor that was in my cart last week at 565 is now 649... thats pretty low to change the one you had saved earlier I think.. could have sworn I rewad something about 30 days... apparently does not apply to prices.
 

suneohair

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I have the LG 246

It's a great monitor. On mine, though, the VGA out is horrible quality. It is really blurry. The HDMI/DVI is good though. Can anyone who has this monitor verify that the VGA acts like this..or is it just mine?
I think it is just yours. I use my 360 through VGA and it isn't really blurry. It is VGA though. You might want to try calibrating on the VGA as well, the AVIA DVD works pretty well.
 

Freyqq

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I think it is just yours. I use my 360 through VGA and it isn't really blurry. It is VGA though. You might want to try calibrating on the VGA as well, the AVIA DVD works pretty well.
i mean..the color is fine..the text and stuff is just really blurry compared to the really sharp DVI

will this fix this problem?
 

suneohair

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i mean..the color is fine..the text and stuff is just really blurry compared to the really sharp DVI

will this fix this problem?
That is just a feature of VGA. It has to do with the mass amount of conversion happening with signal. A higher quality cable might fix it, but going from a computer to LCD via VGA will give you those results.
 

Freyqq

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That is just a feature of VGA. It has to do with the mass amount of conversion happening with signal. A higher quality cable might fix it, but going from a computer to LCD via VGA will give you those results.
idk i know someone with the dell 24" and tried vga and it looked much better...much closer to DVI quality. The VGA on this LG is literally unusable.
 

suneohair

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idk i know someone with the dell 24" and tried vga and it looked much better...much closer to DVI quality. The VGA on this LG is literally unusable.
Are you running it through a converter or straight VGA? Mine is fine for my 360 which is what I use it for.
 

suneohair

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I tried plugging it into my MBP with the included dvi-vga converter
And you have the 246BN right? I would try to return it or get a replacement from LG. If you won't be using VGA, I wouldn't worry about it much... otherwise yeah replacement.
 

imacfreak

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I got a Dell 24" this January, had some issues with it, and they sent me a refurbished model as a replacement. It is also having some issues. Though, I have two Dell 24" monitors at work and they have had no problems.. So it must be my luck to get two duds. I had a 20" dell monitor before and had no problems with it. Dell does give you the 3 year warranty, and they were kind enough to send me a replacement with little questioning. So, although I've had two duds, I would still recommend Dell. Didnt apple use the same screens in their monitors for awhile, or do they still use them?
 

Freyqq

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And you have the 246BN right? I would try to return it or get a replacement from LG. If you won't be using VGA, I wouldn't worry about it much... otherwise yeah replacement.
kinda hesitant to call tech support b\c I bought a tv from LG once and they sent a referb that was scratched up and damaged and refused to replace it
 

Freyqq

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And you have the 246BN right? I would try to return it or get a replacement from LG. If you won't be using VGA, I wouldn't worry about it much... otherwise yeah replacement.
try plugging in your comp to VGA and see if text is blurry. Xbox would be hard to tell if you have the same issue.