please help me decide which monitor to buy

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  1. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    okay so i want a 24" inch 1080p monitor, but im not really sure which one to buy, my budget is $200 - $230, i'll be using it to watch movies, play games etc.

    i have narrowed it down to these 3 monitors based on my budget (if you can find a better one, then please let me know)

    http://accessories.dell.com/sna/pro...l.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=320-7345

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=1069177351J&vpn=E2400HD&manufacture=BENQ

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...ffiliateID=CAqD7bLWUPI-NIAvB3wbdUQ0cI._ZyeIpQ


    THANKS
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Before you buy a 1920x1080 monitor, make sure the games you plan on playing support that resolution. Many support 1920x1200 (which is a 16:10 ratio rather than 16:9). Both will play 1080p HD.
     
  3. zunairryk thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh, i was thinking of connecting xbox 360 via hdmi port, will it still be problem?

    Also, i would connect my macbook air via vga (or dvi) port.
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Use DVI because it gives a clearer picture. I would choose the Dell monitor because even though it's not the best, it's better than BenQ.
     
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    I don't have a 360, so I can't say for sure - but a 360 is designed for use with a TV, which would have a 16:9 aspect ratio. It should be fine.

    PC games often have a 4:3 or 16:10 AR.
     
  6. ag55 macrumors regular

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    I have a samsung syncmaster 2493hm, its 1080p with 5ms response. Its been great for the PS3, and is a great display for a computer.

    Any samsung or dell monitors will generally be good
     

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