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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
    Hi folks,

    I'm currently using a ViewSonic VX910 4:3 monitor, connected to my Mini via Mini DVI > DVI, and I'm looking to get a larger monitor in the next couple of months.

    Ideally, what I'm looking for, is either a 22" or 24" 16:9 HDMI monitor, that will allow me to make use of the Minis 1080P output.

    I can't afford any of Apple's offerings, so I'm in the market for an OEM brand, like Samsung (I have a Samsung TV, so know their quality) or Ilyama, but I'm also willing to listen to opinions on other brands, as well.

    The monitor must have HDMI input, as I intend connecting it to either my PS3, or my XBox 360, which are both taking up precious HDMI real estate on my TV at the moment.

    So, come on, folks! What are your recommendations?
    Are there any brands I should give more than a cursory glance to and conversely, are there any others which I should avoid?

    Thanks in advance.

    MODS: Can you please move this thread to the "Anything goes" section - I posted here in error - Thanks.
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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
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    Thanks Bob
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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
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    I've got a couple of Samsung monitors that I'm happy with. Some folks don't like them, but I personally think they're a good choice for the $$ and they perform well. But that's just my opinion.

    Regards.

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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I've got a couple of Samsung monitors that I'm happy with. Some folks don't like them, but I personally think they're a good choice for the $$ and they perform well. But that's just my opinion.

    Regards.
    Thanks for that, chscag
    Do you have any model numbers I could google?

    Also, a friend has mentioned the HP LP2475W, which, from googling, seems to get some very good reviews. Does anyone here have any first-hand experience of this monitor?

    Thanks.
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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
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    Just out of curiousity, what is the specific advantage of using a Monitor vs a 22 - 24in HDTV?

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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    Just out of curiousity, what is the specific advantage of using a Monitor vs a 22 - 24in HDTV?
    Hi there,

    Just my opinion, but I find that TVs tend to use a higher contrast ratio than dedicated monitors.

    TVs are meant to be watched/viewed at a distance, but monitors are designed for close-up viewing.
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    22 or 24 inch HDMI enabled monitor recommendations please
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    Sounds reasonable. I asked because I have my mini hooked to a 37" HDTV and it looks pretty good. Admittedly, I'm not right on top of it either.

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