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RFK-13DR
02-16-2009, 04:47 PM
I have had a Hannspree monitor now for about 4 months and I am quite impressed with the performance vs cost. The model is a HF289H and it has the following specs:

3ms refresh
1920 x 1200 resolution
27.5" viewable
1080p compliant
2 HDMI ports (came with 6' DVI to HDMI cable)
1 composite video

I am not a videophile but the contrast is plenty bright, the blacks are black and there is absolutely no gosting during BR disc playback or during gaming. This was available at Best Buy at the time of my purchase, which I opted for so if there were any dead pixels or other probs I could exchange it without shipping cost etc. It should be well under $500, possible even under $400 now! Was apprehensive after reading all the hyped up reviews on it but it is indeed and excellent bargain.

bower
02-16-2009, 06:13 PM
Cool, thanks for this info. I am currently in the market for a new monitor.

RFK-13DR
02-19-2009, 03:22 AM
Here's a link to the above mentioned monitor..

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=2QHF0DRICFCLVKC4D3DFAHI?_dy ncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=HF289H&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960

TrueBeliever
02-19-2009, 07:57 AM
If anyone is looking for something a little cheaper there is an amazing 24" acer monitor with 2ms going for $299.99. I recently bought this monitor and was surprised by the amazing colors For a TN panel. The only problem with it is that it has some bleeding around the edges (but all TN panels will).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009125 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009125)


I am so happy with this monitor I am thinking about buying a second =P

TrueBeliever
02-19-2009, 07:59 AM
Ps. The monitor posted above has a crystalbrite screen, which I love (makes blacks look darker) but some people don't like it because it glares more than a normal screen.

NBtX
02-22-2009, 08:33 AM
Here is the one I'm looking to get shortly:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009162CVF

Donald Trump
04-22-2009, 03:02 AM
FYI guys,

i have a 27.5 inch monitor that i got from tiger im very happy with:
under pixel testing my monitor has "no dead pixels"
resolution of 1920 x 1200
advertised as a 28 inch on tiger direct, but is really 27.5..
low light leak
super cheap
no ghosting that i can see
hdmi connection (dvi to hdmi cable comes with monitor
i think its a competitor with the monitor mentioned above.

cons i can think of:
its heavy
it gest pretty tosty, but the thing is a mammoth.
its not winning any beauty contests
i dont need external speakers (although they arent bad for monitor speakers)
its almost to big...


monitor can be found below:
I-Inc iF-281DPB 28" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 3ms, WUXGA 1920x1200, HDMI, D-sub, Built-In Speakers
"http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3326540&CatId=3774"

Donald Trump
04-22-2009, 03:06 AM
after reading back over RFK-13DRs post... the 2 hdmi ports in the back and single composite video input would sell me on his more if the price was within 80 dollars.
mine only does 1 hdmi, and 1 avg in.

his is starting to sound more like a tv though.

mrfrogac
04-25-2009, 11:34 AM
If anyone is looking for something a little cheaper there is an amazing 24" acer monitor with 2ms going for $299.99. I recently bought this monitor and was surprised by the amazing colors For a TN panel. The only problem with it is that it has some bleeding around the edges (but all TN panels will).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009125 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009125)


I am so happy with this monitor I am thinking about buying a second =P

Im pretty sure I have the same monitor and i have to say I love it to death, if only i had the money to cough up for a new MOBO and GPU to go with it. I guess its time to get a job lol