Cheapest 1920x1200/1080 32" Available?

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  1. mr_mordred2095

    mr_mordred2095 Member

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    Hey everyone! It's time for upgrade, but I want to stick with 32" as it's the -perfect- size for my PC desk.

    Just wanted to know if you guys knew of any very cheap 32" 1920x1200/1080 panels available?

    As long as it has RGB/DVI I'm happy, as I don't use the SCART, Composite, Component or any other inputs.
     
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  2. ViperAMD

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    32" HD LCDs are pretty rare.

    I would aim for a 37" or 42" for 1080p goodness.

    I'm not really sure about cheapest price tho, sorry!
     
  3. Kookooburra

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    Sharp produce them, but don't sell them to us.
    I think both Samsung and Sony will have both 32 and 37 1080p HDTV LCD's in their new 2008 range.

    I definately think a 32 1080 would be a thrill as either a secondary or maybe even a primary PC monitor, but 37 would be a handful for text and also would create enormous viewing distances with DVD/SDTV{relatively speaking}.

    I just bought a 26inch Acer 1080 LCD, and I haven't moved my chair, I've just moved the LCD back to the end of my desk, so no drama's there.
     
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    My current 32" is 1280x768 (adv as 1366x768).

    It's the perfect size, though It's a bit hard to work with the low res. I don't want to go any smaller, because I just don't.

    It's my primary PC monitor, and I love it oh so dearly.

    My eyes are approximately 1 meter away form the screen at most times :)
     
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    If you want a 32" screen as a monitor, buy a monitor. Some like the Dell monitors have heaps of inputs too (VGA, DVI, Component, S-Video, Composite). No speakers of course, but meh.
     
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    Speakers don't bother me, but the price tags do. I can understand the price premium associated with a screen as awesome as the 30" Dell or Samsung 305T.

    My 32" I've been using cost me $999 (Retail from www.qcgo.com.au), and I thought that after a year or so, I'd be able to pick up a HD 32" for under $1500 :)
     
  7. Kookooburra

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    I would wait for the new Samsung and Sony's.....Sharp might also release it's 32 if Sony and Samsung do.

    30in 2560x1600 are strictly for cad/cam/office work IMO....I don't believe they do anything for HDTV, DVD and you'll need the latest SLI's rigs to play current games all the time.....30's suck unless you need the res.
     
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    Your probably just better off with one of those 28" 1920 x 1200 monitors, they're pretty cheap
     
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    What about the horror of TN.....:sick:
     
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    Are they all TN panels?

    I used a 3MS Viewsonic 28" the other day, it was hot
     
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    That's a TN......but the biggest problem is most likely the vertical viewing angle...the image quality should be okay as long as it doesn't contrast shift on you.
     
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    I'm after something similar for a PC/HTPC/DVD/XBox combo screen. The Viewsonic 28" is very cheap and easy to find, but besides the TN panel it has several firmware problems (some fixed, some not in later revisions) and a very average scaler which may be a problem for some console gaming.

    The Samsung M8 or Sharp Aquos in the 40" are about the smallest 1080p I can reliably find any info on. The high resolution on the Dell 30" (and it's garbage scaler chip) put it out of the running.


    *Update* JBHifi had Hitachi 37" 1080p/1920x1080 3xHDMI,PC,2xComponent,HD Reciver on clearance (since Hitachi are stopping selling LCDs in AU) for $1800. Picked one up tonight.
     
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