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Which out of these four monitors should I get ?

#1Kano92Posted 6/6/2014 10:26:01 PM(edited)
I need a monitor that has either one DVI and HDMI or two HDMI's inputs with speakers with 1080p

These are TN panels:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009513 (Acer S241HL)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102 (ASUS VE248H)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313 (ASUS VG248QE)


This is a Dell IPS panel the only one I could find that it would work. It don't have speakers but at least it has audio line out, where the other three monitors above only have audio input ''in'' which is kinda dumb. With a audio line out input I can hook up a 2.0 PC speakers to the TV so sound from my PS3 will can be shared with the PC too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260174&cm_re=U2414H-_-24-260-174-_-Product (Dell U2414H)

I'm interested in the IPS Dell above but worried about the blacks and the 8ms, keep in mind I've been playing on my current samsung 32'' HDTV with a 8ms and I've not noticed any ghosting so I assume I'm not sensitive towards it. Question would a monitor with 8ms be worse or better than my 8ms on my TV know their both 8ms but because it's a different tech one might be more noticeable than the other. Is this a well made product not bought anything from Dell before. Will there be more backlit bleeding around the edges with this monitor ?

I'm interested in IPS panels monitors but for some reason 24''/1080p/Speaker/HDMI/DVI configuration greatly reduces the choices to just about 0, unless I choose a 1920-1200 res which I don't want to use. Only exception is I found the Dell one above.

My budget is around 300$ what I want is a really good monitor, can I get a one good one in that price range or lower ?

I know that ASUS VG248QE is a good monitor according to some but lets say for whatever reason I don't want my PC games running at 144Hz can I go into setting and set it to only 60Hz ? My TV in the living room has the option to refresh to 120Hz but I don't like the effect while watching TV so I turn it off and it stays off. Was wondering if this monitor can do the same thing. I only have GTX 660 alot of newer games there is no way I'll be able to run the games at a constant 144Hz or near it, but does that matter that I can't though ?

Also will my PS3 look worse or better on the a monitor compared when used on a TV due to scaling etc... ?

By the way if my video card has a display port and the monitor does too should I be using that connection ? I've never used it before and not sure are you guys using it if you can ?

Sorry I'm asking alot of questions, I just want to buy the right monitor the first time and be very impressed. thanks

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#2romsnbombsPosted 6/7/2014 3:42:24 AM(edited)
Kano92 posted...
I know that ASUS VG248QE is a good monitor according to some but lets say for whatever reason I don't want my PC games running at 144Hz can I go into setting and set it to only 60Hz ? My TV in the living room has the option to refresh to 120Hz but I don't like the effect while watching TV so I turn it off and it stays off. Was wondering if this monitor can do the same thing. I only have GTX 660 alot of newer games there is no way I'll be able to run the games at a constant 144Hz or near it, but does that matter that I can't though ?


First off, your TV doesn't have a proper 120hz input like the Asus monitor. The 144hz mode doesn't add some fake looking interpolation like those TVs do.

And yes, you can run in 60hz mode, if you really wanted to, no problems. But you probably wouldn't want to do. Even if you couldn't run in 60hz mode, you could just run half refresh vsync on 120hz, if you wanted it to be the same as 60hz vsync. You can run other frequencies out of the box as well, like 85hz and 100hz.

The VG248 is a very versatile monitor, since you can run refresh multiple vsync on various frequencies and have those frame rates look smooth. ie, 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 36 fps, 40fps, 48fps, 50fps, 72fps etc etc, those frame rates can all be made fluid on that monitor, but only 30 fps and 60fps look fluid on a 60hz monitor (outside of creating custom frequencies which can be difficult to force in games sometimes)

And it doesn't matter that you can't run 144 fps all the time. This is one of the biggest misconceptions put out there by people who've never used a high frequency monitor before. Running at higher frequencies diminishes tearing, and you'll probably find yourself running with vsync off more in games and just capping the frame rate instead. The same frame rates look better on a higher frequency, ie 50fps looks considerably more jittery (and teary) on 60hz than it does on 120hz or 144hz etc. Not to mention that 50 fps can be locked with half refresh vsync on 100hz to be made completely fluid.

Kano92 posted...
Also will my PS3 look worse or better on the a monitor compared when used on a TV due to scaling etc... ?


It won't really be the scaling. It's just that your TV probably add post proccessing effects that make the PS3 look a little better. But you'll probably have less input lag on the PS3 with the monitor anyway.

Kano92 posted...
By the way if my video card has a display port and the monitor does too should I be using that connection ? I've never used it before and not sure are you guys using it if you can ?


Yeah, just use the DP, but it would also be fine with a DVI dual link cable too. Doesn't really matter.
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