Looking for a New PC monitor

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  1. Nintynuts
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    I'm having trouble finding a new PC Monitor meeting my requirements, maybe you guys can give me some suggestions.

    Guidelines:

    MUST have:
    1920x1080 OR 1920x1200
    22-32 inch Widescreen
    DVI (PC), VGA (XBOX 360), Component (Wii) Input (MUST HAVE See post #9)
    Less than £250 ($320 US, not an exchange rate conversion)

    Would be Nice:
    Some HDMI ports
    Black in colour
    LED backlit

    These are what i've found so far:
    SAMSUNG 2333HD (23", TV Tuner)
    SAMSUNG P2370HD (23", TV Tuner, 50000:1 Contrast)
    ASUS VW266H (25.5", Close to Budget)
    ASUS VK266H (25.5", Webcam, Close to Budget)
    LG M237WD (23")
    LG W2363V (23", 70000:1 Contrast)

    NONE OF THESE ARE LED BACKLIT!!! lets try to find some

    All I can think of to get an LED backlit one is either:
    LG E2350V-SN (with Component->DVI and DVI->HDMI adapters)
    BUSH L322 LED (which comes with a Component->Scart with a DVI->HDMI adapter)

    I'm looking forward to your suggestions
     
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    @juggernaut911 & Dangy Thanks guys, but neither of these seem to have Component input. I like the style of the ASUS though
    @ Thoob This isn't bad, although it has a lot of features I wanted to avoid and I'm not hugely keen on the looks.

    still hoping for something with a few more inches for the price (without paying for features I don't need)
     
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    Umm, the one I linked to clearly says under Video Input, "component video". [​IMG]
     
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    There are plenty of converters for component to VGA or S-Video or anything of that sort.
     
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    I've looked before, there really isn't. At the moment I have my Wii and XBOX plugged into a big switcher box

    Also my current monitor only allows for 480p. this means I cant play a lot of gamecube games and some WiiWare.

    Pretty much the main reason I want a new monitor is for an integrated component input because it makes 576i and 480i support far more likely.
     
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    THIS ONE HAS COMPONENT!!!
     
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    RE-READ MY POST!

    I started to post before i realised you had replied so i updated it

    Also some monitors DO have component and no tuner, like the one i suggest in the first post which was too expensive
     
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    Fixed for effectiveness!
     
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    Set up my monitor I mentioned. It's breathtaking!!! I really emphasize you getting it!!
     
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    That would be pointless, it doesn't do the one thing I want a new monitor for.

    I have managed to find on New Egg (somewhere I didn't think to look as it's American):

    SAMSUNG 2333HD (23", TV Tuner)
    SAMSUNG P2370HD (23", TV Tuner, 50000:1 Contrast)
    These are cheaper than the LG below

    SAMSUNG P2570HD (24.6", TV Tuner, 50000:1 Contrast)
    There's also this but it's waaay more expensive

    ASUS VW266H (25.5")
    ASUS VK266H (25.5", Webcam)
    Both of these are close to budget

    LG M237WD is still a possibility but didn't come up in the search so there may still be better suggestions

    BTW, if people who have posted pointless comments it'd be great if they could be deleted to tidy up the thread
     
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    I already explained that there are converters (they exist, I have one).
     
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    ok, where did you get it?

    I looked for one for months so I wanna know what i've missed

    I found DVI to Component Adapters, but they're pretty useless as i needed a VGA one when i looked the first time

    If this is what you meant then I would need a Monitor with 3x DVI and 1xVGA

    Also these only seem to be available in the US, which may be why I never heard of them till now
     
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    I either got it with my vid card or from my video teacher who just gave me a bunch of cables to sift through
     
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    i've looked further into the possibility of getting a 2x DVI monitor and this adapter and i cant find ANY monitors with 2 or more DVIs, so it's not gonna happen.
     
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    u could get a dvi switch
     
  20. Nintynuts
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    Some of you seem to be missing the point. I don't want lots of adapters or switches, I want to be able to plug everything in directly. If it doesn't have DVI, VGA and Component input I'm not interested.

    HDMI is a good plus and I'm keen to get an LED backlit one too.