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20" widescreen monitor group test

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DougEdey 30th March 2006, 22:05 Quote
ANOTHER compo?

mmmm....


Anyway, back to the actual topic, I was looking to get another monitor in a few weeks, this guide should help a lot.
The USB addition is nice, especially since I don't like have front facing USB ports on my Tower.
Deathrow 30th March 2006, 22:21 Quote
Entered, but i gave the wrong answer, could you delete my entry so I could resubmit?

E-mail was from: kyle_tdr@racing-post.info

Hope its not too much trouble.

Wouldent mind that t-shirt :)
MiNiMaL_FuSS 30th March 2006, 22:21 Quote
how about a straight 19" tft comparison...as frankly alot of us dont have £300 for a monitor and 19" can now be picked up for half that price.
The_Pope 30th March 2006, 22:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Deathrow
Entered, but i gave the wrong answer, could you delete my entry so I could resubmit?

LOL - I knew something like this would crop up. Basically, for honest mistakes like this, don't panic - your entry will still count (well, the correct one will). But if we catch people clearly *deliberately* submitting multiple entries, then they're history.
Deathrow 30th March 2006, 22:27 Quote
Thanks alot pope, ill resubmit the correct one :).
lepre 30th March 2006, 22:27 Quote
i wish to buy the NEC but i hate the glossy effect....damn you NEC!
unrealhippie 30th March 2006, 22:28 Quote
Fantastic!

However I think the Dell 2005fpw should have been included as its like the 'standard' 20 widescreen tft...
Atomic 30th March 2006, 22:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by unrealhippie
However I think the Dell 2005fpw should have been included as its like the 'standard' 20 widescreen tft...
Yer I thought that was a little odd.


edit: teach me for not reading the final page :o
MrWillyWonka 30th March 2006, 22:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by unrealhippie
Fantastic!

However I think the Dell 2005fpw should have been included as its like the 'standard' 20 widescreen tft...

Read the last paragraph of page 7 ;) Saying that, I suppose one of us could easily give a review to add considering there are more people with 20" dells than I have of fingers.

Nice article though!
The Bart Man 30th March 2006, 22:51 Quote
Verry handy review
Fore my new sys I was lookingg fore a good alround lcd. I wantend somthing more then normal so first thought of a 19" but was also looking fore bigger monitors ranging from 20" up to 24".
Fore a 19"I thought the viewsonic VX924 was a good one many good review on this one. Now the 20" viewsonic vx2025 look superb. Think this one will be it!
Thank Bit-Tech fore the good review!!!
Veles 30th March 2006, 22:57 Quote
Nice article, I'm contemplating buying a larger widescreen monitor. Are you guys planning on doing one for a group of 19" and 24" monitors?
The_JinJ 30th March 2006, 23:49 Quote
I'd be interested in a 19" group comparison - bing a tight ass skinto and all that :)
speedfreek 31st March 2006, 00:26 Quote
I would like to see a 24" review, a 24" lcd is way more convient than a 24" crt at a lan. Good review.
FIBRE+ 31st March 2006, 01:30 Quote
Nice review ;)

Looks like I will be buying the same one as I intended to last week (Viewsonic VX2025), denfinately 100% sure now :)

Thanks for the hint on the up coming review Bigz :D


The_JinJ get the Samsung 913N if your a cheap git, I got mine for the same reason and I am very happy with it for the price. You can get it for £181.64 @ Savastore or £181.53 @ Ebuyer
otm3x 31st March 2006, 03:27 Quote
I don't know what are the companies thinking. If you consider these 20'' Widescreen LCDs to be High-end LCDs . Consider making the panels with height- adjustments and tilt ? This is like the minimum.
I am not going to buy a LCD that price and put books under it to make up the height.

I am glad that bit-tech.net editors actually spotted there are noy much 20'' Widescreen LCD reviews . Good Job.
Firehed 31st March 2006, 04:37 Quote
I just kinda flipped through it as I'm more than set in the monitor department right now, but well-done. Those color "block" tests are a great idea, though I'll admit I've never bothered with something like that. Partially because I'd hate to find some sort of flaw in the extremities of a display that I'm very happy with. I can't compare the Dell to the other 20" panels reviewed (as I don't have any of them) but it's subjectively awesome. A minor quirk with the viewing angle, but considering it has four-way adjustment, four inputs and two USB ports alongside a great pricetag, it's a *very* minor issue. The 24" is definately better all around, but that's more or less to be expected. The lack of physical adjustment on those displays reviewed is a major put-off, and the extra inputs definately come in handy too (especially for anyone with a games console). I am a bit surprised to see both the FPW and ACD excluded from the round-up though, seeing as they tend to be the first displays that come to mind when a 20" widescreen is mentioned.

speedfreek - I'll hopefully get around to posting one (informal, but I've done pro reviewing before) on my blog soon, as well as comparing the Dell 24" to the 20" counterpart.
customh 31st March 2006, 06:49 Quote
Id have liked to see the dells but im pretty buch dead set on them its just which one im going to get.
automagsrock 31st March 2006, 08:27 Quote
I wouldn't mind an Apple 20" Cinema display. A few friends have them and they make me jealous. But that's also way out of my price range though.

Great Article!! ;)
rav666 31st March 2006, 08:33 Quote
The philips 20 inch widescreen wasnt included either :(
I think you should include the dell one as well, then it would be the best review on the web
MrWorf 31st March 2006, 08:37 Quote
I'm just curious, did you test the NEC with their special DVE modes which are supposed to automatically "tweak" the contrast depending on what's on screen (much like some/most of the newer LCD projectors does).

I think it would make the display appear better at both dark and light scenes, but it would be nice to hear some reallife experience of it.

Otherwise, great head2head test, just in the right timeframe (for me atleast) aswell :D
yahooadam 31st March 2006, 09:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by MrWillyWonka
Saying that, I suppose one of us could easily give a review to add considering there are more people with 20" dells than I have of fingers
w00t

im one of them :p

its definetly a good screen, infact, in this pic i took, you can see the difference between it and my Ag Neovo 19" screen
http://img361.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img02355ni.jpg

Then again the Ag Neovo screen is a budget screen :) but still very good IMO

it would be cool to loan Bit tech my 2005FPW, however i couldnt live an hour without it :( (plus it would take 2 days to unwire it from my desk :p)And its not like we can review it beacause were not comparing against the other screens, so it could easilly be biased ;)

still a very good article
K 31st March 2006, 11:40 Quote
Would love to see the Dell compared with the rest. Really would. Work some magic bit-tech ;)
chemo 31st March 2006, 12:01 Quote
another name to be added to the 'dell pull yer fingers out and send bit a screen for testing' list.

@the_jinj, the 913n is indeed a top screen for the cash.
Wes 31st March 2006, 16:24 Quote
I've been thinking of getting the LG L203WT, so it would be nice to see that one lined up as well. It has an 8ms response time, 1680 x 1050 res, DVI and VGA inputs, and otherwise meets all the requirements, except price. It's $500 USD, but if we're talking about spending a couple extra to get a better quality, then I'm game. LG is supposedly a good brand, I have high hopes for them.

So if anyone has any insight on this one as it compares to the rest of them, I'll be glad to hear about it.
truechaos99 31st March 2006, 16:29 Quote
Didnt notice any mention of the Vx2025's wire management...

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/1717/cabling7jb.jpg

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/5571/cablecleean8cw.jpg

gives it a wonderful look, no wires poking out funny

I love my vx2025

-Cameron
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