Published on 28th July 2009 by
Spending less than £200 for a monitor is usually a false economy as it's the component you spend more time interacting with than any other. Stretching your budget a little further
Originally Posted by antaresIIIdecision thanks to tftcentral.co.uk
Originally Posted by XtrafreshGreat screen, glad to see these kind of things are still being made... Maybe one day i'll have budget for one more :D
A little heads-up though, you don't seem to be adhering to your own score guide, as this only scored a 9 (rounded up) and the guide stipulates a 10 is needed to get excellence. ;)
Originally Posted by Score Guide, "9Products given a score of nine are awarded the bit-tech Recommended Award by the Editor. In some rare situations, the Editor may choose to upgrade the product to 'Excellence' status if it was very close to receiving an overall score of ten.
it's vital to remember this isn't a graphics card or CPU that will be so out of date in a year's time
Originally Posted by Seraphim WorksOddness that there's no mention of the component in connection on the spec list.
How does it cope with 16:9 content over the component and s-video, does it keep it at the correct aspect ratio, or stretch it like my Samsung 215TW?
Originally Posted by mauvecloud There's also a composite input shown in the picture on the second page, but I don't see the D-Sub. I'm curious what 16:9 content you'd be sending over s-video - I thought sources that had s-video output but not component would be 4:3.
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Originally Posted by thEcatI bought the early revision a little less than a year ago, after all...
Quote:it's vital to remember this isn't a graphics card or CPU that will be so out of date in a year's time
the wide gamut of the original still bites the eyes on the odd occasions and in common with all LCDs the contrast simply cannot compare with my old CRT. That said I've not seen another LCD I'd swap it for, add in 3 year HP Business warranty and an extra 2 years for £15 and it becomes a no brainer imo.
What is the colour gamut of the new revision btw ?
How does it perform in sRGB mode ?
ClearType was a bit of a problem with the original, when evaluating text quality did you have ClearType enabled ? I'm curious as ClearType always leaves a coloured fringe, that's how it works.
Originally Posted by thEcat@Combatus,
Thanks for that, these are the issues I've seen asked about time and time again
Originally Posted by BauulI've known the awards go to products outside of the required score. It's often to do with relativity: it IS an excellent monitor, but it's not quite 10/10 (still some input lag, high price etc.).
Ninja edit: Bit-Tech actually state they do this in the score guide:
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