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LCD review ish Hanns-G HL195ABB

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LCD review ish Hanns-G HL195ABB

I should have done the rounds in the local pc shops before I ordered a replacement for my dying current Hanns-G 19inch 1280 x 1040 to try out LCD's in store.  So decided that due to the old one lasting so well I went for another Hanns-G, but couldn't find the same or similar model in my price range, so went for the Hanns-G HL195ABB 18.5 inch with 1366 x 768 native resolution.
On first look it Feels like a 17inch not 18.5.  From what I have been used to, I loose a fair bit of height from the displayed screen going from 1040 too 768, which the extra width doesn't make up for.
So i then start checking refresh rates and on its native size 1366 x 768 it can only do 60hz, eye strain hell.  So I start trying lower resolutions and finally find 75hz but only once I use 1152 x 864 or lower, which are just as bad as the native on 60hz
Its a lemming, so 14 days to decided if to return it  Angry
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Re: LCD review ish Hanns-G HL195ABB

Virtually all LCD monitors are 60Hz only and I haven't seen flicker problems
Personally I wouldn't go for any monitor with anything less than full HD 1920 x 1080 although my present one is 1680 x 1050 22" which gives me the screen depth without the extra width
A quick search on Amazon gave quite a few options from about £100
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Re: LCD review ish Hanns-G HL195ABB

A personal opinion but this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-G2222HDL-21-5-inch-Widescreen-Back-Light/dp/B002UJ31A0/ref=dp_cp_ob_com... is a great buy while stocks last.
I've had one of these for a good time now and am delighted with it as a lower priced monitor.
It's a bit 'plasticy' in the casing and stand but the display is quite stunning for the price (if you look around you can currently beat the Amazon price too).
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Re: LCD review ish Hanns-G HL195ABB

LCD's work differently to CRT so having a 60hz LCD is different to having a 60hz CRT, you won't get the same effect which can cause eye-strain, headaches and the like no matter how low the refresh rate is.  With an old CRT 50hz would be unbearable but not an LCD.
Personally I use a Viewsonic VX2268wm which has 120hz refresh rate but that'd due to 3D (the specs split the signal 60/60 so 60hz goes to 1 eye, 60 to the other, very clever).  There are advantages to having a high refresh rate, things are smoother, but there is no disadvantage to a low refresh rate.
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Re: LCD review ish Hanns-G HL195ABB

I have one of these on a carrier winging it's way to my door. It has some excellent reviews being a lower priced IPS panel.
It's replacing an ageing 19" monitor.

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Re: LCD review ish Hanns-G HL195ABB

Quote from: walker23
A personal opinion but this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-G2222HDL-21-5-inch-Widescreen-Back-Light/dp/B002UJ31A0/ref=dp_cp_ob_com... is a great buy while stocks last.
I've had one of these for a good time now and am delighted with it as a lower priced monitor.
It's a bit 'plasticy' in the casing and stand but the display is quite stunning for the price (if you look around you can currently beat the Amazon price too).

I have to agree with walker23 on this one, that is a fantastic buy, well worth the money if you can get one before they run out.
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Re: LCD review ish Hanns-G HL195ABB

AOC arrived and set up  Shocked Cool cripes it's big, bright and crisp running at 1920 x 1080 Smiley

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