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Discuss: ViewSonic VX2835wm
7355608 
13/12/07 8:00:00 PM
Serf
I bought one of these a couple of days ago from MSY for $750.

Impressions so far - I have come from a 22 inch CRT (4:3 1920x1440) so I am not sure how much of my impressions are just lcd vs CRT so maybe keep this in mind reading...

I used to sit really close to the crt so the first thing I noticed is that it is really friggin BIG! lol

But I could see the pattern of the pixels still at 1920 x 1200 until I got real and placed it back about a foot and a half from my nose. Where things were still huge but looked normal. It now fills your visions without seeing blocks.

Out of the box it was REALLY BRIGHT, high contrast and too sharp. Every thing felt "way ugly" and "harsh" compared to my old CRT which I have more respect for now.

But after you get your settings sorted it is significantly better.

I have it set at brightness 50, contrast 60 and sharpness 60 and on "game" mode. At these settings it is probably still a touch too bright, most people would want it more around brightness 40.

Keep in mind I bought this screen because for $750 I can play games like Call of Duty 4, BF2, CSS, HL2, Bioshock etc on it - with things frickin HUGE and immersive on a dirty, dirty big screen and surround sound headphones. Bang Headshot! On that score it delivers in spades baby. Call of Duty 4 in particular feels amazing.

The bottom line is that if you are a perfectionist doing photo retouching or something all day, this screen ain't for you. Spend more money or get a smaller screen. I think there is probably something in the "it is a TN panel" or "6 bit whatever" posts because it does feel less subtle than the LCD on my Dell 17" work laptop and there is backlight spill around the sides I don't see on the laptop etc.

So it really comes down to why you may be considering buying the biggest screen real estate you can get for the cheapest price. For me this was an awesome bargain but if I was buying a screen to work on 9 til 5, I would have bought a Dell 24" instead.





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hooikk 
14/12/07 3:50:06 PM
Overlord
any dead pixels issue with the monitor? The way MSY has it described worries me

“VX2835-This brand new LCD is NOT covered by “30 days Zero Dead Pixel Guarantee” and contain 1 or 2 Bright/Dead pixels."


sooooo... does that means all their VX2835s have 1 or 2 bright/dead pixles? Or it isn't covered if there are only 1/2 bright/dead pixels.

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DeePer 
10/2/08 1:04:03 AM
Serf
any chance of MSY repeating that $750 price anytime soon? ><

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Neo-SiN 
13/2/08 3:08:30 PM
Overlord
I wouldn't wait for it, you can pick them up for $825 at other places, and you get the 0 dead pixel warranty, that's only a 10% price difference.

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mohawk 
17/2/08 7:52:01 PM
Champion

One of the guys at the LAN I go to just got one and all I can say is "I want one". Bloody fantastic in the flesh. Vibrant colours, no ghosting and bloody huge. I love it.

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Harmonic Cacophony 
18/2/08 1:23:53 PM
Titan

A mate of mine bought one of these a couple of days ago. I'd buy one too if I had the money.

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22474 
25/3/08 1:42:40 PM
Learner
A Comp shop in Syd (name witheld) advised I can use one of these as a TV ? Would it provide as good a picture as a LCD TV ?

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Harmonic Cacophony 
27/3/08 12:27:55 PM
Titan

You could plug something like a digital set top box into it, but it doesn't have a tv tuner built in.

This monitor almost certainly has a higher res than any LCD TV at this price point. I'm not certain that the quality would be better though.

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Neo-SiN 
2/4/08 5:51:31 PM
Overlord
Quote by 22474
A Comp shop in Syd (name witheld) advised I can use one of these as a TV ? Would it provide as good a picture as a LCD TV ?



No, it would provide a better picture than an LCD TV. You'd have a hard time finding a 1080p TV in the Sub 30" or sub $1000 range - they are nearly all 720p.

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22474 
6/4/08 6:20:48 AM
Learner
OK so when I go out and buy one, what is a very good TV tuner card for my PC ? Price not a huge problem.

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Fireescape 
11/4/08 9:58:00 AM
Serf

Fluidtek as this monitor (VX2835wm) for $699 today (Friday the 11th April). Cheapest I,ve seen it.

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shorty56au 
11/4/08 3:51:53 PM
Champion

Quote by Fireescape
Fluidtek as this monitor (VX2835wm) for $699 today (Friday the 11th April). Cheapest I,ve seen it.



Strueth, almost enough to make me get a second one...

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Antraman 
14/4/08 12:29:27 PM
Champion

Gee that is cheap. And if I ebay my ASUS VW222U for around $250-$270, I'll be up for only $450. That is good, for full HD.

What sort of VGA card would you need to run it though? I have a evga 8800GT 512MB KO...


Edited by Antraman: 14/4/2008 12:29:53 PM

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shorty56au 
14/4/08 1:07:03 PM
Champion

Quote by Antraman
Gee that is cheap. And if I ebay my ASUS VW222U for around $250-$270, I'll be up for only $450. That is good, for full HD.

What sort of VGA card would you need to run it though? I have a evga 8800GT 512MB KO...


Edited by Antraman: 14/4/2008 12:29:53 PM



I've got the same card with mine running the 27.5" and a 17" LCD. I can play Crysis on full res on medium detail settings (with my Quad core @ 3GHz) at about 40fps, which is ok. Nothing stunning, but it still looks great at that res.

The card more than handles pretty much everything I throw at it. Crysis is the only game that seriously makes a meal of it at very high detail.

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ratnox 
22/5/08 12:04:24 PM
Serf
22474
25/3/08 1:42:40 PM
A Comp shop in Syd (name witheld) advised I can use one of these as a TV ? Would it provide as good a picture as a LCD TV ?

I bought mine about a year ago after I managed to convince the Mrs. that a HTPC was a better investment for what we wanted than a 1080p LCD TV, DVD & HD recorder etc.

It had issues with the DVI-HDMI signal, which meant the desktop was about an inch bigger than the screen in all directions resulting in the taskbar being not visible. The latest nVidia drivers have fixed that problem with the "resize HDTV" function.

So up until yesterday when I finally got motivated and tried the DVI-HDMI cable, I was running it on the supplied DVI-VGA adaptor/cable, which worked well anyway.

As finances were a consideration, it's still running on the 8600GT 512 card that I first built it with, and a DNTV Live! PCI-E Dual Hybrid S2 TV Tuner card with the DNTV software, XP Pro, E6750 and 2Gb DDR2 800.
As far as the Mrs and I are concerned, the picture quality is great! Especially when viewing pure HD channels, my only gripe is the low contrast ratio of 800:1 which can make black/dark greys seem a little muddy. But at the end of the day it does everything that was intended when we bought it, and it we saved about $4K by building a HTPC as opposed to HT components.

For the price 9.5/10

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ratnox 
22/5/08 8:47:57 PM
Serf
edit:
With the DVI-HDMI connection, the display suffers from overscan if using Nvidia drivers. Selecting resize HDTV desktop resolves the overscan, but won't allow the native resolution 1920 by 1200.
The Nvidia forum site has a work around for this issue, as yet I haven't tried it. It's a shame that the issue has been known for over a year and that the drivers haven't been fixed to properly solve the problem. You'd think that with the regular updates and the affordability of larger monitors that something would have been done...
end of 2c

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auApex 
17/7/08 7:43:26 PM
Serf
^
I had the same problem when I first hooked mine up but found out that there were two HDMI settings on the monitor - I can't remember how, but I was fiddling with the input source and saw the OSD come up with "HDMI PC" and the image shrunk to fit the screen perfectly. Try playing with your input source.

By the way, I got mine for $649 at www.cpl.net.au . Pretty insane price. Was walking through Harvey Norman laughing at the 24" monitors they have that cost more!

The one thing that is pissing me off is I can't get the settings exactly as I like them. I've obsessively fiddled with it and just can't get it right. I would love to hear some of the settings that other people are using and are happy with!

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titancom 
18/7/08 7:51:06 AM
Initiate

LOL i bought one and yes they are so big and bright, had to turn mine down a lot so it didn't blind me haha. Truth be known i love it and only took me a day or two just to get used to the size of it now its just great to look at and certainly worth the price i paid $625. If you want a big mother then go for it :)
Now that the display is out the way next will be PC upgrade hehe :)


Edited by titancom: 18/7/2008 7:52:50 AM

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osama_bin_athlon 
17/8/08 4:01:33 PM
Hero
Immortal


I paid $625 for mine, too. fantastic purchase! I don't know what the sound is like, I don't use it. but, the monitor itself is great, I can't fault it, especially for $625. it's the bargain of the year!
playing V8Supercars3, GRID, and DiRT (with my G25) is so close to real, I expect to get booked!

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I)ickie 
17/8/08 5:42:51 PM
Serf
Quote by osama_bin_athlon
I paid $625 for mine, too. fantastic purchase! I don't know what the sound is like, I don't use it. but, the monitor itself is great, I can't fault it, especially for $625. it's the bargain of the year!
playing V8Supercars3, GRID, and DiRT (with my G25) is so close to real, I expect to get booked!



Where did you find it for that?
I'm looking to buy one and $625 is a fantastic price


Edited by I)ickie: 17/8/2008 5:43:25 PM

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