Thanks for your reply Oli
I take your point that if I'm going to be a way off then a really posh monitor isn't going to make much difference.
Also I've looked at some of the HannsG monitors and they look good.
I read somewhere that all the panels in all the different makes of monitor are made by either Samsung or LG/Philips.
So what you're looking for is design, inputs etc and price but also what type of panel it is.
That's very confusing. On my main rig I'm looking at a Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP. This cost £450 a couple of years ago and I believe it still does.
It has an sPVA panel and I think it's fantastic. It has great colour etc but also it can be looked at from any angle or distance and still looks great. So I use it as my pc + tv +home theatre.
I'm trying to do the same thing in my bedroom on the cheap.
These new cPVA panels that Samsung are introducing are said to be the muts nuts apart from severe ghosting in games.
The NEC has an IPS panel. These are apparently all round fantastic but dearer.
The TN panels on most of the cheaper monitors have a very limited angle of view so hard to watch tv or movies.
I know if I go for the Samsung it'll be fine. I don't suppose I'll be doing much gaming in bed anyway. Also it looks great and has a wonderfully adjustable stand.
On the other hand, will I always regret not getting the better NEC? This IPS panel should be an excellent all rounder and has a widely adjustable stand. Also looks good, if a bit industrial.
It's all about £100. with that I could get better speakers etc.
I suppose I'm hoping someone's going to post up that they have the Samsung and that the ghosting is not an issue.
Oh well, thanks for your time, john