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BARGAIN - OcUK 24" with DVI (*VA Panel) for £179.99+VAT (This Week Only Deal!!)

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Gibbo, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Rob456

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    I've not read much of the previous 172 pages ;)

    I've just had a call from Digimate head office, and they are sending me a replacement new 23" monitor. They have no 24" screens in stock. Fob off, maybe. But a 23" is better than nothing.
     
  2. Ezyryder

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    indeed - if I were you I would just sell that one and get one with a decent warranty!
     
  3. sunama

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    Thats actually a good result.

    However, if I were told by DGM that we are "waiting for parts", that would've clued me in to thinking that this monitor is not fixable.

    What I would suggest that if anybody gets the, "waiting for parts" excuse, tell DGM that you are not prepared to wait as you are relying on this monitor. And that you want a replacement monitor. They will probably send out a 23" TN monitor, but at least you should have a working product in your possession.
     
  4. Rob456

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    Successful resolution to this. After two failed deliveries where the monitor was 'lost' by the courier, I have just received a replacement 23" monitor direct from Digimate. :)
     
  5. pingu666

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    thats good :)
     
  6. Jimmy1983

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    Anyone know if this arm will work with this monitor?

    Ergotron MX Desk Mount LCD Arm - Mounting kit ( articulating arm, desk clamp mount, grommet mount ) for LCD display - aluminium - polished aluminium - screen size: up to 30" - mounting interface: 100 x 100 mm, 75 x 75 mm, 200 x 200 mm, 200 x 100 mm
     
  7. Speed

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    From what I remember the monitor definately had either 75mm or 100mm VESA holes in the plastic. However I've no idea if the actual metal inside has corresponding threaded holes that are required for such a mount.

    Just measure the distance between the holes, I espect it will be 75 x 75mm. Someone else could maybe confirm if the holes inside beyond the plastic are threaded or not. Or just take the back off or use a torch to confirm.
     
  8. james.miller

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    some did, some dont have the metal threaded sockets behind the plastic holes - mine doesnt.
     
  9. gee3000

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    Just thought I'd throw in that I have 2 or 3 of these monitors, all running absolutely fine to date. I also had 2 with a silver bezel (Yuraku branded), both of which went kaput a few months ago.
     
  10. Jimmy1983

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    Yeah cheers guys, ive got holes 75 x 75mm but dont think they are threaded or have anything behind the plastic rear of the monitor. Guess I wont be able to use an arm then?
     
  11. flinco

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    How do these monitors compare to new IPS screens?

    If I come into 400quid I would be looking into buying one of those Hazro 27 inchers.
     
  12. sunama

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    I have the DGM VA monitor (bought about 4 years ago).
    I also have a Dell u2311h (ips screen).

    The DGM VA monitor, beats the Dell IPS monitor when displaying movies. Colours are richer and images look prettier. I can't comment on gaming.

    The 16:10 aspect ratio of the DGM beats 16:9.

    The IPS screen beats the VA screen, when displaying text. It is unbelievably sharp.

    I cannot comment on the 27" Hazro screen as I do not own one.
     
  13. Gregeff

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    Hi There,

    I have gone from the DGM to Hazro (Non Glass) big improvement in Contrast, colours and sharpness. Should get a bit of an idea from the image below:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. cactwma

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    ^ Wow, really nice Hazro monitor. Colours look wonderful. Have to pick one of those up sometime if I get the money :D
     
  15. Reality|Bites

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    Too many pages to skim through...

    So do these monitors use a PVA panel or not?
     
  16. gee3000

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    Earlier batches did, later batches used TN.
     
  17. gee3000

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    [​IMG]

    So my replacement for this monitor I originally bought almost 4 years ago has also gone kaput, and it's virtually impossible to find any of these around now :(

    Things I loved about this monitor:
    + VA Panel
    + 16.7m colours
    + 180/180 viewing angle
    + 1920x1200 resolution (WUXGA)

    Does anyone have recommendations for a cheap replacement preferably to the above spec or similar?

    Tanks.
     
  18. Speed

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    Your best bet is a second hand Dell, 2407, 2408. Both offer a excellent S-PVA panel and look stunning. You are unlikely to get much change out of £200 though.
     
  19. Bernie_Li

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    You can get a Dell UltraSharp U2311H for £200 but the resolution is 1920x1080, is an IPS panel (which is normally better than a VA Panel I think), viewing angles of 178 degrees.

    It gets pretty good reviews.
     
  20. Speed

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    +1

    If you don't mind the reduction in screen size and resolution, it s a great buy.