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Dell 2405FPW or Samsung HDTV?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by jadeskye, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. jadeskye

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    Hiya guys ^_^

    I don't know what to do. I'm about to build a new set up, high end for gaming and other stuff. I also have an xbox 360 (mah baby :)) and i'd like to run it in HDTV.

    I heard the 2405FPW has better then HDTV resolution and can run at 1080i.

    Truth be told i don't know much about HDTV so i'm not too sure what to do.

    The other idea is a 26'' Samsung LCD HDTV for roughly the same price.

    Help me out please! :D
     
  2. BAcon

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    the samsung = 1366x768 (ish lol)
    dell 2405 = 1920x1200

    higher res so can display 1080i, where as the samsung is only 720

    if you intend on having a graphics card that can power your games at 1920x1200 then get the dell, if not get the tv

    imo id get the dell
     
  3. jadeskye

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    Sweet, all i need now is a 512GTX :p
     
  4. $anch3z

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    Personally i'd go for the Samsung if your wanting it for an xbox 360 i run mine at 1080i (interlaced) and it looks great & BF2 also looks great, the tv scales it down and has less jaggy edges than 720p. I'm not sure the dell has a component connection but there are many people saying the colours are more vibrant and better looking via component vs vga. Another point worth considering is you wont have to spend £300 plus for a vga card to take advantage of the Samsung's resolution.
     
  5. TheMeekon

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    Had the same decision here. I went for the Dell in the end because i play alot more PC games than on my 360. The resolution was too low on the Samsung for me in windows as i do alot of 3D work and video work. And no you dont need a £400-500 card to play games at 1900 x 1200. My 7800 256 GTX will play everything i have tried (bar fear) with 2 x aa 4 x af. The Dell 2405 is the best upgrade i have ever done, i love the large res/screen gaming and windows use is amazing. Works fine with xbox 360 and brilliant with HD footage.

    My friend has the 26" samsung HD and it amazing but i wasnt convinced in windows use and the low resolution in games. Depends what you use your PC system for in the end. I couldnt justify £600 on the Samsung too have such a drop in the rez when i utilise more windows based stuff than HDTV etc..

    Both amazing LCD's you just need too decide what you want from it. Theres a thread on each in the different sections so check them out for specs and opinions.
     
  6. FrankJH

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    The Dell has just gone up a hugggggggeeee amount for some reason
     
  7. matt100

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    yeah, Dell have decided to keep their business in house :(

    I'm having a similar dillema.. I already have a 2405 and the sli gtxs I believe it requires :rolleyes: and I've just ordered a 32" samsung for the front room and I'm thinking for about the price I could sell the Dell for (give or take £200) I could buy another for the dining room and ditch the 2405..

    Can you whack up the af+aa far enough to make up in part for the loss of res or am I going to hate gaming at such a low res now I've become used to 1920x1200?

    I fancy having the 360 in the dining room and perhaps sky/hd/freeview.. the pluses are major, but are the minuses?
     
  8. mightynimrod

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    Matt, ive got the Samsung 32"

    You know it can be bought for £675 now dont you?
     
  9. matt100

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    I most certainly do ;) thats why I'm thinking of 2!

    I thought I was doing ok getting a sony v series bravia on staff sales for £1150.. I doubt it can be £500 better than the samsung.
     
  10. mightynimrod

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    Absolutely not - The picture is fantastic on the Sammy.

    To the OP - i'll be using my 32" for P.C use and for my 360 too.

    BF2 looks awesome on it.
     
  11. matt100

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    any way of taking some pics of bf2?

    There are too many benefits to this for me to ignore it.. like not having to buy top of the range graphics cards in duplicate any more..

    and being able to go to a shuttle from a tower...

    ah! bliss!
     
  12. mightynimrod

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    Theres some on the forum, my p.c is out atm so cant myself.

    I'll try and find some.
     
  13. mightynimrod

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    Here's one of HL2 lost coast

    [​IMG]
     
  14. matt100

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    not bad, what gfx are you running with that? Is that with aa etc on its highest setting?
     
  15. mightynimrod

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    Matt its not mine, just one i found on the forum.

    Details pretty good though i cant wait to get my p.c sorted to play it on the sammy.
     
  16. matt100

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    certainly looks pretty good.. I think I'll try it with my pc when it turns up. Hopefully not too late for me to order another..

    or maybe I should just do it.. its not as if I won't be able to move it on if I decide I don;t want it!
     
  17. mightynimrod

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    Pretty sure i can find you a code for the discount.

    The new 25% one wasnt there yesterday so i'd assume its valid for a while.
     
  18. sunky

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    hommie, advice u **** go for dell
     
  19. dannyjo22

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    where can you say? Which model number?