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by ZaphodB
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342023

LG W2600H-PF Quiet enough that I would recommend it to anyone who values silent computing. Also very good monitor overall. Holy cow! Either I got an extremly bad one or maybe I'm just more sensative to the buzzing because my W2600HP was by far the most noisy monitor I've ever heard!!! Read my post ...
by ZaphodB
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342023

LG W2600H-PF Quiet enough that I would recommend it to anyone who values silent computing. Also very good monitor overall. It is not completely silent though; there is a very subtle humming that (interestingly) does not change significantly accross different brightness levels (I use it at 41%). Thi...
by ZaphodB
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Philips 240PW9EB / 240PW9ES
Replies: 33
Views: 22006

Unfortunately I no longer have this monitor; I sold it and bought 26-inch LG (still need to make a review regarding silence, though), but as far as I remember mine had only one USB port - but I am really not sure.
by ZaphodB
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Philips 240PW9EB / 240PW9ES
Replies: 33
Views: 22006

mrB, yes, I've tried this already. It does it's job pretty well, emm, actually perfect - as far as colors are concerned (they look natural). But, unfortunately, it also pushes brightness to 100%. (Why???) And, as the manual says, if you try to hand-tune any of the settings, like brightness (lower it...
by ZaphodB
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Philips 240PW9EB / 240PW9ES
Replies: 33
Views: 22006

Zaphod, regarding this phenomenon, did you go thru all the setup steps in the SmartControl Wizard that comes with the monitor? It seems to be a very thorough setup procedure. Even if you did, it can become disabled sometimes (see below): Yes, I did. I used the Windows program to calibrate monitor. ...
by ZaphodB
Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lowest wattage HDMI+DVI PCIe video card?
Replies: 22
Views: 7621

How do you know that Power Play is not enabled? I recently bought Sapphire Radeon HD4550: http://www1.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=260&grp=3 Its spec say that it should consume 25 wats under full load, don't know how would then power consumption be at idle, probably much l...
by ZaphodB
Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Philips 240PW9EB / 240PW9ES
Replies: 33
Views: 22006

From Matija's posts I see he has some knowledge in the area of colors that we are discussing, so I think you should trust him. What he is saying is also what I found out when doing a quick small research on the Web. Using video and imaging editing software should be OK. I don't know if you could tru...
by ZaphodB
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Philips 240PW9EB / 240PW9ES
Replies: 33
Views: 22006

Yes, it is still silent. In fact, I think it got more silent or is it just my perception. Anyhow, it did not get any noisier at all, if that is what you meant to ask. I use it at around 50% +-7% brightness level (I adjust it often according to ambient conditions) and it is ok at this level. So, ever...
by ZaphodB
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Philips 240PW9EB / 240PW9ES
Replies: 33
Views: 22006

Matija, yes, I am in a process of realizing that ... :-/ Colors are a bit over-saturated (I think this is the right terminology), a bit too vivid. Looking for a solution, if there is any.
by ZaphodB
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342023

Philips 190P6ES - dead silent Philips 2240PW9ES - a small, hardly hearable buzz at brightness levels bellow 100% and above 50%. Perfectly tolerable, especially because there are other louder things in the room (computer - fairly silent though). Samsung 2443BW - if you value silent computers and per...
by ZaphodB
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Philips 240PW9EB / 240PW9ES
Replies: 33
Views: 22006

I forgot a few things about 240PWES: All other things are just amazing: the viewing angle is - well - unbeliveable - I did not think LCD monitors can have such a good view angle. And colors - so vivid I thought they were not accurate at first, because I had not been used to that. :-) Picture quality...
by ZaphodB
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Philips 240PW9EB / 240PW9ES
Replies: 33
Views: 22006

Hi, I've just purchased this monitor (Philips 240PW9ES). I can confirm it is silent enough. And you can trust me, I am quite sensitive to noise. :-) It is not completely silent, though, except maybe at 100% brightness (which seems to be the case with many, if not all, LCD monitors?). When I lower do...