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#211 poker360

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:43 PM

So getting this at BBY is better for the reward points and extended warrenty correct? Is there any difference in getting the 4 year warrenty vs the 2 year warrenty? Wouldn't you want the 4 year warrenty instead of the 2 year warrenty?


I would go for the 4 year warranty.

Will cover any basic wear and tear if anything goes wrong with it and they will replace it with something comparable if they can't fix it.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:43 PM

I would jump on this, but from looking at the input lag, it's really not appealing to me anymore, "we measured exactly two frames of lag when both 720p and 1080p content was being feed to the screen, translating into a "real world" 33ms response time."" This isn't huge, but to go from 5-9 ms lag on my current screen to 33, I think I would be largely unhappy.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:50 PM

Is there any other current BBY coupon that can be combined with the 3D monitor or it alright to just go ahead and buy it from BBY with the 4 year warrenty?

#214 DoctorCharlesNichols

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:52 PM

Okay, I have a question for some of you guys who may be better with computers than i happen to be. If i wanted to use this as a computer monitor, and i go out and buy a vga to hdmi adapter...would it just plug and play? Would i need a specific video card? Thanks, guys.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:59 PM

Well after reading up on the PlayStation forum thread I've decided to pick one of these up - seems like Sony makes returning it quite easy and fixed units don't really have problems.

I have a lot of Gamestop credit and can't think of anything coming up that I want to spend it on - hopefully I don't regret this.

#216 poker360

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:16 PM

Okay, I have a question for some of you guys who may be better with computers than i happen to be. If i wanted to use this as a computer monitor, and i go out and buy a vga to hdmi adapter...would it just plug and play? Would i need a specific video card? Thanks, guys.


VGA doesn't do audio.

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#217 AwRy108

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

I might have to go get this, definitely getting the warranty though!!

She might get mad, but if I have to sit through another episode of The Real Housewives I mine as well chop my balls off and shoot myself, this way I can be home all the time and not have to stay up until 4am to get my gaming in. Seriously, I have to watch WAY too much Bravo. BB here I come!


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#218 Untamed Sorrow

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:21 PM

Well after reading up on the PlayStation forum thread I've decided to pick one of these up - seems like Sony makes returning it quite easy and fixed units don't really have problems.

I have a lot of Gamestop credit and can't think of anything coming up that I want to spend it on - hopefully I don't regret this.


Lol I hear you, I've gone through $600 in credit on mostly Sony products in the last 3 weeks...Damn vita hit me hardest

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

While I can save on tax by getting this at Gamestop (since I have credit there), I think I might pick this up from Best Buy instead so that I can get the extended warranty with it. Can anyone else confirm that the 2 year plan is $19.99? Would the 4 year plan be $29.99 then?

I would jump on this, but from looking at the input lag, it's really not appealing to me anymore, "we measured exactly two frames of lag when both 720p and 1080p content was being feed to the screen, translating into a "real world" 33ms response time."" This isn't huge, but to go from 5-9 ms lag on my current screen to 33, I think I would be largely unhappy.


When you say 5-9ms of lag, are you talking about actual display latency, or response time? Because they're two different statistics. 5ms latency would mean you must have a 240hz screen at the least, and I don't know of any 240hz displays that actually display the images that quickly (since most 240hz displays have extra post processing and scaling engines that take up a good chunk of time).

33ms is actually pretty reasonable. Most HDTVs have display latency of 60ms or above.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

VGA doesn't do audio.


u mean dvi. vga does video just fine.
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#221 mkelehan

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:27 PM

u mean dvi. vga does video just fine.


No, he's right. VGA is only video, like DVI. HDMI carries both.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:28 PM

Okay, I have a question for some of you guys who may be better with computers than i happen to be. If i wanted to use this as a computer monitor, and i go out and buy a vga to hdmi adapter...would it just plug and play? Would i need a specific video card? Thanks, guys.


If your computer has a DVI port, you'd be much better off getting a DVI to HDMI adapter. They're extremely cheap and will yield a much higher quality.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

With the 4 year warrenty can you replace the defective products as many times as you want when it breaks down during those 4 years or would have to renew the warerenty everytime you replaced it?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:54 PM

Lol I hear you, I've gone through $600 in credit on mostly Sony products in the last 3 weeks...Damn vita hit me hardest


... and I decided not to get it.

Got down to the store and as the guy got the ladder to get it for me I asked him how long the return period was and he told me that there is none since their computers treat it as a system so once you open it you can exchange it if it's broken but you can't return it.

I had heard of the glare but I wanted to check it in my moderately bright room for myself but if I can't return it then it's not worth it. Oh well, I didn't really need it but I had gone through and psyched myself up for it anyway LOL

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:58 PM

With the 4 year warrenty can you replace the defective products as many times as you want when it breaks down during those 4 years or would have to renew the warerenty everytime you replaced it?


I believe its 1 replacement then you pay for another, supposedly BestBuy switched up how their warranties work.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:07 PM

... and I decided not to get it.

Got down to the store and as the guy got the ladder to get it for me I asked him how long the return period was and he told me that there is none since their computers treat it as a system so once you open it you can exchange it if it's broken but you can't return it.

I had heard of the glare but I wanted to check it in my moderately bright room for myself but if I can't return it then it's not worth it. Oh well, I didn't really need it but I had gone through and psyched myself up for it anyway LOL


Yeah, I'd heard the same about the glare but I mostly game @ night, I'm used to playing on monitors anyways. I think the glare resembles that of a tube tv, if you grew up playing on those you'll survive. I have no intentions of returning it, the 30 day local return is just fine, Sony can take up the slack afterwards.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

MotorStorm trades in for $19.60 after current 30% promo towards used games or select preorders


Shows $11.00 at BB, so with the 100% trade-in promo, wouldn't that be $22?

#228 jkam

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

Shows $11.00 at BB, so with the 100% trade-in promo, wouldn't that be $22?


Yeah they were most likely talking about Gamestop.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

Can I use this as a regular tv also ? Desperately needing another tv for when I go back to school in August since my girlfriend is using mine. Or would I be better off just buying a regular LCD tv?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:16 PM

Can I use this as a regular tv also ? Desperately needing another tv for when I go back to school in August since my girlfriend is using mine. Or would I be better off just buying a regular LCD tv?


Not if you need a tuner. It doesn't have one. You would need a cable box since it's only a monitor.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:16 PM

Shows $11.00 at BB, so with the 100% trade-in promo, wouldn't that be $22?


Yes, BB would be $22 with the 100% TIV bonus, or $23.10 if you have the GCU membership.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:23 PM

Not if you need a tuner. It doesn't have one. You would need a cable box since it's only a monitor.


So there is no possible way to use this with basic cable?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

damn it is is pretty tempting... question.. will this monitor made my game look better than my old viewsonic 23 inch monitor? I always keep noticing my game look a bit washout comparion to my friend using real tv.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:37 PM

u mean dvi. vga does video just fine.


He means audio. HDMI can carry audio to the monitor, VGA can't.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:03 PM

Tried to PM this at Amazon since i have credit to burn but the extended warranty at best buy might be a better deal.

OT: I noticed that both gamestop and best buy already has their listings up for Nintendo 3DS XL. Cmon Amazon...

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:50 PM

I went in and took a more detailed look at it - one thing to bear in mind for those of you looking at it for 3D purposes, is that it only outputs 3D for true 3D sources (duh - of course you say)

I only mention it because as an existing Bravia user, most Sony TVs have a 'pseudo 3D' mode (that gives you a fairly good experience) from a 2D source - this monitor does NOT have the option, so you'll only get 3D from games with the 3D option (Uncharted3, MotorStorm etc) or 3D blu-rays / cable sources.

Just thought I'd mention it...

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:07 PM

Couldn't take it and ordered one for instore pickup. Used $15 in RZ certs, the rest in trade in credit. Will check out the extended warranty in store and decide then. Going to flip back Motorstorm for $22. So net out of pocket credit, incl tax, is <$180 or so. Not bad.

Oh yeah, forgot to include the $10 code for $50 purchase I should be getting for online/instore pickup.

Did a quick check on the BB.com site for $250 24" monitors and it seemed to be a solid deal given the junky brands in that price range.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:16 PM

i wonder how low this thing is going to drop.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:31 PM

Been playing mine for the last few hours and well worth the money as for a price drop no need to worry since I have silver member status and can price match up to 60 days :)

#240 DoctorCharlesNichols

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:29 AM

Thank you for the help guys. My computer has only a VGA port, and I need HDMI for my display. Should I just buy a video card with an HDMI out? I mistakenly bought a DVI to HDMI cord already. Thanks CAGs!