I think you might be able to get another 20% off via Bing shopping... at $200, I'm tempted to get a 2nd monitor....change that to I did order a 2nd one.
I re-ran the Nvidia display optimization for my Samsung 225BW and the Dell G2410, looked at my desktop picture and then ran the "Legend of the Seeker
" video from Hulu (seems to be a go-to 720p video for the AVS Forum guys).
A couple of things stood out:
- my 225BW couldn't get to the black level set point for brightness with out completely dimming the display to unusable levels.
- At a decent brightness level setting and with a black display, the 225BW is obviously grey vs the G2410 being pretty darn black.
- The Samsung is saturating at white levels, the Dell isn't.
- The Dell has better color balance, fonts are crisper.
Ok, I'm comparing a 3 yr old monitor to a new one. So, this isn't unexpected. But the quality difference was big enough to make me want two of the g2410's instead of mixing monitors side by side.