dealsaoc 22” 1080p led monitor for $99.99 + $5.00…

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Just keep in mind that the connection ports are on the base... No mounting this on a 3rd party stand from what I can tell. That's what killed it for me.

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If I didn't just buy a new 24" Asus, I'd likely have a set of new monitors coming my way.

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$139 (New) on Amazon and Prime eligible.

http://www.amazon.com/21-5-Wide-LCD-Glossy-Black/dp/B004G603S8/

Has pretty good reviews. Tempted to pick one up, but just a little small.

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Use two of these at work on a daily basis in a dual configuration. They look great and they're super slim. Only drawback is the base connections and the power is actually delivered through a cord with a decent size power brick on it.

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The price is cheap, yeah, but AOC is one of the worst monitor brands I've used.

I've had my AOC 24" for about a year now, and the main reason I have it is because I got it for free, and you can't really beat that for a 24".

The view radius (how far from dead center you can see without getting a bad image) is so low, that with how wide this screen is, I can never really get a good view of the entire monitor. For my specific model, the screen settings (that you change via the buttons on the device itself) are about as convoluted and confusing as you can get. No words - all pictures, and most of these pictures are not the normal industry standard icons. If I was going to spend more than $50 on a new monitor, I'd go for a different brand. Almost anything but AOC.

A good brand you can find for pretty cheap is Acer. If you need stunning razor sharp graphics and have lots of money then you might want a more pricey picture box, but Acer is definitely a great value and great product!

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I have been looking at buying the ASUS ML228H 22-Inch Ultra-Slim Widescreen LED Monitor. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00413PHEQ/ref=gno_cart_title_1

Anyone know if it would be better to get this and save $50?

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This is cheap enough and slim enough for a MAME arcade cabinet that I want to build. I kind of like that I can reuse the monitor stand and possibly rejig it for a vertical or horizontal orientation. If the viewing angle isn't great at an angle, I'll at least be able to adjust the monitor mount for optimal display.

I'm in for one.

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My husband bought 2 of these last year... They are beautiful and have worked out well... We highly recommend these if you care to have a sleek, white, cool monitor.

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It is not an LED monitor. It is an LCD with LED backlighting. You can get true LED monitors now for pro video monitors. They are VERY expensive, but it is only a matter of time until LED's become available for TV/PC use. We might as well start using the correct terms now.

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I bought two of these off Moofi a while ago (about a month)

The stands are not able to be taken off for VESA mounting, all the ports are built into it.. The thing is so ridiculously wobbly I felt like I was going to snap the monitor off the stand when I took it out of the box.., the monitor quality isn't that bad, but you can get plenty better if you spend a little more..

Seriously though, the stand holding the entire thing up is only a thin, hollowed out, less then an 1/2 inch thick piece of plastic..

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I just bought the Viewsonic 21.5" LED from Amazon for $139, Prime eligible. It's a fantastic monitor. I've never even heard of the brand for sale on Woot.
http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-VA2231WM-LED-22-Inch-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B005B9A2DU/ref=pd_cp_e_1

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I have one, and I've been looking for another. In for one. Oh I've had mine for about 2 years now and it's simply fantastic.

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I own two of these. For the price, I think they're pretty fantastic!

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I have an earlier AOC 22" and like it just fine. AOC is the house brand of the largest maker of LCD monitors.

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Just recently bought an ASUS VS248H-P and I don't think I'll look into any other brand, except maybe Samsung.

After comparing when I was looking, I found three AOC's I looked at to be at the bottom as far as overall quality when I compared them all on and next to each other. The others included 2 different Acers around the same price, the Asus, a Hanns G and an HP.

I put in just a tad more money for the Asus (on sale for $160), but I am not disappointed one bit. It's absolutely stunning.

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From a review I found at walmart.com:

"This monitor has a nice picture, and looks cool. But it's very flimsy and over a short amount of time the monitor will break off the stand. ...
I called the company. They say this model has been discontinued, because the monitor has been breaking off its stand, they suggested that I return it as soon as possible. So I did."

Since the connections are in the stand, I think I'll pass.

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Just how true is the "DVI-D input with HDCP" part?

When I was shopping around for a DVI switcher to use computer/PS3/monitor none of the DVI switchers were rated HDCP compliant and none worked with my HDCP reliant PS3, and manufacturers told me DVI didn't support the HDCP handshake.

I had to go to an HDMI switch to get HDCP compatibility.

Has AOC somehow made an HDCP-compliant DVI port?

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I need lines not columns. i.e. height not width. I keep thinking I have to look into putting two of these side by side mounted vertically. (I can make my own mount.)

I just can't get the time to research it.

is something like that really tough or easy to do?

Pete

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@petecal

It would be impossible to mount these vertically. The stand has the VESA mounts, not the back of the screen. You can not remove the stand.

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I'm in for (1).

Not sure I'll try to mount it; but if VESA is in the base then this is no biggie. Besides it only weighs 5.6lbs

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@toge: No reason DVI-D can't support HDCP; it has all the same pins as HDMI, just a different connector. Since HDCP is not part of the DVI standard, you're quite unlikely to find stuff like switchboxes supporting it, but it's not uncommon in cheap monitors, since it saves adding another port

@petecal: Sure, just put your desk in a corner and stick one monitor's base to each wall. ;D

Seriously, the pictures show you can mount one in landscape on the wall, so if turning that image sideways works in your situation, you could do it. As a bonus, when sitting centered between them, you'd have the same viewing angle to both monitors (i.e. ~15 degrees "up", from both monitors' perspective), instead of being up from one, down from the other. Since TN panels like these are generally asymmetric top-to-bottom (brighter one way, darker the other), this will give better color matching than a "regular" setup of two monitors rotated the same way. (Or buy IPS screens so it's not an issue, but $$$$.)

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@chefferz: I built my own computer desk with all kinds of brackets, struts, etc. If they fit, I will acquit...err... make what I need.

Pete

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@bensonm: The basic DVI-D to HDMI conversion is trivial but some of the more esoteric HDMI capabilities like linked control and ethernet transport aren't supported. The one that counts is HDCP and it IS supported so big deal.

Here is an adapter from Sears for ~$6.50.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM497094101P?sid=IDx20101019x00001a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=SPM497094101

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@zetalidan: Thank you. You saved me from making a mistake. Good looking out.

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@kd1357: Converting from HDMI to DVI is simple. Here's a converter for only $2.49, eligible for free s/h. I'd like to connect both my desktop (VGA) and my DVD recorder (HDMI to DVI) to this monitor. I wonder how switching input ports is handled. Is it automatic or manual?

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-ADP-3780-Female-Adapter/dp/B0018QTWH2/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b

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just my 2 cents. I have this monitor, and while the picture on it is fantastic, its super thin design makes it super flimsy. The base is easy to mount to and i like the look of it, but it's mounted on an arm on my desk, so every time I bump the desk it wobbles like crazy.

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@sdc100: switching inputs is automatic if there's only one live source. Otherwise there's a manual switch.

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Here's my two pesos:I don't do refurbished.I'll pay the extra for a new,never used one.I'm kinda picky that way.
By the way,I've seen refurbished electric toothbrushes and other personal grooming appliances.EWWWW!
Does anybody actually buy them??

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Pinterest? Well, I certainly won’t judge you for that, but I assume it’ll look nicer on a big monitor.

That line is hilarious...

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@glazedfaith: Many thanks for the info. That was my concern because I often leave both sources on, switching between the two every few minutes. I know I'm being a spoiled brat, but I hope you don't have to go through multiple menus to switch between DVI and VGA. Ideally, there would be a one-touch physical switch.

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@wootforthestars: I would, if it was refurbed by the manufacturer. That's because items like electric shavers, toothbrushes and other hygiene/grooming items are sterilized. Furthermore, the parts that touch your body (other than your hands) are replaced, i.e. toothbrush heads, razor blades and foils, etc. That's the policy I've always heard so I'm fine with refurbs. And if I'm unsure, I can simply go out and buy a replacement brush myself if the total cost is still less than a new unit.

When people whine about used dishes, linen and almost every other item on eBay, I remind them that you sleep on used linen/mattress even at the finest hotels, and eat off used dishes at 4 star restaurants. It's all a matter of cleaning and sterilizing the item before first use. That includes using bleach, boiling water, UV light, etc. In fact, you should sterilize and clean even "new" items bought from department stores, etc.

PS - don't let the bed bugs bite!

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@wootforthestars: You are effectively using a "refurbed" dental instrument every time you go to the dentist, and "refurbed" grooming items every time you go to the barber/hairdresser. And although you'd like to think that those professionals sterilize their tools (no phallic pun intended!) in between customers, there's no guarantee that they do. If I had a refurbed or used product in my home, I have full control over its sterilization. So why wouldn't you trust a refurbed toothbrush or razor? Please also see my previous message.

BTW, you can sterilize many items by putting them in the freezer for a few days. Don't freeze anything sensitive to moisture though because condensation forms once taken out of the freezer. If freezing electronics, make sure all internal/external condensation dries before using. You can minimize condensation by sealing the item in an airtight ZipLoc™ bag and squeezing the air (thus moisture) out. And don't open until the item is at room temperature.

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@glazedfaith: A possible solution is to place the monitor directly on your mount or stand, like one would place a painting on an easel (or an iPad on one of its many stands). The base would then dangle on the bottom (through a hole in the stand/easel). Not very attractive but you'll end up with a very stable monitor.

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still on the fence about this one. mainly because i am planning a triple monitor setup. i would just spend the extra money and get a nicer one but if i intend to get three, the cost adds up. the only thing this doesnt have that i want is the ability to rotate. im also concerned a little about the quality. but for $300, it might be worth the gamble.

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Okay, I just bit an bought one. Those paying sales tax in WA, TX or NY can use code "TAXSUCKS" to get $5 off.

What finally convinced me was the monitor's own webpage on AOC. While that the page is obviously not objective, the features were simply too amazing to pass up for a $99 monitor. Unique features include ultra-low power usage (eSaver mode: 15W normally, PowerSaver mode: 7.5W, Standby: 0.1W - that's 1/10th!) and a backlit touch buttons. Also comes with software to split the screen into 4 virtual displays (which I assume can work with any monitor). Too bad it can't display both DVI and VGA sources simultaneously.

http://us.aoc.com/monitor_display/e2243fwk

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No VESA mounting, odd-ball power supply, refurbished, and not particularly impressive in any capacity.
The price piqued my interest, but the facts drove me away. No sale, this is junk.

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The reviews on Amazon seem pretty bright, so in for one. Not a bad deal at all.

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@knarf009: You're obviously looking at a different monitor than the rest of us.

1) "No VESA mounting" - There is VESA mounting on the bottom of the base.

2) "odd-ball power supply" - These brick power supplies are common in monitors. It has a standard jack so you can use a universal power supply. I've owned 10+ LCD monitors and do IT support but have yet to see an LCD monitor's power supply fail. So I'm not sure how "odd-ball power supply" is accurate or even relevant.

3) "refurbished" - So? Unlike CFL LCD monitors, this uses LEDs, whose lifespan will outlast most electronic equipment. There are no moving parts (other than the stand) so I'm not sure why being refurbished is a real issue. Even the touch buttons are solid state.

4) "not particularly impressive in any capacity" - First, it's $99 so don't compare it to a $200 monitor. Impressive features for $99: 22" screen, 50meg-to-1 dynamic contrast ratio, backlit touch buttons, DVI & VGA inputs, thinness, ultra-low power.

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I had an AOC monitor (had noticed the brand before used commercially in supermarket at checkout). It did well by me, and when it left due to being replaced by an entire new setup, it was still working beautifully.

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Does it come with that desktop background? Because I only want it if it does.

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@knarf009 wrote "not particularly impressive in any capacity.
The price piqued my interest, but the facts drove me away. No sale, this is junk."

You're clearly unfamiliar with Woot. This is mostly a closeout vendor where one buys heavily discounted items, and not a place for "particularly impressive" products. Perhaps you're confused with Hammacher Schlemmer, Neiman Marcus or Brookstone? As for the "facts," you once more seem confused because, as someone else pointed out, your description doesn't match the actual monitor. And BTW, using exaggerations like "this is a piece of junk" simply discredits you as a deluded snob. Just because it doesn't live up to your need to be impressed does not mean it's junk.

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I have and AOC monitor, it seems to work fine for me. no dead pixals nad its bright as hell. mines a 23 inch though so not this exact modal

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I got this at compusa on clearance for even cheaper than this (was 23" not 22"). The quality is nice and the connectors being on the base is very convenient but it lacks the ability to use an after market stand. $99 is a great deal, get one!

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Bought a white one just because it goes well with my white macbook + henge dock setup I have. You don't see any white monitors these days. Had an old leftover CFL backlit screen hooked up. It was dim and text was rough to read, it was replaced for a reason. For the price its a pretty slick screen. Bright clear 1080p, rich color and the casing is mark free. Clearly a factory tested and refurbed unit. Only thing that concerned me was a weird high speed flickering of the backlight when I first hooked it up. It seems to have gone away. Not sure if it was a look connection of it needed to warm up but its been fine since. Gonna need to keep and eye on it but if its gonna fail it'll do so within the 90 day warranty. In that case I'll get a hold of the manufacturer, but for 100 bucks I'm not gonna sweat it.

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The biggest criticism of this monitor seems to be the fragility of the stand. I just got mine and it's pretty sturdy so I have no complaints.

A MAJOR PROBLEM IS MISUSE UPON PACKING.
DO N-O-T TRY TO OPEN THE STAND WITHOUT UNLOCKING IT FIRST!!!!!!
Forcing it open is probably the biggest reason for breakage, and the amount of refurbished models. The woeful graphical instruction sheet doesn't do a good job telling you to unlock it first. They should have put a BIG red label on the stand and lock. SIMPLY SLIDE THE LOCK OPEN WITH YOUR THUMB BEFORE PULLING THE STAND OPEN.