BenQ FP241VW 24in Widescreen LCD MonitorFormer staff writer - July 4, 2007
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So is an 8 bit monitor worth the extra money and will you notice any differences? I was skeptical at first, but after placing a 6 bit and 8 bit monitor side-by-side, there are many distinct differences.
8 bit monitors have better color transition than 6 bit because they produce a true 16.7 million colors. 8 bit monitors usually have a higher cd/m2 rating than 6 bit monitors, allowing you to view in brighter light and see a clearer picture. Due to dithering, a 6 bit monitor is more susceptible to color misregistration since the colors you are seeing aren’t truly there.
An 8 bit monitor is more expensive than a 6 bit monitor, but normally comes with some nice extras that 6 bit monitors usually don’t have, such as S-Video and composite inputs. If you are leaning toward an HTPC, these two features can help. You can actually watch movies in HD, and for those of you who just can’t get enough with watching one thing at a time, the PIP comes in handy too.
The BenQ FP241VW is not only a workstation monitor, it is a monitor that can do just about anything you want it to do. Its added features help enhance your viewing experience with the availability to change viewing modes, hook up USB hardware, listen to a movie without waking up the house, and even watching a TV show in HD.
- 24 inches (Widescreen)
- Onboard USB Ports
- Headset Input
- S-Video Input
- Composite Input
- Multiple Viewing Modes
- True 8 Bit Color Depth
- Picture in Picture
- Easily Accessible Control Panel
- DVI, HDMI and D-Sub connectors
- 500 cd/m2
- No speakers (user preference)