I decided to replace an old CRT screen on a second home computer with a new TFT screen around the 24 inch size. There's a huge number of older and newer TFT screens on the market right now with a baffling variation in prices, (i.e. You can buy a large 26 inch for less than some 22 inch screens!)
I usually look for a quality product and pay a more but with this being a second home computer i decided on economy. This SAMSUNG SyncMaster 2443BW 24" wide TFT Screen (5ms) Samsung 2443BW 24 Inch Monitor - Black
was a very good price and from one of the largest manufacturers of TFT screens, So I bought one through Amazon.
Within 10 minutes of setting up the screen I'd decided it had to go back! The viewing angle was so poor that i only had to sit still and drag a window from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen to see a huge difference. Colours and contrast changed completely! Text that was clear at the top of screen was now washed out and almost unreadable when moved to the bottom. The window's navy blue title bar bacame pale blue when dragged to the bottom and dark reds became orange. And no amount of changing screen settings or altering my viewing angle alleviated this. Just looking at a maximized text document you could see that the words became more washed out and less clear towards the bottom of the screen. This is bad for your eyes over time.
I returned it to Amazon within 48 hour and was given a refund. I then bought a HP ZR24w.
The lesson; don't make a false economy! 90% of your perception of any computer is through its screen. Don't be swayed by large screens at cheap prices. Technology has moved rapidly in TFT screens and there's lots out there that are older and poorer. Go for quality.