I'm in the market for another monitor/TV to both increase my studying productivity and to lessen the strain on my eyes. My current monitor was rather cheap at the time of purchase and doesn't have very good reviews on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Sansui-SLED2280-2 ... B003ICXEXC
Using it for even short periods of time, much less all day studying, taking a break with anime, or writing a research paper is rather painful-- giving me a headache, blurred or double vision and the like. Text and objects are frequently blurry, especially while scrolling. To be sure, eye strain from computer usage is a common problem, and the poor lighting of my room could be a large contributor to this. That being said, I know for a fact this TV is far from the best I could possibly have for my vision.
I don't know much about shopping for monitors wisely, however. Comparing specifications to find a quality TV for a relatively reasonable price is incredibly difficult. So does anyone have any advice for this? What specifications or types of monitors would be most important for my purposes-- for studying, browsing, streaming video or playing a Blu-ray with as little strain on my eyes as possible? IPS panels? Refresh rates higher than 60hz and/or with lower response times? Lowering the brightness and adjusting to "warmer" colors and displaying only in native resolution (even if the results might be uglier) no matter what TV I settle on?
There a lot of variables to consider, especially if you're a tough customer like me who wants the best of all worlds whenever possible with a piece of tech, so it's confusing.
My upper price range would be about $400-600. I want to ask around as much as I can before I just dive in with a purchase like that. This is, after all, something I'm going to be staring at for hours and days at a time (yeah yeah, take breaks, I know.)