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Does anyone here use a flat panel LCD monitor on their computer?
Posted 13 April 2003 - 08:19 PM
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Posted 13 April 2003 - 08:32 PM
I cannot reccomend a brand for TV viewing, all my LCDs are on computers. They are such a nice space saver... although they expand to fill the desk. Since I have switched to LCDs I now have 3 computers on the desk instead of just 1. So, I net out to more lost desk space because of the 3 keyboards and mice.
Posted 13 April 2003 - 08:58 PM
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Posted 13 April 2003 - 09:00 PM
Posted 13 April 2003 - 09:19 PM
I think the Dell LCD monitors are made by Samsung, too.
Posted 13 April 2003 - 10:04 PM
Posted 14 April 2003 - 06:31 PM
Check out Samsung, NEC/Mitsubishi, and Viewsonic. I'm partial to the Samsung 191T myself. It's a 19" model priced higher then what you are looking at, but its a beaufitul lcd monitor with DVI. Definately get one with DVI for a true digital connection that you won't have to calibrate/mess around with user settings at all. Color accuracy should be better with DVI. Samsung has one of the best reputations in the industry from what I've read for making great flat panel LCD's with far fewer factory defects/ dead pixels etc... Go to a Best Buy and check out the Alienware setups -I usually see them shown off with the 191T Samsung model there and you can screw around enjoying how black the blacks are playing games like Jedi Knight and Medal Of Honor. The refresh rates with Samsung and all the top manufacturers have gotten fast enough to the point now where they allow for playing games on them without the motion blurring effects seen previously. Samsung's in general have a great contrast level as well. The larger the number the better. IE: 400:1
I like how bright they are myself. Best Buy sells the Samsung 17 inch versions there. Not sure those have DVI on them though. The 191T has a really thin black bezel which makes it look extra sharp. It also makes the panel look bigger. Viewsonic's are supposed to be good as are NEC/Mitsubishi. The Screen Savers team on Tech TV uses NEC LCD's for their lan partys for what its worth.
Posted 14 April 2003 - 06:43 PM
We have a blended computer system, LCD and CRTs. The LCDs are better for everything but gaming where you need multiple resolutions.
Get at least a 17", and DVI is better than VGA.
Look at Sam's Club. They were having some real bargains a while ago.
Also, make sure to audition the monitor you are shopping. Specs just don't tell the tale, and you don't want to get it home an be disappointed.
Posted 14 April 2003 - 07:17 PM
It has a DVI input. Now I'm just waiting for the DVI cable I ordered from E-Bay. So far I love the monitor. The PQ is great!
I passed on the extended warranty plan. It was a 2 year for $49. Should I have purchased the extended warranty? I'm wondering now if I should go back and try. Mitsubishi's warranty is for 1 year parts and labor.
Again, thanks for the help. LCD monitors have really come a long way in the past couple of years.
Posted 14 April 2003 - 07:21 PM
Posted 15 April 2003 - 04:02 PM
-- Captain Simeon Ecuyer, 1783
Posted 15 April 2003 - 05:43 PM
Posted 15 April 2003 - 10:13 PM
Posted 16 April 2003 - 05:22 PM
I also noticed that the picture is now sharp in all resolution settings. The native setting for this monitor is 1280X1024. With the analog connection, any setting other than 1280X1024 gave a slightly out of focus picture. With the digital connection, all settings are clear. Very nice.
Again, thanks for the help guys. I guess my advice to anyone thinking about getting an LCD monitor would be to shop around, get the best monitor you can for your budget (you get what you pay for in this area, believe me) and make sure it has a DVI connection.
Posted 08 May 2003 - 03:44 PM
Be forewarned though, if you want the best it costs, these displays are expensive. Don't even look for them at the Best Buy type chain stores.
Here is a link to Eizo-Nanao.
Here is a link to one of the few on-line retailers that carry the brand.
Peace – James/K1JMD
‘Armed and Curious’
Posted 08 May 2003 - 10:25 PM
Posted 09 May 2003 - 02:52 PM
Originally posted by ibglowin
Here is the real Sports Car of LCD displays!
Your getting in the ballpark, but it still can’t compare to the Eizo FA-2090. The specifications tell the tale, have a look.
And to answer Rking401’s question; at least in my experience and for my purposes in CAD work and photo editing I recommend a conventional CRT. Unless of course you have the amount probably close to $3000 it would take to buy an LCD like the one I linked above.
Peace – James/K1JMD
‘Armed and Curious’
Posted 23 November 2003 - 08:21 PM
I think Cornea Systems is worthy mentioning for a reliable 17" LCD monitor, with a TV tuner as well !
DVI port [cable is optional]
3 year "Cross Shipment Warranty"
I have used this unit for a kitchen tv with E* 508 dvr and 2nd platinium r/c. It works flawlessly.
As others mention side viewing , and elevation angle [wall mounted] are a problem.
but tolerable. The built-in speakers leave a lot to be desired. Otherwise a good buy for
Check it out at Corneasystems.com