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Thread: New Monitor (LDC,CRT,TV)?




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    Im planning on buying a new monitor. Right now i have a 17inch Samsung Flat Screen CRT. I want to stay in the 17" range, or bigger but i dont want to spend more than $400 bucks. Should i get a LCD flat screen? Or another CRT? Or a tv to double as a monitor? What brands are best?

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    you're not going to be able to get a quality 17"+ LCD monitor for under $400 so just stick with CRT. You don't want a TV as a monitor since the best resolution you can hope to get it 800X600 and you would need an expensice HDTV for that. There are several quality manufacturers, such as viewsonic, samsung, and others.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    you're not going to be able to get a quality 17"+ LCD monitor for under 0 so just stick with CRT. You don't want a TV as a monitor since the best resolution you can hope to get it 800X600 and you would need an expensice HDTV for that. There are several quality manufacturers, such as viewsonic, samsung, and others.
    correct me if i'm wrong, but a 17" LCD is usually rated as a 18" to 19" CRT, hence a 15" LCD would be around a 16" to 17" CRT.

    for CRT monitors, they measurements include the big fat plastic border thing around the screen, while in LCDs it is the actual viewing area.

    but still i don't think you can get a good 15" LCD for anything below $500.
    =D

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    Actually most pretty good 17" LCD's are going for $350-$400 US over at newegg.com :cheers:

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    Here are two LCDs that are good that are under $400 (One is 15 inches and the other is 17):


    BenQ LCDs
    Case: Aspire X-Alien Silver
    Power Supply: Antec True430
    Motherboard: Abit IC7-MAX3
    Processor: Pentium 4 2.6c
    Memory: Corsair XMS PC3500 1024MB(512x2)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Speakers: Logitech Z-680

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    Quote Originally Posted by theyneverknew
    Actually most pretty good 17" LCD's are going for 0-0 US over at newegg.com :cheers:
    whoops.... are we talking in $US here?! i was thinking in terms of $AUS, so yea... you would be able to get a pretty goo 17" LCD for $400 US.
    =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny
    whoops.... are we talking in $US here?! i was thinking in terms of $AUS, so yea... you would be able to get a pretty goo 17" LCD for 0 US.
    Ya really should have a look at the person's location 1st and all members really should have at least a country supplied as this would help a lot. Remember that this is an international site.

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    So what is a good brand LCD 17" to get for less than $500 US dollars?

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    Hercules Prophetview 920 17" LCD Monitor : peace2:
    Love this monitor.

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    Just replaced a 21" crt, while the lcd moniters have come a long way, If you can fit it on the desk, and lift the crt, I can't see why anyone would chose a lcd:

    1, LCD's cost at least twice as much for the same size crt, usually three times for a good one,

    2, the colors have a strange, unnatural look to them, like each color is a layer, stacked one on top of another, which I supose it is.

    3, the pixles are so sharp that any slanted line shows up as a series of jags, I much prefer the softer look of a crt.

    4, Off axis viewing, while much better than it was a couple of years ago, is still an issue with lcd. If you ever have some one else looking at the moniter with you, It can be a pain. With crt's it is a non issue

    I ended up with a 21" sony for about $450, a visually inferior 20" lcd (about the same real size) would have been around $1500.

    Some may prefer a LCD, but I can't understand why

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