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What monitor should i get?

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  1. caffeind

    caffeind Senior Member

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    So i'm going to take a little extra christmas money to replace my broken viewsonic piece of crap. I want a 17-19inch with the best image quality i can get for $300 :ph34r: .


    Any suggestions?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    first things first- what kind of video card do you have?

    lcd monitors are specific to either an analog signal (your normal monitor 25-pin plug) or DVI digital, which only good video cards have.

    buying a monitor that won't plug into your video card will suck.
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Some places have a adapter that lets you use a 25-pin monitor connector on a DVII plug. I've got one laying around here somewhere.

    Most LCDs don't use DVII anyway. Usually only the upper-mid and high-end ones. I know my midrange NEC uses analog.
     
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    Not true. The Dell monitors that we have at work have an option for either signal.

    But yeah, some monitors only have one specific output.
     
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    Yeah- just make sure that everything will plug in.

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    I'm still partial to CRTs because of variable resolution beyond native and multiples of native res, plus response time...

    CRT:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-001-166&depa=1
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-002-038&depa=1 :thumbsup:

    Good 17 inch LCDs (all excellent brands too):
    Albatron, 16ms response time, 400cd/sqm brightness, 450:1 contrast ratio, VGA in: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-170-009&depa=1
    Iiyama: 14ms, 370cd/sqm, 350:1 contrast, VGA in: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-172-064&depa=1
    Sony (if you must): 16ms, 250cd/sqm, 400:1 contrast, VGA in: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-006-066&depa=1
    Princeton: 16ms, 300cd/sqm, 450:1, VGA and DVI in: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-008-019&depa=1
     
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    thanks for the links. I've been on newegg for hte past 30 mintues reading reviews.

    yeah i want a CRT. Why do so many of you say i should get a 17 over 19?
     
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    17" LCD. 17" CRT is too small.
     
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    a 17" lcd is about = to a 19" crt. its all about native resolution.


    and mike, im an idiot. thanks :)
     
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    i think you should get a 21"

    17 is for pussies o_O
     
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    I got my 21" CRT for 20 bucks on craigslist. It is the fucking shit!
     
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    You can get some 19" LCD monitors for under 400.

    I paid I think 499 for my 19" viewable LCD Mag monitor.
     
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    :)

    A 17 inch LCD is more like an 18 inch CRT... but yeah- LCD screen sizes show the actual viewable size, but a CRT measurement does not. You typically subtract an inch to an inch and a half from a CRT's size to get the real viewable size.
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    Dont buy just a monitor buy a whole pc
    [​IMG]
     
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