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Postby coonsanders on Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:26 pm

hi gang

i might be buying a new moniter for around 130.00.the choises are samsung,acer,or viewsonic.which is the better brand? thanks.

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Re: a new monitor

Postby Ian on Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:54 pm

You looking for a CRT (tube) or LCD?
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Re: a new monitor

Postby coonsanders on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:13 pm

hi ian

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Re: a new monitor

Postby Dartman on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:18 pm

Does anybody even still make a CRT monitor? As far as generally available smallish LCD monitors I'd say Samsung or veiwsonic maybe but it really pays to go look at all the ones in your price range as everyone might do something different.
I bought an Acer 19" wide LCD simply becuase it was on a excellent closeout deal. The text is not quite as sharp as the Veiwsonic used 19" regular LCD I was given earlier but it looks fine for the 65 bucks I paid for it and has no dead pixels.
Whatever you buy make sure it has at least DVI output so it can stay in the digital domain, the text is sharper that way. If you can find one that has a IPS panel those seem to have the best viewing angle and color, plus the contrast is good, otherwise they all look pretty similar so it's whatever one looks best to you.
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Re: a new monitor

Postby coonsanders on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:24 pm

thanks pal..

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Re: a new monitor

Postby Ian on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:26 pm

Dartman wrote:otherwise they all look pretty similar so it's whatever one looks best to you.


qft..

If you ever plan on watching protected content (Blu-ray, etc), you may also want to check and see if it supports HDCP.
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Re: a new monitor

Postby Dartman on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:43 pm

I would think by now any monitor with at least DVI should support it but that is something to make sure about unless you want to constantly run anydvd in the background. Everyone seems to want them with HDMI outs now as well, I think my 3870x2 supports it but my cheap acer only has analog outs, the older Veiwsonic I was given had DVI.
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