Flat screen monitors

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  1. DaveSarcevic

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    I want to buy a flat screen lcd monitor, I've seen some pretty decent prices on Ebay. I was wondering what I need to look for. Greatful for any advice.

    Just realised that I posted this thread in the wrong section. Administrator please put where it needs to go. Hopefully not in the trash.
     
  2. Jassen M. West

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    If you're a gamer, look for a low ms, as in 8ms or 12ms. If you're not gaming 15 or even 25ms will do. Look for contrast ratio, gamer or not 600:1 is way better than 250:1. Also look to see if it has digital input as it will look better than the plain old analog.
     
  3. Hank_P

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    I second Jassen comments. If you are a "non" gamer... Something along the lines of 20-25ms refresh, and a min. contrast of 400:1 is good.
     
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    Look at our Deals page for some 25% to 30% off with free shipping on their 19 to 20 inch monitors. They expire tomorrow morning.

    Parker
     
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    are there any advantages to getting a flat screen with a wide aspect ratio if i wont be watching dvds on it? i love those dell monitors, and eventually i'll probably buy one, but wouldnt want to get a widescreen if the only reason is to watch dvds.

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    Note that the industry uses "flat screen" as a term to refer to conventional, bulky, picture-tube-based TVs and monitors. (The "flat screen" tube sets supposedly have a less distorted face.)

    Vendors will probably refer to LCD monitors as "flat panel" monitors in ads.
     
  7. Chris Bardon

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    I just got a 19" NEC at work about a month ago, and it's great! Only a 15ms response and 400:1 contrast, but since I'm not playing games at work (often) it's not a big deal. Video is fine on it though.

    As for the widescreen question, there's no particular "reason" to get one or not get one-it's all about preference. If you like looking at something with a wider field of vision, go for it. There's really not much of a difference besides the cosmetic with these.
     
  8. Glenn Overholt

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    I've got a WS too. Just fantastic! I don't full screen things, and now I have a lot of left over space for other programs. Get a piece of paper about 4 - 5" wide and as long as your monitor is high and put it next to your monitor. Then think about it.

    Glenn
     
  9. Ted Lee

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    i have a 23" ws lcd (that pivots as well).

    i love the dang thing. even though i rarely watch movies on it, i like having all that real estate ... especially if i have several programs open at once.

    also, if i'm working on a long text document, it's nice to be able to pivot the display ... allowing me to read more of the document at one time.
     
  10. DaveSarcevic

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    I went and bought an 19" LCD monitor at Walmart.http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3321518
    The specs on the box and on the web site said it a contrast ratio 500:1, but a notice was with the paperwork saying this model had a CR of 700:1, plus some other improvements. Im using the monitor now and I'm really impressed. It's also nice going from a 17" to a 19" monitor. I never heard of this company, I hope this thing doesnt turn out to be a piece of crap. I figured there are probably a handful of manufacturers, who license them out to companies who put their names on it.
    If any one has any helpful tweaks, I would be most appreciative.
     
  11. Ryan Satriani

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    Anyone know a good website to set the screen settings for optimal picture on a PC? Kinda like the THX thing on the dvd's. I just got mine and it's kinda hard to read things sometimes. But yet again i'm using the analog setting.
     
  12. Ted Lee

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    ryan - try this out. i used it in the past...worked fine for what i was trying to do. dunno if it runs on xp or not though....

    nokia test
     
  13. Ryan Satriani

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    Cool thanks, I also found a website that had stuff to adjust your monitor too. Thanks guys.
     

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