I need a new monitor..Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Steeves, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. Brian Steeves

    Brian Steeves Second Unit

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    Well my puny 14" monitor is finally on it's way out!!! Horray!!! And I've been given the green light to get a new one!! However I know nothing about monitors and what to look for. That's where I need your help guys. I figure someone must be in the know.
    OK the particulars...
    Budget is $300 and under.
    I would like the biggest display possible for the money without sacrificing picture quality.
    I want to buy it locally not online. So I need to be able to buy it at stores like Best Buy, CC, CompUSA, etc..
    I would prefer a 19" but a high quality 17" would be OK I suppose.
    So what do you think Guys? Can you point me in the right direction or tell me what to look for?
    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    Under $300...can you get a really good 19" or 17" for under $300? I'm not sure. I bought a Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 900u about 2 years ago or so. About $900 if I remember correctly. Beautiful 19" Flat face monitor with built in USB hub. I tend to not go cheap on my monitors. When I was shopping I went to all the big guys' web sites. Took a look at specs and then took the model numbers that looked good and hit the review sites. Then when I narrowed it down even further I went to the stores. Unfortunatly non of the stores had the monitor I bought so I got it online.
     
  3. Chad Ellinger

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    Check out Tiger Direct for some great deals on monitors. I highly recommend looking for a Trinitron-based tube for the best picture quality.
     

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