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Old 29th Jul 2003, 02:11 AM   #1
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(Help) What monitor do you have?

Just wondering im planning on getting a new 19 inch monitor (black) soon
and I wanted to know what you lot thought the best is to get for price quality etc.
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Old 29th Jul 2003, 02:24 AM   #2
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I got me one of these a month or two back - it may not be what you are looking for but it is perfect for me.

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Hitachi CML174SXWB 17" TFT Monitor (Carbon)
The thin and sleek design of the CML174SXWB TFT Monitor provides distortion-free images while saving desktop space. Features include excellent contrast ratio, fast response time and a DVI-D / D-sub input. This model is in Carbon finish.

- 17" viewable image size (equivalent to 19" CRT)
- High Resolution - SXGA 1280 x 1024
- 16.7 million colours
- Excellent Contrast Ratio (400:1)
- Fast response time - tr: 12ms + tf: 4ms
- Wide viewing angle - 160 H x 160 V

Complete with comprehensive 3 year on-site warranty.
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Old 29th Jul 2003, 09:03 AM   #3
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I went through this the other month when looking for a 19" CRT. I liked the idea of a TFT but the cost of one that supports the resolutions I wanted (1600x1200+) was too much, I really like having two kidneys.

In the end I went for the Iiyama VisionMaster 454pro, I know a couple of people with the same monitor who swear by it and it's been on PCpro's A-list since before time began. It only cost me ~280, it uses the newer highbright DiamondTron U2 tube, supports insanely high res's (2048x1536@80Hz) and the picture quality is fantastic. The first one I received was faulty (had a very burred image), but Iiyama had a replacement on my desk within 48 hours (which is standard for 3 years).

AFAIK, they don't do the 454 in black, but they do with the VM 455 pro; it's slightly lower spec. (not by much though) and is around 50 cheaper.
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Old 29th Jul 2003, 04:58 PM   #4
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I've got a KDS Avitron monitor, but I don't remember the model number.
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Old 29th Jul 2003, 05:03 PM   #5
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NEC MultiSync FE950+, 19" black FlatCRT. Ownage.
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Old 29th Jul 2003, 06:52 PM   #6
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NEC Monitors are great, and very reliable. Samsungs are good too (not as reliable as an NEC, but good - I have had the same Samsung for 3 years, it's about to go soon, and an NEC for 4, still kicking), however they are heavy mofos.

If anything, make sure it's a perfect-flat. Also, I wouldn't recomend LCD's - lower resolutions in games means smaller display. CRT monitors are still the way to go IMHO for gaming, and with a perfect flat, you'll be set.
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Old 31st Jul 2003, 02:09 AM   #7
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