Best 17" Monitor!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by NegativeFactor, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. Ok i'm getting a new computer with a Radeon 9700 Pro card in it. From all reviews it looks like this card outperforms the ti4600 but only @ high resolutions. So thus since i have a 3 year old monitor that will only do 1280 by 1024 at 60hz (which hurts my delicate eyes!) I need a new monitor. I'm after a 17" because i have had experience with bigger and smaller in the past and don't like either. Can anyone suggest the best monitor on the UK market today, forget about price i'm thinking of image quality and refresh rates here!

    Thanks
     
  2. Ok this need to be quick cus i want to get the monitor today!!! come on people or i'll go out and buy a rubbish one and regret it!
     
  3. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    well that sort of depends on what u do with ur computer. For surfin the web, playing card cames, office tasks a 15 or 17 inch would be fine. For playing games like Warcraft 3 or Half-Life I would no smaller then a 17 and as far as max get the biggest that u cab hook up to ur video card. If u want a good brand I would say Sony Trinitron or a NEC with the same basic style
     
  4. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    depends on how much $$$£££ you have
    & how much room you have
    17" is ample
    but the big screens do look good
    ;)
     
  5. I'm not fussed about moo-lar(money) i just want the best i can get. I'm deffintely only want to go 17" and i'll be playing games, i'm not gonna get a top notch GFX card to play Cards! lol Thank for the NEC suggestion, at the moment this looks like the best model to get. Keep the suggestions coming people!
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'm using a Hansol 710p (Now named the 710D i think?)
    Hasn't let me down yet.

    1280x1024 @ 85Hz and 1600x1200 @ 75Hz
     
  7. Nickp

    Nickp Guest

    I'm using a hansol 710D, very impressed with it.

    If your getting a CRT Monitor, make sure you get a flat CRT screen, makes a huge difference!
     
  8. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    usin these

    samsung 170t and
    kds rad 9
     
  9. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    Viewsonic A90f trust me, so nice and flat crt.
     
  10. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Samsung 170T with Digital Connection. Works a wonder on eyes, especially mine, that used to tear up after an hour at my old CRT. Weird, I know, one near sighted , one farsighted, both messed up :)
     
  11. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    Viewsonic A90f and A95f are very good monitors. 19", though... i don't see why you don't get 19". but if you insist on 17" for whatever silly reason, try the Viewsonic A70f or A75f.

    whatever you get, make sure it's a flat crt!
     
  12. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    I got a curved CRT, and i kinda regret it.
     
  13. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    I recommend this brands

    1. ADi Site
    - G710
    - G1000
    2. Sony Site

    Visit this site for more details ;)
     
  14. wahoo24jc

    wahoo24jc Guest

    Sony Trinitron for awesome picture quality!
     
  15. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    there is a $1000 sony trintron, forget the name. Its what Maximum PC used on there 2002 dream machine.
     
  16. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

  17. Ok i got a monitor, it's kinda weird tho, can't get used to it (check sig for make/model). Ok i got a question, someone before (Nick M) mentioned a digital connection. Now my card has 2 connectors on the back, the one is the normal small one, and the other a longer (twice as long) white one. Is this the digital connection? Will i get a better picture using this? My GFX card came with a converter for the normal connection. should i use it?
     
  18. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    the long white connection is DVI... and is used for digital flat panel's (LCD's). if you put the adaper on it, it would be the same thing as the connection you're hooked up to now (analog). so that DVI port is either for an lcd or 2nd analog.

    what's wrong with the monitor? have you installed monitor drivers fro it? if you do, you can select the optimal (highest) refresh rate which will help your eyes.
     
  19. I'm not really sure, it just doesn't look right, i think it's possibly the drivers that are the problem, because they are so new. It's weird it like as long as there is only a small portion of white on the screen, it's bright white. But as soon as you open say, an blank explorer window, full screen, the color goes this eggshell white color, and it's really irritating.
     
  20. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    drivers won't affect that. drivers only dictate what resolutions and refresh rates you can pick.

    if your colors are weird, i'd try messing with the controls on the monitor... namely, the 'temperature' controls, which changes the color temperatures. you can slelect a 'warmer' mode which will give you that eggshell-ish color, to 'cold' which will make it more bright bright bluish-white.