Monitor Sugestions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Fenris, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hi everyone I’m looking for a new monitor since my last one died last night, but I have no idea where to look for reviews of monitors. I’m thinking of getting a CRT 17-19inch I don’t really like LCD monitors and I don’t mind not having lots of space on my desk. I would prefer to stay around $400 US but if there is a nice one for a little more I will bump up my budget. If anyone has some recommendations I would love to hear them I'm totally lost when it comes to monitors.

    thanks :)
     
  2. Jestermask

    Jestermask WinTMBG Professional

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    I would recommend a Samsung 955DF. I got one for my Dad for Christmas, and I'm VERY impressed with it! You really can't beat a .20 dot pitch on a CRT for a consumer monitor! The color and clarity are fantastic on it!

    ~JM
     
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Samsung Syncmaster. My 753DF (17 inch is great and sells for about $100-120 now). Not sure on the 19 inch pricing.

    The Syncmaster was the lowest glare monitore I could find.
     
  4. Chase™

    Chase™ NTFS Noob

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    19inch viewsonic :)
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I would also suggest a Samsung. My brother has a 17" Syncmaster model and it's an excellent monitor.
     
  6. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    i have a viewsonig perfectflat a70-f, it kicks ass, and i like it a lot
     
  7. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    KDS makes some great monitors. I use the XF-9e and the XF-7e, both cheaply available online.
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I have the Samtron 76DF which is the same monitor. Can get it for under $100. Saw it recently for $89 at Sam's Club.
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I too have the Samsung SyncMaster 753DF, got it for about $122 Canadian. Im very pleased with it (its much better then my 15inch Unisys :p)
     
  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    In addition, Samsung has great warranties on their monitors... some (if not all) come with 3 years.
     
  11. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    Iiyama do some kicking montiors, I tend to stick with them or go for Mitsubishi/NEC
     
  12. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    I ended up getting a Samsung...the reviews said it had above average graphics better than most other 19" monitors. Had to order it though :( so wont get it till next week.
     
  13. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Exciting for you, wish I could get one! :p
     
  14. Abbadon2001

    Abbadon2001 OSNN Addict

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    I would recommend the Iiyama vision master pro 454 19" crt, retailing at around £230 its a steal for the features it has. Supports up to 120Hz refresh at 1280x960 (what im running) will run a respectable 100hz at 1600x1200 as i remember too. Also has a usb hub in the base, and dual inputs for those computer building moments.
     
  15. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    All the KDS monitors I saw locally had a lot of glare.