New monitor [::LCD::]

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Cosmin, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    On the way for upgrading my current monitor ( ADi MicroScan G500 ) with an LCD one ...


    If you haven't realized yet I'm an ADi S fan ..
    I've took this display in my "possible" list : ADi MicroScan S600
    LCD Panel
    Size (15.1")
    Type TFT LCD
    Pixel Pitch 0.30 x 0.30 mm
    No. Colours 16.7M Simulated
    Contrast Ratio 250:1
    Luminance 200 cd/m²
    Viewing Angles 90º (v), 120º (h)
    Scanning Frequencies
    Horizontal 31.4 - 60.24 kHz
    Vertical 56 - 74 Hz
    Bandwidth 80 MHz
    Resolution Capability
    Maximum 1024 x 768
    Recommended 1024 x 768
    Signal Input
    15 Pin D-Sub / BNC x 5 Yes / No
    S-video No
    Signal Type Analogue
    Input Synchronisation pos. / neg. separate
    Mac. Compatible With Optional Mac. Adaptor
    Selection Facilities
    Multi Language OSD English / German / French
    Auto Adjust Yes
    Plug and Play
    VESA DDC 1 & 2B Yes
    Power Source 90 - 240 VAC
    Max. Power Consumption 27 Watts
    Energy Star / VESA DPMS / NUTEK Yes / Yes / No
    Conformity Marks
    TCO'99 / TCO'95 / MPRII Yes / Yes / Yes
    TÜV GS / ISO 9241-3 / CE No / No / Yes
    Measurements (w x h x d) 375 x 390 x 116mm
    Weight 6.7 kg
    Wall Mountable
    VESA Compliant / Mounting included Yes (Optional Arms Available) / No
    Integrated Microphone No
    Speakers No
    Integral Power Supply No
    Pivot Enabled No


    Any other suggestions about this display and others ( LCD ) will be aprecciated .
    Price here : 285$
    Supported brands : ADi - CTX - SONY (only)
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    two main things i want to point out...

    1) i suggest getting an lcd with a dvi connection. most new video cards have a dvi (digital video interface) connection which was made for lcd's. with that, the video signal stays digital from the time it is rendered on the card, to the time it's displayed on the screen. this gives you the best picture. otherwise, with the old 15-pin vga connection, the picture is rendered, then converted to analog on the card, sent to the monitor and (if it's an lcd), re-converted back to digital to be displayed. quite inefficient.

    i think all lcd's with dvi also have the standard vga connection, too, in case you need it. but the dvi will come in handy if/when you upgrade your video card (if you don't already have it).

    2) response time! i don't see it listed anywhere in those specs. but it's a necessary peice of information if you plan on watching movies or playing games with it. a high response time (20-60ms) will cause blurring behind moving objects.
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    1. DVI! Get DVI! I have a very nice LCD, 17in, Samsung Syncmaster 170t. Digital at 1280 x 1024. The picture is very, very nice, and I notice no motion blur in games.

    2. Sony LCD's are nice, but the ones with DVI are expensive. Mine cost $ 890.
  4. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    i regret giving that one away:(