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Monitor recommandations [!]

Cosmin

Graphic Designer
#1
After a badluck I hope will choose another brand for my upgrade and I hope somebody can help me choosing a new device ( monitor CRT 17'' max 220$ ) .
Brands accepted :
1. LG
2. Sony ( forgot they are not under completing )
3. CTX
4. Philips

and others if suggested . Thanks for all , Cosmin ..
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#2
I took a look at reviews for some 17" CRTs over at ZDNet. Here are some recommendations:

CTX
CTX PL 7C

Sony
Sony STYLEPRO CPD-E240/B

Phillips
Philips Brilliance 107P20

LG
LG Electronics LG Flatron 775FT

Some of the Samsung monitors are also pretty nice. I have the Samsung SyncMaster 753DF and I like it.
 
#3
can you help me find a good monitor thats 19'' and under 200 bucks. i was thinking about the samsung 955DF...but i saw some bad reviews from some place (cnet) but then another place had good reviews (amazon) so i don't know if i should get it.
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#4
The 955DF looks fine unless you are going to run at higher resolutions. 1024 and 1280 resolutions should be fine on that one. I've looked around a bit, and that Samsung looks to be a good bet.
 
#5
I went through 5 monitors (bought then returned) last spring and 8 retail stores before I found the monitor I have now. What I found was that all the monitors had too damn much glare (even if they said low glare, flat screen)!!!!!!

Two were acceptable the Viewsonic ($220) and the Samsung ($150) May 2002 prices. I ended up with the Samsung. The Viewsonic had a little less glare but was $70 bucks more and because of the Triniton CRT they have 2 horizontal grey lines (wires to stiffen the mask in the CRT) at 30 and 60 % up the screen. This is a major pain when doing drawings, spreadsheets and word processing.

My model is the Samsung 753DF a friend has one also. Both have been excellent optically and no reliability problems.

The glare on every other brand was too high. If I had a shirt with white in it, and the lamp on behind the monitor, on dark screens (like is common in games) I was constantly distracted by the white streaks from my shirt. It was so bad I actually took a picture of myself reflected in the screen when the monitor was off to email friends who didn't beleive me.

Stay away from the, I think its called "diamond scan", crt based models. I had one for a month and the little diamond patterns were causing me eye strain. No matter what I tried (brightness, contrast, moire, softness, etc) I couldn't get rid of the problem.

Whatever you decide on try and find one that you can actually look at somewhere. Good luck. I hope ot to have to shop for a monitor again for many years...
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#7
http://www.tcwo.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=2826&sid=44oBmP0lsMV91hk

the above is a lovely monitor... one of my m8's has one... and it is quite sharp...

it can be found for less around the web... I listed that since it is @ my local store...

the monitor has 1600x1200 @ 75hz (flicker free) and the dot pitch is quite small... so the image is quite crisp... the OSD is straightforward... only 2 temperature levels... but it is not too shabby in the least... for the price (should be able to find it for under 200 some places online easily...)
 

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