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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-23-2004, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question What to look for in an LCD monitor?

Im thinking of getting (my wife) an lcd monitor... I have done some looking around.. Im shooting for a 19 inch. But im curious what is a good brand? What should I look for? What should I avoid?

Im interested in something like this here (but in 19 inch of course )... I like the TV aspect as well..

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...002&CatId=1046

Do most LCD TV's have vga inputs??

Anyone have something like this. I know I would like it to have a DVI input... etc.
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The lowest dot pitch you can find. Sony's look awesome, as do SGI's.
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The lowest dot pitch you can find. Sony's look awesome, as do SGI's.
the sgi looks nice.. but does it have an extra 1000 on the price cause of the sgi logo on it???

Im going to check out sony. I think I will stop by bestbuy today and check out some of the lcd tv's and whatnot
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dont waste your money, and get a NICE crt, will look better and last longer and more durable

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dont waste your money, and get a NICE crt, will look better and last longer and more durable
its for my wife so I can have her 21inch CRT

that and desk space as well... we kinda share a desk.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=29502

$400 buy it now
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*Please note this monitor uses a proprietary LVDS interface. You must use either the MultiLink adapter or a compatible video card.
I will be buying one in about 2 weeks... I will keep an eye on ebay for one of these.. worst case I can resale it if I do not like it.
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a good contrast ratio... might want to make a trip to frys, even if you don't buy from them, they have a lot of different choices and you can compare them next to each other...
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That LVDS is a proprietary video port for SGI machines. If you want to use that 1600SW on a PC you will have to buy a Multilink adapter that will allow you to hook up the 1600SW to VGA/DVI inputs.

BTW, the multilink adapter is very pricey.

Here's a link to it: http://www2.dvigear.com/mudtolvad.html
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That LVDS is a proprietary video port for SGI machines. If you want to use that 1600SW on a PC you will have to buy a Multilink adapter that will allow you to hook up the 1600SW to VGA/DVI inputs.

BTW, the multilink adapter is very pricey.

Here's a link to it: http://www2.dvigear.com/mudtolvad.html
sheesh... I think I will pass on that.. I like SGI machines.. but I would never spend the cash on them.

I will keep looking at the lcd tv's in hopes to find a good monitor
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Check out Buy.com. Some of the best prices around.

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I've got a Samsung/Dell 1900FP. Great screen, plays games well too; not getting a lot of ghosting and such. its 19".

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I was looking at some Sony's today at Fry's, awesome picture. Nice color and very sharp. Cant believe how the prices have come down on them, soon very soon..
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I recently got the Dell 2100FP, 20.1" ... it's great, no problems, no ghosting, bright, good color's. Has S-Video and Composite hookups, as well as VGA and DVI, and has a PiP function. Can be used as a TV or as a monitor, and that's pretty much what sold me on this, over the 23" LCD Widescreen TV that I was looking at. And being $500 less helped a bit too

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The dell looks sweet.. I already got my wife a new monitor (and a G4 mac), I went with the 17 inch Apple Studio LCD.

I will be getting me a flat panel in the future.. and the dell you mentioned Dark Wolf looks good!
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It doesnt have the inputs on it, but I've got an NEC LCD1765 and I absolutely LOVE it!!! It gets great reviews all around.

http://www.jandr.com/JRProductPage.p...uct_Id=3709690

Here's a link to the pics. Its look stand apart from the typical LCD. Anyway, I believe they make a 19" version.
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