View Full Version : OT: New monitor!

07-28-2004, 11:22 AM
Okay, this has nothing to do with anything relevant, just had to tell someone - I finally splashed out on a decent monitor, a 17" TFT. My 17" CRT burned out last year and I have been surviving on a buggy 15" hand me down since then.

You don't really realize how HUGE this thing's screen is until you actually sit in front of it... and going from 800x600 on a 15" to 1280x1024 is quite an upgrade in screen real estate, I can tell you.

It was bloody expensive, but I think it was worth it...

Edit: Oh yeah, and the money to buy it came from A:M generated work :)

07-28-2004, 01:10 PM
Hey congrats Bugle!
I just picked up a new montior myself.... Samsung SyncMaster 710T LCD flat screen. No dead pixels! It rocks!!! NIce!

Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com (http://www.3dartz.com)

08-02-2004, 12:21 AM
Don't you guys find that when you are editing video on a 60hz lcd monitor that the video "tears"? I always get this diagnal line that bugs the crap out of me. CRT never did that for me.

08-02-2004, 05:20 PM
Wegg, that tearing you are talking about only happens occasionally for me. I hardly ever see it.

08-04-2004, 03:21 AM
Congrats! That sounds great.

I could really use a bigger monitor, I myself use a 15 inch lcd (no dead pixels though!). But large lcds are expensive, and because of the design of my desk I can't fit most inexpensive CRTs. Well, I guess mine will work for now.

08-05-2004, 12:02 AM
I'm using a Dell 2001FP 20" LCD, and it works very well for 3D work. It has a 16 ms refresh rate and zero ghosting. I've also edited some video on it and never noticed any tearing.

And if you catch a sale at Dell, you can get it for a pretty reasonable price (for an LCD). In fact, Dell Small Business has it on sale now for $764 (It's usually $999). :)



08-05-2004, 12:45 AM
These are the specs on my monitor..... got it from www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com)
$479.00 - not a bad price
SAMSUNG SyncMaster 710T-Black 17" LCD Monitor -RETAIL
Panel Type: a-si TFT/TN LCD
Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch: 0.264 mm
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 600:1
Response Time: 12 ms
View Angle: 160 / 160 (Horizontal / Vertical)
Input Connectors: 15pin D-Sub, DVI-D
Features: Narrow Bezel, MagicBright
Dimensions & Weight: 14.6" x 16.0" x 7.5" (WxHxD), 12.8 lbs
Manufacturer's Warranty / Phone No.: 3 years parts, labor and 20,000 Hr backlight /

08-05-2004, 11:08 PM
3DArtZ: I agree, that is a pretty good price! Especially for a monitor with a DVI output. Last year, I couldn't find a 17" DVI LCD for under $600 - only analog :sad:. Looks like LCD prices are starting to come down! :)

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