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Cozmo
07-29-2005, 09:53 PM
Ok, here goes another thread on this everlasting topic, I'm really sorry that I have to repeat this question after reading a lot of similar threads here...

I currently have CRT Mag 996PF which decent enough I use it for 3d modelling, animation, I use photoshop a lot for illustration, coloring, and texturing. I play games and watch movies on it not very often these days.

I consider buying an LCD monitor, nothing too fancy however, something in the range of $300-400, $450 at the most.

my list of options is narrowed down to these 3 philips 17" lcds
170S6FS/B/G (the last letter is for the color)
170B6CS/G
170P6ES/G

Have you had any experience with these models, what do you think of them, and can you offer anything better?

I'm really concerned about the 6-bit per channel issue, is it all that serious, and how is it actually going to affect my workflow?Not being able to see the exact color but some poor dithered equivalent instead? In other words is it worth going for an LCD in my case?
I don't wanna end up having something which is worse than what I've got now in terms of colors and response time(I'm not considering power consumption, more-space and less eye-strain issues which will definitely be solved with an LCD)

thank you very much for your time

Cozmo
07-30-2005, 04:26 PM
anyone, please?

SweetDreamz
07-30-2005, 05:18 PM
I don't know about Phillips, but I know Samsung and I think Viewsonic has a zero dead pixel policy. So you can RMA for it.


Read this article, it's a good read.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/lcd-guide.html

Cozmo
07-31-2005, 08:58 PM
I found out that philips had the same policy :)

rucknraul
08-02-2005, 07:14 AM
I currently have CRT Mag 996PF which decent enough I use it for 3d modelling, animation, I use photoshop a lot for illustration, coloring, and texturing. I play games and watch movies on it not very often these days.

If I were you i would get something bigger than 17". At least 19" or more if you can afford it.

deathman20
08-02-2005, 04:23 PM
If I were you i would get something bigger than 17". At least 19" or more if you can afford it.

I'd suggest a 19" also. I have a 17" at home and 19" at work. Even though they are the same res (1280x1024) the 19" looks much better. I both have NEC's (at work I got the AccuSync LCD9V) and I think it does very well for my job here.

My NEC at home has a 16ms refresh rate, but really don't notice that much ghosting on it, truely you should beable to get a decent 19" (1280x1024) with a 12ms or so for around $400ish. I know you can get Dell widescreens 2005 FPW for under $400 with discounts and the never versions are really liked.

My next upgrade in LCD is going to be that monster 24" Widescreen Dell has 2405FPW :)

Cozmo
08-03-2005, 01:20 PM
I don't know about a 19incher, I'll either get a decent 17" or a crappy 19", I don't understand why you are so insitent, I thought a 17" lcd was the same as a 19" crt, is it smaller in fact?

thanks :) and good for you deathman20

deathman20
08-03-2005, 03:02 PM
I don't know about a 19incher, I'll either get a decent 17" or a crappy 19", I don't understand why you are so insitent, I thought a 17" lcd was the same as a 19" crt, is it smaller in fact?

thanks :) and good for you deathman20

17" LCD is like a 18" CRT. And actually you can either get an extreamly over priced 17" or a decent 19".. Truely after hitting over a certain price point in the 17's you start seeing the exact same features the others. Theres so many out today its really hard to pick one.

This monitor... ImageQuest/Hyundai L90D+ LCD, has been highly talked about since the beginning of the year.
Heres a discussion thread on it that I followed earlier this year.
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=364128

Theres the monitor if you want to check price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=24-179-014&depa=1

I was so going to buy this monitor at the beginning of the year but I stopped myself. Take a look and see what you think of it.

Cozmo
08-03-2005, 08:42 PM
0,294mm pixel pitch? and that's fine?I haven't seen a lot of lcds in my life just for the record :) I know I can't find better for less

my current monitor is cheap but and all but...gee, frankly I don't that lcd are worth the money, in terms of picture quality.
I can keep on considering a purchase though

thanks for the option

azazel
08-03-2005, 09:22 PM
i use samsung and eizo 17' lcds... eizo has better colors and is more evenly lit :)

DingBat99999
08-03-2005, 09:43 PM
My next upgrade in LCD is going to be that monster 24" Widescreen Dell has 2405FPW :)

Got one. They're definitely worth every penny. :)

Btw, they're made by Samsung.

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