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britney
03-20-2003, 10:13 PM
Need one a.s.a.p.
Please give me some advise
thanks

kwshipman
03-20-2003, 10:19 PM
I have a Phillips, its nice for the cost (aprox $250). But I dont highly recomend it. It has some weird wavy lines coming from the sides when set to 1280x1024 or lower, but they go away if I move to 1600.:shrug:

Dont have any recomendations though as I havent had much experience with them, sorry.

DaForce
03-20-2003, 10:35 PM
Sony :thumbsup:

shadow
03-21-2003, 12:38 AM
I would suggest to look for an IIyama or a Sony. I have an 19" IIyama Vision Master Pro 450 and I'm very happy with it. And I hear great things about sony's.

Just make sure that before you buy it, you've seen what it can do. Good brands are a great startingpoint, but even the best brands have bad models.

Valkyrien
03-21-2003, 04:22 AM
Samsung 955DF. Really nice monitor...

comes in white (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004Z9FF/qid=1048218656/sr=-3/ref=sr__3_etk-electronics/002-0601140-0577662?v=glance&s=electronics&n=172282) or black (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00007200T/qid=1048218656/sr=-4/ref=sr__4_etk-electronics/002-0601140-0577662?v=glance&s=electronics&n=172282)!

Solesurvivor
03-21-2003, 09:14 AM
iiyama vision master pro 454, one of the best I know:thumbsup:

GregHess
03-21-2003, 01:35 PM
You can get this link from bensbargains.net

Dell Business has this page of their monitors discounted 15% off, plus an extra 5% off with code 6687583F8226 [Exp 3/26] for an effective 19.25% off. Free shipping as well.


Dell UltraSharp 2000FP 20" Digital 1600x1200 LCD = $807 (320-4105)
Dell UltraSharp 1900FP 19" Digital 1280x1024 LCD = $645 (320-0249)
Dell UltraSharp 1800FP 18" Digital 1280x1024 LCD = $484 (320-0469)

from www.bensbargains.net

An 18 inch LCD is the same viewable area as a 19 inch CRT.

The 1800FP and 1900FP use the same display as the 181T and 191T samsungs.

I was actually looking for the 400 USD one, but that sale already ended.

Remember to always check www.hot-deals.org and www.bensbargains.net for current web deals.

(I know he said monitor, but I just had to offer the LCD alternative :))

Maven
03-21-2003, 01:38 PM
The Mitsu. Diamond Pro

PlanetMongo
03-21-2003, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by GregHess
You can get this link from bensbargains.net

Dell Business has this page of their monitors discounted 15% off, plus an extra 5% off with code 6687583F8226 [Exp 3/26] for an effective 19.25% off. Free shipping as well.


Dell UltraSharp 2000FP 20" Digital 1600x1200 LCD = $807 (320-4105)
Dell UltraSharp 1900FP 19" Digital 1280x1024 LCD = $645 (320-0249)
Dell UltraSharp 1800FP 18" Digital 1280x1024 LCD = $484 (320-0469)

from www.bensbargains.net

An 18 inch LCD is the same viewable area as a 19 inch CRT.

The 1800FP and 1900FP use the same display as the 181T and 191T samsungs.

I was actually looking for the 400 USD one, but that sale already ended.

Remember to always check www.hot-deals.org and www.bensbargains.net for current web deals.

(I know he said monitor, but I just had to offer the LCD alternative :))

Sweet Jesus and the Mary Chain! $807 for the 2000FP??? Free shipping??? Like, you could buy that and shove it on eBay and get $900 or so for it.. YIKES!

:: runs to his change can and contemplates selling something... ::

PlanetMongo
03-21-2003, 07:32 PM
ACK! Bensbargains now showing 2000FP for $759! Today only coupon, though.. :(

GregHess
03-21-2003, 07:35 PM
I've seen it drop as low as 680 before :).

PlanetMongo
03-21-2003, 07:42 PM
OOO POOH!
Mistake on the pricing.. Only a 5% discount, Dell's mistake.

You use LCD's exclusively, right? How do you like them (well, I think that has an obvious answer, but I mean, anything you gotta watch for, any tradeoffs?)? Hauling my monitor around to work every weekend is kinda a chore... :(

Also, consider me very LCD illiterate on this, but are there sVGA-DVI adaptors? My GF4 only has one DVI output and, well, if I ever do decide to do LCD, it'll be whole hog and be a dual setup.

GregHess
03-21-2003, 07:48 PM
You use LCD's exclusively, right?

No just on my home system and on the Mac's at work.

any tradeoffs?

Lack of accurate color reproduction.
LCD's are significantly brighter (This makes cg images you create on your screen look darker on everyone elses)
Ghosting issues. (Bothers some people)
Hardwired Resolution (Running an LCD at any res/hertz then its native settings causes blurriness)
Expense (obvious)

Also, consider me very LCD illiterate on this, but are there sVGA-DVI adaptors?

Aye, their widely available. About 8 bucks each. HD15 to DVI-I adapters.

If you were going dual LCD, I'd recommend just getting a DUAL DVI-I card...the difference between Analog and DVI-I is pretty noticable. An analog LCD looks like a thin CRT. The DVI-I ones are so sharp it almost cuts your eyes.

PlanetMongo
03-21-2003, 07:59 PM
Thanks for the advice there. If I go dual DVI, it's kinda a catch-22. I want to grab a nice Quadro4 900 or 980 with the dual DVI outs to go with them, but I"m not sure which I'll grab first, the card or the monitors. The benefits with going with the card first is that I'd get to take advantage of the dropping prices of the cards to make room for the FX line and waiting another 5-6 months might allow the LCD's to drop another $100-$200 in price (hoping!). Of course, I really don't need either right now, but it's nice to think about options.. :)

HapZungLam
03-21-2003, 11:57 PM
Samsung 955df, is around $345 now.

If you want to go very cheep. hunt for those refreblish mon. they are usually under $120

VizStorm
03-22-2003, 12:39 AM
Samsung191T

mastering3d
04-01-2003, 11:41 PM
Solesurvivor@ iiyama vision master pro 454, one of the best I know...

That is a joke right ..You most have good one then because i have had six in the last four weeks or so and all of them have been 100% crap...I had a 450 pro before this one and that was a great monitor and never add one problem with it from day one..

But dont even think about getting the 454 ..It is a very poor monitor...Not very sharp and as alot of bluring in places on the sceen that is why i have been sending it back.....I hope that helps ...But ha its up you what you go for but if i was to go out now and get another monitor i would have to go with the EZIO if the spelling is right ....Have look on ((( toms hard ware ))) he will give you some idea of whats good and what is not....

Hope that helps.....

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