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Old 01-12-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default Please help: No idea what to look for in a new LCD monitor

I just found out that with a new system that i plan to get, i will need a new monitor as well. I am going to get either a 17" or 19" LCD screen but i dont know anything about what to look for or what manufacturers are good in this area. Can anyone help me out with some details?
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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Is benQ a good manufacturer fo LCD monitors?
(prices in CAD)

Benq 17" LCD monitor FP757-16 (with MIR $50) $335
Benq 19" LCD monitor FP931 (with MIR $50) $499
Samsung 19" LCD monitor 913V (with MIR $30) $547

These are the ones i have been quoted on.
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:41 PM   #3
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i have BenQ FP731 and i dont find it ghosts at all, it ran Half Life 2 with out any ghosting so i figure those ones will probly be pretty good too, only thing to look for is if you wanna game or not, if your into gaming go for lowest response time (i.e-12 ms) even 24ms isnt bad although lots of people would say go with 12ms or 16ms for gaming
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:51 PM   #4
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the lowest out i think is 8ms?, but i presume that ould be expensive.
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:22 PM   #5
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depends on your budget and if you want things like a tv tuner in it. I would suggest a 17" considering they look alot bigger then a 17" crt. I still think the 19"s are pretty high in price. I have seen 17" ones as low as 190$ or so but just look around.
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the budget is always wut matters. i.e. the best monitor is know of is (that is 17") the LG Electronics Flatron L1710SK. next on my list would be the Sharp LL-172A-B. thirdly is the Dell UltraSharp 1703FP. thats what i think. hope it helps. i want to know prices, the LG is $399, the sharp $479, and the dell (interestingly enough) is $529.
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stupid dell
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lol. i kno. it is a pretty expensive lcd. but it is pretty good. of course, the LG is by far what i think to be the best.
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one word, LG
Pc world rated best buy, go to newegg, get a 17'' er
It has 16m/s response time. $315 includes shiping

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...005-026&depa=0

nice nice nice
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alwasy trust koreans, they noe their shit, not like "michael dell" who thinkis he some bigshot(okok he is but i dont leik him)
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Or not....
Look, if you have the money, get a 27" plasma, and be done. Those pwn all, I HAD... a 30" Sony Samsung plasma, and it was great!!!!!!!! Then the flood came.....
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:24 PM   #12
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I like LG as a company, even though i dont have any of their products, but they seem good.

27" plasma....hahahahhaha I am at the point where i'll be scrapping buying a new monitor and just sticking with my 3.5yr old crt on a brand new system just b/c its the cheapest way.
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Oh well, just sayin, Plasma screens pwn LCD.. ANd sometimes cost less... Ironically.
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yeah. imagine someone with a 61" plasma for the comp screen. CRAZY MAN!
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tigerdirect is selling a 19 inch lcd monitor for $299. Check that out if you are on a budget. Best price i've seen on a 19 inch flat screen
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nice. but is it good quality?
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oh man talking about plasma monitors. My dads friend is high up in IBM or something like that and he has a 43" plasma monitor....im serverly jealous. that thing is amazing all the colors are so nice and life like...Plasma is 100% the way to go...although i like my small 17" benq lcd
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:27 AM   #18
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I cant find any for $299, maybe the sale is over. Cheapest i saw was $319, and the company is called famous brand. I have never heard of these people. I would rather spend the extra $30 and get a benQ, at least i know the name.
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no plasma is crap, it cannot give the same quality of picture as lcd!!
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:46 AM   #20
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AMD ZEN, where di u find a plasma screen for cheaper than an LCD, usually they are at least double in price. I think the costco around here was having a sale on one 20" last week for like $400 or so, i was thinking abut it then so didnt pay attention but i may have to revisit.

Plasma pwns LCD ardy, how can u say plasma is crap?
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