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Shinobi
07-28-07, 02:37 PM
I'm retiring my Sony 21 inch CRT (Yay.. no more back pain when moving that puppy :D )

Looking for either a 15 or 19 inch LCD Flat panel, what companies do you guys recommend? Is "Vista Compatible" that important?

Thanks.

Easto
07-28-07, 03:37 PM
I own a couple of Benq monitors and they haven't let me down.

Shinobi
07-28-07, 03:53 PM
I own a couple of Benq monitors and they haven't let me down.

Ya.. I was thinking about Benq, they are the as Acer.
I use like 4 Acer monitors in work.. They run 24/7 for the past 3 years now.. no problems..

I am looking at this wide screen one from NewEgg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009108

Free 3 day shipping is nice too. :)

64bit
07-28-07, 05:10 PM
Im sitting here looking at 2 acers that haven't quit yet. Although one did come with 2 deal pixels. I have another acer and a samsung(came with a dead pixel) that keep on working too. I think all Vista Compatible means is the monitor is HDCP compliant which is important for HD dvd.

YARDofSTUF
07-28-07, 06:14 PM
Dell
Samsung
Benq
Viewsonic
CHIMEI

And maybe LG, they have some with real nice specs.

CableDude
07-28-07, 06:29 PM
Dell


:nod:

Roody
07-28-07, 06:35 PM
I have an ACER here at home and a Viewsonic at work. Dell makes very good ones also as I understand it.

burple
07-28-07, 06:38 PM
I have been reading some good reviews on those Hanns monitors. I am getting ready to pick one up form newegg and see.

CableDude
07-28-07, 06:56 PM
Dell makes very good ones also as I understand it.

I have a dell at work that's been in the box for 7 months now. :wth: :rotfl:

Roody
07-28-07, 06:59 PM
I have a dell at work that's been in the box for 7 months now. :wth: :rotfl:

Not sure it's very effective there. :D

YARDofSTUF
07-28-07, 07:02 PM
Sidenote: I believe CHIMEI panels are used in viewsonic monitors.

CableDude
07-28-07, 07:03 PM
Not sure it's very effective there. :D

I know. :D It's for me so no big deal. ;)

Roody
07-28-07, 07:06 PM
I know. :D It's for me so no big deal. ;)

:thumb:

CableDude
07-28-07, 07:08 PM
:thumb:

I can't hide behind it like I can a CRT. ;) :rotfl:

satyre
07-28-07, 07:33 PM
I don't know why everybody talking about Dell monitors. Dell is not an electronic company but it is just an assembling powerhouse with parts made by others and label their name on it.

Personally I will choose Samsung, before it was Sony but now they stopped producing LCD monitors. I don't know why.

Sava700
07-28-07, 07:41 PM
I don't know why everybody talking about Dell monitors. Dell is not an electronic company but it is just an assembling powerhouse with parts made by others and label their name on it.

Personally I will choose Samsung, before it was Sony but now they stopped producing LCD monitors. I don't know why.

Dell monitors are made by Samsung

YARDofSTUF
07-28-07, 07:44 PM
Dell monitors are made by Samsung

And usually cheapa!

Sava700
07-28-07, 07:55 PM
And usually cheapa!

yeah cause they sell in bulk usually packaged with their systems.. like buy this get this free and whatever.

loop2kil
07-28-07, 09:02 PM
Look for one with a S-IPS panel...The HP LP2065 uses this type of panel and I use one of them myself...Absolutely love it.

Here is some really good info on LCD's.

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1039222

CableDude
07-28-07, 10:03 PM
I bought a nice viewsonic 22" I think a few months ago.

YeOldeStonecat
07-28-07, 10:09 PM
I swear by Viewsonic.

Rivas
07-28-07, 10:36 PM
Dell
Benq
Nec
Viewsonic

satyre
07-29-07, 07:11 PM
Why NEC is expensive than other brands?

knightmare
07-30-07, 07:47 PM
20" Samsung WS.....http://members.speedguide.net/knightmare/ilndksgc.gif

Rivas
07-30-07, 08:15 PM
Why NEC is expensive than other brands?

No idea ....
I have one ancient 18 years old crt 15" NEC monitor still working and other one 7 years old one as well.

Shinobi
08-01-07, 11:38 PM
Thanks everyone.. for your suggestions. :thumb:

I've been looking around.. kinda don't like this "bad pixel" policy that
some sites have.. including newegg.com..

Shinobi
08-03-07, 10:46 PM
Well.. I finally got a LCD.. I went with the Acer 20 inch wide screen.. no dead pixels to report.. Very Happy! :D

dmzman
08-10-07, 11:00 AM
Last year I purchased a Viewsonic 31'' with 768x1360 native resolution. It has been great. HDMI connection and TV tuner included. When combined with an nvidia based AGP 7800 card and using the HDMI connection, the results have been excellent. You can how find their 37" model for the same price as I paid for my 31", around $800.00.

Joel
08-10-07, 05:16 PM
Well.. I finally got a LCD.. I went with the Acer 20 inch wide screen.. no dead pixels to report.. Very Happy! :D

I've got two of those.. Love'em!