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    LCD buying help?

    I know little about em other then they look sweet and cost alot


    What you guys think about this 1
    http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=...t=497&scat=501
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    DELL E171FP 17" LCD ... Buy It Now for US $364.99 plus $45.00 shipping



    VIEWSONIC 17" LCD TFT VE170 ... Buy It Now for US $389.00 plus $25.00 shipping
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    Get the new Hitachi CML174

    Screen Size - 17.0 inch
    LCD Type - TFT LCD
    Viewable Area - 337.9mm x 270.3mm
    Native Resolution - 1280 x 1024
    Brightness - 260 cd/m2
    Viewing Angle (H/V) - 160°/160°
    Contrast Ratio - 400:1
    Pixel Response - 16ms YES THAT IS 16MS RESPONSE TIME
    Input Video Signal - Analog & DVI-D
    Pixel Pitch (H/V) - 0.264mm/0.264mm
    Emissions - TCO-99
    Pivot enabled - No
    Vesa Wall Mountable - Yes
    Speakers - No
    USB Hub - No
    Warranty - 3 years
    Dimensions (H)x(W)x(D) - 15.5"x14.7"x8.0"
    Weight - 11.0 lbs.

    Although it's not the cheapest of monitors. Around 575 USD from monitors direct.
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    If you game a lot, the Hitatchi's, last I knew, are by hands down the fastest LCD's out there now. 12 up and 4 down for response time...it's incredible.

    Viewsonic and Samsung are also very nice...but Viewsonic's VX series if you're going to get a Viewsonic.

    If you're into gaming, LCD's prior to this past fall had a bad reputation for "ghosting", meaning they were a bit slow for gaming. But late last summer, into this past fall, most of the big makers realized that a good part of the market (gaming and other graphics) were staying away from LCD's because of the sluggish graphics on them. So they all made what are being called "second generation" LCD's...much faster response time (rise and fall of the pixels). You want an overall response time of under 25ms for fast graphics.
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    Yea would be mostly for gaming

    Im on the fence over a 17 lcd or a 21 crt

    them 2ed gen lcd are proply not cheep huh?
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    If you are an extreme gamer AND you have the space to take up, go ahead and get a Flat Tube CRT, way higher resolution than LCDs (and cheaper). Other than that if you still want a LCD I'd go with a Viewsonic, they are made by Sony Corporation, and they are all I've ever used, NEVER had a problem!

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    Originally posted by Kyler1
    a Viewsonic, they are made by Sony Corporation,
    ?!?!?!
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    Speaking of which are there any settings you have to set in the bios for DVD-D LCD Monitors before using them?
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    Yes, they are actually owned by the same exact people, probably built in same buildings with the Sony ones to. Though they are set up as 2 seperate corparations. Sony can make there own competition that way.

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    Ahhh my Hitachi CML174B finally got here via UPS today. Took awhile to get up north. So fast and so crisp and so much real estate regained. Gotta love it
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    Originally posted by Kyler1
    Yes, they are actually owned by the same exact people, probably built in same buildings with the Sony ones to. Though they are set up as 2 seperate corparations. Sony can make there own competition that way.
    I've never seen any similarities between them, I know Sony sells their trini tubes to a lot of monitor makes (just like Samsung), but I've not seen a single VS monitor with anything but their own tubes.

    Interesting, I'd like to find some info on that.
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