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    New LCD Ordered

    Alright, I did a TON of research over the past 48 hours. I think I got the best monitor for my needs. I got the following....

    ViewSonic VP171b (their Professional Series)
    17"
    DVI-D and analog
    16ms response
    500:1 contrast
    260 nit brightness
    Integrated power supply (no brick on the floor)
    160 degree viewing angles

    Ordered from MonitorsDirect for $500 with 2 day shipping.

    Everything I looked at ranked the ViewSonic as very high. Even better than Sony LCDs. I really thought I wanted a Sony, but after my research, ViewSonic ranked better.

    Now, I'm just waiting for the UPS man!
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    Nice! Enjoy it!

    All that desktop real estate you get back is sweet! Plus practically zero eye strain!

    Your vid card has DVI output, correct?
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    Actually, I already have a 17" LCD that I am using. It's a two year old Dell. Low end model. I can't remember the exact model number. No DVI on it, and I think it around a 25ms or more response. I'm going to move that one to my kid's computer and replace their 17" CRT.

    Yes, on the DVI output. I'm running an ATI 9800 Pro with DVI on it.

    And, by the way Cat, thank you for the input yesterday. I always value what you have to say. You helped steer my away from the Sony and into the ViewSonic. Good advice!
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    Thats the one I got, its awsome

    Cat is the one that convinced me to get it too
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    Hopefully that will be two satisfied users by the end of the week!
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    I have the same model - EXCELLENT choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberskye
    I have the same model - EXCELLENT choice.

    Skye

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