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#1 14 years ago

I have recently been in the market for a 19” CRT Monitor. I have already purchased a Viewsonic A90F+ and returned it because its refresh rates and bandwidth were to low and made my games lag. After taking back the Viewsonic, I tried the Samsung 997df and returned this one because it was blurry and I didn’t really like the dynaflat look compared to the perfect flat/Trinitron that Viewsonic uses. I’ve tried to look around at local retailers for a high end 19” monitors but the selection is pretty limited and the salespeople tell me that no one really buys CRT monitors anymore and the at I should get a Flat Panel. I don’t particularly want to spend $600+ on a Flat Panel, plus I have heard that FPs are not yet up to par when it comes to gaming. So now I am looking to purchase a 19” CRT from on online retailer, the problem here is that if I don’t like the monitor I get, it will be costly to return, if the online retailer will even take it back.

I need some opinions on which monitor to get. If you currently have a 19” CRT monitor that you would recommend or have used one in the past that you liked, please let me know what it was. I want to be able to view my Windows apps and Internet Browser at 1280x1024 and my games (primarily Star Wars Galaxies and Everquest) at 1600x1200 with good refresh rates.

I am looking mainly at 2 Viewsonics right now. The PF95+B has all the specs that I am looking for but I’ve heard some bad reviews about blurry text and pincushion settings.

The other is the Viewsonic G90FB, which seems to have better reviews, but I am not sure if the specs are good enough for what I want it for.

Although these are the main two I have been looking at, I am open to suggestions. I don’t want to spend more than $300 including shipping.

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#2 14 years ago

LG make good monitors, I think so anyway. You can get a 'Flatron' flatscreen CRT with 1600 x 1200 @ 85Hz. Only problem is, that one's £197.98 -- given how strong the pound is at the moment, that's nearly $360. I dunno whether a resolution of 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz would be good enough for you, but you can get that as a standard 19" CRT for just under $250.




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#3 14 years ago

ViewSonic P95F+B 19" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor

$239.00 CRT Type: PerfectFlat CRT Dot Pitch: 0.25mm aperture grille at center Max / Optimal resolution: 2048x1536 @ 68Hz / 1600x1200 @ 87Hz Frequency / Bandwidth: fh: 30~110kHz; fv: 50~160Hz / 285MHz Features: UltraBrite 4X technology Dimensions & Weight: 18.8" x 17.9" x 18.5" (WxHxD), 51.7 lbs Manufacturer's Warranty / Phone No.: 3 year limited warranty on CRT, parts and labor. / 800-688-6688

Model#: P95F+B

I am looking mainly at 2 Viewsonics right now. The PF95+B has all the specs that I am looking for but I’ve heard some bad reviews about blurry text and pincushion settings.

I have no issues with mine. That's not to say you won't. I hear bad things about every model, but I have heard many good points about this one and that's why I bought it. I don't use the "game bright" feature much, but it's there and does look neat on some games. You can barely see the 2 thin lines(that are in every good flat CRT) that are on the screen, 99% of the time they are invisible.

I rate it 9/10 Black Great picture Cool gaming brightness feature ALL the buttons are black, so no distractions while you are gaming :)

Newegg is top notch as far as service and shipping goes. I am not sure about returning something based on you just don't like it though, you will have to follow up with them. EDIT:

We do not exchange RMA items for different items. We replace an item only with the exact same item type. If the warranty period for a refund has not been exceeded, an RMA request for refund can be placed online and then the new item can be purchased (also online) and the RMA item will be refunded when received. You may view this as an exchange.

http://www.newegg.com/app/faq.asp




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#4 14 years ago

Thanks for your responses on this. I did go ahead and order the Viewsonic P95f+b. I ordered it from Dell for $269 with free shipping and I have 21 days to return the monitor if I don't like it (as long as I pay for the return shipping.) Takes a little longer to ship than it would from NewEgg, but it's worth it to have the option to return, just in case.