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LaughingCheese

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#1 13 years ago

Hi all:

I'm looking for a good 19" LCD flat panel to replace my old 15" CRT.\

My price range is $200-$400.

I just came across this Samsung Syncmaster on the CircuitCity website.

It looks pretty good; it's 19" at about $279.99 after $100 rebate. (Rebate ends in July.)

Here are some of it's stats:

•Flat-panel LCD •19” SXGA display •1280 x 1024 resolution •Digital/analog inputs •Quick response •High contrast

Sounds pretty good to me; but the only term I'm really familiar with is resolution; and even that's a bit cloudy...oops, I really need to do some research on that :D

Anyone know of anything better in that price range or do you think that would suite me? (I already have speakers.)

Thanks,

Laughing Cheese




KoЯsakoff

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#2 13 years ago

Everything depends on what you want to do with it. Ex. for gaming you need (relative) slow response times (indicated in ms) If you use it for just the general stuff like work, etc. There is no need to get a quick screen. Digital/analog input is always handy is you can use the screen for many things then. This is what I would like:

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http://www.iiyama.co.uk/default.asp?SID=&LNG=EN&NAV=236&PCAT=2&PROD=6601&CE=F&PARAMS=DATASHEET Panel TN Diagonal
19'' (48 cm)
Display area h x w
301.056 x 376.32 mm
Response time
5 msec
Contrast ratio
700 : 1 typical
Brightness
300 cd / m² typical
Viewing zone
horizontal/vertical: 150°/135°;
right/left:
75°/75°;
up/down:
70°/65°
Viewing zone (CR > 5)
horizontal/vertical: 160°/155°;
right/left:
80°/80°;
up/down:
80°/75°
Display color
16.2 Million
Pixel pitch h x v
0.294 x 0.294 mm
Horizontal sync
30 - 80 KHz
Vertical sync
56 - 75 Hz
Bandwidth
135 MHz
Native resolution
1.3 MegaPixel (1280 x 1024)
Resolutions
1280 x 1024 / 60, 75 Hz 1024 x 768 / 60, 70, 75 Hz 832 x 624 / 75 Hz 800 x 600 / 56, 60, 75 Hz 720 x 400 / 70 Hz 640 x 480 / 60, 67, 75 Hz
Input connector
D-Sub, DVI-D
Synchronization
Separate Sync
Plug and Play
VESA DDC2B
Speaker
2 x 1W
Included accessories
Power Cable, D-Sub Cable, audio cable, user manual
Apple - Mac
All iiyama monitors are compatible with Apple-Macintosh computers
Controls
On-Screen-Display in 9 languages (D, GB, ESP, F, I, JP, Ch, Fi) and 5 Front controls(Activate/Exit, Scroll up/Increase, Scroll Down/Decrease, Select, Power)
User controls
brightness, contrast, color adjust, auto adjust, image adjust (horizontal/vertical position, horizontal size, fine tunes, sharpness), OSD language, OSD position, OSD time out, input select, volume
Driver
Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / ME / XP
Ergonomics
TCO '03, MPR III, ISO 13406-2
Safety
TÜV GS, FCC-B, UL / C-UL, CE, VCCI-B, GOST-R
Power supply
AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz
power supply unit
internal
Power usage
max. 35 W in normal use, max. 2 W in Power management mode
Power management
VESA DPMS, ENERGY STAR®
Anti-theft-device
Kensington®-lock
VESA mounting
100 mm
Tilt angle
20° up
Weight
4,5 kg
Dimensions w x h x d
411 x 467 x 208; 411 x 365 x 71 without stand mm



LaughingCheese

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#3 13 years ago

Forgot, here's the link if anyone want's to check it out http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsung-SyncMaster-Monitor-930B-/sem/rpsm/oid/118808/catOid/-12965/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Well, as far as what I'm doing with it, pretty much everything...gaming, word processing, programming, modelling (with Blender), etc...

And how are monitors with speakers embedded? Is it better to have speakers separate? Or has technology made them just as good?

Thanks, LC




KoЯsakoff

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#4 13 years ago

Well build in speakers are most of the time not really high quality. But thats like comparing a tank to a dinkytoy. But you dont need to plug in the speakers. You can always use what ever speakerset you have there.




LaughingCheese

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#5 13 years ago

Yeah, I already have some speakers. Thanks though




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#6 13 years ago

-Acer 19" 8ms 500:1 SXGA 1280x1024 Black LCD Monitor $158* http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=13394884/zip_code=90004/ This is a really fast responce time for a 19" Cheap too :) I am currently have my 6800gt pushing a ilo 26" HDTV 10ms @ 1280x960 I play BF2 HL2 and other games i can ensure you that you will not see any ghosting on a LCD fater than 15ms. Ofcorse the most important things to remember when buying a LCD is that the Contrast,Brightness,and responce time this will help you see darker blacks(boo to grey) and if you see ghosting while playing a game or whatnot ;)

Good Luck!

Theres nothing like playing DiGiTaL! with a DVI cable and a Digital screen gaming is AWSOME! I will never go back to 32bit or Analog! crappy pic :( 012_10A.jpg




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#7 13 years ago

[COLOR=black]I have to agree with xDirtySouthx, anything under 12ms and you will not notice ghosting. Be careful when choosing an LCD monitor, as a fast response time isn't the only thing to be looking at, nor is it always truthfull. A while back I read (I think it was on TomsHardware somewhere) that not all companies measure the response time using a color image, but use a black and white image instead thus getting a lower speed. That might not happen any more but it certainly used to a year or two ago afaik. Make sure you read up on plenty of independent reviews for a screen you are considering. [/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]My advice is to try and preview the screen you want in real life first, by going to a local computer store. You may think that a screen sounds great but when you actually get it you think the image is dark even when the brightness is at full, or too saturated and washed out. I have a Viewsonic VX924 and it is brilliant for games and film playback. My brother has a Samsung SyncMaster 930BF which has a contrast ratio of 700:1 and I find the image quality from that to be quite saturated with brightness, the blacks aren't quite black if you get my meaning. It makes little difference when we turn the brightness/contrast down on his screen. He doesn't mind it and thinks my monitors image is far too dark, its all a matter of opinion just like it is with TV's. What you might think is a great image, someone else might not.[/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Either way, making the change from CRT to LCD with DVI cable is unbelievable. I just sat in awe of the graphics of Battlefield 2 when I changed my monitor; it was a clarity I could not comprehend until a few days after. It'll take you a few days to allow the awesome quality to sink in. Going back to CRT when I'm sorting out stuff on other peoples rigs is just painful.[/COLOR]




Ultimate-Omen

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#8 13 years ago

i strongly suggest http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116375 2ms response time is a godsend.




LaughingCheese

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#9 12 years ago

Anyone have experience with the Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20.1"?

It only has a response time of 5ms whereas you guys were suggesting higher response times?

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Is this just a thing you have to worry about with LCDs? Or do they affect CRTs too?

Does it really matter that much? :confused:

Thanks, LC