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Mr. Pedantic

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#11 9 years ago
Turn off everything electronic in the room, sit still, and listen closely to your monitor. Mine used to do that before it died, and for awhile it buzzed when it was shut off, so I had to pull the plug on it. It could, of course, be a tiny insect that accidentally found it's way into the monitor and met it's doom.

Believe it or not, one of the precautions regarding LCD monitors involves pest control, specifically regarding insects. It's possible for them to get in there and become fascinated with the backlighting, esp if the vents are large and there's minimal cowling for the lights. It can even damage your monitor in some cases. I supposed it's possible they can fry themselves on the lights.

If not that I certainly hope it wasn't a part going out or water or something wet contacting something.

It could be a bug. Most probably not moisture-related, seeing as its quite dry in here right now and there's no water within about 5m of the thing.

Oh wow, then yea it's probably on the way out. If you heard sizzling then I wouldn't want to wait until it actually catches fire, then you have a bigger problem at hand. I would get another monitor, especially if it's a CRT, you should be upgrading anyway since the bulbs usually last around 5 years and LCD's are getting cheaper and cheaper.

Oh yeah. I forgot to mention it is an LCD.

I have a dual-monitor setup, it's not debilitating for one monitor to go out on me. It would be annoying, but nothing extra awful.

As for a fire, our fire alarm is actually almost directly above the monitor. So if there was a fire we'd find out pretty quick. And there's nothing flammable near there. Sure, there's the wall, but it's not easy to set a fire to a wall.

Well it's personal preference really, if you like CRT's go with a CRT, if you like LCD's go with an LCD.

My desk doesn't have the depth to allow me a CRT. So it has to be LCD.




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#12 9 years ago

*The.Doctor;4903916Much better performance? Probably because its running a much lower res than a good LCD monitor or LCD TV.

I have my rig hooked up to my 32" 1080P (1920x1080) LCD TV and it looks amazing, it really puts my 21" LCD monitor to shame in every way possible, colors, contrast, detail, sharpness, everything. Haven't had a problem running any games at 1920x1080 yet either with my 1GB 4870. I'm currently running FarCry 2 with 4x AA / 16x AF max settings and its smooth as can be.

Do you know what an interlaced display is? My LCD (since it is an LCD) is obviously not interlaced, but the TV is, and actually the resolution is higher on the TV cause my LCD can only go to XGA and no higher.


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#13 9 years ago
computernerd;4903915Not really, I choose my CRT TV because I get much better performance than my LCD monitor.

Uh, is that not personal preference? Your choosing a CRT because it works 'better' for you, and I choose an LCD because I think it works better for me. Therefore, personal preference.

I mean if you like 40 pound bricks on your desk then be my guest and stay with CRT's, but I prefer the slim, clear flatscreen LCD's.

LCD's can also achieve higher resolutions, try finding a CRT that can do 2560x1600.




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#14 9 years ago

How about stopping with that debate on LCDs vs CRTs ? :/ We've been through it several times in the past few months...




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#15 9 years ago
ConstanceJill;4904019How about stopping with that debate on LCDs vs CRTs ? :/ We've been through it several times in the past few months...

There has been a few debates ? Dammit I missed them and I was going to add something insightful like CRT Sucks !! ;)




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#16 9 years ago
computernerd;4903929Do you know what an interlaced display is? My LCD (since it is an LCD) is obviously not interlaced, but the TV is, and actually the resolution is higher on the TV cause my LCD can only go to XGA and no higher.

If all it does is XGA then I'm assuming that you have an old, outdated, 15" and generally shit LCD monitor. In that case yes a CRT will be better - a lot better. But you've got to remember that not all LCDs are like the one you have.




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#17 9 years ago

Okay, kids, enough with the CRT vs. LCD shitstorm. Feel free to argue that all you like, just make your own thread. ;)

If you're going to post here, then help Mr. Pedantic with his monitor sizzling issue.




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#18 9 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4904121If all it does is XGA then I'm assuming that you have an old, outdated, 15" and generally shit LCD monitor. In that case yes a CRT will be better - a lot better. But you've got to remember that not all LCDs are like the one you have.

Yep, that's what it is :(


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#19 9 years ago
Zamamee;4904171If you're going to post here, then help Mr. Pedantic with his monitor sizzling issue.

Alright well is the LCD your using have any visual flaws Mr Pedantic? If it was just a sizzle for a short time and hasn't happened again and there are no visual flaws (like dead pixels, streaks through the screen, etc etc) then no point in replacing it until there are flaws, or until it actually sets fire since you said it wouldn't be too much of a problem.

So keep it for now until it actually has to be replaced.




Mr. Pedantic

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#20 9 years ago

Alright well is the LCD your using have any visual flaws Mr Pedantic? If it was just a sizzle for a short time and hasn't happened again and there are no visual flaws (like dead pixels, streaks through the screen, etc etc) then no point in replacing it until there are flaws, or until it actually sets fire since you said it wouldn't be too much of a problem.

So keep it for now until it actually has to be replaced.

Ok, cool. thanks for the advice, guys.




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