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Old 08-31-02, 03:48 PM   #1
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I have a geforce 4 Ti 4400. i also have a really crap 5 year old 15" packard bell monitor. .

I am upgrading but i have no clue what monitor to get. I mainly play games and ive heard that 19" is too big so im looking at a 17" which can support nice refresh rates. instead of 1024 @ 60hz like this old banger.

Any help greatly appreciated.

BTW Budget 200
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Old 08-31-02, 06:34 PM   #2
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I mainly play games and ive heard that 19" is too big so im looking at a 17" which can support nice refresh rates. instead of 1024 @ 60hz like this old banger.

God no 19" is perfext for gaming. I'm not sure what your budget is even though you posted it. I believe your from the UK

Anyway my monitor is awesome. There's a few good quality ones out there but it took me like a whole day to research a ton of them and read reviews to see what was good, fair and bad. I eneded up getting a LG Electronics Flatron 915FT plus. The flat screen is great. I would suggest going that route instead of the typical CRT. Mine was under $400 a year ago and the prices have come way down so you might want to check it out. I believe Samsung has a few good ones to. Stay away from Sony! I bought 5 G400's and had to return one after another because of defects. I don't think theres any Sony's in your budget range anyway.
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Old 08-31-02, 08:03 PM   #3
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Sony.

Ignore him.

Sony HMD-A400 is BY FAR the best monitor I have ever seen. The business model works too, but this thing is just so damn sexy. People walk in my room and say, "Holy ****. Dude, I know why you don't leave your room."

It's about $450, but it's worth every penny.

Refresh rates aren't perfect (only 60Hz at 1600), but 1600 is too small for me anyway.

And if you're looking at a 17 inch, check out this company called KDS--cheap monitors (17 inch for like $125), but they have the FD Trinitron stuff like a Sony and look pretty good (don't like the colors as much, but oh well).
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SAMSUNG make good ones too.
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the man said he has $200 to spend not $450.... big difference there.

woflie is right, go look for a samsung 19' model. they go for $200 and under.
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thanx for all the posts guys. I said i have budget of 200 so i wouldnt get any one recommending stupid high priced plasma stuff . Dont worry m8 im not gonna touch Sony my m8 has had 2 and they both blew up 4 month out of warranty . I dont know if it was his fault tho.

I think Samsung or LG will be my choice my m8 has LG 17" and its pretty good.

Is flat screen really as good as u say compared to CRT. I would rather save up for longer and get good model then spend what i have on something that isnt gonna give me my money worths.

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P.S i am from UK BTW (how could u tell)
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I would say yea for sure! Flat is sweet compared to the "curve" of a CRT. Hey I would save up a little more and get the one you want since people don't upgrade there monitors every 6 months. They're usually there for the long haul.
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Flat screen (assuming you mean flat glass and not LCD) looks infinitely better. Plus there's the whole glare thing--you can actually use the computer with lights on.

Believe me, it's worth it.
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I have a geforce 4 Ti 4400. i also have a really crap 5 year old 15" packard bell monitor. .

I am upgrading but i have no clue what monitor to get. I mainly play games and ive heard that 19" is too big so im looking at a 17" which can support nice refresh rates. instead of 1024 @ 60hz like this old banger.

Any help greatly appreciated.

BTW Budget 200
Then look no futher than Iiyama. Iiyama.co.uk go to products, monitors, CRT. Under 17inch VM Pro 413-187 inlcu VAT. 1600*1200@75Hz
Ive been using the VM Pro 450 19" for going on 3 years and its fantastic. You also get something like a 3year warranty so its all good. Flat screen, high refresh, great picture, great colour, 3year warranty all for under 200. I am not a sales person I just think for your money you cant get better than Iiyama, I bought mine 3years ago based on over 20 reviews I read as I was paying 450 at the time.

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unfortunately the samsung 900nf is $375. but it really is an exceptional monitor. 1600x1200 @ 87mhz is pretty damn good.

if you want 19in get samsung 950b. it is a 19in monitor and is only $180 in the states. it also has a 0.22mm dot pitch. thats probably the best 19in monitor for under $200..

however if you want 17 in, i guess you should definately check out that iiyama vision pro..it would look better, than that 19in.
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If you dont mind a 17inch you should check out what you can get the Samsung 700NF. Same as the 900NF just the 17inch version.

Now if money was no object.... 1200NF drooooooooollll....
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Im really puzzled at what size i should get? I see a 17" that can do same resolution and refresh rate as 19". So that would probably do me im talking about the iiyama. So i was wondering if someone could tell me of there was any benefits with image quality with a 19" then a 17". Not just that its bigger . I dont really have much benchspace but i could make some if i did get a 19"


BTW thanx for posting all

ive seen this and it looks pretty good price and all

Samsung SM957DF 19" CRT Monitor 218.10 + Vat
HZ, MS, DF, 0.20mm(H), 30-96KHz

High-resolution professional monitor, with perfectly flat screen. Max resolution: 1920 x 1440 @ 64Hz. Features: Highlight Zone, MouScreen and Natural Colour Software. Dot Pitch: 0.20mm


just wondering if it is good

Im also wondering how far back people sit when using there 19" monitors. Im worried that when i buy my monitor that i will get headaches from it being too big etc.

back again , Am i right in saying that on my current monitor @ 60hz, i am only seeing 60fps from games? even tho they are running at 120 etc.
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