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Old 09-02-02, 12:38 PM   #13
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JUST GET THE MONITOR YOU HAVE FOUND ITS REALLY GOOD. image quality depends on the type of monitor, dot pitch, build quality, etc. size really doesn't matter. just sit as far back as readable and comfy for you. it doesn't matter how someone else would sit. you won't get any headaches. personally my eyes are about 2 and a half feet away from the screen. if you do have problems with staring at screens just look away for a couple minutes. the size of the monitor doesn't affect your eyes, its the brightness of the lights and the lighting around you. that samsung monitor has a flat screen, and a excellent dot pitch, and is affordable. i don't think you can go wrong with that. i have two 17in trinitrons, and a mitsubishi 19in trinitron. the difference is amazing, i very much prefer the 19in. oh yeah i have a diamond pro 900u, very very flat, and very very clear, i would recommend that if it was in your price range..but oh well i'm sure that samsung would be excellent as well.
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Old 09-02-02, 02:49 PM   #14
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Basiclly if you go to a 19" you have to do the samething as you were doing when asking about the 17". That Iiyama monitor I put a link to, is the highest quailty 17" and has a price just under 200 incl. VAT, also bear in mind that when people are quoting prices in US$ its ex. tax, and I dont think the sales tax is as high as it is in the UK (17.5%). Now sure you can find a 19" at around 200 also, even Iyama has a 19" thats just under 200 incl. VAT, but you are not going to get the best 19" for that price. Take a quick look at Iiyama's 3 19" monitors on thier site. The best one is 316 incl. VAT, supports resolutions of 1600*1200@100Hz, 1800*1440@85Hz and 2048*1536@80Hz. Then you could look at the cheapest 19" which is 198 incl.VAT. and it supports 1600*1200 only @ 75Hz. For me on my 19" a res of 1280*1024 looks really nice, and I can run all my games at this res and still get high FPS ~80. Size does make a big difference, and 19" is a nice size over 17", I would like the Iiyama top of the range 22" but I dont have the 600 spare When buying a monitor always remember that this is the most important part of your pc. Through all the upgrades you will ever do, a good monitor wont need upgrading.
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Old 09-02-02, 04:08 PM   #15
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Ok im in 2 minds with these monitors. I dont have a clue what the specs mean but i have a vague idea etc.


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



Iiyama

CRT 19" VM PRO 452
19" DiamondTron NF-CRT (18"viewable)
Horizontal sync: 30-96Hz
Verticle 50-180Hz
Max Resolution 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz
1280x1024 @ 85Hz
AS-AR coating
TCO-99
3 years on-site warranty
0.25 Dot pitch
160MHz Dor Clock

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With the samsung u get higher resolution but a pretty crap RR. Im used to 60 so i could deal with it

Iiyama is cheaper tho

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Old 09-02-02, 05:19 PM   #16
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That 3years on site warranty has to be worth something Also keep in mind, with a 19" you are better keeping to 1280*1024 for games, if you have a GF3 Ti you can also use 4x anio, GF4 and above, you can use 4x anio+ 2-4x FSAA. I can run my games @ 1600*1200@85Hz but still find 1280*1024 as the sweet spot and just crank up those extra things like anio and FSAA is my game is fast enough. Either way you cant loose, but as I have one myself and I know how good they really are, and thier new shape looks nice also, mines the older squarer shape, look deep into my eyes and repeat after me.

I WANT THE 19" IIYAMA
I WANT THE 19" IIYAMA
I WANT THE 19" IIYAMA
I WANT THE 19" IIYAMA

So there you have it
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oh wow didn't notice that the iiyama is a diamondtron...which is the same as trinitron, the technology sony uses for their monitors

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