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Old 10-06-02, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default How's Phillips for Monitors?

I'm looking at a 19". Any input?
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Old 10-06-02, 09:22 PM   #2
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I have a 17" Philips that supports some pretty insane refresh rates and a wide variety of resolutions. There aren't a whole lot of consumer level 17" displays that are capable of 1600x1200 at 70 Hz. The quality of the product seems good; my monitor is pretty light weight considering its size. The caveat is that the screen seems to be pretty fragile. My screen has a decent sized gouge on it. Don't ask me how it got there, but it's there. Fortunately it's not in my directi line of vision so I can continue to use the monitor. But I would caution you to be very careful should you decide to purchase a Philips.

Furthermore, don't even bother with any mail-in rebates the company might have. They won't even bother honoring them. Still a good product overall.
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Old 10-07-02, 06:41 PM   #3
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They have great short necks. Shortist in the whole industry I think. The monitors aren't gonna win any awards for geometry, since all their monitors have a curved screen. Image quality wise they are pretty decent.

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i can only comment on what I know about them, they make you send the monitor to them if there is any defect. Instead of sending you a new one and you send back your old one, they leave you stranded without any monitor until they get around to repairing it. Kinda lame, I know with Dell if it breaks, they send you new one and you send back old one after.

I knwo this because of my IT company, we got complaints from the Phillips users over their down time.
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Hmm.. Dunno about the support side, since I haven't had to use it, but my Philips 19" (model 109P20) is the best monitor I've used yet. And it is a true flat square tube. So geometry is spot on, at least with this model.

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Well, there are definitely some positive things here.

SnakeEyes, I'm looking at the 109B20, their business 19".
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After looking at the info on the 109B20, it should be a pretty nice monitor. I myself prefer aperture grill (trinitron / diamondtron tubes) over the shadow mask tubes, but I have seen some very good shadow mask models in the past.
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After looking at the info on the 109B20, it should be a pretty nice monitor. I myself prefer aperture grill (trinitron / diamondtron tubes) over the shadow mask tubes, but I have seen some very good shadow mask models in the past.
The 109B20 isn't Aperture Grill?
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it's a shadowmask but reading alot of reviews on the monitor and alot of consumer opinions i don't think this would be a bad buy.
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however isn't the 109B20 like over 200 bucks. i'm pretty sure there are a few diamondtron/trinitrion/aperture grille 19in for less than $200.
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Right. I thought it would be aperture grill too, until I read the specs pdf document from the Philips site. It's listed as a Flat Shadow Mask tube. That doesn't say it's bad though, because I've seen several really nice shadow mask based monitors before. I prefer aperture grill mainly because it's a bit rarer (sp?) to get a poor aperture-grill based monitor than a poor shadow mask based monitor. The specs on that monitor look good though (dot pitch, etc.).
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parents in law had one, it last 2 years.
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