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Offline Gods Servant

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I need a new monitor
« on: Sat Feb 13, 2010 - 14:49:46 »
Every morning when I turn on my monitor, I hold my breath.  It is on its last legs.  Most times, it takes about 5 tries before it will stay on for more than a half a second. 

I need a new one but when I researched them, I only became confused and frustrated.  I don't know what they are talking about in the product details.  What makes a good monitor?

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Re: I need a new monitor
« Reply #1 on: Wed Feb 17, 2010 - 03:09:09 »
I guess it depends on what you want to use the monitor for.


-Resolution, contrast and response time is ussually the 3 main features I look at.
-Also the feature of the monitor is important...i.e. what devices do I plan to plug to it.
-Also, having a good viewing angle and if it has a good anti-glare filter or not is important.
-Also make sure its ENERGY STAR qualified.
-Also the warranty that comes with it is a telltale of how reliable the monitor is.
-Sound might be important also if you dont have pc speakers.

I like to play video games, edit photos and watch hd movies on my monitor so I need one with fast response time and high resolution.

The Samsung 24inch P2570 is a pretty decent monitor and at a decent price for around $300:
-70,000:1 dynamic contrast.
-170° horizontal and 160° vertical viewing angles.
-Ultrafast 2 ms response time.
-1920 x 1080 maximum resolution.
-Connector: DVI-I, HDMI, audio out, optical out. Analog RGB / DVI   

Of course, if you don't plan to do much with your monitor, you can get one for probably much less money.

Good luck.

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Re: I need a new monitor
« Reply #2 on: Wed Feb 17, 2010 - 09:02:10 »
Whatever you decide to buy, go someplace where they will hook plug it in for you so you can make sure it has good resolution!

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Re: I need a new monitor
« Reply #3 on: Sat Feb 20, 2010 - 22:14:57 »
Is your monitor a CRT or LCD?  If it's CRT and your computer is somewhat older than most (has SVGA video), unless you just have to have a flat screen LCD, then it is entirely possible to find a used CRT in excellent shape through friends, garage sales, etc for just a few dollars.  I've seen good used CRT 19" monitors in the $20 to $30 range.  If you are wanting a flat screen, be sure it will accept the SVGA output that you are presently using, which I am guessing you are using.  I use a Samsung SyncMaster 216BW that has connectors for both analog (svga) and digital video cards.  It's a 22" diagonal so it has plenty of screen.  You should be able to find something similar at Fry's, Sams Club, or CompUSA for less than $200.00.  It is basically plug and play (most monitors are) with the software giving extended control over what windows is equipped to do.

If were within driving distance of my house, I'd say just come on down and I'd fix you up with a good used CRT SVGA monitor cheap!

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Re: I need a new monitor
« Reply #4 on: Fri Feb 26, 2010 - 15:15:33 »
Is your monitor a CRT or LCD?  If it's CRT and your computer is somewhat older than most (has SVGA video), unless you just have to have a flat screen LCD, then it is entirely possible to find a used CRT in excellent shape through friends, garage sales, etc for just a few dollars.  I've seen good used CRT 19" monitors in the $20 to $30 range.  If you are wanting a flat screen, be sure it will accept the SVGA output that you are presently using, which I am guessing you are using.  I use a Samsung SyncMaster 216BW that has connectors for both analog (svga) and digital video cards.  It's a 22" diagonal so it has plenty of screen.  You should be able to find something similar at Fry's, Sams Club, or CompUSA for less than $200.00.  It is basically plug and play (most monitors are) with the software giving extended control over what windows is equipped to do.

If were within driving distance of my house, I'd say just come on down and I'd fix you up with a good used CRT SVGA monitor cheap!

You are an angel.  I am afraid that there isn't any way I will get all of that right.  I know I have a flat screen LCD but that's about all I know.  I keep forgetting to leave my monitor on so when I try to turn it back on, I end up giving up.  It does eventually work but I never know. 

I wish we lived close, too.  :(

Right now, we can't afford another one so I am trying not to use it much.  I am sure things will turn around soon.  God always gives us what we need, maybe not what we want, but what we need. 

Blessings to you.

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Re: I need a new monitor
« Reply #5 on: Mon Apr 19, 2010 - 10:46:27 »
Have you checked all your cable connections to make sure they seated properly?

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Re: I need a new monitor
« Reply #6 on: Mon Jun 21, 2010 - 01:36:11 »
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