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Saburo_0
03-09-2004, 06:57 AM
Well, folks I'd like to hear what kinda monitors you are using with FB. i might be in the market for a new one & frankly FB is the most important thing I do on my computer so...

I'm thinking CRT 19 or 21 inch if I can afford it. So please share.
Thanks!

Saburo_0
03-09-2004, 06:57 AM
Well, folks I'd like to hear what kinda monitors you are using with FB. i might be in the market for a new one & frankly FB is the most important thing I do on my computer so...

I'm thinking CRT 19 or 21 inch if I can afford it. So please share.
Thanks!

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-09-2004, 07:05 AM
Like I posted in a similar link, I use the Samsung 192N http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/nabc/product/b2c_product_detail.jsp?eUser=&prod_id=GH19ASBB It's a great monitor with 19" viewable. I was aprehensive too, but at this point I want a bigger one! Thinking of the 213T or this: http://www.lcd-monitor-online.com/vp230mb.html



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NetDaemon
03-09-2004, 07:10 AM
Go for an LCD if you can afford it, have one here and no problems with FB or LoMac and your eyes will really thank you for switching. Did I mention the lack of radiation too? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



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DeerHunterUK
03-09-2004, 07:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NetDaemon:
Go for an LCD if you can afford it, have one here and no problems with FB or LoMac and your eyes will really thank you for switching. Did I mention the lack of radiation too? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, but if us CRT users lose our electricity supply in the evening or night time, we don't have to worry about the darkness...we simply glow. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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Saburo_0
03-09-2004, 08:08 AM
Eeks, t-bolt tad expensive that one. Tho very nice.

What are the pros-cons of LCD s ?

EDIT, FOUND THIS AT pc woRLD: In general, graphic artists prefer CRT monitors because they show truer colors and greater nuance, whereas people who work mostly with text gravitate toward LCDs because pixels on an LCD have well-defined edges, resulting in sharply focused letters. Because CRTs redraw their screens more quickly than LCDs--so moving images never leave visible trails--gamers prefer them, too.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
03-09-2004, 08:36 AM
LCD's use less electricity, have a smaller footprint on the desktop, are easier on the eyes, put out less heat and with the improved technology, they're getting better everyday. You don't see dead pixels or the ghosting that was prevelant even 6 months ago.

LCD's are here to stay and the best upgrade for an already decent machine IMHO.



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NetDaemon
03-09-2004, 08:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Thunderbolt56:
LCD's use less electricity, have a smaller footprint on the desktop, are easier on the eyes, put out less heat and with the improved technology, they're getting better everyday. You don't see dead pixels or the ghosting that was prevelant even 6 months ago.

LCD's are here to stay and the best upgrade for an already decent machine IMHO.
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Amen brother http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif



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bird_brain
03-09-2004, 08:51 AM
I bought a viewsonic VA720 LCD monitor for my gaming rig and used it for almost a year. There are issues with native resolution being supported by the game (particularly IL2) and only one resolution would fill the whole screen and that was with significant distortion of the screen geometry. Read that as "everything looked stretched". I believe it was 1152 x 864 that worked. The monitor also flickered and became quite aggravating because it did not support higher refresh rates. Keep in mind this was a $700 17" LCD. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
I sold it to my office and used the $500 they gave me to buy a 22" P225FB and it is great.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif It is also huge and heavy, but who cares? The colors, refresh rate & resolution are outstanding. The only down side is the 2 little black lines across the screen, but they are almost invisable and they don't bother me anyway. I hope that helps. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Saburo_0
03-09-2004, 08:56 AM
so you guys don't se any problems for LCDs & FB ?
Of course they do cost more right?
Easier on the eyes would be nice for sure, but....
Does it matter that I'm running a P4 1.7 with only 768mg ram? Since some artivles suggest LCDs don't update as fast I'm wondering if CPU power is an issue.
How about colors? once again I've hear CRTs have better colors. Sorry complete newb when it comes to monitors.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bearcat99
03-09-2004, 08:57 AM
That 192N is nice.... at Bedt Buythey had one hooked up to an Alienware system. I got my wife a 18.1" Mitsu which actually ruuns FB pretty well. It is currently configured as analog but i am ging to get a set of DVI cables to see what difference that makes. The video card I am using on it is a Ti4400.

I use a 17" Samsung 753DF.. its nice. From what I have seen the CRTs still outperform the LCDs though the LCDs are catching up. If you get an LCD you want one with a response time of 22ms or better. I am thinking of getting a 21" CRT if I can find one at the right price but for now my 17" will have to suffice.

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Saburo_0
03-09-2004, 09:14 AM
Thanks Bearcat,
I'm still thinking a 21 CRT would just squeeze in to my budget but exploring all possibilities.

adlabs6
03-09-2004, 10:19 AM
I've got a 17" Sharp LCD. No ghosting or dead pixels on this unit. Colors are better than my old CRT, and though they will shift if you move far to the sides, you forget about it after a while though.

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