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Anonymous
September 16, 2001 7:52:40 PM

okay, i am planning to buy a Flat screen 19 inch CRT monitor


i have these 4 choices in my mind, unfortuantely, i can only buy one of them.

here are the choices

Samsung 900NF
ViewSonic PF790
ViewSonic G90F
NEC FP955

can u help me making up my mind??

or are there any better ones?

keep in mind that i can only spend $600 cdn below

thanx!!!
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September 16, 2001 8:08:31 PM

LG Flatron 915FT PLus....There are lots of posts just like yours...try searching the forums

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Anonymous
September 20, 2001 12:52:27 AM

I would recomend you Samsung 955DF/900IFT to 900NF.
I read a review that 900NF has noticable lines.
955DF has lower refresh rate than 900IFT. he all have flat screens, and have 0.24 dot pitch. It does 1024x768@100Hz, and 900IFT does 1024x768@120Hz and goes up to 2048xXXX resolution, while 955DF does only 1600x1200.
955DF monitor is cheap and looks great, get it at www.emscomputing.com
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Anonymous
September 20, 2001 1:42:12 AM

The KDS Avitron 195TF is an excellent monitor. Same as the Sony G400, but for a lot less money. The only thing the Sony does better is the corners. The corners on the G400 are a little sharper.
September 20, 2001 11:36:44 AM

KDS isn't a very popular company so support may be a problem.

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Anonymous
September 23, 2001 6:22:30 PM

>>KDS isn't a very popular company so support may be a problem.<<

That's not true.. KDS KARES system is head over heals better compared to what you get from Sony support. But I will agree with the post about the Avitron 195TF compared to the Sony, both are using the same tube. I don't know why the Sony seems to have a little sharper image in the corner, but it does.


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September 23, 2001 8:40:28 PM

Why do Sony monitors (and any Sony products for that matter) seem overpriced compared to the other brands? Don't tell me better quality, I've seen monitors that are just as good as Sony's for a lot less!

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Anonymous
September 23, 2001 9:55:02 PM

I'm to lazy to do the currency conversion from $600cdn to USDs, but I recently bought a LG Flatron 915FT+ and love it. The thing is dead flat both inside and out, really bright can clear, no damper lines, and the colors are great. Compared to some other 19" flat CRTs, this can be had for a pretty resonable price.

The only other monitors I was considering when shopping for a new monitor were this one, the Hitachi CM772, Samsung 955NF, and maybe and Iilyma. Hope this helps.

Tap
September 23, 2001 11:58:11 PM

$600CDN is approximately $400 USD

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September 24, 2001 2:35:55 AM

I got my Flatron for $370 US shipped. It is a pretty big monitor, though. Bring it to a LAN party and it will absolutely dwarf everybody elses OEM monitors. I like the little touch buttons for adjustment control. Very cool, very easy.

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Anonymous
October 6, 2001 12:54:30 PM

I'm debating between the Viewsonic PF790 and G90F also. Have you found anything out? I'm trying to set up a side-by-side comparison with a local vendor to pick one--I'll let you know what I see.

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October 6, 2001 2:10:53 PM

Notebook wireless LAN parties with GeForce2 GO and Mobility Radeon 7500 are the future. People aren't going to be carrying huge monitors around.

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October 6, 2001 2:55:48 PM

IMO, laptops still suck. I won't carry around a CRT though- getting an LCD:) 

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October 6, 2001 8:40:52 PM

With a Mobility Radeon 7500 coming out, hardcore Notebook gaming may become a reality.

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October 6, 2001 11:25:24 PM

Have you ever been to a LAN party with a laptop? Man, it sucks like hell. I don't care if my monitor weighs 70 pounds, give me pure 1280x1024 on 18 inches rather than a few dots and horrible screen sizes (talking less than 8 inches length).

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October 7, 2001 12:04:38 AM

Another vote for the Flatron 915+

Simply the best 19" CRT I'ver ever seen (or bought :wink: ).

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October 7, 2001 12:46:16 AM

Laptop LAN parties are not viable now, but they might be when 15.7" laptop screens and the Mobility Radeon 7500 become affordable. Attach a USB gamepad to the laptop and you're set!

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October 17, 2001 1:49:39 AM

I bought my Samsung 900nf for cdn$529 at PC Village Canada a few months ago. It is the best monitor you can get at this price. Refresh rate and colour are incredible. Samsung support is also excellent. Unless you open a light background, you probably won't notice the wires. I definitely don't notice the wires while playing games :) 
October 23, 2001 11:13:19 AM

CTX 960f is good one, and cheap.
October 28, 2001 1:51:19 PM

Flatron 915ft+ is the one...

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