Please help me decide what 19 inch monitor to buy.
I am looking for a good new 19 inch monitor to buy soon.
Please help me decide what to get.
I want a flatscreen, good quality, easy on the eyes monitor.
I am thinking of maybe getting the LG Flatron 915 FT or maybe the Samsung 955 DF.
What to you guys recommend?
Any other monitors I should consider?
I want the best monitor I can get for my eyes.
Price range between $250-$400 U.S
My dad has a Viewsonic PF790 and he loves it. For sharpness you also may want to get either an ATI or Matrox video card. I went from a 3dfx to a ATI and the difference is tremendous. The ATI is AWESOME.
i don't know much about monitors but from what i have read in tom's article and other sites, the pf790 is only .25dpi at the center. do any of you guys with the pf790 notice any lesser quality picture near the edges of the monitor? also, what made you choose this model viewsonic over another model?
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December 13, 2001 1:46:01 AM
the PF790 is something along those lines, not positive exacts, just check out ViewSonic.com
it's an apperature grille though, so those numbers don't mean as much as you may think. do a search for apperture grille, there is a lot of stuff to be read about them, but basically it's a Sony Trinitron technology.
they are better at video and graphics, but a shadow mask monitor will provide cleaner text.
as for why i chose this monitor, a few simply reasons:
- i use my PC monitor for DVD and TV playback
- it is cheaper than the higher end model
- viewsonic has a good reputation
- friends store is an authorized viewsonic dealer
- it suits my needs perfectly, and then some
- it's flat, and i'm used to looking at a flat monitor from my laptop, can't go back to curved, they give me this distortion headache kinda thingie where everything seems curved
I have been thinking of the same thing for about a month now. After reading all the specs and stuff, I had decided on the Iiyama Vision Master Pro 454, awsome refresh rates at good resolutions. If you want either of those things, don't but a Samsung - they suck.
The I went round the shops and actually took at look at these monitors. Well, I have never used a perfectly flat monitor before, but damm, I don't want those 2 stupid Trinitron lines across my screen. If I pay $400+ bucks for a monitor I want the whole of it to work! Then I saw the LG Flatron 915+, AWSOME! True flat screen with no dumb Trinitron lines, very nice, I buy mine 1st thing tomorrow.
My advice, go around the shops and look at some of these things, play with them at the screen resolution you are going to use and also at max resolution (1600x1200), if it don't look good, don't buy it!
I dont know, I have a radeon 7500 card, and under the monitor tab in the display settings I have options 60- 160 hzt.
I have a brother, whose eye sight is 20/10 - he sees everything, he even sees the flickering at 120 hzt, untill I showed him my 160!!!!....he didnt see no flickering, and guess what, he got the same monitor,
and he is running the same resolution at 160 htz.
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February 26, 2002 12:29:08 PM
Saying that Samsung sucks is a pretty bold statement. I don't think you know what you are talking about sjonnie.
Posted a similar reply a few minutes ago... I just received my PF790 after looking at Samsung, NEC and Sony. The PF790 was a perfect choice for me. Gateway deliverd it in 48 hours for $359 total, and the Aperture Grill is great. I can't find one thing that I don't like, especially the price for this level of quality. Graphics are jaw dropping.
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