CRT Monitor choice -- HELP!
Don't try and sway me away from getting a CRT -- I already know the pros and cons between it and LCD. I'm trying to decide between a Samsung Syncmaster 997mb or the Viewsonic G90fb4. Anyone still knowledgable about these things anymore, lol...or know that the still exist for that matter?
Quote:Don't try and sway me away from getting a CRT -- I already know the pros and cons between it and LCD. I'm trying to decide between a Samsung Syncmaster 997mb or the Viewsonic G90fb4. Anyone still knowledgable about these things anymore, lol...or know that the still exist for that matter?
I agree with you 100%. I have an NEC MultiSync FE700+ (17inch CRT) that
i've had since 2001, and i still love the picture. My wife has a Viewsonic E90B,
which is too bright for my liking, but i've had my eyes on the Syncmaster
997mb myself. The only thing i don't like is the silver/black color.
Not much help, but i like the Samsung myself. To be honest, either one
will probably bring you great enjoyment.
The eight-year-old 19" Viewsonic mb90 on my desk continues to work exceptionally well after several moves.
The screen quality, for the version of the technology, is great. However, sitting side-by-side, next to a 3.5 year old Trinitron 19" flat screen CRT, the technology difference is noticeable, esp. the dot pitch.
The built in features; the USB hub, the Nakamichi speakers, and subwoofer are all working flawlessly. The only malfunction is a quirky speaker button functionality.
Quote:I would go with the samsung. That's what I was going to get, but Newegg.com no longer sells it. So now I have to find a decent place to sell me one without it having problems on arrival.
It sells for $197.33 after shipping. I've done my share of searching through major retailers, froogle, and pricegrabber, and I have to say that's the best price you'll find for it.
Oh, yeah -- here's $5 rebate as well. the only stipulation is that you have to review the monitor (painful, I know :P )
Just click where it says $5 bonus.
I'm currently running on a Viewsonic A90F+ right now. I like it quite a bit. Not as much as the old Trinitron I had, though. But that crapped out a while ago, so oh well. I know that Viewsonic, Samsung, and NEC appear to be the top contenders for monitor manufacturers. I'd feel really comfortable buying another Viewsonic. As I've had the one I currently have for about 3-4 years. I'm really leaning toward getting the Samsung though. I like the looks and ergonomics a bit more, not to mention it's .20mm and a max 1920 x 1440 resolution.
It makes me a little uneasy hearing what Michaelahess just said about Samsungs only lasting about 3 years for him. Has anyone here had any luck or really good experiences with them. I just want more reasons to go ahead and pick one up. I'm also considering to use it side-by-side in a dual monitor array with my current one to.