Best company for LCDs??

I'm a NEWBIE with LCDs. But Just wondering who currently has the best LCDs? Is it Samsung? And is it worth getting a tv-tuner for your LCD?
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  1. It really depends, there are many good companies. Are u looking to buy an LCD, and if so at what price and size, and for what purposes?

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  2. Yes I was looking for a 24". I was thinking of getting the Samsung 240T. It has everything I want but still thinking because there is always a downside to everything but I just haven't figure it out yet. Price I can careless of. Just quality and features. Purpose would be just the computer and maybe have a tv tuner to it. That's bout it. Nothing special. Just want a nice LCD. Thx for the reply!
  3. damn, you wanna touss me some money... hehe money=careless
    anyway i think the samsung and viewsonic is good, but then also if you go to dell.com they have some expensive monitors also, but i dont know how good they are
  4. Since you want just a computer and a nice lcd, and money is not an issue! but rather quality and perhaps style!

    I suggest a Apple Powermac dual G4 with 24in Apple lcd! movie look awesome on that monitor!
  5. uggh, MAC! No! Hehe, if he has a lot of money to spend, why not get that 15,000$ IBM?

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  6. the MAC looks real good, and its not hat extreamly expensive also. i even think i might get a Imac for the kitchen, but i wonder the refresh time on the screen.
  7. isn't 60hz kind of like the standard for digital lcd?
  8. he may mean response time. I believe I read somewhere it was 40ms, but don't take that as the final say, as I'm not 100% sure on it. 60Hz really depends- at native res, yeah.

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  9. DAMN are you guys CRAZY? It's not bout the money! It's bout the QUALITY! And I don't need a $15000 computer from IBM as to me IBM is just the name you are paying for. I already have a P4 2.2ghz which is plenty for me. The Apple dual G4's are really GOOD BUT for video editing only. Not really an Apple fan anyways. Response time in a LCD isn't really my problem but the features it has and hoping it's DVI... Thanks for all the post guys!
  10. Hehe, chill, I was just joking. The samsung one is nice.

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  11. haha ya I know. dun worry bout it. But is there any possible way to put a tv tuner on the Samsung 240T?
  12. The monitor doesn't come w/ it, but maybe if you contacted Samsung, they may have some sort of converter or something for it.

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  13. would you settle for a 19"?

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  14. after spending $4000 on this monitor, you can easily pay an additional 100 for an externail tv tuner such as the one by Viewsonic http://www.viewsonic.com/products/video_vb50hrtv.cfm

    and just to make sure your next door pal don't have the same lcd as yours, maybe this Sun lcd will be nice for about same price
    http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/hw/peripherals/monitors.html#24.1inch


    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by imo on 03/15/02 11:41 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  15. that sun monitor looks hell of good, but i dont think you need one of those if your not professional
  16. Just get a seperate PCI TV Tuner card, like a Hauppauge or an ATI one.

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  17. oh man, that monitor is hot! Too bad the price tag is crazy.

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  18. Thank you all for the posts! Well my mind wants Samsung because it's more known. However the Sun LCD looks crazy but not sure if it's going to perform the way it looks. Also the Samsung 240T has the 2 side panel speakers. So not too sure anymore. Which one would you guys prefer?...
  19. There really isn't much info on teh Sun, I'd go with the 240T.

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  20. I would go with Viewsonic...there products are good...the Samsung LCD also are good...I would either get 1 of these manufacturers....I got the Vg181... and i think it's really nice... Friend of mine bought the Samsung 170T... Very nice picture and the Price is very good.

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  21. Cornerstone also has a 23 incher, but it appears to be the same as the Viewsonic one, and is $500 more though. The 240T is more expensive, but who knows, maybe PVA is slightly better than MVA.

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  22. Well I took a quick look at Viewsonic and everything is good cept the max resolution on it is 1280x1024. Cornerstone I didn't see any real special features on it but might be just for the name your paying for. I guess Samsung might still be in the lead?.... Thx for keeping the posts comin!
  23. By JUNE will there be a new Technology for LCD's... making them with Better Resolution...What is a good response time.. My crap monitor that i had that came with my original comp Blew..so i had to run out on short notice and get what i could afford... i went to Circuit city and got an NEC for like 130$ that's basically all i had.. the Edges are Blury..and i hate that.......i don't want my LCD to look like that

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  24. The Viewsonic VP230mb has a 1600x1200 res. You sure they just weren't using 1280x0124 cause the vid card couldn't do it in DVI or something- or they were using a splitter?

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  25. A good response time would be 25ms. Personally, I don't think teh rise time should be more than 15ms, cause then it gets plain annoying.

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  26. Opps! Sorry I was looking at the wrong series! Yes the VP230mb has a 1600x1200 res. Anyways what are the extra features that they have?
  27. what do u mean by extra features?

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  28. well i was in BestBuy and they had a bunch of monitors hooked up and i was looking at the viewsonic it was a VA series 17.4 inch..and not sure if it was hooked up through DVI..im sure there was a spliter, but i wasn't happy with quality of the picture.. maybe the VG series is better!!

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  29. the LCD's you see at stores are not indicitave of what the display will look like when hooked up to a PC. Firstly, they are almost never run at native res, use analog, and use a splitter which really degrades image quality.

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  30. Features as in: Remote control, attachable speakers, HDTV
  31. Ah, well the VP230mb has speakers, but that's about it. You can get a converter so u can hook into TV if you want.

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  32. hey guys, If someone was giving you a pick between the Samsung 170T or the VG171...which would you guys Pick..

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  33. 170T definetly. VG171 has 40 ms response time vs. 25ms on the 170T, and VG171 is analog only. Also viewing angles are better on 170T.

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  34. Digital input is a must for me on an lcd panel!
  35. lol, well I do find it's a lot sharper, and that what I like:)

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  36. im getting my 170t tomorrow, hehe i am so exited
  37. you should be. Wait, is UPS shipping it?

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  38. hmm okay now you really got my mind thinking. Is it better having a seperate TV and seperate LCD panel or would it be worthwhile having a 2 in one?
  39. Ok, NOW... you've chosen the 170t...now if someone gave you a choice between the 170t or the VG181..Kinda disreguard the larger size...What would be the better performer...

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  40. Still the 170T- higher contrast, and it looks better:)

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  41. 170T it is then!......when they make a better 18in then i'll switch

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  42. Lol, so ur buying it? Cool. Hmm, we'll compare it against my FFD in a year :lol:

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  43. :)
    lol, if you are going to buy a ffd in a year, I bet my FFD-2 that I will buy in a yr and half will kick your ffd all over the place!! :P hahaha

    actually if you have money to burn, I still think Sansung 240T is the coolest one to get, with its hdtv ready bd high resolution etc!
  44. today im supposed to get the 170t, im so excited, the tome is 12.45 and they told me it will be here before 7. hmm it can arrive at this moment:)

    Hehe hope this monitor is good enough
  45. ...but UPS won't even bother to come. Lol, j/k (I hope...they did to me a lot, which is why I request fedex now). IMO (the user) I bet u my ZVA w/ FFD2 in 2 and a half years will kick your FFD-2! oooo! :tongue:

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  46. what is a FFD

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  47. no, its not ups or fedex its supposed to be someone from staples shipping, they have not come yet, they are supposed to show up between 9 in the mornign and 7 in the afternoon. so they have less then 1 hour and 30 minutes untill i call staples and make them give me the monitor with a special discount
  48. Rob, read this article- <A HREF="http://www.extremetech.com/print_article/0,3428,a=15016,00.asp" target="_new">click</A>
    Prof, I know what you're going through, but u gotta be more patient...I had to wait an extra week before I could get my TFT7020.

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  49. thanks....in june i will get the 170T or if anything is better by then...In about a YR i will build another PC and then get that new LCD...untill then i can't wait...i can't even wait till june let along a YR.. Thanks for your Help Everybody

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