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May 12, 2009 8:44:46 AM

Hi

i hava old monitor screen(CRT 17)... and i want to buy a new monitor for my computer... i would like to buy a new lcd with 19 inch that does have dvi port... i want to hear from you, what do you suggest from me to buy???

i mean which brand, type??? also, from my little experience in the lcd monitor, i know that it does have contrast ratio, response time thing... these thing i think it's important right??

i really want from you advice about which model should i go to...

and, are there any big defference between dvi and the vga port...?? since, the common one that is availabe is vga port, but i think dvi is better cause it provies digital output....

i really need ur help guys....

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May 12, 2009 8:54:47 AM

Yes, you want DVI.

What graphics card are you running? You probably want to look at 1650x1080 resolution.

Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Cheap panels look awful.

I'm very happy with my LG and Samsung are another well regarded make. Believe it or not Dell also make some of the best monitors out there.

try to find as many reviews as you can on specific models as all companies do good and apalling panels. Make sure you get a good one.
a b C Monitor
May 12, 2009 9:01:40 AM

Well there are many good 19" inches out there...
Here are a few...
Cheap and good...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Little Costly -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


And as for the VGA and DVI ports, there is no much difference in their functionality(but there is difference in its architecture)
Both provide display output to the monitors...

But if you want more info,

Using VGA, the signal from the CPU is converted to VGA by the video adapter and sent to a monitor with VGA input.

The conversion to VGA causes some loss of quality.

With DVI the signal is not converted (kept digital) and sent to the DVI input on the monitor.

I think you should see a difference if you have a video card with digital output(DVI output)...
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May 12, 2009 9:12:17 AM

i have a cheap graphics card(nvidia 8400 gforce ), but i'm going to buy a new one after the dx 11 is released(i'm waiting for it)... a very good graphics card(like hd 4870 1gb)....

so, i do really want to buy a good lcd... but unfortunatlly not all brand are available in my country(kuwait)... i will try to look for lcd 19 that does have dvi input.... is there any thing that i should look for it??

and thanks alot
a b C Monitor
May 12, 2009 9:15:53 AM

^ But I think you should be getting brands like Samsung, LG, Acer over there...
And like milez said, check out the monitor reviews over the net...
May 12, 2009 9:23:54 AM

i'll do...

and, when i minimized the selection, i'll come and ask you about what you would prefer...

thanks alot
a b C Monitor
May 12, 2009 9:25:50 AM

^ Yes that would be easier for us to pick out the good one from the options that you are left with...
May 12, 2009 4:50:34 PM

A lot of cheap ones only support DVI-A (analog) rather than DVI-D (digital), so they are no better than VGA. So they to look for one that specifies that it support a digital DVI signal.
May 12, 2009 6:45:40 PM

Hi again..
unfortunately i found only this brand... samsung 743bm... do you suggest to me to buy it or not ??

all the monitors that i found them were have only vga port...
a b C Monitor
May 13, 2009 4:30:29 AM

^ Well if you are not in a hurry to buy the LCD, then keep looking...
That LCD is a pretty old model...Am sure if you search more, you could get better ones...
Did you try Dell...They have Kuwait included in their online store and they have very good LCDs in all sizes...If you can get in touch with them, am sure you can get a good deal...
http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/category.asp...
May 14, 2009 5:48:20 PM

Thanks gkay09

since, it's old model, i'll keep looking more.... for it... and i'm not in hurry actually...

i'll let you know when i found new one... thanks again
May 17, 2009 7:13:42 PM

i found this screen... BENQ E900WD ... how is it??? is it good, and new ??

this is the specification:
5ms Response
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 2500:1
Contrast Ratio 700:1

DVI-D

how is it??? should i go and buy it ??

May 17, 2009 7:38:07 PM

i forget to mention that it does have multimedia with it(built in sound)...

is it ok to have multimedia with it or without it it's better, or it doesn't matter ??
a b C Monitor
May 18, 2009 3:57:38 AM

^ Well that monitor certainly looks better than the Samsung...And it is a pretty new one...
Well the inbuilt speakers are of no use...
May 18, 2009 10:09:01 AM

Hi gkay09

thanks for ur reply....

today after alot of searching(i got headache from the searching ;p)...

i found this one... and it seems these all what are available in my country...

this what i found today G900HD... and it's cheaper than the E900WD(about 20 $ less)... and it seems that it does have better specification...

it have
5ms Response
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 10000:1
Contrast Ratio 1000:1

how is it ??? is it much better, and should i go for it ???

thanks alot gkay09 and other people who help me out... and sorry for bothering u with my questions...

thanks again ;) 
a b C Monitor
May 18, 2009 12:19:49 PM

Yes that G900HD is also a good one...but make sure you don't get the G900HDA...The G900HDA doesn't have DVI-D...
But actually the E900WD has higher resolution (1440X900) vs the G900HD, which has 1366X768 resolution...So you might miss out on pixel area...
May 18, 2009 12:30:16 PM

also on the graphics card, current ATi graphics cards already support DX11 I believe since there is so little difference between DX10.1 and DX11.
May 18, 2009 1:40:19 PM

gkay09 said:
Yes that G900HD is also a good one...but make sure you don't get the G900HDA...The G900HDA doesn't have DVI-D...
But actually the E900WD has higher resolution (1440X900) vs the G900HD, which has 1366X768 resolution...So you might miss out on pixel area...


gkay09

can you be more specific(General way) in the resolution issue... Since, I'm not pro in choosing the best monitor available... all what i know is that, the higher contrast and the lower response time is better... I don't know any thing about the reslution what is for.

i thought that all will have the same resolution since all they are 19 inch(wide)...

i'm waiting for your explanation...

and thanks alot
a b C Monitor
May 18, 2009 1:55:12 PM

Well the monitor resolution is actually the number of pixels present in the screen...
And generally games, movies,... are pixel dependent than the size(inches) dependent...

So that is why you can see LCD TVs, which have common resolution that is 1080p/720p but have varying display size(22", 26", 32", ...)

So if you want to see more details in the display, then the pixel count should be more...

And as per the specs of those monitors, the resolution is different like I had said before...
May 18, 2009 2:03:29 PM

Ok...

Is it that much difference ?? and, what are the uses for the 1440X900 & 1366X768 Resolutions ?? i mean what is the capability for each one ??

Since, I'm really confused for which one should i choose!! ? since, the first one have higher resolution but low in Contrast, and the second one is vice versa...

If, you was in my place what will you choose, and why ??

Thanks
a b C Monitor
May 18, 2009 2:18:48 PM

Well the 1440X900 is a standard 19" monitor resolution... and the 1366X768 is actually new resolution one...
I would say you get the 1440X900 as it is capable of displaying more details and when you buy new graphics card, it would fully utilize that extra pixels...
The contrast ratio wont be much of a factor as 700:1 and 1000:1 would be pretty close and with naked eye, you wont be able to see the difference that easy...
a b C Monitor
May 18, 2009 2:24:33 PM

Well get the one which looks good :p 
May 18, 2009 10:39:36 PM

I got the E900W... it seem good for me... and it's much better than my old monitor(CRT)...

Thanks alot for helping me
a b C Monitor
May 19, 2009 3:39:53 AM

:)  Glad I could help...
And the E900W looks good too... :p 
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