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Quick Question (Flame/Goshark)

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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
March 2, 2003 3:17:55 PM

Hi quick question for flame and gosharks:

Flame u stated in a old post that the carbon(BLK) cl174 bezel cannot pass TCO 99 regulations. Which i believed also to b true but arccording to specs it has??

How can this be...??

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March 2, 2003 3:38:28 PM

According to Hitachi's website and Monitorgalaxy, the CML174B is TCO '95 compliant, the CML174 is TCO '99.

Hilbert space is a big place.
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March 3, 2003 2:01:15 PM

??? if they are the same panels, why black one didn't pass?
March 3, 2003 3:46:50 PM

Good Question!!


I think it has something to do with that contrast and brightness appears slighly different with a black bezel....

I could be wrong.....
If n e 1 knows Goshark will though.
March 3, 2003 5:48:39 PM

Black monitors cannot meet the new TCO-99 ergonomic requirements.

In TCO'99 there is a requirement that the reflection factor of the front frame (bezel) of the monitor shall not be more than 20%. This means that a dark colored or black monitor will not pass this requirement. The contrast of a white screen image next to a black bezel creates eyestrain during long periods of use.

In TCO'95 there is no such requirement, although it is a recommendation.

Jim Witkowski
Chief Hardare Engineer

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March 4, 2003 12:46:35 AM

anyway, I am still happy with my Hitachi CML174, but I can't wait until 19 inch panels start appear, saving up some money to get one once they become available. Any idea when?