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LCD 17" Acer vs LG vs ViewSonic in Wide Screens???

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June 1, 2008 11:06:15 AM

I only have choice between these LCD monitors:


Acer : AL1716F (AL-1716-FS) 17" SILVER WIDESCREEN
http://www.acer.gr/public/page4.do?link=oln56.redirect&...
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LG : L177WS (L-177WSB) 17" BLACK WIDE SCREEN
http://www.lge.com/products/model/detail/l177ws_1_6.jht...
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ViewSonic : VA1716W (VA-1716W) 17" SILVER BLACK WIDE SCREEN
http://ap.viewsonic.com/me/products/productspecs.php?id...
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All of Above LCDs are Wide Screen & 17 inch


All of these have same price $185.50 from where i am going to buy.

plz tell me which one is better in terms of "Longer Life" & "screen Quality".

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June 2, 2008 6:25:26 AM

The Acer AL1716F is not a widescreen monitor.

Between the LG and Viewsonic, I would probably go with the LG since it has "Aspect Ratio" option. If you are playing an older game that does not support widescreen, this option will prevent the monitor from stretching out the image to fill the entire screen.

All of these monitors uses TN panel tech which is why they are so cheap. Therefore, screen quality will suck especially if you try to compare it side by side with a CRT monitor. TN panels generally have poor color accuracy and limited viewing angles. According to the specs, the Viewsonic's viewing angles are narrower than the LG. However, those are simply specs.

June 2, 2008 2:59:22 PM

jaguarskx said:
The Acer AL1716F is not a widescreen monitor.

Between the LG and Viewsonic, I would probably go with the LG since it has "Aspect Ratio" option. If you are playing an older game that does not support widescreen, this option will prevent the monitor from stretching out the image to fill the entire screen.

All of these monitors uses TN panel tech which is why they are so cheap. Therefore, screen quality will suck especially if you try to compare it side by side with a CRT monitor. TN panels generally have poor color accuracy and limited viewing angles. According to the specs, the Viewsonic's viewing angles are narrower than the LG. However, those are simply specs.



you said "TN panel tech" old technology.
can you tell me which is new & better plus cheap technnolgy.

ill be very gLAD.
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June 2, 2008 4:20:30 PM

I didn't say TN panel tech is "old" although it is certainly has been around for many years, it has been improved.

There is nothing better and cheaper than TN panel tech. Although there is certainly better and more expensive.

Since I've never been in the market for a 17" monitor, I don't know of any LCD monitor that uses the more advanced and expensive S-PVA / M-PVA / IPS panel techs. If there are any then they will certainly be more expnesive than the amount you are looking to spend.

Example, you can generally buy a pretty decent 22" LCD panel that uses a TN panel for around $300 in the US (less when on sale or mail-in rebate). The least expensive are as low as $220. But if you want to step up to a 22" S-PVA LCD monitor with 1920 x 1200 resolution (same as 24"+ monitors), then the price jumps up to about $500 for the Lenovo ThinkVision L220x. Why? Because the L220x is the only available 22" monitor that uses a S-PVA panel that is sold to the general public.
June 2, 2008 5:48:07 PM

actualy i want 17 inch screen for Video editing.

LCD have less strain on eyes than CRT.that is why i wanted cheap LCD.

for video ill be working 6 hrs a day infront on the screen.

because of my stiff budget i m going LCD.

so what u prefer?
June 2, 2008 5:49:32 PM

my budget is only $186
June 2, 2008 7:05:14 PM

The 17'' Philips 170P7/00 is an MVA panel, which is superior to TNs. Jaguar, as per usual, is correct. I would only add that apart from the Lenovo, there is also a 22'' Eizo that is a PVA and geared towards general use.
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