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Postby grayplague » Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:38 am

.......but I have CC :wink: ...... no... must... avoid... bad... credit....

O.o my 100th post
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Postby FurryCurry » Mon Oct 07, 2002 11:37 am

I would strongly reccomend in favor of two 19" monitors over a 21".

I'm just about to send my 21" CRT back to sony for a warranty repair,(less than 2 years old) and I had a previous 20" die in less than 3 years as well. If I could go back and do it over, I wish I'd bought a good 19" instead. I may sell the 21 after I get it back, before it dies again, and get a good 19".

Weight & heat production are also very real issues with the biggest of the big CRT's. I had to get a stronger desk, because the older one was bending. :?

In short, after using a couple big CRT's and now a couple big LCD's, I don't plan to buy a CRT over 19" again

Bang-for-the buck, I'd take a NEC/Mitsubishi Diamondtron flat tube over anything else out there right now, particularly their 19" "Superbright" monitors that just came out this summer.

Remember that it's not such a bad idea to get one, and then save up/beg/ use holiday/birthday to buy a second one later...

Good luck,whatever you choose.
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Postby TaranT » Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:41 am

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Postby The Wired Knight » Tue Oct 08, 2002 9:26 am

Ok, that thing is sweet, I wish I had one of those...screw what I said about more than one monitor, damn...
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Postby TaranT » Fri Oct 11, 2002 12:49 am

Here's a different way to get a second monitor. The guy did some serious reworking of a Shuttle SS40. It's a long thread, but the pictures are on the first page.
http://forums.sudhian.com/messageview.cfm?catid=33&threadid=22039&STARTPAGE=1

This site has pictures of the original SS40G:
http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=56-101-403-01.JPG/56-101-403-02.JPG/56-101-403-03.JPG/56-101-403-04.JPG/56-101-403-05.JPG/56-101-403-06.JPG/56-101-403-07.JPG/56-101-403-08.JPG/56-101-403-09.JPG/56-101-403-10.JPG

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Postby grayplague » Fri Oct 11, 2002 10:37 am

TaranT wrote:Here's a different way to get a second monitor.


.......... but my comp would need to be a Shuttle SS40.

Thats cool but didn't really tell me anything useful ^_^
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Postby FurryCurry » Fri Oct 11, 2002 7:54 pm

NEC/Mitsubishi 19" CRT Model FE991SB

^^ This gets my vote for best bang for the buck CRT above everything else.

It'll even do 1600x1200 @ 76hz :)

A pair of those would rock.

Newegg has the white version for $265 + 30 shipping.
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Postby klinky » Fri Oct 11, 2002 8:14 pm

Get two CornerStone P1500's off Ebay :} oh man... Moire patterns ahoy, but it's nice to have 1600x1200 @ 85hz.



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Postby FurryCurry » Fri Oct 11, 2002 8:28 pm

Not all people are bothered by a refresh rate in the mid-70's, though I must admit, I can't stand anything below 85hz myself, for any extended viewing.

If it were me, I'd run at 1280x960, whether using one or two.

However, I don't compromise when I don't have to.

Heh, I should rename that pic "taxdeduction.jpg" 8)
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Postby jonmartensen » Fri Oct 11, 2002 10:39 pm

nice setup, and the desk is actually clean! :D
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Postby Sub0 » Sat Oct 12, 2002 2:51 pm

FurryCurry wrote:Not all people are bothered by a refresh rate in the mid-70's, though I must admit, I can't stand anything below 85hz myself, for any extended viewing.

If it were me, I'd run at 1280x960, whether using one or two.

However, I don't compromise when I don't have to.

Heh, I should rename that pic "taxdeduction.jpg" 8)


hehehe ddp (doki doki) would be proud ;-p but you need a black kb dood.
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Postby Drawshot » Sat Oct 19, 2002 7:48 pm

I don't know what I'd do without my 21" Sony 500ps... 1600x1200x32bit at 85Hz is a beautiful thing.

And, hey... if you think you can't afford a 21" monitor, you haven't been looking hard enough. I got my Sony for $250 including shipping.
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Postby RadicalEd0 » Sun Oct 20, 2002 7:06 pm

I noticed a 16:9 lcd monitor in this weeks bestbuy newspaper insert. I'll be over there as soon as possible to check it out
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Postby RadicalEd0 » Tue Oct 22, 2002 8:33 pm

well, you thought the mac thing was bad, look at this
http://www.sonystyle.com/home/item.jsp?hierc=9683x76x9705x9761&itemid=51241

I like how its 'true 16:9' and yet somehow the resolution works out to 1280 x 768. Do the math, that's 16:10 like the mac >:/ and I'm sure they're not using 16:15 pixel ar
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