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mashkis
09-02-2004, 01:45 PM
I have been thinking about getting a new CRT monitor. I was looking at the 21" G220f by ViewSonic. Any thoughts, comments or suggestions?

Thanks.

mashkis
09-02-2004, 01:45 PM
I have been thinking about getting a new CRT monitor. I was looking at the 21" G220f by ViewSonic. Any thoughts, comments or suggestions?

Thanks.

TASKFORCE1x1
09-02-2004, 02:27 PM
I have 4 CRT monitors (which I dont use often. And I have 2 liquid Crystal displays which are 17". Used to get hot in my computer room so I use these 2 the most. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Keep on Smiling'

Silkensus
09-02-2004, 02:45 PM
I use a TFT monitor 17" lcd 1280*1024 res.
I think most important is when ya choose a big screen like a 19" or 21" TFT ya need too get a max possible resolution!
I don't see any point in bying a 19" TFT with only a max res of 1280*1024,then ya better buy a 17" for a cheaper price with the same res.
But the best will be when ya have a 1600*1280 ,think that would be awsome!!!!

Greets Silk

Teddy Bar
09-02-2004, 04:17 PM
mashkis,
I would suggest doing web searches for reviews and reading at least 5. You need to see what resolution the monitor does and what refresh rate at that resolution. Though from memory Viewsonic were normally very good in this area.

I have 2 monitors on my computer and the wife has 1. I run a Philips 202P4 (22") as my main monitor and the Sony G520 (21") as my second, the wife has a Sony G420 (19").

I run both monitors at 1600 x 1280 @ 85 Hertz. Very few video cards will do more than 85 at this resolution. Running anything less is not a good idea.

I swear by the Philips for both picture quality, adjustments and price, especially considering the price to that of the Sony 21".

However a great monitor requires a great video card. Do not expect to get great resolution, refresh and image quality from a poor video card. If you have a low quality video card expect the image/font quality to actually look worse.

Also you need to consider if you want a Apature or shadow mask monitor. A major consideration is that the shadow mask is not as bright, but, is surpossed to be able to do finer lines better. Now having 3 apature grill monitors, and running high resolutions, I have never had an issue with fine lines, but I also don't do CAD and maybe there I might notice it?

Cheers,

Teddy B¤r

Shan_Hackett
09-03-2004, 03:53 AM
I currently run a CRT 19" monitor with max resolution of 1600x1200 at a refresh rate of 85 Hertz.

IMO: Anything smaller and u can miss out on the details that modern games impliment, anything larger, and its a waste, unless u have a new video card that can handle 1600x1200 or higher w/out adverse effects on frame rates.
One of the big disadvantages of larger resolutions is distance perception, but thats also a limitation in LOD programing within software.

delphin-U190
09-03-2004, 04:05 AM
I use a CRT 19" with max res at 1600x1200 @ 85Hz. you can find them for above 150 Euro now in France, don't know for other country.

I usually play at 1280x1024 res with a GeForce 5900 ultra and i have really good performances with full details on the most recent games (except far cry who's a grafic card eater http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif so i play it in 1024 x 768).

AnalysisMan
09-03-2004, 05:57 AM
I wouldn't buy a viewsonic these days. Upgraded the other day and the AOpen 19'' I got is far better than any viewsonic here at the office.

mashkis
09-03-2004, 06:54 AM
Thanks everyone.
It looks like the ViewSonic has a refresh rate of 87Hz at 1600x1200 and 101hz at 1280x1024. I currently have the ATI 9800 Pro. I have never ran games at 1600x1200 the text is always so small for my eyes. I guess I need to do more research.

I am also thinking about getting a new PC in a few months. What do folks think about Compaq PCs or their gaming PCs?

Thanks again.

mashkis
09-03-2004, 06:54 AM
Thanks everyone.
It looks like the ViewSonic has a refresh rate of 87Hz at 1600x1200 and 101hz at 1280x1024. I currently have the ATI 9800 Pro. I have never ran games at 1600x1200 the text is always so small for my eyes. I guess I need to do more research.

I am also thinking about getting a new PC in a few months. What do folks think about Compaq PCs or their gaming PCs?

Thanks again.

mashkis
09-03-2004, 06:54 AM
Thanks everyone.
It looks like the ViewSonic has a refresh rate of 87Hz at 1600x1200 and 101hz at 1280x1024. I currently have the ATI 9800 Pro. I have never ran games at 1600x1200 the text is always so small for my eyes. I guess I need to do more research.

I am also thinking about getting a new PC in a few months. What do folks think about Compaq PCs or their gaming PCs?

Thanks again.

Teddy Bar
09-04-2004, 06:03 PM
mashkis,
Welcome brother, I also have a ATI - Sapphire 9800 Pro 256Mb. This is soon to be handed down to my wife when I get my Intel 925 motherboard.

Now onto your PC choice... AAAARRRRRRRRRggggggghhhhhh NOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo DON'T; NO WAY, Get Away!

To qualify, I run my own business as a Network Support person. I have been in computers since 1990.

I would recommned getting a custom rig built to spec. Compaq, Acer etc all are aimed at high turn over and thus built to price points. Even if Acer (I do these for businesses) do a 9800 Pro, the machine is not a gaming rig.

AMD or Intel. AMD CPU's are the best and do more per clock cycle than Intel's. However the issue I have seen over the years with AMD is the 3rd party motherboard/chipsets. The chipsets (which run the motherboard) from VIA and SIS have been anywhere from great to woefull. Woefull in the data on the HD would get corrupted. Then there was the issue with the 3rd party motherboard suppliers that probably effected both AMD & Intel motherboards when they had faulty capacitors; NOTE this did not occur with 'Intel' motherboards.

My experience with a firm I worked with for the last 3 years up until the beginning of this year was as follows. When building AMD systems, we had at least 1+ days warranty a week. We switched to Intel systems, using Intel motherboards (not 3rd party) and the warranty dropped to 0 days per week. In actual fact, in two years we had less than 5 warranty issues, and all were to do with the CD-ROM or FDD.

Now I am not looking for an arquement from the AMD faithfull. They are great CPU's, I just wish they would do as Intel does and not only manufacture their own chipsets but also motherboards, if this happened I would be in the AMD camp tomorrow.

Cheers,

Teddy B¤r

Noline72
09-04-2004, 06:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>What do folks think about Compaq PCs or their gaming PCs?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

never ever buy a compaq

DrJonez
09-05-2004, 02:15 PM
http://www.deskbreaker.com/images/deskpic.jpg

As you can see, I use a whole array of monitors. The main one is a KDS 19" flat screen CRT. Best monitor I've ever bought for less than $200.

Willey
09-05-2004, 03:30 PM
I've got an iiyama Vision Master Pro 514 (HM204DT A) 22" and it rocks.

2048 x 1536 / max. 88 Hz
1840 x 1440 / max. 94 Hz
1600 x 1280 / max. 106 Hz
1600 x 1200 / max. 113 Hz
1480 x 1024 / max. 133 Hz
1280 x 1024 / max. 133 Hz
1024 x 768 / max. 177 Hz
800 x 600 / max. 200 Hz
640 x 480 / max. 200 Hz

SailorSteve
09-05-2004, 03:40 PM
I have a monitor. It works.



No, actually it's an iiyama Vision Master 17", and it does a fine job.

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Noline72
09-06-2004, 07:01 AM
check your monitor status here :

http://rcu.dyndns.org/images/rcu/monitorstatus.gif

Pappy55
09-06-2004, 08:45 PM
I have the Samsung SyncMaster 172v it replaced my old 21" Philips CRT.. i now have my desk back.. i will get a 19" TFT whn the prices drop to a respectable amount but for now a 17" TFT does me fine..

and for those who dont know... TFT's you get the screen size you pay for...a 17" monitor is a 17" screen

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Sockeye45
09-06-2004, 11:41 PM
An Acer AL1731 17" LCD monitor here. I likes it just fine http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Big difference from my old PoS (piece o' shhh) monitor

Arc Tyrex
09-07-2004, 06:05 AM
I'll wait until BenQ produces the 19"" TFT with a 8ms response time. For now a LG 15" TFT with 25 ms must do.

Joe the Killerman
09-09-2004, 04:30 PM
I'm not going to talk about my first IBM monitor (in W/B) for a PS/2 PC back in the '89, wich was more than adequate to the task demanded. Nor about the Amiga I had for few days with a system based in GEM! -lovely colour, aren't you? Hey, looked just like windows! I'll talk about all monitors I had from 95 to the date!

I had a 17" CRT Philips 107B wich I really hate -image was too dark with poor contrast. Used it at a 1024x768 at 70 Hz for CAD, higher resolution only granted 60 Hz -a headache in seconds! Of course, it has a micro and speakers with very good quality, but it doesn't justify the poor perfomance of the monitor.

Later, I got a delicious 15" CRT Mitsubishi Diamon Scan 52, wich offered me 1024x768 at 85 Hz. Cristal clear image, incredible contrast, good detail. I would recoment this one, has the best quality/price relation I've ever seen.

In my work, we have a couple of 17" CRT ViewSonic, wich must be about a couple of year old. Their perfomance at 1024x768 and 72/85 Hz goes from just adequate to rather poor. I don't know how hard has been their use, but those one doesn't last for long!

Now, I use a 17" TFT Sony SRS WOW at 1280x1024 at 60 Hz wich works quite well, with speakers wich are only adequate. Not as good as the Mitsubishi, but far better than the ViewSonic and without comparation with the Philips.

So don't buy a Philips, be carefull about ViewSonic, Mitsubishi has good CRT and Sony has slighty over average TFT.

And get a good couple of headphones!

Das Panzerkunst!

KL.Schuhart
09-09-2004, 04:35 PM
If you can get your hands on a Formac 21 inch CRT, you're as fortunate as I am. The screen frame is Formac, the tube itself is SONY. very good monitor. Hope those plasmas don't get standard too soon.

KL. Schuhart

FI.Spitsfire
09-10-2004, 01:24 PM
21" CTR http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
dunno any more about it as it was a gift...

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hauitsme
09-10-2004, 08:03 PM
Try reading the label.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/hauitsme/banghead.gif

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FI.Spitsfire
09-11-2004, 03:11 PM
Well Sun microsystems is the best I can get out of it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Not knowing much moniter wise this means nothing to me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

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hauitsme
09-11-2004, 04:24 PM
If there is no embossed or printed label on the front, usually there is an manuf. label somewhere on the back. No biggie though.

LATERhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/hauitsme/CapSmile.gif

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FI.Spitsfire
09-12-2004, 02:54 PM
http://server5.uploadit.org/files/Spitsfire-moni.jpg
Bit hard to get round there http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif
excuse the mess just decorated http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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GertFroebe
09-12-2004, 03:32 PM
iiyama VisionMaster Pro 450 19"

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