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Unread 4 Oct 2008, 15:08   #1
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Monitor

I have a 17" CRT monitor, but it's too big. I don't use it for games, only watching TV shows and the such although since I've moved house I've not used it to see if it's ok.

I'm going to get a 17" flatscreen as that has been ok so far. I'm looking for the cheapest one I can find, but if it's really useless I'm willing to spend a little more.

Atm I'm looking at this one because it's really cheap. Is it any good and does anyone know of a place I can get them even cheaper?

Also, I have a 17" CRT monitor I don't want and don't know what to do with. Not sure anyone will want to buy it but it works fine and I don't really want to throw it away.

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Unread 7 Oct 2008, 09:42   #2
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Re: Monitor

i did see this one

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150313

bit wider and a tenner more

reviews are here

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4z21

i dont know a great deal about monitors but i always assume the people who leave reviews have at least a basic understanding
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Keep in mind that 17" flatscreens generally have more visible surface area than 17" CRT screens. As such I'd say that if you're happy with your current display size, I wouldn't bother going for 19". Your best bet is probably going to a few computer stores and ask for help. Careful though, or you'll end up going home with a 22". Sneaky ****ing salesmen.
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I run 2x 19" (both same make/model but bought at different times), and I would never go back to 17".

Even my gf complains when she has to use her own computer, because she cant do two things at once.
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Re: Monitor

Yet another reason to stick with small screens as long as possible

P.S. Yeah, I will be getting that 22". Do as I say, not as I do, etc.
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Re: Monitor

Just go big, men shouldn't be buying small things, it doesnt reflect well. Just get the best you can for what you afford which in terms of most monitors is the size
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I thought men got big cars to make up for there small penises. I guess its different for internet users
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Re: Monitor

I ended up gwtting the one I chose. 17" widescreen. Seems a bti smaller due to the widescreen, but it seems to do what I want it to, so it's all good.

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update: having had the monitor for less than two weeks, I have to send it back because one pixel has broken. I shall be getting a refund and buying a slightly more expensive one for about 100.
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Re: Monitor

Most companies permit 2-5 dead pixels per million. It's retarded (make correctly working screens, you morons), but that's the way it is. Read up on ISO 13406-2. Here too.

I wish you all the luck in the world getting your money back.
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Most companies permit 2-5 dead pixels per million. It's retarded (make correctly working screens, you morons), but that's the way it is. Read up on ISO 13406-2. Here too.

I wish you all the luck in the world getting your money back.
I just had it returned to my home and apparantly there is nothing wrong with it.

How do I work out how many pixels are in my monitor so I know when it is sufficiently broken?
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Look up your resolution, then multiple width by height.
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1440x900 = 1,296,000

So only another 6 or so to go.

Bring it on!
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