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    Any suggestions for good 19" LCD monitors? widget

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    Re: LCD monitors

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    Any suggestions for good 19" LCD monitors? widget
    If you're on a budget:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001088
    http://www.dmbforums.com

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    Re: LCD monitors

    How old is your system, and what video card do you have?
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    Re: LCD monitors

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    How old is your system, and what video card do you have?
    my system is new got this summer ..they said that I can have a flat screen LCD..I pulled consumer reports..thanks widget

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    Re: LCD monitors

    I have a six year old system that has an LCD monitor. The reason why I ask about how old the system is and what video card you have is to find the best solution for your equipment. Some LCD monitors require a connection called DVI, which may or may not be found on your computer, while it is almost guaranteed that you will have an analog RGB connection (standard monitor connection).

    As your system is newer, it should support wide-screen monitors. However, you might need an RGB - DVI converter if your system doesn't have a DVI socket.

    *Correction - After a little more research, it appears that most LCD monitors have two inputs - one for DVI and one for RGB.*
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    Re: LCD monitors

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    Any suggestions for good 19" LCD monitors? widget
    Whats your price range. Samsung makes a few good ones in the low $300 and you could spend $6000 on a LED backlight monitor. By the way, unless your watching movies on your computer I wouldn’t really recommend a wide screen. Most software is designed and laid out for 4x3 format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milhouse
    Whats your price range. Samsung makes a few good ones in the low $300 and you could spend $6000 on a LED backlight monitor. By the way, unless your watching movies on your computer I wouldnít really recommend a wide screen. Most software is designed and laid out for 4x3 format.
    I don't know...we love our WS. Especially for nerdy things like databases...you can just see so much more.

    Anyway, at the very least, it certainly hasn't caused any problems due to software being intended for 4:3 screens.
    http://www.dmbforums.com

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    I don't know...we love our WS. Especially for nerdy things like databases...you can just see so much more.

    Anyway, at the very least, it certainly hasn't caused any problems due to software being intended for 4:3 screens.
    Hey Skyline. I didn’t mean that programs would not work any different in 4:3 or 16:9. But other then watching movies and database work like you mention, 16:9 is not very efficient for most applications. Software designers layout the programs, menus and windows for a 4:3 format. Same goes for web site designers. Lets take Photoshop for example since that is what most people here use. Your images are typically mixed with horizontal (landscape) images or vertical (portrait) images. The landscape images would be great with a wide screen but as soon as you’re working on a portrait image you’re hindered by the screen dimensions. Whereas with a 4:3 format you sort of had something that worked well for both. I personally think a 1:1 format would be best but that’s not an option.
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    Re: LCD monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by milhouse
    Hey Skyline. I didnít mean that programs would not work any differently in 4:3 or 16:9. But other then watching movies and database work like you mention, 16:9 is not very efficient for most applications. Software designers layout the programs, menus and windows for a 4:3 format. Same goes for web site designers. Lets take Photoshop for example since that is what most people here use. Your images are typically mixed with horizontal (landscape) images or vertical (portrait) images. The landscape images would be great with a wide screen but as soon as youíre working on a portrait image youíre hindered by the screen dimensions. Whereas with a 4:3 format you sort of had something that worked well for both. I personally think a 1:1 format would be best but thatís not an option.
    My take on this is that it doesn't really matter if it is 16:9 or 4:3 - so long as everything fits on the screen. I think that is where 16:9 has an advantage over 4:3 - you have more horizontal room to stack tool palettes and other informational windows.
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    Widget,

    I just ordered a monitor today after doing hours of research on the best monitors for graphics and photo work. Here’s the problem, most monitors are designed for business use and gamers with hi contrast, fast response times and very bright backlighting. Some of the best 20" options I have found for photo in the $350-$1000 range are:

    1. NEC Multisync LCD2190UXi - 20" - $1150 at newegg. - I ordered one
    2. SAMSUNG 214T 21" or the wide screen SAMSUNG 244T 24" - Both around $879
    3. NEC Display Solutions LCD2070NX - 20" - $469
    4. SAMSUNG 204B - 20" - $359

    I know you were more interested in 19" but I figured this might help. 1 and 2 are both more geared towards Photo and Graphics where 3 and 4 are typical business/home monitors with good graphics for the price. If you were a big gamer I would say go for the SAMSUNG 204B.

    If these are all over you budget I would still look at the lowerer end (or samller) Samsungs and Dells. They are good bang for the buck.

    Dave
    Last edited by milhouse; 12-29-2006 at 10:45 AM.

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    Re: LCD monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by milhouse
    Widget,

    I just ordered a monitor today after doing hours of research on the best monitors for graphics and photo work. Hereís the problem, most monitors are designed for business use and gamers with hi contrast, fast response times and very bright backlighting. Some of the best 20" options I have found for photo in the $350-$1000 range are:

    1. NEC Multisync LCD2190UXi - 20" - $1150 at newegg. - I ordered one
    2. SAMSUNG 214T 21" or the wide screen SAMSUNG 244T 24" - Both around $879
    3. NEC Display Solutions LCD2070NX - 20" - $469
    4. SAMSUNG 204B - 20" - $359

    I know you were more interested in 19" but I figured this might help. 1 and 2 are both more geared towards Photo and Graphics where 3 and 4 are typical business/home monitors with good graphics for the price. If you were a big gamer I would say go for the SAMSUNG 204B.

    If these are all over you budget I would still look at the lowerer end (or samller) Samsungs and Dells. They are good bang for the buck.

    Dave
    I heartily recommend the Samsung monitors. SHARP. very bright, snappy colors, and a lot easier to color calibrate than the moth ridden Elo touchscreens I put up with at the office. I've got the 204B-awesome monitor, great for photo editing and gaming (although my AGP GeForce 7800 is showing its age). I've also got the smaller 19 inch Samsung for my son's PC, and it too is a great performer. Just my two bits, of course, take with a grain of salt since I'm a little biased towards Samsung products (printers, monitors, cameras, hard drives....)
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