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Upgrading monitors, any suggestion/ experience?
show user profile  albongino
hey guys, I'm about to upgrade to 2 x 22" monitors or maybe up to 24". I have used 2 x Dell 19" monitors so far and I was wondering if I should stick to that brand or should I consider any other one out there.

could you share any experience or suggestion on what to look at?



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3/16/2009 10:29:08 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 10:29:08 PM)
show user profile  3Ddeath
if your 2x19s arn't crts you shouldn't upgrade yet, wait for more awesome technology to come out :) Like OLED screens.

that being said, I love my 24" samsung, awesome for 3dsmax, one downside is things like youtube are just too dam small, and you can't make it larger without going into fullscreen which doesn't let you multitask.

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3/16/2009 11:53:36 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 11:53:49 PM)
show user profile  Anamnacha
I have to say that CRT's are still superior to LCD's for many reasons.
They may be big and clunky, but they're still awesome.
They have an actual black level, not that gray crap you get on an LCD, there's no ghosting, no dead pixels, true 180 degree viewing angle, the ability to switch resolutions, and no visible artifacts or jaggies.

Edit: 3Ddeath: most modern browsers have a zoom feature. I use Opera, and the hotkey is Keypad +/-.
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3/17/2009 12:03:54 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 12:08:40 AM)
show user profile  albongino
I was thinking of Samsung line they seem affordable enough, also was thinking of HP monitors...

as for CRT don't think I could find any around, like an old 17" Trinitron I use to have, they are sweet indeed,

any other thoughts, comments?

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3/17/2009 12:20:15 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 12:20:15 AM)
show user profile  3Ddeath
On a technical note crts might be better, while using them I find thats its much harder to read text and makes your eyes more tired.

Besides LCDS have enough of a contrast ratio nowadays were the gray is pretty dam close to black, ghosting is a thing of the past since they are at 2ms now, dead pixels never seen them on my work screens or the ones at home, true 180degree viewing angle, again pretty dam close and who needs it anyhow, ability to switch resoultions ill give you that one, and what artifacts and jaggies you talking about?

There are different types of LCD screens out there, the cheap ones and the good ones, the good ones have more viewing angle and way better color, just more money and a bit higher response time but still pretty good.

edit: heres an tiny bit of explaination of screen types,

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3/17/2009 12:29:37 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 12:31:03 AM)
show user profile  Idiotforaliving
dont buy the new budget samsungs, i have one 22" widescreen at home and the colors are a pain in the ass and at the office i have 2x 943bm and its the same story.

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3/17/2009 4:10:00 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 4:10:00 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
my mom bought a Philips 24" (was only 10 euro more expensive then the 22") and it's fantastic. she has used Philips screens for a few years now with no issues.

That said, I for one agree that 2x19" is a great setup. I would stick with it unless you really don't know what to do with your cash.

My own setup right now is a 15" philips LCD and a 21" Wacom Cintiq. It works for me. The small screen I use only to display reference material such as photo's and drawings. ... (and porn)
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3/17/2009 5:21:52 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 5:23:45 AM)
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