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Old 02-19-04, 11:09 AM
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Need an okay flat monitor

My dad's b-day is coming up and he wants a flat screen monitor.. He is not very techy and really only uses the comp for ebay, but he knows he wants one.. What is okay brand or place to get one?
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Old 02-21-04, 03:26 AM
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The best and only flat panels I recommend to my customers are the NEC/Mitsubishi line.

they are 50-75 more than most other brands, but they are well worth it.

Check out http://www.bizrate.com for deals.
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Old 02-21-04, 09:21 AM
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He didn't say he was only looking at a LCD could be just a flat CRT.
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Old 02-21-04, 07:35 PM
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NEC MultiSync FE991SB (flat CRT) is my favorite monitor at the moment.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...onics&n=541966

I think LCDs are a rip-off, personally (not to mention generally inferior). Unless you really need the desk space savings, I don't see the point.
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Old 02-21-04, 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by JustinS
I think LCDs are a rip-off, personally (not to mention generally inferior). Unless you really need the desk space savings, I don't see the point.
LCDs are way easier on my eyes. Since using them I have never had a bit of the fatigue I used to get after long hours with good CRTs.

And you can't beat the pixel-perfection crispness of an LCD digitally driven at its native resolution.
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Old 02-22-04, 06:51 PM
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LCDs are way easier on my eyes. Since using them I have never had a bit of the fatigue I used to get after long hours with good CRTs.

And you can't beat the pixel-perfection crispness of an LCD digitally driven at its native resolution.
I agree, I used to get eystrain and headaches from CRTs at even the highest refresh rates. LCDs are superior in every way except full motion video.
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i guess i should have been more clear (since I though I knew what I was talking about).. I need a monitor that is very slim to save space on the desk... are those only lcds?
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i guess i should have been more clear (since I though I knew what I was talking about).. I need a monitor that is very slim to save space on the desk... are those only lcds?
YES
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