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Looking for recommendations on 15, 17 and 18" TFT monitors which are
suitable for Games/DVD. Not worried about price want to find the best mon
then find the best price on that in each of the above sizes.


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Jerry G.
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The new generation of these monitors are mostly all good. Stay with the big
brand name ones. I personally like the Samsung, NEC, and Sony ones. The
newer models have a much higher contrast ratio. They are typically over
400:1. There are some pricier ones that have a contrast ration of about
700:1. A CRT is about 1000:1.

As for colour accuracy, shading accuracy, and speed, the newer models are
very good, but are not up to par with a CRT. A CRT monitor is still better
for doing serious photo or graphics work.

As for gaming, if there is rapid motion, there will be some blurring of the
image. In some of the games, it is said that something like a very fast
ball may become a sort of a streak as it moves rapidly across the screen.

If you are doing browsing, word processing, and simple graphics work, a good
LCD screen is ideal. There is no mis-convergence, purity errors, or pin
distortions. There is no flicker, or UV radiation which contributes to
eyesore, and fatigue. There is extreme high voltages employed that
contribute to X-Ray radiation and ozone generation. There is also no
magnetic, or RF field radiation. This also helps with health concerns.

You will find that you can work many more hours in front of an LCD display
without rest. Many companies are putting these in, because they are finding
that they are getting a greater amount of productivity out of their users
who do intense computer work. The users tend to require less breaks and
have less sick days from fatigue. Some companies have reported to have about
a 20% increase of productivity in many cases.

As for shopping for an LCD display, the markets are changing constantly.
Your best bet is to carefully look at the different models and read articles
on how they are rated. Like anything else, there are some that are not very
good, and others that are comparatively excellent for the money.

It is important to look in to the warranty and especially the "bad pixel"
policy of the manufacture you choose. Some manufactures allow for up 5 or
even 7 bad pixels in any one quadrant of the screen, before they would
determine the screen to be defective. Some may be lit or black. Lit pixels
can be either Red, Green, Blue, or White. The lit ones can be particularly
annoying if this type of error bothers you. There are some models that the
manufactures have a "zero bad pixel" policy. These are particularly
expensive, because of the much higher rejection rate during assembly.

The LCD screen is a very fragile type of display. If the users put their
fingers on the screen surface to point at things, there may be damage.
Pressing on the screen to see the liquid sort of swim can cause a massive
failure of that spot. The manufactures can determine if the screen has been
abused. Rubbing the screen with a harsh cloth, or even a finger can cause
permanent damage to the surface filter. If the screen is damaged, the only
fix is a new panel. A new display panel replacement would approach the cost
of a new monitor.

LCD screens are not easily serviceable, and service is expensive. Make sure
that the model you purchase carries a typical 3 year or better warranty,
including the backplane lamp. Make sure that the dealer you do the purchase
from is authorized to sell the model that you are purchasing.

Many companies are planning to stop production of the main stream CRT
monitors and TV sets. They will only have a few models of CRT monitors in
the very high specialized applications, for such use as precision photo
work, and acad applications. The price ranges of these monitors will be very
high. In about 2 to 3 years or so, a consumer level CRT monitor or CRT TV
set will not be available.



Jerry Greenberg GLG Technologies GLG

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Looking for recommendations on 15, 17 and 18" TFT monitors which are
suitable for Games/DVD. Not worried about price want to find the best mon
then find the best price on that in each of the above sizes.


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