Flat panel displays: Built in speakers or not?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by me6, Jun 4, 2004.

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    me6 Guest

    If one is in market for a LCD flat display..... is it a good idea to
    get one that does NOT have built in speakers? Or is getting built in
    speakers a desirable thing?

    What would you do?

    My gut feeling is to NOt get built in speakers and use external
    speakers..... just to reduce murphys law a bit

    Also....any advice on a good "value" in 17 LCD displays?
    me6, Jun 4, 2004
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    John Guest

    Speakers are not a complex piece of technology, though.
    And while they can seriously affect any CRT, the magnetic flux doesn't
    mean much in LCD tech.
    However, most LCD speakers are very tinny and usually not loud.
    I haven't seen any really bad ones.
    Very expensive ones can be very impressive, but the rest all seem to be
    okay. Can't comment on lifetime, of course.
    One feature that I just don't understand -- the horizontal angle of
    view. Lots of makers seem to think we need to see the screen view from
    the side. I'm always in front of the screen.
    John, Jun 4, 2004
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    PC Guest

    Built in speakers = less clutter, BUT only suitable for squeaks, boings and
    other 'noises'. Music! forget it.

    Reviews of several LCD displays in this months NZ PC World

    PC, Jun 4, 2004
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    Stickems Guest

    The built in speakers are useless for music.
    Stickems, Jun 4, 2004
  5. I have a GNR F173 Flat panel display and its very good for the money (UK
    Money). It came with inbuilt speakers and to be honest they would have
    been better off using the space for something else. They are rubbish. A
    speaker needs room to breathe and sticking them in an already confined
    space does them no favours at all. In fact its a waste of a sound card to
    rely on them alone.
    Proffesor Brian Oblivion, Jun 4, 2004
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    me6 Guest

    One feature that I just don't understand -- the horizontal angle of
    Yep.... I actually do NOT want something that has good angle of view.
    I want something that you have to be setting in front of....as this
    gives me a bit more privacy
    me6, Jun 4, 2004
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    dave101 Guest

    i have a 17 inch GNR F173, i bought it about 8 months ago for £180.
    the same monitor (more popular make) still costs £300 for EXACTLY the
    same thing.

    mine doesnt have any in built speakers which is good really, cos its
    neater and i can use more powerful speakers.

    i got it from PC world, they have good stuff in the big showrooms, but
    there little shops are full of rubbish!
    dave101, Jun 29, 2004
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