[ILUG] Flat panel monitors (TFT LCD) - advice?
kevin.brennan at redsquared.com
Sun Jan 3 14:49:56 GMT 2010
I got this and am happy with it
It's used for three things Wii, DVD player and PC. It has 3 connectors
HDMI, VGA and DVI, which is why I got it - the input can be switched
with a press of a button. The PC is connected via DVI, DVD player
directly to the HDMI (I don't have a TV and with this setup am not
required to have a TV license), the Wii uses a VGA cable adapter.
PC is not heavily used as it's really for kids to use but I would be
happy with it as a desktop.
It's been in use for a couple of months now and can't complain.
Brian Foster wrote:
> yesterday, poking around in the shoppes, I realized
> decent-sized TFT LCD monitors are now rather reasonably
> priced. the last time I looked (yonks ago), the better
> ones were north of 1000€, and it was (and still is)
> the case that sort of money would be better spent on
> a new system. however, yesterday I saw what seemed to
> be rather good units south of 300€, and that was at a
> non-specialist shoppe not known for low prices.
> anyways, that puts the subject of a decent flat-panel
> back on the agenda. what I'm wondering about is units
> LARGER than c.21", with GOOD contrast (I have vision
> problems) and — critical point — a VGA connection (my
> graphics card, reflecting the age of my system, is an
> nVidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400).
> for reference, the three 24" units I saw were HP 2309m,
> Samsung P2470H, and Acer S243HLbmu. I've not researched
> those units yet (or what else is available). (I use a
> much smaller Samsung(?) unit at work, which except for
> it's inadequate size, seems Ok (or at least better than
> my aging, albeit larger, CRT at home) — but for obvious
> reasons, I've never tried watching a DVD on it).
> any advice in general?
> and/or on those three units?
> and/or other recommendations — units and sources (but an
> issue here is I'm Very Uncomfortable buying a monitor I
> haven't actually seen in-use and been able to physically
> TV & gaming are NOT requirements, albeit DVD-watching is;
> current system is Kbuntu 9.10.
This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.
More information about the ILUG