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New TFT :D

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AJ, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. AJ

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    OK peeps I need a little bit of advice. I have now decided to treat myself to a TFT monitor and was after some comments on makes and models. I tend to use my PC for playing a few games and surfing the net (normally this place). I'm going to try to get into my copy of Dreamweaver a bit.

    I would like: 17" min (pref 19"), DVI input, 12ms responce time and I've got about £200 to spend. I've been looking on Ebuyer etc and there are so many makes around that I've got a bit confused.

    Any comments/recommendations guys.

    Ta very much :thumbleft
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Hi,

    I normally browse through the PC mags to spot the "award" and then look at reviews elsewhere, such as the net.

    Does DVI make a much better resolution? I have a LG510P with DVI and someone commented that it was no better than their 9 pin old dustbin CRT :twisted:
     
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  3. hbroomhall

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    When talking about DVI you need to be clear on some things.

    The *full* set of DVI handles analogue as well as digital.

    The adaptors supplied with some VGA cards and elsewhere will *only* handle analogue. They won't work with digital only units.

    There is *no* improvement if you use the analogue part of DVI.

    If you are *totaly* digital (this implies a TFT screen) then the improvement is very noticeable.

    More info at http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html among other places.

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  4. AJ

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    Not an adapter Harry, my graphics card has a DVI output on-board :D
     
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  5. hbroomhall

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    Good. Is it DVI-I, DVI-A or DVI-D?

    Harry.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Harry,

    What is the difference in the types you mentioned? I have an ATI card with only DVI output and TFT monitor where i use the DVI input.
     
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  7. hbroomhall

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    Thats why I posted the link - lots of good explaination, and diagrams too! :biggrin

    Saves me lots of typing!

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  8. Boycie
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    Harry,

    Sorry, sometimes me mouse thinks quicker than my brain :oops:
     
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  9. hbroomhall

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    No probs.... :biggrin

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  10. AJ

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    Tis DVI-I Harry

    What ever that means :oops:


    Edit: Just followed the link Harry and a damn fine one it is too
     
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  11. hbroomhall

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    It means that if you get a DVI-I or DVI-D screen it will be better quality than an analogue VGA monitor.

    OTOH running it at anything other than native resolution will be a pain!

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  12. Baba O'Riley

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    Why would you? You can't run TFT higher than native res anyway, and running it at lower than native res, although not without it uses I daresay, is kind of like buying a Ferrari and driving it at 15mph everywhere!
     
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  13. AJ

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    Woo hoo :D
     
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  14. hbroomhall

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    This is perenial problem, particularly for older people.

    Native res on many screens demands fairly good eyesight. If you are over 50 your eyesight isn't any longer of the first order, and many people I know of want to reduce the resolution to be able to cope.

    I have seen screens at work used by people in their 20s which are such high res that even my better reading glasses can't resolve.

    So TFTs and their native res are a mixed blessing for older people. I frequently find myself advising such people to buy a good CRT to get best results.

    Harry.
     
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  15. Baba O'Riley

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    I see your point Harry. I share a desk with a young whipper-snapper who constantly adjusts our 19" CRT to 1600x1200 which drives me mad. 1280x1024 is the best I can manage on a screen that size.

    EDIT: AJ: Woo Hoo???
     
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  16. AJ

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    Sorry Baba, check out the pic on my public profile :oops:
     
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  17. Baba O'Riley

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    Nice :mrgreen:

    Yours? And do you only drive it at 15mph? :twisted:
     
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  18. AJ

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    lol no and no
     
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  19. AJ

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  20. AJ

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    *BUMP*

    I'm favouring the 2nd Iiyama screen at the moment :D
     
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