Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Clarity, Jun 16, 2006.
I've decided to get a widescreen for my computer. 20" LCD, what are some good ones? Thanks.
This is the best deal I can find right now looking quickly.
Not a fan of this brand, but it's a good deal:
This is a good one:
It really depends on how much you're willing to spend.
I saw the ASUS PW191 in a PC store the picture was just phenomenal, they came out with a 20" widescreen too PW201 ... they are expensive though.
Asus also has a killer 'no bad pixels or we'll give you a new monitor' policy thing I read.
I would whole-heartedly recommend the BenQ. Awsome displays.
At one time the link for the BenQ was a link to an open box. It must have been sold or something cause I clicked it now and it's a different price.
Oh snap, viewsonic of benq. Maybe ASUS - no dead pixel thing FTW
Gotta gets teh monays.
Either that ASUS
jolly, any thoughts on the latter?
1600x1200, digital, 800:1 , 8ms
I like the 1600x1200 - but it wouldn't be widescreen...
Then again the viewsonic and benq have good prices. I shall have to play my finanaces out...
the asus is slightly better (brighter)
but it looks like the SHIZZLE.
oh nvm for previous stupidity. screw 1600x1200, no widescreen no care
whats the diff between TFT LCD and WSXGA?
holy fuck, 1400:1 contrast?!
okay, i decided not to get benq - i have the cash to blow. mabe not the 500 for the asus, but the viewsonic looks nice, and that LG 1400:1 is tempting.
i think negatory for asus...comes w/t webcam and wide outline acround screen.
so it's viewsonic or lg 1400:1 h noes:
lg has no dvi cable - i dont want to get one, and some dead pixel reports
same with viewsonic on pixels tho
it's the viewsonic!!! - what is viewsonic's dead pixel thingy? like 4 dead pixels and return...etc.
dang-shebang it, that 1400:1 gets me.
time for research, eh.
viewsonic has a shitty warranty. 7 dead pixels allowed in center of screen, will not honor warranty unless more than that exist.
I'ma find out lg and benq's warranty.
i searched the viewsonic site - it blows hard.
about the lg - it's a "TN" lcd, instead of a "S-IPS"
anyidea what that means? tn = twisted nematic?
what will the difference be, anything important?
BenQ's policy is 3 dead pixels. Best in the industry
LG is 5 dead pixels.
That assumes you get dead pixels at all. Most "dead" pixels are actually "stuck" pixels, and can be fixed by a simple program that flashes random colors on the screen for a few hours. I haven't bought an LCD since 2001 that had any REAL dead pixels on it. Of course, I don't buy them in bulk, so I may just be stupendously lucky.
I can post a link to the program I use to fix stuck pixels, if anyone can host it.
I can host if anyone needs PM me.
deusexaethera, that'd be great, and jajae too =)
Me likey benq! The decision is tough, that 1400:1 contrast is killer!
Brand LG Model L203WTX Cabinet Color Black-Silver Display Panel Active Matrix, TFT LCD Screen Size 20.1" Widescreen Yes Display Type WSXGA Maximum Resolution 1680x1050 Recommended Resolution 1680x1050 Viewing Angle 160°(H) / 160°(V) Pixel Pitch 0.258mm Display Colours 16.7 Million Brightness 300 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio 1400:1 Response Time 8msDigital Input Video Compatibility (No DVI included!)
Brand ViewSonic Model VX2025WM Cabinet Color Black-Silver Display Panel Active Matrix, TFT LCD Screen Size 20.1" Widescreen Yes Display Type WSXGA Maximum Resolution 1680x1050 Recommended Resolution 1680x1050
*Please verify your video card can support the recommended resolution of 1680x1050. Viewing Angle 176°(H) / 176°(V) Brightness 300 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio 800:1 Response Time 8ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 16ms white-black-white (typ)Digital Input Video Compatibility (DVI cable there!)
Brand BenQ Model FP202W Cabinet Color Black Display Panel Active Matrix, TFT LCD Screen Size 20.1" Widescreen Yes Display Type WSXGA+ Maximum Resolution 1680x1050 Recommended Resolution 1680x1050
*Please verify your video card can support the recommended resolution of 1680x1050. Viewing Angle 140°[H]/130°[V] (CR>=10)
170°[H]/170°[V] (CR>=5) Pixel Pitch 0.258mm Display Colours 16.7 Million Brightness 300 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio 600:1 Response Time 8ms Horizontal Fresh Rate 31-81KHz Vertical Fresh Rate 56-76HzDigital Input Video Compatibility (DVI cable there!)
Link Depot Black DVI-D male to DVI-D male dual link Cable - OEM
for 13 bucks
I read that the LG cant display at anything other than 1680x1050. what would happen for windows installation? on my current 17 inch lcd, it runs at 800x600, no problems.
does the benq or viewsonic also have the problem where it cant run at anything other than 1680x1050?