Finally got a flat screen monitor

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    Finally got a flat screen monitor

    the old monitor finally fizzled out. Literally. I saw blue sparks near the on/off switch yesterday when I turned it on. Wow , what a difference from the old screen . Images are so much better than before.
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    Congrats Rocky.
    Yep...they are great.
    I never knew what I was missing.
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    Monitor attrition is often so gradual we don't realize how much they can degrade.

    I still use conventional CRT monitors (21") but the time is fast approaching when I shall if affordable, move to LCD's of similar size ... the reduction in bulk and heat output is more than attractive.

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    Glad to see that you have joined us here in the flat world. The crt's are so big just the extra acreage saved is worth the investment.

    Your optometrist will thank you too.
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    Another one joins the Dark Side. LCD's aren't bad, but I'm too cheap to fork over the extra cash for one. I've got plenty of room, so it's not a necessity. Besides, I like my 21" CRT (except when I have to move the 70 pound beast). It's a 10 year old Hitachi workhorse.

    To each his (or her) own. Congrats on the upgrade Rocky. Whether guns or computers, new toys are always fun!

    And, I know, guns are not toys But range time is fun .
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    I am looking at an Acer 20" LCD monitor around $270 up here, although I might fork out and buy a small Acer flat screen tv for gaming. Right now I use a 19" CRT monitor which my cat loves as he can sit on it, soak up the warmth and be with me. He is going to be really annoyed with the LCD, will have to come up with a cat friendly solution!

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    I am looking at an Acer 20" LCD monitor around $270 up here.


    Take a look at this one!!

    Well shoot. I couldn't get the link to come up. Just copy and paste it to another window.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...647&CatId=1410

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    ohhhhhhh, now it works. LOL...

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    Flatscreen's are the way to go. Smaller form factor, use less energy, crisper images, and most importantly EASY on the eyes!!

    The image is displayed is constant. Not the best description. Using a CRT, scans and displays over and over. If you watch a tv show (probably more likely on a news channel) where a CRT computer screen is being shown, you usually can see a horizontal line move down the screen. If you see an LCD, you will not see that.

    Definitely less stress on the eyes, especially if you are in front of a computer for a long time.

    My opthamologist has equipped her complete office with LCD screens. I asked her why and she told me that they are better for the eyes.

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    Flatscreen's are the way to go. Smaller form factor, use less energy, crisper images, and most importantly EASY on the eyes!!

    The image is displayed is constant. Not the best description. Using a CRT, scans and displays over and over. If you watch a tv show (probably more likely on a news channel) where a CRT computer screen is being shown, you usually can see a horizontal line move down the screen. If you see an LCD, you will not see that.

    Definitely less stress on the eyes, especially if you are in front of a computer for a long time.

    My opthamologist has equipped her complete office with LCD screens. I asked her why and she told me that they are better for the eyes.

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    I have an Acer

    Back when I bought mine Staples was running a sale on them.

    I'm real happy with it.
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    Yup, this one is an Acer too. 20" seems to work well so far.
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    When I was working at Sig..............they were tossing out some 19" LCD monitors.. for what reason I'll never figure out, BUT.. I was authorized to take one home, and put a cord with it, and fixed a lose wire and boom.....it works great... hehehe
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    a good flat screen monitor is worth it. suck it up, spit out the cash, and it pays for itself really quick.
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    I have a ViewSonic 19" Wide-screen I got about a year ago, had some doubt back then if it was worth it.. now I will never go back.

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