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10/13/2007 12:21:32 AM · #1
Hey everybody. I just moved across Canada and didn't lug my monitor along. I need a good monitor, especially for photo editing (obviously). Looking at a CRT. Any suggestions. I've heard good things about Viewsonic, but was hoping for other suggestions as well. Thanks.
10/13/2007 12:49:04 AM · #2
Check the nearby thrift shops if you are short on cash from the move.
I use a G5 Power Mac, and recently switched from CRT to Studio Cinema Display LCD. No contest, the LCD kicks butt over the CRT.
10/13/2007 05:18:09 AM · #3
well, my brother has a lcd, and mine is an old massive analog monitor, i have to say, when editing pictures on his, they appear bright, but then when i put them on mine and on paper, they are dark. and when i put a photo from my computer onto his, its extremely bright, i like the VGA more than LCD :) just casue that reason, definatly go to a store that has them all on display and get one with a nice color to it though, nothing to harsh. vga also come in flat screen, which is nice, but not flat pannel
10/13/2007 05:44:13 AM · #4
I'm a pretty big fan of places like Tiger Direct that handles refurbished components.

The warranties are generally just as good as a new unit and you can get a lot more bang for your buck.

About three years ago, when 17" LCD monitors were going $300 to $350, I got my NEC/Mitsubishi for $219.95 plus a nominal shipping charge and I've been delighted......good servce from the unit since.

Here thay have a 19" NEC with speakers for $159.95:
//www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1526475&CatId=170

Here's their current listing of 19" monitors:
//www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=170

Just one of many possible solutions......just decide how big you want and Google away!

ETA: I picked up a 17" Dell LCD at a yard sale this summer for $50 that works just fine, too.

I must admit though, that I slow down at yard sales a lot and virtually never see an LCD monitor.

ETA Again: That 19" NEC monitor has a $50 rebate 'til November 30th, too!

Message edited by author 2007-10-13 06:02:54.
10/13/2007 08:24:48 PM · #5
yeah Viewsonic make pretty decent CRT's i used to use them @ my last studio :)
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