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Over Achiever
Dec 4, 2002, 09:00 AM
I recently found this online surfing U.K. sites...new from samsung.

Features

24" TFT monitor speaker included, silver colour
Model No.: 240t
Industry's 1st 24" Viewable HDTV ready WUXGA LCD
1920 x 1200 Active Native Resolution
Extra Wide 170 Degree Viewing Angle
Analog / Digital / S-Video Input
Picture in Picture, Picture-by-Picture
Digital Zoom to 64 times
Advanced Image Scaling
Switchable Aspect Ratio (16:10, 5:4 or 4:3)
Easy Access One Button Auto Adjustment
Remote control (OSD and Input Selection)
Supports Windows, Macintosh & Sun Microsystems


Click me for detailed specs (http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk/cgi-bin/ecuk/product/product_detail.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0625728086.1039013189@@@@&BV_EngineID=dadcfklhdfjfbedkcfecfcli.0&prod_id=PC24PBSSS/XEU)
Click me for price (http://www.tridentonline.com/samsung/lcdtv/sm241mp.html)

I dunno the conversion rate...2177 pounds is how much USD?



http://www.samsungelectronics.co.uk/pictures/product/monitor/sm240t_l.jpg http://www.tridentonline.com/samsung/img/sm241mp.jpg

Over Achiever
Dec 4, 2002, 09:16 AM
Closer to the average user's price range is the Cornea CT1702T (http://www.corneasystems.com/ct1702.php)
http://www.corneasystems.com/image/img_1720.gif
The multi-function CT1702T is ideal for today's multi-media professional. This space-saving LCD monitor can be connected directly to your PC, cable TV, DVD player and VCR. The CT1702 also comes with a remote control. Its DVI connection, combined with a PC digital video card, enables exceptional clarity and sharpness.

Slim and stylish in design, the CT1702 can stand on its own or mount to a wall, perfect for a space-constrained environment.

Product Highlights:
17-inch viewable multi-function LCD monitor
1280 x 1024 max resolution
Built-in NTSC, S-video and TV tuner
RCA video and audio, S-video, Antenna connector, DVI-D
VESA standard wall mountable
Auto adjustment
Wide viewing angle
and the Envision EN-7500 (http://www.envisionmonitor.com/products/specsheets/en-7500-specs.html)
http://www.envisionmonitor.com/products/images/product_shots/mid_en7500.gif
The One to Watch.

Its time to encounter a state-of-the-art LCD display with built-in TV tuner. Start with the EN-7500. Its the perfect union of technology and convenience, at a price that beats most comparable products.

The space-saving EN-7500 is ideal for your home, apartment, or office. Youll be able to view DVDs, and digital video, surf the web, and watch TV using a single screen. The EN-7500s RGB analog input delivers the color and definition you expect from TV with no sacrifice in quality. Its broad, 17 active matrix screen is anti-glare treated, so the picture is consistent at almost every viewing angle. When it comes to display technology, the EN-7500 is the ultimate in versatility.

Quick Look
Size/Type: 17" LCD (VIS 17") with TV Tuner
Pixel Pitch: .264mm (H) x .264mm (V)
Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Refresh Rate: 135Hz
These cost from $500 (if you know where to look ;)) to $700...not bad considering they're 17" LCDs. The Cornea one has analog and digital inputs, envision is only analog (but is cheaper).

So, any other moniters like them out there that I missed? ^_^

robbieduncan
Dec 4, 2002, 09:44 AM
1 = $1.5, but often with technology we are totally shafted in the UK with 1=$1!

lmalave
Dec 4, 2002, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by Over Achiever
Closer to the average user's price range is the Cornea CT1702T (http://www.corneasystems.com/ct1702.php)


I have this monitor and it's sweet. I don't even use it that often with my iBook (since I rarely sit at my desk), I use it primarily as a television. The best thing about it is all the inputs it has: coaxial cable (for the TV tuner) and VGA, plus also DVI, S-Video, and composite video. Can't beat this value for under $600!

iGav
Dec 4, 2002, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by robbieduncan
1 = $1.5, but often with technology we are totally shafted in the UK with 1=$1!

:p :p :p ain't that the truth!!

Over Achiever
Dec 9, 2002, 10:45 PM
Interesting...found a 17" (1280 x 768 or 16:9) with a TV tuner. Anyone heard of this company? Spectre X75V-Naga (http://www.sceptre.com/Products/LCD/Specifications/spec_x7svnaga.htm). It may not be as sleek, but the specs aren't bad. :)

http://www.sceptre.com/Products/LCD/images/X7sV-Naga-250.jpg

Signal Input
VGA 15-pin d-sub female
DVI 24-pin / RCA / S-Video
Component in (via mini din 6-pin)
Audio in X 3 (via phone jacks)
Antenna in
Line in
DC in

Brightness & Contrast Ratio
Brightness: 400 nit (cd/m)
Contrast Ratio: 500:1

Response Time
15 ms (R), 10ms (F)

Viewing Angle
170 (horizontal)
170 (vertical)

vniow
Dec 9, 2002, 10:51 PM
I don't think it has a tuner (but you can hook an el cheapo VCR to it) but have you seen that new 17" widescreen LCD from Sony?

Wow.

I saw it at Circuit City and even though it doesn't have a DVI input, it was one of the crispest displays I've seen from a VGA input.

Go check one out if you haven't seen it yet, I've seen them at Best Buy too.

Over Achiever
Dec 9, 2002, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by edvniow
I don't think it has a tuner (but you can hook an el cheapo VCR to it) but have you seen that new 17" widescreen LCD from Sony?

Which one are you talking about? Because this definately has a tuner (antenna in), DVI input and VGA input, and is cheaper ($649 if you know where to look ;)) than the Sony one (I think the Sony is $999, correct me if I'm wrong).

vniow
Dec 9, 2002, 11:04 PM
Yeah it is kinda pricey, a bit much for a 17" widescreen display with only 1280x768 rez Vthinks, but it still has a great picture for a VGA input.

http://www.sonystyle.com/intershoproot/eCS/Store/en/imagesProducts/180x180/SDMV72WB.jpg (http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=IIvrrxeoPITr4CpdVOThpFimnPJLT33sAc8=?CatalogCategoryID=6kwKC0%2eNsvcAAADxRPKG5PNo&ProductID=edAKC0%2eNL48AAADxfPWG5PNr&Dept=cpu)
Just another option to look at.

Over Achiever
Dec 9, 2002, 11:08 PM
Cool thanks, thats the reason I started this thread...to explore options. :)

vniow
Dec 9, 2002, 11:54 PM
I was going to recommend getting a good LCD and this additional box from Viewsonic, but it's $399 so add that to a good LCD with dual inputs and you're paying more for the whole setup than you would be if you bought one with a tuner already in it.

http://viewsonic.com/images/IMG_vb55_med.jpg (http://viewsonic.com/products/video_box_nextvisionn6.htm)

It's got some pretty sweet specs and a lot of connectivity options too.

If it was about $150 cheaper it would be a pretty good option I think.

Over Achiever
Dec 10, 2002, 08:27 AM
A cheaper model, sold at BestBuy.com (http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=11121249&m=488&cat=497&scat=498).

http://images.bestbuy.com/images/esku/angle/11121249anA.jpg

It isn't cutting edge (only supports up to 1024x768 :(), but it does only cost $130 ;)

lmalave
Dec 10, 2002, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by Over Achiever
A cheaper model, sold at BestBuy.com (http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=11121249&m=488&cat=497&scat=498).

http://images.bestbuy.com/images/esku/angle/11121249anA.jpg

It isn't cutting edge (only supports up to 1024x768 :(), but it does only cost $130 ;)

I have also used this model (used it for over a year before I got my Cornea 17" w/ built-in TV Tuner). It's a very nice little unit. Handles VGA, S-Video, Composit, or coaxial cable input, and has VGA output. I would recommend this if you just want to use your existing monitor as a TV (or go for a bargain-basement 15" LCD).

I still like my wall mounted 17" LCD though :D

[edit]
An interesting note: I haven't owned a real TV since I bought the Toshiba Infinia multimedia PC in 1996. After that died (in 1999), I bought an ATI all-in-one card for my next PC. Then over a year ago I bought the Viewsonic TV tuner mentioned above. Then finally I got the LCD with built-in TV a couple months ago. Using a computer as a TV is great for small spaces (bedroom, dorm room, or, in my case, small studio apartment). TV's are just waaaaaay too big, and flat screens are nice but they are still way too expensive. I'll get a real TV when they have 25" or bigger flat screens for less than $1000.

Over Achiever
Dec 10, 2002, 11:30 AM
Imalave,

Does the Cornea support PIP (Picture in Picture)? I can't find it saying that in the specs anywhere.

Thanks.

lmalave
Dec 10, 2002, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by Over Achiever
Imalave,

Does the Cornea support PIP (Picture in Picture)? I can't find it saying that in the specs anywhere.

Thanks.

No, it doesn't.

lmalave
Dec 10, 2002, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by Over Achiever
Imalave,

Does the Cornea support PIP (Picture in Picture)? I can't find it saying that in the specs anywhere.

Thanks.

I just looked at the specs for the Viewsonic NextVision N6 - I see where you got the picture-in-picture idea. Up to 9 simultaneous channels. Nice! Also, it supports an HDTV signal (I don't know anything about HDTV, but it soundslike you need a separat "HDTV set-top box in addition to the TV Tuner". Maybe I'll get something like this a few years down the road when it comes with a built-in HDTV tuner and everything is broadcast in HDTV. For now I don't miss the PIP since I barely even watch one channel (mainly just the HBO shows, news, and the occasional sports event), much less 9 channels. $399 is steep, too - I would only be willing to pay about $200 for just a tuner box....

BenderBot1138
Dec 10, 2002, 01:34 PM
Just buy a big un (HD Display) from uncle Walton for about 400 pounds. It's kind of like getting obsessed over zip discs with RW CDs in play...

:cool:

Over Achiever
Dec 10, 2002, 02:06 PM
Actually, the PIP is was considering is to have that PC as the main display with TV as the PIP...seems quite convienent to me :)