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CaVoLo
Jul 11, 2003, 12:39 AM
alrite im getting my G5...im ordering it right before the beginning of august.....WILL THIS AFFECT THE SHIPMENT OF MY COMPUTER THAT MUCH??....since there is already a waiting list??

anyways....i have ordered my accesories for the computer (mouse, monitor, speakers, etc.). The Monitor i chose is a KDS VS-190P

heres a link to the specs:
KDS VS-190P (http://tomshardware.bizrate.com/marketplace/product_info/details__cat_id--416,prod_id--6386545,name--KDS%20VS-190p.html)

i know this is cheap for this good of a monitor...kinda ugly but who cares....but i worrying if its gonna die/not work to its orignal potential or something....due to how cheap it is?

iEric
Jul 11, 2003, 12:55 AM
I think it will affect your shipping date...well it should because it should be whoever ordered it first, he should be the first person who gets it....

BUT...when the 1.25 came out people ordered it and some complained that the ppl. who ordered it later got theirs first. so it was wierd...



About the monitor...never heard of that name..and its even the old type thats curved..but whatever...its ur choice...

Abstract
Jul 11, 2003, 12:19 PM
Ewww.....KDS.

If you don't mind a poor display, then its fine. It isn't so bad if you're not picky. Its not as bad as the monitors that people (typically) have in their offices or anything. The only way you could tell that it's a bad monitor is if you place it directly beside a good monitor and compared the image. But that's probably not going to happen, and you may be very happy with it. :)

Will it break quicker? Don't see why it would. I have used crappy monitors before, some have lasted years.

solvs
Jul 11, 2003, 01:07 PM
Here's a link to a similar monitor.

http://secure.newegg.com/app/CustratingReview.asp?item=24-155-019

That's one of the many reasons why I like Newegg. That, and their return policy. 1 person really didn't like his KDS, but they're ok. Nothing spectacular. Just make sure you can return it if something goes wrong. Does it come with a warranty?

If you can, pay a little extra and get a Samsung (or Sony if you can afford it).

CaVoLo
Jul 11, 2003, 01:52 PM
alrite thanx all for your opinions.....i dont plan on keeping this monitor forever....it was only 150 bucks for me.....i plan on getting a nicer monitor at a later stage....right now im on a tight budget

daveg5
Jul 11, 2003, 02:03 PM
maybe $199-$299 for a flat trinitron or something with a better name brand that will compliment the G5 nice looks.
even a refurb 21-22" with a warraty and return policy would be good.
wait an extra month or so to make sure your G5 gets a good matching monitor

hariya
Jul 11, 2003, 02:09 PM
They are overpriced for their quality. I recommend a Viewsonic or their budget line of Optiquest. I have Viewsonic P90f and I love it. Got it from Dell for a steal too.

ZildjianKX
Jul 11, 2003, 05:36 PM
Definately get a Samsung, they are really top notch and reasonably priced :)

AngryAngel
Jul 12, 2003, 09:19 PM
I too am considering displays to go with a G5 purchase. I would think twice before getting that $150 monitor for a $2000+ computer.

I am planning for my new monitor to be used on at least two future computers beyond my G5 (it will be my first desktop in a while, so there is no display to hand on to the new computer).

The model I have settled on is the LCD1760NXBK from Mitsubishi. 16ns response time, 450:1 contrast, 260cd/m^2, 1280x1024, 17" viewable. I may change my mind if Apple brings out a higher-spec, lower-priced 17" LCD before the G5's are available.

daveg5
Jul 14, 2003, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by hariya
They are overpriced for their quality. I recommend a Viewsonic or their budget line of Optiquest. I have Viewsonic P90f and I love it. Got it from Dell for a steal too.
funny thats the same thing they say about macs.
not me ofcourse.
when i say trinitron that includes viewsonic and optiquest, even mitsubishi diamontron is based on thier technology.
however you do get 2 horizontal lines on the screen, they are hardly noticeable though, much less so then a dead pixel on an lcd.
what color would match a G5?

yzedf
Jul 14, 2003, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by daveg5
funny thats the same thing they say about macs.
not me ofcourse.
when i say trinitron that includes viewsonic and optiquest, even mitsubishi diamontron is based on thier technology.
however you do get 2 horizontal lines on the screen, they are hardly noticeable though, much less so then a dead pixel on an lcd.
what color would match a G5?
Does this mean you are going to waste valuable desktop space with your new tower? Seems odd to me. Put it on the floor, or under desk, whatever. Then have the stuff that should be on the desk on it, and don't worry that the monitor doesn't match the tower. That is ridiculous. Buy computer components based on quality, performance, and price.

If you HAVE to have the tower on the desk, dark grey or black will compliment the anodized Aluminum of the G5 nicely (I used to sell furniture to pregnant women...).

ConceptVBS
Jul 16, 2003, 02:30 AM
http://directshop.samsung.co.jp/shop/catg/html/ds15asds/src/zoom_screen_01.gifhttp://directshop.samsung.co.jp/shop/catg/html/ds15asds/src/zoom_screen_02.gif
http://directshop.samsung.co.jp/shop/catg/html/ds15asds/src/zoom_screen_03.gifhttp://directshop.samsung.co.jp/shop/catg/html/ds15asds/src/zoom_screen_04.gif
http://www.8080.net/pics/613256064.jpghttp://www.samsungelectronics.com.hk/monitor/lcd/images/152x.jpg
http://www.8080.net/pics/613256061.jpg


15" 152X: 250cd/m2 , 350:1, 17ms ANALOG
17" 172X: 270cd/m2 , 500:1, 16ms ANALOG + DVI

The monitor folds flat on the desk and can be hanged on the wall. The specs alone beats all of the 16ms monitors on the market right now, not to mention the design.


Email from Samsung:
Re: Cebit 2003 - Samsung LCD monitors

<<The good news is that yes we will have a model known as the 172X which will have a 16ms response panel....the 152X is an analog screen only while the 172X will be a DUAL screen...ie Analog and DVI...

The 152X is currently available through the mobile phone channel and the 172X should be released to market hopefully before September..

Fender2112
Jul 16, 2003, 09:41 PM
Can any of you folks give the group a crash course on LCD monitors? What do all the fancy numbers mean? How do the different monitors compare to Apple monitors? It would be nice to see what is considered good, better, and best.

I was at CompUSA yesterday looking at monitors. They have a big display that has several brands (Sony, Viewsonic, Sanyo, a few others) but the all look like crap compared to the Apple monitors on the next isle over. This display is about 20 monitors connected to a Windows computer. Therefore I assume they must be using VGA and not DVI. Point is, I'm not sure if they are bad because of Windows or because of VGA or both. They just don't compare to the Apple set up.

idea_hamster
Jul 17, 2003, 07:50 PM
I haven't read it thoroughly, but there's an article comparing LCDs and CRTs at

http://www.macdesignonline.com/issues/julaug03/monitor.html

There's some good basic information on LCDs in there. (And MacDesignOnline has alot of other cool stuff from Scott Kelby and friends!)