crt moniter?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nanc, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. nanc macrumors member

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    ok i am a 15 year old kid with a 1.42 mac mini and a horrible moniter that i can not stand anymore. now i want to get a new one but a good quality lcd is out of my price range. so my question is what is a good 19 inch crt moniter in the pric range of 200 to 250?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    CRT's generally have dropped out of site in the reviews, and many manufacturers have stopped making glass tube monitors. Here is the last roundup of large CRTs at PCWorld.
    http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,113753,00.asp

    In general, Viewsonic, NEC/Mitsubishi, Sony, and Samsung are brands you can trust, however there is variability in quality between the top and low end models of each brand.
     
  3. nanc thread starter macrumors member

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    what would be a good moniter period lcd or crt in the 200 to 300 range? i am using it for basic needs and some video editing
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The stoopid buy.com site spends all its time downloading ads and doesnt execure the Detail link on the monitor.

    If I remember correctly, the bottom end AL1914B Acer 19" does not have a DVI input. Acer site

    You really want a DVI connection for a LCD, it is noticibly sharper.

    Read the fine print as well, even those with DVI connections often don't include the DVI cable, so there's an extra $20 - 30
     
  6. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    Or if you are so inclined, head on over to eBay to pick up that DVI cable. I was shopping around (in Canada) and can find a DVI cable for ~$20 + 15% tax; I just won an auction for a 7ft DVI cable for $6 + $3 shipping. I'm hoping that I do see a noticeable difference going from VGA -> DVI on my 17" LCD.
     

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