Monitor / Display advice ($500 cap)

-hh

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Hi all,

My trusty, ancient (1996) Apple 1705 Multiple Scan 17" CRT died, so I'm looking for a replacement.

I know that Apple's 20" LCD would be nice, but $800 is around twice what I'm willing to pay. Afterall, I could replace the 1705 with a generic 17" CRT for less than $100 and not catch any grief from my wife.

So I'm looking for an LCD, either a 17" widescreen or 19" widescreen, with the objective of keeping the total cost down to $500.

Primary application is going to be for Photoshop, so color fidelity and dot pitch is important. Secondary application is DVD viewing, so response time needs some attention too.

Suggestions?

TIA,

-hh
 

grapes911

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Look into the Dell 2005FPW 20 inch widescreen. I own one and love it. It goes on sale almost every month. You can find it for as low as $370 sometimes, but $440 is about normal. I won't go into anymore detail, because this monitor has been discussed to death and has been compared to the Apple monitor millions of times.
 

robbieduncan

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grapes911 said:
Look into the Dell 2005FPW 20 inch widescreen. I own one and love it. It goes on sale almost every month. You can find it for as low as $370 sometimes, but $440 is about normal. I won't go into anymore detail, because this monitor has been discussed to death and has been compared to the Apple monitor millions of times.
I can only agree with this. I have one. It's great. Search for more :D
 

adk

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Stuck in the middle with you
I was recently in the same boat as you. I ended up with with a 2005FPW but you can search that and hear everything you need. If you want a widescreen, I've seen the Apple 17" cinema display go for around $300 here and on ebay but none of those have warranties so caveat emptor. Other than that, I know that new egg sells a 19" Viewsonic widescreen for about $300, not sure of the quality.
 

G5power

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I would agree with the previous posts recommending the Dell LCD. There have been numerous discussions and reviews posted online and they all have rated the Dell monitor very highly.

I am hoping to catch a good deal over the holidays and replace my Apple 15" LCD.
 

jimsowden

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-hh said:
Hi all,

My trusty, ancient (1996) Apple 1705 Multiple Scan 17" CRT died, so I'm looking for a replacement.

I know that Apple's 20" LCD would be nice, but $800 is around twice what I'm willing to pay. Afterall, I could replace the 1705 with a generic 17" CRT for less than $100 and not catch any grief from my wife.

So I'm looking for an LCD, either a 17" widescreen or 19" widescreen, with the objective of keeping the total cost down to $500.

Primary application is going to be for Photoshop, so color fidelity and dot pitch is important. Secondary application is DVD viewing, so response time needs some attention too.

Suggestions?

TIA,

-hh
You may want to consider buying my Widescreen 17" HD LCD
 

davidcb13

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grapes911 said:
Look into the Dell 2005FPW 20 inch widescreen. I own one and love it. It goes on sale almost every month. You can find it for as low as $370 sometimes, but $440 is about normal. I won't go into anymore detail, because this monitor has been discussed to death and has been compared to the Apple monitor millions of times.
I agree... I also own one and love it...... The first one dell sent me had a broken backlight which was a pain in the ass but they come with a 3 year warrenty so A new one was sent to me
 

maya

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Sorry to get off track on this, however I had a question and didn't want to start a new thread for it.

If I attach a 24 inch display with a higher resolution than my iMac G5 will it support the resolution?
 

Danksi

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maya said:
Sorry to get off track on this, however I had a question and didn't want to start a new thread for it.

If I attach a 24 inch display with a higher resolution than my iMac G5 will it support the resolution?
It'll only mirror at the same resolution natively.

However I understand the Screen Spanning Doctor (google) will allow you to run a higher resolution on your second screen.
 

maya

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Danksi said:
It'll only mirror at the same resolution natively.

However I understand the Screen Spanning Doctor (google) will allow you to run a higher resolution on your second screen.
I know about Screen Spanning Doctor, however was not sure if it would support a 24 inch LCD with a higher resolution. I know I used to span with my PowerBook, however that was on a CRT TV screen.

Thank you for the reply. :)
 

ScubaDuc

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jimsowden said:
You may want to consider buying my Widescreen 17" HD LCD

How does a widescreen TV work as a display? I am considering the Dell 2600W as in EU is 570 eurobucks vs €750 for the Dell 20" monitor with a whopping €5.4 discount (No, it's not a typo :mad: ). I may be willing to overpay for Apple 's products but NOT for Dull's.... They can't convince me that I am getting my $ worth by charging over twice what they are charging in the U.S.

Would the pixel count and the refreshing rate be OK for my video stuff? I don't plan to use it for work but for play - Photoshop, i-View Media and I-Life Apps and perhaps a Playstation 3 next year. Would it be the perfect companion to a soon to arrive Intel Mini?
 

davidcb13

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In my opinion no.... most TVs run at very low resolutions compared to what computer monitors run at...
 

Chrispy

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grapes911 said:
Look into the Dell 2005FPW 20 inch widescreen. I own one and love it. It goes on sale almost every month. You can find it for as low as $370 sometimes, but $440 is about normal. I won't go into anymore detail, because this monitor has been discussed to death and has been compared to the Apple monitor millions of times.
I second this as well. They are fantastic monitors and if you do have a problem they will promptly send you a new one (I can tell you from experience). Best bang for the buck by far!
 

ITASOR

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Google/look at the Westinghouse 17" Widescreen LCD. It's really nice. It's the one they have a BestBuy which is connected to the Mac Mini's, so if you have a BestBuy you could check it out there too.
 

superbovine

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poolin1243 said:
you could probably get a used apple display acd connection off ebay though....? if he wants to stick with apple!

you should read the threads on the dell displays on the forums, you'll very surprised.
 

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