Need a cheap monitor that won't tire my eyes

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 2A Batterie, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

    Jun 9, 2004
    Out of a Suitcase, USA
    I'm currently using a Viewsonic A90 CRT display, and I surely can feel my eyes getting tired during use. Some days after I work at my computer for an hour or two, my eyes have a hard time focusing afterwards. I use my computer mainly for music production, and therefore am not too particular about color accuracy, etc. I'm just looking for the cheapest 19" lcd display that will be easy on my eyes. Any suggestions?
  2. paperinacup macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    Go where I ALWAYS start out when I want to buy something.
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Good advice paperinacup- newegg is a great place to find computer hardware (and at good prices :) ).
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    For starters, check the Monitors System Preference and see what your refresh rate is on that CRT. It should be set to 72 or 75 Hz. Any lower and you may be suffering from flicker effects from your room lighting.

    Second, you could consider investing $40 at a local TV repair shop to see if the focus and contast on the CRT can be improved through adjustment.
  5. shdwsclan macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2005
    That is very true, most human bionic imaging units(eyes) have an average refresh rate of 70hz. This varies from dna to dna. LCDs have refresh rates of about 75hz. If you really need a nice CRT there is a Sony Trinatron that has a maximum refresh rate of 200hz but runs about $1500....

    You may also try to turn down the brightness of your screen( after you have verified that its running at least 75HZ)
  6. ninepoundjammer macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2006
    saw this deal

    Just the other day I was in OfficeMax and they had a 19" ViewSonic LCD with DVI input for $279 after rebates (of course, I'm still waiting on my Samsung rebates???). That's the best deal I've seen.

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