View Full Version : New 19" Monitor - which one?

17th April 2001, 12:00
As I'm still planning on buying a new PC this summer, I'm also planning to get myself a new 19" Monitor (looks like my budget isn't so tight anymore http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif) - I was eyeing the Sony G420 (the successor to the G400 - what's the difference anyway, apart from the design?), it costs ~650 Euro here.. was thinking about something from Eizo, but they're sooo damn expensive, so I'm asking if the Sony is the best option or if there is something better, cheaper, or greatly better for a little more money http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

(I guess if I'll buy myself such a fine monitor, I'll need something better (image quality-wise) than a Kyro II, so please hurry up, matrox! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif)


17th April 2001, 12:02
Doesn't Sony make a G550? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

17th April 2001, 12:06
Take a look at the hitatchi models!

17th April 2001, 12:37
Check this out:

<a href="http://www.cc-inc.com/pcmall/shop/detail.asp?dpno=957180">http://www.cc-inc.com/pcmall/shop/detail.asp?dpno=957180</a>

It's an 18" LCD flat panel for only US$899!!!
I know that's a bit pricey, but considering that an LCD panel that size usually goes for around US$2800...


17th April 2001, 12:39
I bought this monitor a short while back and I have been very happy with it. http://shop.monitorsdirect.com/product.asp?sku=1077608
What I like about it the most is that it uses a shadow mask which mean you don't have the lines going across the screen that you can see on the trinitron monitors. And it didn't cost that much more than some of the high end 19" monitor I was looking at at the time. It is not a flat screen but that has not been a problem. I normally run the monitor at 1280x960x32bit at 85Hz and DVD watching on this monitor is sweet.

Joel http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

System Specs (http://members.home.net/gilchrist.joel/g400.htm)

17th April 2001, 13:06
Oops, I just realized that I've posted in Matrox Hardware... Of course, this belongs in General Hardware... Sorry!

I want one with a flat screen, and the LCD AlgoRhythm was posting about is a bit too pricey for me http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif


17th April 2001, 13:32
Go for the Samsung SyncMaster 900SL-Plus.

Its VERY cheap for a VERY nice and flat screen. Its furthermore the shortestnecked 19" I have ever owned - or seen - LCD's not withstanding. =)

Its really a nice match for a G550 eh ups.. I mean a G400 Max..


17th April 2001, 13:41
I've read somebody dissing short neck montiors here. I've never seen one but beware there may be intinsic problems with that design.

17th April 2001, 13:42
Keep them coming please http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

And I want some comments from owners of Sony Monitors too!

Ah yeah and one or two questions:

First of all, do cables make a big difference?

And last but not least: The G420 comes with one built-in cable (Why do they do that? Built-in cables suck IMHO) and one free DSUB port. You'd think they'd use a good cable to match the monitor, but I'm still wondering if I should buy a seperate, higher-quality cable nonetheless (Why no BNC, Sony? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif). Should I?

Thank you for your super-fast responses so far and hopefully I'll get some more http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


17th April 2001, 13:45
Relocated to General Hardware

17th April 2001, 13:45
I've got enough space so it won't be taken into consideration if a monitor has a short ray tube or a longer one http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif