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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:17 pm   Post subject: Monitors needed! Reply with quote Back to top  

Looks like the external psu for one of my monitors is dying and will not power up one of the 2 monitors i have.

debating which option / path to take.

should i repair / replace the external psu or replace the monitors.

currently have dual 19" lg monitors ..... model # L1970HR

suggestions / recommendations
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:20 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

replace the brick... save up for a pair of 27" monitors.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:08 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

The cheapest route would be to replace the power brick.

Your existing monitors have TN LCD panels. If you get a new one, you'll want an IPS or PVA LCD monitor. These types of panels have much better color accuracy and they maintain the same color and brightness when viewed from angles other than perfectly perpendicular to the screen. This is especially useful if you run them in portrait mode.

A 30" 2560x1600 (16:10) IPS LCD monitor like the Dell UltraSharp U3011 or HP ZR30w would be very nice, but very expensive. I'm still pleased with my UltraSharp 3007WFP over five years on.

The 27" 2560x1440 (16:9) monitors like the UltraSharp U2711 have even tinier pixels (more dots per inch), but they're still very expensive... unless you roll the dice on one of those cheap ones shipped straight from Korea.
http://techreport.com/articles.x/23291

At 1920x1200 (16:10), the UltraSharp U2410 is a terrific monitor.

At 1920x1080 (16:9), there are many inexpensive e-IPS LCD monitors available. These generally have 6-bit color instead of 8-bit or 10-bit, but they're still better than a TN panel. If you're interested in gaming, you may want to select one that has low input lag, or that can turn off some of its processing to reduce input lag while gaming.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:11 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

You can't go wrong with a size upgrade. I went from a pair of 20" Dell U2007's to a triple monitor setup using 24" Dell U2412M monitors. I love the amount of desktop space I have now.

The U2412M is the "mainstream" cheaper, newer version of the U2410. I was going to get 2410's until they released the U2412M. I couldn't justify spending the extra money on the 2410's.

I ended up mounting them on an Ergotech triple monitor stand.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:37 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236288

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005240

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236205


Looking at these 3 monitors for possible replacements. i can't be spending alot at the moment concidering i just droped a bunch of money on my new to me car..... thoughts?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:32 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

I'd go with one of the ASUS ones. They seem to be different sizes of the same model, so get the one that best fits your budget.

Have you looked for refurbished monitors on ebay? you might find a good deal there too.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:05 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

$150 LG IPS224T-PN 21.5" 1920x1080 e-IPS LCD monitor w/ VGA & DVI inputs - Product page
$169 Asus VS229H-P 21.5" 1920x1080 e-IPS LCD monitor w/ VGA, DVI & HDMI inputs - Product page
$170 LG IPS234T-PN 23" 1920x1080 e-IPS LCD monitor w/ VGA & DVI inputs - Product page
$190 Asus VS239H-P 23" 1920x1080 e-IPS LCD monitor w/ VGA, DVI & HDMI inputs - Product page
$200 LG IPS231B-BN 23" 1920x1080 e-IPS LCD monitor w/ VGA & DVI inputs - Product page
$417 Auria EQ276W 27" 2560x1440 S-IPS LCD monitor w/ VGA, DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort inputs

Of these, my choice would probably be the Asus VS239H-P, since it combines the larger physical screen size with HDMI input. However, if the budget is tight and your eyesight is good, you could do well with the LG IPS224T-PN.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:08 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

Thanks guys ...... found the asus on amazon for 35 - 40 less than newegg

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005S0XYKK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:13 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

Two to four weeks seems like a long delivery, but the delivered price for the VS-229H-P is $16 less from Amazon than from Newegg ($153 vs. $169).

You can get the VS-239H-P for $177 from B&H Photo Video, which is $13 less than Newegg's price. I've purchased quite a bit of camera gear from B&H. They are a first-rate company.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:53 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Two to four weeks seems like a long delivery, but the delivered price for the VS-229H-P is $16 less from Amazon than from Newegg ($153 vs. $169).

You can get the VS-239H-P for $177 from B&H Photo Video, which is $13 less than Newegg's price. I've purchased quite a bit of camera gear from B&H. They are a first-rate company.


I didn't catch that.... Thanks JAE
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