Need help choosing a good, under $200 LCD...

By wolfram
Jul 9, 2006
  1. Hello everyone!

    I´m trying to finally toss away my old Gateway EV730 CRT monitor. My budget is somewhat low (Maximum $200), and I have these panels on mind:

    I really like this one

    Are these good panels? They appear to be good, and no ghosting LCD's. Anyway, I don't care too much about ghosting.
    What's the best panel out of these ones?
    I'm open to suggestions. Just remember please my budget.

    Thanks! :wave:

    PD: Italy won the World Cup!! :chef:
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +7

    Hi wolfram,

    I'm no LCD expert, but I did notice that they are all analog inputs except for the last one you linked (the one you "really like")

    for that reason alone, that would be my pick. the video card's output is digital, so naturally the best picture will be obtained by keeping the signal digital the whole time. if you bought an LCD with only an analog input then the video card's output has to be converted from digital to analog, then back into digital again in the LCD.

    hope this helps :)
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9

    Thanks for your response. I really like that Viewera LCD, because it has DVI and the base is pretty.
    I have seen some analog LCD's and I have to say that their quality is AMAZING :eek:, or maybe I'm used to my CRT quality.Some people say that they don't see too much difference between digital and analog LCD's.

    I´m open to suggestions! :wave: :grinthumb
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9

  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9


    Yesterday I bought the Samsung Syncmaster 731b LCD. It's DAMN GREAT!!
    I really love it!
    I enjoy gaming on it, almost no ghosting (very small blurriness), and no dead pixels!!

    If someone wants a great, cheap 17" LCD, get the Samsung 731b. It's fantastic. Time to throw away the crappy CRT monitors.

    I'll post some pics later!

    Thanks KingCody for your valuable input! :)
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9

    I tried to upload some pics, but I get an error. I'll try out tomorrow.

    Any ideas TS Special Forces?
  7. Face of LA

    Face of LA TS Rookie Posts: 163

    ^ thats what i was gonna tell u to get :) the samsung one! Nice choice, Enjoy :p.....
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,967   +9

    I'm still trying to upload some photos, but the site gives me an error. I'll try out tomorrow with a different machine... :)
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