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Which monitor? Please help...

By Cannibal · 6 replies
Jan 27, 2003
  1. Ok, I've destroyed my Iiyama Vision Master Pro 17, I need a new screen. I have around £300 to spend, I watch dvds and play
    a-lot of games. I dont know if any fast motion LCDs are within that price range, dont know much about LCD monitors either.

    I've looked into the Iiyama Vision Master Pro 454, which is all my money and CRT, but I know its a clear picture. Desktop space is not a problem, and I don't think it will be moved very often.

    Give me some good recommendations please!

  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Hitachi makes excellent monitors and are reasonably priced but I dont know what the availibility of them are where you are at.
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Hitachi makes excellent monitors, definitely. But I like NEC/Mitsubishi even more. Then there's Sony...

    There's really only about 4 different manufacturers of CRTs, most of the monitors circulating today are just marketed by a different company. Dell uses Sony tubes, I know that. I don't know what tubes Iiyama uses, but I've heard alot of praise for them and their monitors.
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Get a ViewSonic or Sony. Personally Im in love with my 19" flat Viewsonic, but cant wait for my dads 24" flat Sony. :D
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,689   +356

    For a start what screen size are you after for your £300?
    19" I guess?

    Tomshardware does a nice round up of 12 19" CRT models. I doubt you will get a decent TFT/LCD that will be any good for gaming at the £300 mark.

    Personally I have the Samsung 957DF and am quite happy with its performance given that it cost £250 for a 19". Sure it uses Samsung DynaFlat screen rather than a true flat screen but it still looks a hundred times better than my old non-branded 17" curvy monitor.

  6. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    How ?

    Is it repairable ? It might be worthwhile just to get it repaired, depending on the cost, since it is a fairly decent monitor anyway .
  7. Cannibal

    Cannibal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I was playing a LAN game and the tube flickered twice, thinking nothing of it I continued. 2 mins later it did it again but went off completely, and would not turn back on. I left it off for around an hour after that, and although it would turn on, the CRT wouldn't power up. I was looking at various 19" screens before this happend, because I've had that monitor for around 6 years.

    It doesn't sound like a cheap repair to me, i'll try anyway... I'm currently using this horrid horrid horrid 17" LG 775N screen, christ its so blurry I can barely type ;)

    Thanks for everyones suggestions, unfortuneately, I can't get hold of hitachi monitors anywhere and viewsonic monitors are scarce to say the least. After reading tomshardware guide, I may just go with that Iiyama 454, he seems to thinks its good. This all depends on how cheaply the old one can be fixed for.

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