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Old 11-29-2004, 12:09 PM
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Anyone know anything about LCD's?


I am looking to replace my 21" CRT and get my desk back and I noticed there are widescreen LCD's available now. I did a little investigating and it seems that a widescreen will give you less desktop space than a normal 'square' screen of the same size.

So I am wondering if there is anything I am missing out on and if widescreen is just something good to have if you watch a lot of widescreen DVD's or if it will have some benefit in the future, I would like this monitor to last me as long as possible (5-7 years would be nice)

Also do most OS's support this? This is going to be for a redhat personal PC and I was not sure if it is supported or not.

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Old 11-29-2004, 12:39 PM
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I have only LCD's and I dont really see any point in having a wide screen one. It's like having a small wide screen tv. Like you said, the only advantage i can see is if you watch movies on your computer.

I have regular proportion LCD's and they work just fine.

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Old 11-29-2004, 12:49 PM
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I would consider the Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW which can be had for as little as $554 with free shipping after coupons. Sorry I'm not sure if it supports your OS or not.

Right now I'm torn between the 2001FP vs 2005FPW, I wish I could see both in person before making a decision.

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Old 11-29-2004, 01:00 PM
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I want to LCD to beat CRT, because they look better and take up less space...
But after countless hours of comparisment, I still honest believe CRT to be far superiour.
It has a more stable picture, and less glare, and true blackness, and full angle of view. Not mention all them auto-adjustment features on new LCD's might not work 100% properly.
I've heard romours about flat-CRT being available for the mass consumers market in less than a year. I'd rather wait for those, imho.

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Old 11-29-2004, 01:12 PM
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I just pulled the trigger on the FP2001 @ $599 plus I had a $100 coupon from a few months ago from Dell support really sucking one day and bouncing me around for two hours so I am a happy camper.

I do not really game and I REALLY miss having the deskspace, my 21" CRT is huge and while I will miss it I have secretly been waiting for the LCD's to come down some and this is a pretty hot deal, As nice as a dual setup with these would be I was able to control myself

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Old 11-29-2004, 01:15 PM
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I just pulled the trigger on the FP2001 @ $599 plus I had a $100 coupon from a few months ago from Dell support really sucking one day and bouncing me around for two hours so I am a happy camper.
Excellent choice and nice price ($554 is the best I have seen so far)!

I love the warranty these LCD's offer.

Your video card does have DVI right?

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Old 11-29-2004, 01:35 PM
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Excellent choice and nice price ($554 is the best I have seen so far)!

I love the warranty these LCD's offer.

Your video card does have DVI right?
Actually no! I was next going to ask what a DV! is good for? I see everyone wanting one when they buy and LCD and I know some video cards offer a DVI port but no idea what the advantage is.

Also do you think I would have any trouble running a KVM with this? I would also like to loost my 17" HP CRT thats on the same desk It will be like having a brand new desk lol I have not seen it in years

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Old 11-29-2004, 01:37 PM
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BTW there are been a few $45-50 coupons that have been working but I guess they can be redeemed 1500 times and I am usually too late, if I find one that works before it gets here I will just reorder

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Old 11-29-2004, 01:46 PM
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I have a Samsung 193P. Although it is one of the higher priced samsungs it is an awsome monitor. Defintaly worth the money

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Old 11-29-2004, 02:36 PM
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Actually no! I was next going to ask what a DV! is good for?
DVI is pure digital out.. not analog like the old school monitors.

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Also do you think I would have any trouble running a KVM with this?
If you plan on using a kvm you already have, then yes there will be trouble as I doubt your current kvm supports the switching of dvi.

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Old 11-29-2004, 02:58 PM
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Can I use analog? Is there really that much of a difference? Going to see if they sell DVI KVM's now I do not have one yet but trying to cut down as many monitors as I can,

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Old 11-29-2004, 05:17 PM
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Monitor might come with a DVI -> VGA adapter which should let you connect it to your existing video card or KVM. If it doesn't you can get one from TigerDirect.

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