Computer Monitor Recomendations?

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  1. Jen

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    I am in need of a new monitor. The one I am using now is showing sure signs of dieing soon. :( It was purchased soley on the basis of screen size and price anyway. Time for something better. I am pretty sure I want a CRT Monitor since I haven't heard anything too great about editing photos on an LCD. I have about $500 to spend. I could go higher, but it will hurt. Any recomendations?
     
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    not specific but get one from some one who makes good moniters, dell, hp, sony somthing like that
     
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    These are the monitors I am currently looking at... Any thoughts?

    Viewsonic G220FB 21" CRT Monitor
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000071W9A/ref=sr_11_1/102-6321399-6454527?%5Fencoding=UTF8"]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000071W9A/ref=sr_11_1/102-6321399-6454527?%5Fencoding=UTF8[/ame]

    Samsung SyncMaster 1100DF 21" CRT Monitor (Black)
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000B0SNW/102-6321399-6454527?v=glance&n=172282"]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000B0SNW/102-6321399-6454527?v=glance&n=172282[/ame]

    NEC Accusync 120 (Black Cabinet) 21" Flat Screen Monitor
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000665VO/102-6321399-6454527?v=glance&n=172282"]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000665VO/102-6321399-6454527?v=glance&n=172282[/ame]
     
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    I'm curious to why editing photos isn't as good on a LCD? I was looking into getting a monitor for my laptop for editing/running design software.
     
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    lcd's have burn in, and needs to be calibrated often
     
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    Actually, the new breed of LCD's are just as reliable and accurate as a CRT. There are a couple of discussions in the archives about them.
     
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    The two biggest reasons I want a CRT is price and color.
     
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    Personally I would take the Viewsonic.

    The NEC runs a very close second. The big point here would be to have a image off of the same computer, with the two moniters hooked up at differant times, and put to the same settings to get an idea. The displays at the big box store dont do the color any favors given that they are mostly lit by HEI lights and give off a funky blue hue. You'll just have to do the hard comparison.


    Sorry, I mean H.I.D. lighiting... I always seem to get the HEI and HID confused.. sorry about that.
     
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    I would go for the ViewSonic. I have one, the Optiquest version and really like it. The one your looking at is very good. 2,048 x 1,536 maximum resolution at 68 Hz, 0.25 mm diagonal pitch. Will be a good monitor. You wont be dissapointed.
     
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    I bought a Samsung Syncmaster 913N 19" LCD recently from Ebuyer.com and it works fine, no burn in problems and better colour than my old CRT, it was also pretty cheap at just over £200 inc VAT and delivery, well worth looking into...
     
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    Prior to my Mac Display, I was using a Samsung 955DF. I was never really happy with it. I've heard really good things about Viewsonic.
     

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