Mar 10 2004, 01:19 PM
My PC monitor has begun to flicker, and it's time to get a new one.
I work on the PC all the time and is getting great assistance from DNS because of my low vision. Recently, my job requires a lot of document formatting, making it difficult to view the entire width of the page with my 17" CRT monitor, especially when I want to magnify the text.
I'd like to hear from the forum members what kind of monitor you would recommend. Is an LCD monitor better for me? I presently have the resolution at 800x600 and make use of the Accessibility Options. I am presently thinking of a 17" or 19" LCD monitor...
Thanks in advance,
Mar 11 2004, 02:01 AM
I wouldn't give up my LCD monitor and go back to a CRT. The resolution is much better and, when you spend the whole day looking at it, you really notice that your eyes don't get as "tired".
The 17" LCD gives you more viewing space than the 17" CRT, and some people complain about the 19" monitors since it requires more mouse movement to move the cursor over the larger viewing area. Those who use ZoomText(or are contemplating its usage), or use large fonts, should go with a 19" or even 21" to get as much text as possible on the screen.
Mar 11 2004, 02:58 AM
Thank you John!
I was beginning to think of posting this in the DNS forum!
Okay, I think I will get a LCD monitor -- may 19"
I've been looking around the specifications and found things like XSGA and levels of brightness (250 or 300 cd/m2) and contrast (600:1 or 700:1). Are they important? I want my next purchase to be a good one.
Spring is here in Japan, and the cherry blossoms are due around the 18th -- but I have so much work to do :-(
Mar 11 2004, 05:03 AM
Thank you, all of you. I am going to get an LCD monitor (to replace the terrible one D*ll sold me...) and these details are a help.
Mar 12 2004, 09:31 PM
John, Martin & Judy,
I finally got myself an LCD monitor.
It's a BenQ 19" monitor with pivot feature. It's gorgeous. The screen is crisp, and the fonts are so much easier to see even with my eyesight.
Its full features (brightness and contrast) are not realized unless my PC is DVI-D cable-enabled. It's unfortunately not, but it's good enough for me.
I chose the model based on what I read in a Japanese PC consumer opinion website.
Hope that Judy is able to get one, too!!
Mar 13 2004, 12:56 AM
That's sold here but it's around £520 even from cheap sources; a ViewSonic not that different from Marty's is about £420. I was hoping to pay less than that! 17" ones -- including ViewSonics -- are about £300, I may settle for one of those!
Mar 13 2004, 04:34 AM
I forgot to add that the Ilyama monitor my brother said was the best costs even more! here, that is: in the US it costs about $500
Mar 13 2004, 03:40 PM
I was thinking that too. I may simply have to pay the extra money
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