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13. Re: CRT FTW! Aug 30, 2010, 18:03 Ant
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 18:00:
They sure don't make hardwares last long these days.

No... no they don't. About the only PC hardware I've ever owned that simply never die are CPUs.
TV and network cards for me.
 
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12. Re: CRT FTW! Aug 30, 2010, 18:00 PHJF
 
They sure don't make hardwares last long these days.

No... no they don't. About the only PC hardware I've ever owned that simply never die are CPUs.
 
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11. Re: CRT FTW! Aug 30, 2010, 09:34 Ant
 
rocketpcguy wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 09:29:
my second samsung also started acting odd after 2 years (the power LED turned off and on for many minutes and later hours before the monitor started working, so i had to keep the monitors on all the time if i didn't want to wait. it also made a slight buzzing noise).

my viewsonic is still working, but i dont know if its a coincidence that both my samsungs failed after two years (within 4 months of each other).
I have a 19" Samsung SyncMaster 931BF LCD TFT monitor (4:3 aspect ratio, 1280x1024 native screen resolution, bought on 2/3/2007) and its blue power likes to flicker once in a while. However, the monitor still works so far. I haven't seen any other failures yet.

My last two home computer CRTs (17" Samsung 763mb [wavey shimmering if you look hard enough] and IBM P72 [EEPROM displays? got corrupted) didn't last that long as well.

They sure don't make hardwares last long these days.
 
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10. Re: CRT FTW! Aug 30, 2010, 09:29 rocketpcguy
 
my second samsung also started acting odd after 2 years (the power LED turned off and on for many minutes and later hours before the monitor started working, so i had to keep the monitors on all the time if i didn't want to wait. it also made a slight buzzing noise).

my viewsonic is still working, but i dont know if its a coincidence that both my samsungs failed after two years (within 4 months of each other).
 
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9. CRT FTW! Aug 29, 2010, 17:53 Ant
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 29, 2010, 17:50:
There hasn't been much going on with PC monitors. The "next big thing" was supposed to be OLED but that has yet to make any progress.

Anywho, Samsung did launch some LED-backlit stuff earlier this year. Perhaps you could look into that.
I am still not happy with flatscreen monitors. I still prefer old school CRTs for accurate colors, pure blackness, no annoying ugly stretching, etc.
 
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8. Re: Time for a new monitor - Aug 29, 2010, 17:50 PHJF
 
There hasn't been much going on with PC monitors. The "next big thing" was supposed to be OLED but that has yet to make any progress.

Anywho, Samsung did launch some LED-backlit stuff earlier this year. Perhaps you could look into that.
 
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7. Re: Time for a new monitor - Aug 29, 2010, 13:46 Hamsternator
 
Well for gaming monitors you can't really go wrong with any of the major brands sporting a TN panel (most responsive, but lowest view angles and lowest colour fidelity - that's the trade-off...).

I *assume* you mean FPS gaming - if not, then input lag is not so important, really. If you don't fps-game, then I'd personally go for an S-IPS panel. But they do come at a premium... Look to LG if money's an issue here.

If you need to read up on the difference between panel types and generally about LCDs, check this insanely good thread: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=39226

For a good overview of monitors check out: http://www.digitalversus.com/monitors-article-923.html#currentmonitor

And then in-depth analysis/reviews at: http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html
 
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6. Sausage Factory Aug 29, 2010, 12:44 Ant
 
http://www.bluesnews.com/s/105293/out-of-the-blue (dupe!)  
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5. 47 years ago today. Aug 29, 2010, 11:03 Buckermann
 
47 years ago today:
This video contains content from diaganol view and Sony Music Entertainment. It is no longer available in your country.

Fucking copyright.
 
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4. Re: Time for a new monitor - Aug 29, 2010, 08:47 Hamsternator
 
It depends on what you want from your monitor...

Heavy duty graphics work?

Gaming?

In-between?

Personally I have the LG W2600HP which is an In-between solution. I wanted better and clearer graphics than the usual gaming monitors, but still want to game on it, which means as little lag as possible, and here the LG really does the job.

It's not as fast as dedicated gaming monitors, not good enough for *serious* graphics work, but for my needs it excels. And it's pretty cheap...
 
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3. Time for a new monitor - Aug 29, 2010, 07:01 xXBatmanXx
 
Well, I currently have the previously highly coveted Samsung 226BW with the best panel....well, these past couple of weeks it has been turning on, then losing signal (having a hard time coming out of sleep mode). SO I have to turn it off and on numerous times before it stays on.

I figured I would strike early and get one ordered before it craps out.

I did a lot of research before I bought this one, so I plan on doing a lot more for a new one.

I am looking for suggestions.
The best suggestion is one of someone who actually has what they are suggesting.

(looking at NewEgg it looks like Asus is leading the way?)

/edit: It will primarily be used for gaming.

Thanks!

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2. A small thank-you Aug 29, 2010, 06:05 Hamsternator
 
...for your chili recipe!

Wanted to try it for a long time, and yesterday had a go at it, having just found some good habaneros locally.

Sadly, didn't have nearly the time for it that it demands, so it was a rush job of only 6 hours, but it turned out really, really well nevertheless! Might have something to do with me forgetting to scale the Tequila... had 3 lbs of beef and scaled everything accordingly from your 7 lbs recipe, but not that one thing... so Tequila at a factor 2-ish for your recipe - very nice indeed!

Blew my friends away, and it was a great evening.

 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2010, 01:00 Rattlehead
 
It's a shame that we have Glenn Beck basically trying to reverse the last 47 years. When will he going freaking blind already?

Anyways, the speech always gets to me, even though I'm white. I can't imagine living in a society where racism is the norm.
 
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