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Well I'm here alone in the BlueTower, as MrsBlue wings her way to the west coast to see what it may possibly hold for our future. We'll be separated for four days, which is pretty much the longest we've been apart in pushing 18 years of living together. Weird to say the least.

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21. Re: Monitor Troubles May 21, 2012, 18:29 MeanJim
Creston wrote on May 21, 2012, 15:45:
So if I understand you right, both your monitor AND PC were having troubles starting up? If so, I'd first swap out your UPS or power strip and see if that's the culprit.

As for monitors, I'm not really sure that IPS is really worth it. They're quite a bit more expensive, and I have one currently, and I'm really just not seeing the difference. Don't get me wrong, it's a FANTASTIC monitor (or rather I should say TV, as I just bought a 32" IPS LED), but I don't really see that this whole IPS stuff does anything my old viewsonic wasn't doing.

In my opinion, Dell is overpriced. They are good monitors (I have a 30" at work, great piece of equipment), but Viewsonic is just as great.

As for the difference between 16:9 and 16:10, eh, I never notice it. People went ballistic over the black bars on top and bottom in FEAR2, and I just never noticed them. They were there, but I had to actively look for them to see them.

I can heartily recommend Viewsonic. If you want to look at a TV for a monitor, get a Panasonic Viera. I have two of them (32" LED and 46" plasma), brilliant picture, never any issues, just great stuff.

Other than that, it's really just down to personal preferences. Viewsonic makes an awesome 27" monitor that I was going to buy when I wound up with the 32" Viera instead.


I'm just having monitor problems. The PC is finished booting before the monitor comes alive. The power indicator shows that it's on, but the backlight isn't on. I also hear a slight high pitch whine coming from it when it's off/standby that goes away when it turns on (even though the backlight hasn't come on yet).

I didn't pick out that monitor because it's IPS, it was just one of the first that I found when looking for a 1920x1200 monitor, and I like what I'm reading from reviews. It's an eIPS, which is sort of an in between TN and a true IPS panel. As for IPS vs TN, the last two monitors I've had were TN panels. The one before this was a 20" and I didn't have any problems with it, but with this 22" I do notice the vertical viewing issues.

Dell monitors are only expensive if you buy them from Dell. They're $50-$100 cheaper at places like NewEgg and Amazon.
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