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Old 07-24-2011, 10:35 PM   #1
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Yup, my computer monitor randomly died today. Worked when I came home this morning around 10am, which is when I powered down the computer, and let the monitor go in power save mod (does so with no signal).

Now at 4pm I go to turn the computer on and nothing...plug the VGA cord into my 2nd computer's monitor and it works fine. Switched the power cords on the good monitor for ***** and giggles, and nothing. FML.

Anyone have some advice on a new one? My current monitor measures 18.xx currently, making it a 19" I believe? So I'd like to go bigger, and stay under $200, preferably $175.

Currently I have LG, any other brands to avoid?
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i have a dell 24" that I bought a couple years ago for around $180. Still runs like a champ
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Honestly, I've had decent luck with some pretty off-brand monitors. I bought a pair of 19" HANNS-G LCD monitors for my desk at the office about 5 years ago, and they're still holding up quite nicely. Not a single dead pixel on them.

IMO, there's really no such thing as a "good" brand or a "bad" brand. If you can deal with an LCD, just go to the store and find one that you like looking at. CRTs are getting harder to find- I'm not aware of any local stores that still carry them.
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I just bought a Dell 23" 1920x1080 base model flat panel refurb'd from dell (1yr warranty) on eBay for $140 shipped. I've had a dell ultrasharp fp2100 since 2002 and it's still working, and just bought they're 33" for work which is phenomenal. I've also got a 24" LG which IMO is POS - especially compared to the dells.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_3985wt_920

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I have a dual stand with 2 of these 22" Samsung monitors on it.

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Overall I love them and have been more than happy with them.
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Honestly, I've had decent luck with some pretty off-brand monitors. I bought a pair of 19" HANNS-G LCD monitors for my desk at the office about 5 years ago, and they're still holding up quite nicely. Not a single dead pixel on them.

IMO, there's really no such thing as a "good" brand or a "bad" brand. If you can deal with an LCD, just go to the store and find one that you like looking at. CRTs are getting harder to find- I'm not aware of any local stores that still carry them.

That's good to hear. Back before our summer turned out to be just another spring, I was looking at portable AC units (HOA doesn't allow window units), and it turns out the off brand name I had never heard of worked great, and once again LG had shitty reviews. I'm never buying another LG product again if I can help it.

Anyone have an opinion on ASUS or ACER? ACER in particular has a 24" LED monitor for $160.

Can't do CRT with my desk anyways, too shallow.
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Nice deal Vash.

So, slightly 'worse' brand but 2" bigger or great brand like Samsung at 'only' 22"?
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Newegg.com. Even if the best price isn't there, there are lots of reviews.
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I've had great reliability with Samsung LCD's, but right now Dell has a 24" for $180 and I'd buy that.
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Nice deal Vash.

So, slightly 'worse' brand but 2" bigger or great brand like Samsung at 'only' 22"?
I am a big Samsung fan when it comes to monitors. I had one 20inch that I got 5 years out of before it died. I just picked up a bigger used one to replace it and I bet I get another 3 or 4 years out of it. I would personally go with the Samsung over the Acer's.
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I also had a 17" samsung and 19" hanns g that also work great. I think I got the 19" hanns g for $150 about 3-4 years ago. I got that dell to replace it because i wanted a bigger screen
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Dell's LCD have always gotten good reviews also. I would not hesitate getting one of those either.
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use some airduster, try doing that in the back of the monitor.

i gave away two failing monitors to a buddy with similar issues. he reported back how he has awesome dual monitor now. LOL

or go buy. I prefer Viewsonic but currently am rocking a philips
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236049

$200

Do yourself a favor... heard and seen great things from that particular model. Just happens to be their highest rated and most reviewed monitor...

When I went from 17'' Dell LCD circa 2000ish, to my current Samsung 24'', it was insane! Now I really want a 27''...
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Just hook that **** up to your Television like a goddamn boss would.
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are you check monitor fused supply??????
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Get a Samsung, my 32 is doing great at 3 years old and my 19 is 6 years old. Samsung has some of the best panels out there.
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Here at work I use a 20" HP L2045w and it's ******* awesome. Have had it for almost 3 years(they gave it to me new not long after I started here). Seems they can be picked up in the ~$200 range online. Well reviewed on Newegg as well.
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I use an HP here at work. 22", and clarity is important when you stare at a screen for 9+ hours a day. Maybe not at your price point, but I would not hesitate to get a HP for home.
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