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JMoore
06-12-2005, 12:56 PM
I'm looking at a new LCD monitor for my computer and am wondering whether it is worth getting a 19" monitor over a 17" monitor.
I have heard the 19" monitors have poor viewing angles, ghosting problems and a low maximum resolution - but they may have fixed these problems now.
My questions are: Does anyone own a 19'' LCD screen? Is it good/would they recommend it? What brand/model?

mejobloggs
06-12-2005, 01:10 PM
19" LCD's now seem to be more much more advanced than 17". If you look at the stats of a 19", a lot have better contrast/response time than the 17" of the same version.

KiwiTT_NZ
06-12-2005, 03:15 PM
I have a BENQ FP937S+ 19" LCD. Mine, my collegues and my CEO are all happy with it's performance.

Renmoo
06-12-2005, 03:27 PM
I've read somewhere in the PCWorld magazine stating that two 17" LCD monitors are cheaper than getting one standalone 19" monitors. I think the magazine was talking about Samsung brand in particular (sorry, I've forgotten which issue :o ). With two 17" LCDs, you can have a bigger view.

Cheers :)

JJJJJ
06-12-2005, 03:31 PM
Viewsonic VX924. Top of the bunch. Well worth paying a bit more for quality.I don't have a single ccomplaint.
And I can usualy find something to complain about.

JMoore
06-12-2005, 04:59 PM
Thanks for all the replies. The Viewsonic 19" seems to be getting good reviews and I'm lookin at either that or the Samsung 19".

Sam I Am
06-12-2005, 06:20 PM
Viewsonic VX924. Top of the bunch. Well worth paying a bit more for quality.I don't have a single ccomplaint.
And I can usualy find something to complain about.

lol. That has to one of the best reviews ever :thumbs:

I think you should submit it to Bruce.

Seriously though. That is the next monitor Im buying.

JMoore
06-12-2005, 06:57 PM
Thanks Sam. Viewsonic it is!
$765 :)

beetle
06-12-2005, 07:37 PM
I have a CMV 19" and love it, and have a Viewsonic 15" and i like this brand too. I think i would go Viewsonic brand for a 19" if given the choice next time......
19" rule i wouldnt be with out mine now........ Inspired by Goddie to have 2 side by side......... start saving now......:D

beetle

tutaenui
06-12-2005, 07:38 PM
You could consider a Dell1905FP ultra sharp 19" monitor, by all accounts has recieved good reviews overseas and is only $655 as an on line special for I think the next 3 days.

symiggy
07-12-2005, 09:33 AM
Viewsonic VX924. Top of the bunch. Well worth paying a bit more for quality.I don't have a single ccomplaint.
And I can usualy find something to complain about.

I am also in the market for a 19"LCD and while I have read good things about the Viewsonic VX924 that you refer to, there is also an excellent review in "Tom's Hardware Guide" which strongly recommends the Viewsonic 19" VP930B

I would be interested if anyone has any personal experience with the VP930B which is a little more expensive but still in the same price bracket in NZ :2cents:

JJJJJ
07-12-2005, 10:15 AM
I am also in the market for a 19"LCD and while I have read good things about the Viewsonic VX924 that you refer to, there is also an excellent review in "Tom's Hardware Guide" which strongly recommends the Viewsonic 19" VP930B

I would be interested if anyone has any personal experience with the VP930B which is a little more expensive but still in the same price bracket in NZ :2cents:

Specs seem to be the same for both of them. The VP930B looks like it's just got a narrower border and a different base.

symiggy
07-12-2005, 10:30 AM
Specs seem to be the same for both of them. The VP930B looks like it's just got a narrower border and a different base.

I really couldn't comment since I haven't got any personal experience with either monitor .
But reading the report completely it sounds like quite an improvement on the VX24.
http://graphics.tomshardware.com/display/20051117/index.html

mejobloggs
07-12-2005, 02:02 PM
The VP930B gives a lot better color quality than the VX924. The VX924 is only a 6-bit display, where VP930B is 8-bit (meaning it displays more colors).

According to Tomshardware, the older VP912B (think that is the right numbers) is actually better in terms of response time.

symiggy
07-12-2005, 03:31 PM
The VP930B gives a lot better color quality than the VX924. The VX924 is only a 6-bit display, where VP930B is 8-bit (meaning it displays more colors).

According to Tomshardware, the older VP912B (think that is the right numbers) is actually better in terms of response time.

Actually I believe that the model that the VP930 replaced was called VP191b but I understood from the article in Tomshardware that the response time was the same for the two models i.e. 8ms.

What I was really trying to find out in my post was if anybody had any real world experience with the two monitors ...specifically whether either Viewsonic was worth the premium price in NZ and finally if the VP930 was worth the extra expense on top of that?

gibler
07-12-2005, 05:35 PM
The BENQ FP937S+ does it for me, no ghosting here (playing games etc).
Supposedly it is 8-bit colour, reds in particular still look a bit odd compared to a CRT. Make sure you get DVI of course, some cheap makers still don't provide the cable...

Viewing angle isn't an issue on mine, of course you can have people peering over your shoulder. The 1280 by 1024 native resolution works well at 19'' (you don't end up with insanely small fonts, for example).

No dead pixels have been seen on mine.

Pretty much, it looks as though 19'' is becoming the standard.

Just don't believe manufacturer specs..

mejobloggs
07-12-2005, 06:13 PM
Actually I believe that the model that the VP930 replaced was called VP191b but I understood from the article in Tomshardware that the response time was the same for the two models i.e. 8ms.



Eh? I thought VP930 had only just come out. It has a higher contrast ratio as well.

According to this graph: http://graphics.tomshardware.com/display/20051117/viewsonic_vp930b_lcd_monitor-03.html#viewsonic_vp930_no_faster

I think the VP191 actually is slightly better. The VP930 has a big spike in the middle, but I guess in real world terms, it would not be at all noticable.

Sam I Am
07-12-2005, 06:52 PM
I have used a VX924 on my machine. I have played Counterstrike Source on it, driving games and run my machine. It is the 1st LCD that I would consider having for myself. It was that good.

JMoore
07-12-2005, 09:25 PM
Thanks for all the comments, but at this stage I'm sticking with the Viewsonic VX924 due to the slightler cheaper price and availability over the other Viewsonic monitors.

Winston001
08-12-2005, 08:20 AM
Another vote for Viewsonic. I bought the 19" VX912 a few months ago and couldn't be happier. The 924 has very good reviews but was overkill for me.

LOWTEC
08-12-2005, 06:21 PM
just bought a vx924 tis awesome only little thing tht i cant decide if i like or not is the funny rectanglar base, think i prefer the viewsonic ve series stlye of base for its adjustability. however still worth buying only paid $500 NZD (359USD) for mine thou.... :thumbs:

JMoore
08-12-2005, 07:04 PM
Hi where did you purchase the monitor from? as that seems to be a good price.

mxpress
09-12-2005, 07:39 AM
I'm looking at a new LCD monitor for my computer and am wondering whether it is worth getting a 19" monitor over a 17" monitor.
I have heard the 19" monitors have poor viewing angles, ghosting problems and a low maximum resolution - but they may have fixed these problems now.
My questions are: Does anyone own a 19'' LCD screen? Is it good/would they recommend it? What brand/model?


I have a CMV 19" monitor and I am more than happy with it. I have sold many of them but a better quality one is the LG 19" for about $650 with a ZERO dead pixel, three year warranty. The warranty and the number of permitted dead pixels is something to be aware of before you purchase.

LOWTEC
09-12-2005, 10:05 AM
Hi where did you purchase the monitor from? as that seems to be a good price.

got it in usa from office max, they were running a sale $120 off. US RRP is about 449ish i think. so unless ur over there or some1 can bring it back for you prolly not worth the postage.