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FoxyMX
02-03-2008, 05:26 PM
Looking on Ascent's site at 19" LCD monitors it appears that the non-widescreen models are more expensive than widescreen ones. Anyone know why this is the case?

For example this Viewsonic (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=361881) model is $397 which is $50 dearer than the next model, and has a one year warranty compared to three years for their cheaper widescreen monitors, eg this one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=361949) and this one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=362298). There are small differences in the contrast ratio and pixel refresh but I'm not sure if they have any effect on the price.

It seems weird that the most expensive model appears to have less superior features to the cheaper models. :confused:

Any light that could be shed on this would be appreciated.

Metla
02-03-2008, 05:31 PM
Supply.

wainuitech
02-03-2008, 05:46 PM
Quite simply The Standard 4:3 LCD's are being replaced by the Wide Screen.

Thats what the market is driving. _ Last time I asked one of my Dealers who does Viewsonic - all Viewsonic LCD Monitors come with a 3 year warranty.

Chemical Ali
02-03-2008, 05:46 PM
Like Metla says supply and possibly the manufacturer's and/or NZ based distributor's pricing strategies ...

robbyp
02-03-2008, 05:50 PM
Looking on Ascent's site at 19" LCD monitors it appears that the non-widescreen models are more expensive than widescreen ones. Anyone know why this is the case?

For example this Viewsonic (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=361881) model is $397 which is $50 dearer than the next model, and has a one year warranty compared to three years for their cheaper widescreen monitors, eg this one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=361949) and this one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=362298). There are small differences in the contrast ratio and pixel refresh but I'm not sure if they have any effect on the price.

It seems weird that the most expensive model appears to have less superior features to the cheaper models. :confused:

Any light that could be shed on this would be appreciated.


ALso the newer ones could be using cheaper TN panels in them, which are good for gaming, but not good for colour reproduction. VA panels are more expensive, but better for colour reproduction.

FoxyMX
02-03-2008, 06:04 PM
Supply.

Succinct and to the point. :lol:



ALso the newer ones could be using cheaper TN panels in them, which are good for gaming, but not good for colour reproduction. VA panels are more expensive, but better for colour reproduction.

Don't do gaming but colour reproduction is fairly important. How do you tell which are TN and which are VA? The model number of some of the Viewsonics have a VA in them but they also describe them as "Value Series" so I don't know if that means anything. Can't see anything listed in the specs of the Viewsonics either. :confused:

wainuitech
02-03-2008, 06:26 PM
Have a look Throught all these specs (http://www.viewsonic.com/products/lcddisplays/) it tells you what the letters mean and the best model for what you want to do.

Or

Download the PDF product Comparison Chart (http://www.viewsonic.com/pdf/us_eng/products/compchart_lcd.pdf) ( you can right click / save)

pctek
02-03-2008, 07:44 PM
The 19" WS VA is miles cheaper than the 19" non-WS VA from my supplier.
The non-WS won't be around much longer.

robbyp
02-03-2008, 08:57 PM
Succinct and to the point. :lol:




Don't do gaming but colour reproduction is fairly important. How do you tell which are TN and which are VA? The model number of some of the Viewsonics have a VA in them but they also describe them as "Value Series" so I don't know if that means anything. Can't see anything listed in the specs of the Viewsonics either. :confused:

It is not easy, as many retailers don't know what TN, VA (PVA or MVA) or IPS panels are. This site may help http://www.behardware.com/html/cat/22/
I think that if the viewing angle is 178degrees , rather than 160-170 degrees, it is more likely to be a VA screen.
Some of the Ultrasharp Dell Monitors(the more expensive ones) are PVA screens, while the cheaper ones tend to be TN.
I don't really know about other manufacturers, but it appears most cheaper and newer 22 inch screens are TN, while the more expensive 24 inch ones seem to be more likely PVA screens.
This page also explains the difference in the technologies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD

FoxyMX
02-03-2008, 10:04 PM
Thanks for all the information and links. Will spend a bit of time taking it all in then will probably just toss a coin when I can't make up my mind which one to get. :p

utopian201
03-03-2008, 10:08 AM
Basically if its cheap and has fast response time, it will be a TN monitor. This means poor colour reproduction and poor viewing angles.

Modern IPS and VA panels may have larger recorded response times, but most people don't notice it anyway; are you really going to notice the difference between 2ms and 8ms?