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jupiter1
08-11-2008, 05:35 PM
Hi Team,
My Philips 107T crt is showing signs of old age.
What is a good, reliable LCD monitor that could replace my 107T ?
I have a tight budget unfortunately.
TIA.
Phil.

wainuitech
08-11-2008, 05:40 PM
View Sonic are always good " bang for Buck" esp if you are on a tight budget.

Some of the cheaper LCD's like AOC are not always the best - some are fine - what sort of budget do you have ?

jupiter1
08-11-2008, 05:45 PM
I was hoping to stay around or under $300 ??
Optomistic Uh.

jupiter1
08-11-2008, 05:50 PM
Incidently, I use MS Word, Excel and internet only with the occastional photo in PSP4
Cheers.
Phill.

beeswax34
08-11-2008, 05:51 PM
No, not optimistic, you could easily get something under $300.

Check on: www.pricespy.co.nz

wainuitech
08-11-2008, 05:56 PM
I was hoping to stay around or under $300 ??
Optomistic Uh. Not always - depends on what you want. Quality size etc- Pricespy - Viewsonic (http://www.pricespy.co.nz/search.php?q=Viewsonic) - scroll down till you get to 17" and these give an idea as to whats available from Whom. General rule - dont jump into the first one you see - it wont hurt to ask here if anyone has delt with the shop you select - cheaper doesn't always mean good service.

navratilova
21-11-2008, 08:55 PM
Hi, should I buy a broken LCD monitor from eBay at a much lower price with the hope of getting it successfully refurbished and making it usable again? For example, a Dell 24" retails for around $550, while I can buy the same product on eBay for around $60 total albeit it's announced non-functional. I suppose that even giving it to a technician to fix or attempting it on my own will ultimately be cheaper. What do you think?

Trev
21-11-2008, 11:37 PM
Leave it alone.
:)

Blam
21-11-2008, 11:54 PM
Chances are the monitor's unrepairable or would cost more than the monitor itself to repair. Or else the original seller would have probably repaired it:p

pctek
22-11-2008, 07:47 AM
AOC is ok, they do have a 3yr warranty.
And its cheap.

CYaBro
22-11-2008, 10:59 AM
AOC is ok, they do have a 3yr warranty.
And its cheap.

Chi Mei/Polyview/CMV have a 3 year warranty as well. I wouldn't touch those.

Q man
22-11-2008, 11:14 AM
I've got a 17" and 19" widescreen chimei and they both look great after about a year and a half, they are used all day in office enviroment!
I've got a AOC 1650*1050 22" for gaming, had it for a year and that looks mint haven't had any problems with either brand.

gary67
22-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Just out of interest for those on a tight budget and not needing the best monitor in the world there have been some 17" LCD's on trademe lately for under $100 I bought one for my workshop

Lizard
22-11-2008, 07:12 PM
I don't know how flexible your tight budget is, but I've just bought an LG W2252TQ 22" LCD, and it's excellent. It was about $370, but definitely worth it, upgrading from a 19" AOC CRT (that lasted about 4 years). Atomic magazine rated the LG 96%, and I'm inclined to agree.

pctek
22-11-2008, 08:39 PM
Chi Mei/Polyview/CMV have a 3 year warranty as well. I wouldn't touch those.

Yes but I said AOC is OK.
I have one.
I also have a Viewsonic. The viewsonic is much better but he is talking budget.......