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Old 09-23-2004, 12:08 AM   #1
jpbarto
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Best Flat Panel for Image Editing


I've been thinking about getting a nice 19 inch flat panel to replace my very bulky CRT, however I'm concerned about color representation and 'ghosting'. I use my PC for three things: coding, playing games (FPS mostly), and creating wallpapers. So I'm especially concerned about faithful coloring. Are there any graphic artists on this board who could suggest a good flat panel, or should I just stay away and let LCDs mature some more?

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Old 09-23-2004, 01:55 AM   #2
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RUN AWAY!!

Definately the latter. LCDs are still notorious for having bad color representation depending on which fraction of an angle you're looking at it from. They also do a lot of "ghosting" ESPECIALLY in FPS games and other fast-paced graphical applications. Heck, you'll have "pointer trails" without turning them on in your mouse settings! Myself and my friends who've also done some graphic design work are really avoiding them until the technology gets better. They'll be really cool then, but for now stick with a good CRT with a non-parabolic (flat) screen. I use the Samgsung SyncMaster 995DF and it's absolutely beautiful both for my business stuff and for my FPS addictions. Well, there's my two bits. I hope manage to get something that'll work well for your situation.

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Old 09-25-2004, 01:38 PM   #3
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Question advice for my monitor

hi,

i want to replace my Samsung Syncmaster 550s by Samsung 170N TFT, however, i can't sure
170N will work with my RH9 Linux box, i am so scare that i will waste my money and get a
useless monitor, following are two monitors' horiz and vert rate, can you give me any advise, thanks.

550s
HorizSync 30 - 61
VertRefresh 50 - 120

170N
HorizSync 30 - 81
VertRefresh 56 - 75

jack
 
Old 09-25-2004, 06:25 PM   #4
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Hi, Jack.

So far running Linux (Slackware, Mandrake, Red Hat, Gentoo), I've never found a monitor that won't work because of the operating system. (Sometimes a bit of tweaking is necessary, but assuming the monitor is in good shape, it should still work.) Those refresh rates look fine to me for both monitors.

Even if you can't get the drivers working for the monitors, the PnP drivers should work just fine. Good luck!

--Dane
 
Old 09-25-2004, 08:09 PM   #5
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If you're getting an LCD,make sure it has a good viewing angle or else the colours will look darkened at weird angles.16ms is the avg response time which kinna sucks if you plan on gaming.I'm running an LCD myself and have no problems playing games,watching movies or anything else.
17" BenQ FP767-12
viewing angle 140/140
12ms respone time
1280x1024 sxga
300 cd/m2 ultra-high brightness
500:1 ultra-high contrast ratio
 
  


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