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sometimes bigger is better (Wednesday January 18th, 2006 - 23:31)

category: mmhuh?

In the “what on earth is niina going on about these days” vein of randomness…

I bought a 20″ ultrasharp wide screen flat panel LCD monitor with Digital DVI-D/Analog S-video/Composite inputs – a whole 5″ more than my current wee little flat screen and way more sophisticated. Oh how blissful it will be when it arrives in 4-10 days time. My eyes will have to learn to roam with the high resolutions!

4 comments to “sometimes bigger is better”
lostmusic said on January 19th, 2006 at 6:14 am:

this man is green with envy. I have a tiny 15″ flat screen. I want. I want. I want. 😉

Dan said on January 20th, 2006 at 12:08 am:

Mmm. Should be nice. Should be. Though, without wanting to put a downer on things, I looked forward to the arrival of my 20.1″ Iiyama (20.1 – that’s point-one of an inch more than you, nyah nyah!) with great anticipation, but when it arrived it had ghosting problems (I sent it back and went through a succession of four replacements, all had the same problem so in the end I decided to live with it) and gamma correction is a hell of a lot harder to set up than with a CRT screen. So once again, I’m saving up for a better monitor. At least when I finally get one, it means I can run the two side-by-side for a Heyesey-style fat desktop 🙂

niina said on January 21st, 2006 at 9:35 am:

Okay, just to clarify I’m getting a 20.1″ monitor so we’ll have the same (I just figured the .1″ wasn’t that significant to rave about). These ones are meant to be high quality with few problems and the ones I’ve seen in action are wonderful.

I haven’t had a CRT at home since 2000 so I’m used to the fiddliness of colours with flat panel monitors but I’ll get myself a CRT soon because they’re rather dirt cheap (just need to get a stronger table so it won’t collapse under the weight like I’ve had happen before!)

For anyone in Australia, has auctions directly from manufacturers that save a bucketload for either new or demonstration monitors. There are also sales from liquidators etc so they in turn might have beat up but cheap ones as well.

Dan said on January 25th, 2006 at 1:11 am:

It’s that 0.1″ that makes all the difference. I wouldn’t be without it 😉