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Posted: 4/7/2006 2:45:22 PM EDT
Just came home from Circuit City with a new monitor for my home PC.
For the last 'coupla years I've been using the Dell 15" monitor that came with the computer.
Since I got the 'puter, I've upgraded the graphics card, expanded the RAM to 1.5g, etc...

I figured it was time for a decent monitor... so I let the guy at Circuit City talk me into the 19" Samsung 930B.

I've never seen AR15.com like this before.

UNBELIEVABLE !
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:47:08 PM EDT
Two Samsung 17" panels here.

Samsung makes good stuff.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:48:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:49:50 PM EDT
Heh , my sis bought the same thing a couple weeks ago , on my recommendation.

I'm waitin till my 19" Tube gets fuzzy (Too many Guns to buy first)
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:50:20 PM EDT
Two years ago this month I had an old computer that my brother-in-law gave me. It had an old-school 15" monitor that took up all the space on my desk. Then, after I beat the ever-living shit out of the computer with a hammer for freezing up on me for the tenth time that day (two years ago this month), I went out and bought a new Sony Vaio with a 17" LCD flatscreen monitor and bought DSL for it.

Ohhhh yeaaaaaah.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:03:57 PM EDT
I just can't get over the difference...

Absolutely raczor sharp images, crystal clear, bright, HUGE, etc...

This thing is the cats whiskers...

700:1
1280 x 1024 screen size...

The internet seems SO much bigger and cleaner now.

All I can say is... DAYUM !

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:05:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
The internet seems SO much bigger and cleaner now.



Dude, that's wishful thinking.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:08:36 PM EDT
I've got a Samsung SyncMaster 913v, 19", native 1280x1024. There are exactly two things I would change to make it my perfect monitor:

1. The shiny surface rather than the matte coating, because the shiny-surfaced ones tend to have better color, and are easier to clean.

2. DVI rather than/in addition to VGA. My vid card is dual-DVI-out, and I'm wasting data by stepping it down.

It has two dead/stuck pixels, but they're barely noticable.

Next monitor will be a Samsung if I can get one with DVI and smooth coating.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:18:11 PM EDT
I have the exact same monitor. I call it Sammy clear picture. It is very nice isn't it.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:19:20 PM EDT
2 19" IBM's here, not the greatest monitors, but they were free!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:23:17 PM EDT
When it came time to replace my 5 year old 17" Samsung last year I decided to go with a Samsung 19" CRT. It is beautiful. I cannot bring myself to buy an LCD yet.

Glad you're happy with your new monitor.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:26:48 PM EDT
I have been wanting to get a Sony Flat screen for awhile, but will look at the Samsung also.....
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:34:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:
I have been wanting to get a Sony Flat screen for awhile, but will look at the Samsung also.....



It's worth a look, that's for sure.
There were a couple other brands on display but this Samsung had a noticably better picture quality. The others were 450:1 & 500:1, and were only slightly cheaper at $279-$329.

This one cost me $379 and is worth every penny in my opinion.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:37:41 PM EDT
What's the deal with having two monitors for one computer?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:40:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's the deal with having two monitors for one computer?



I was wondering the same thing...
The term "Get both" must really carry some weight around here...
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:41:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's the deal with having two monitors for one computer?



I've wondered the same thing.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:41:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's the deal with having two monitors for one computer?



I believe you need to add a second video card first.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:42:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:

Originally Posted By SWS:
Two Samsung 17" panels here.

Samsung makes good stuff.



19" x 2



Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:42:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's the deal with having two monitors for one computer?



In my case, more than one computer.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:42:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FITTER:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
What's the deal with having two monitors for one computer?



I believe you need to add a second video card first.



most video cards may nowadays have two dvi ports on the back.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:47:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 3:47:42 PM EDT by HRoark]
Ive got a Samsung 170MP.

Only 17", but the built in TV tuner is pretty freaking cool.

Watching TV in the PIP while playing video games is something I'll never be able to do without now.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:58:37 PM EDT
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