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Old 03-17-2005, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting a new CRT monitor to go with my new comp as I have heard they are better and cheaper for gaming. Currently I am interested in Viewsonic and am looking at atleast 19" for it. Any advice appreciated.

p.s. Trying to stay within in $300-$400 Canadian, so around $200-$260 US dollars.
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Old 03-17-2005, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No advice; Viewsonic is awesome. Cant go wrong with it.

Sometimes you can find used moniters that are still in great shape and come with warranties. Im using a used moniter and its great.
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Make sure its a flat screen CRT, i love my new one and only paid like $120 american, but its only 17 inch.
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i got a used one from ebay. cost me £150(GBP) is a lush 22" flat screen crt i wouldnt get anything smaller now
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If i went much bigger i couldnt use my printer where it is since my desk is a small one that has doors
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ah well i planned mine and my desk is huge, wouldnt mind 3 nice 19" tfts though.

about the original topic, as long as u check the monitor is workin fine i dont see a problem with buying 2nd hand. there are far too many makes to try and mention but look for the high resolutions and the high fps, for 19" u want at least 1600x1200 at around 70htz min 80htz would be better.
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Check out ViewSonics website. Then click Buy Online. Then figure out witch is cheaper and ships to the UK. I suggest the Graphic Series.

Heres the Site.
http://www.viewsonic.com/products/de...s/crtmonitors/
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Price,

If you are willing to look at used CRTs, check out RetroBox (http://tinyurl.com/5t8hx). The link goes to their PC Monitors page, listed in descending screen size. When I checked it, they had three 19" monitors, ranging from $120 - $130 with $27.50 shipping.
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I use the Viewsonic Graphic Series-G90f. It has worked flawlessly
for many years. 19in, Perfectflat screen.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-199&depa=0


I actually wish it would break so I could buy it in black.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-282&depa=0
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I got this really good 19inch Flat SamSung CRT, for 200$ US. The front is striaght silver, and the back is black. It has very high resolution, as does any 19inch CRT. I dont suggest ordering a CRT, because shipping for such big objects are very expensive. Im talking 40-100$ US. With that much money, you could simply get a better monitor. So go look around at popular stores in your area.

CRT's arent like LCD's. You cant really find a bad one. Just make sure you stay at 19inch +. All stores have great deals on CRT's. So i highly recommend finding one off line. Just make sure you know what you want, and understand monitor properties. With that knowledge, you can find a great CRT.
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