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Old 04-02-2006, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at 20 inch wide screens. The most important thing to look at is refresh rates? anything else?
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check the warranty coverage, in particular their policy on dead pixels. some manufacturers won't repair or replace a monitor for dead pixels unless you have a certain number of them. and i can tell you that one dead pixel is enough to annoy the heck out of you
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Old 04-02-2006, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks

how do you check for dead pixels?

I wouldnt know what to look for.
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lol, well if there is a pixel on the screen that doesn't change its dead. on my CRT i have a dead pixel maybe about maybe 100 up and 30 pixels across from bottom left. it bugs the crap out of me
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how do you notice it. I wouldnt
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You two are confusing me. Titanwolf seems to be talking about a CRT monitor since he mentioned refresh rate. With a CRT monitor refresh rate, max resolution and dot pitch are the most important factors.

nitestick mentioned looking for dead pixels which he claims to have on his CRT monitor. I suspect he means LCD monitor as I've never seen a CRT monitor with a dead pixel since it cant exist with the CRT architexture. Dead pixels are exclusive to LCD monitors.

When looking for an LCD monitor important things are response time, native resolution, dot pitch and contrast ratio.
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no i do mean CRT monitor, i thought the same as you until i found that i had one, i have tested the monitor on different computers and graphics cards with the same dead pixel. i would assume he means response time by refresh rate. as far as i know they don't make 20" wide screen CRT monitors
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Weird I've never seen a dead pixel on a CRT, maybe one of the holes in the shadow mask didnt get punched correctly for that pixel. That must be pretty rare though, I've never had a crt with one nor have I seen one.
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You two are confusing me. Titanwolf seems to be talking about a CRT monitor since he mentioned refresh rate.

With a CRT monitor refresh rate, max resolution and dot pitch are the most important factors.

thats what I needed to know.


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If the dot pitch is to low (under .23mm) then text is blury.
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