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Old 11-14-2006, 06:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was having a browse on the net when I stumbled across this monitor... the company is respectable and is very large so I suspect it's no scam. They are asking $495 AUD for it.

It's a Chimei CMV-221D/A

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Dealer Selling product:
http://www.itestate.com.au/products_...ode=PD00003960


Manufacture website:
http://www.chimei.com.tw/en/product_...11&model_no=21

The monitor has an amazing 5ms response time! and is 22"!!!! So there has to be a downfall... if so, what is it!
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I like how they list two different contrast ratio's....


What's so special about it that should make it expensive? It looks fine to me...

It's just a 22" widescreen with a 5ms response time, and a mediocre contrast ratio. Nothing special that I can see...

EDIT: Or maybe 495$ AUD is a lot less than 495$ USD? I dunno...
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well, the exchange rate is about 89 cents i believe. well, that was last time i checked.
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since when is 800:1 Mediocre?
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ya I think 800:1 is standard for most LCD's
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yeh my current LG L1717S 17" has a 800:1 contrast ratio....
That is really kinda cheap for over here.... it's about $344 USD

Most 21"/22" LCD's your looking at well over $800 AUD at....
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CMV is normally the cheapest brand u can find in australia. at least thats been my experiance but they worked fine for the most part
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i just recently purchased a 32" lcd hdtv/monitor for only 400!
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i just recently purchased a 32" lcd hdtv/monitor for only 400!
$400 USD or $400 AUD. either way that's f*cking cheap!
Where did you purchase it from and what brand is it?
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