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 08/09/2006 08:17 PM
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Zozio
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As a birthday present my dad has decided to buy me a 19" lcd. Not sure whether to get widescreen or normal, leaning towards widescreen though. Looking for suggestions.

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 08/09/2006 08:20 PM
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I'd say ask Kon about his, he loves it

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 08/09/2006 08:28 PM
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happy B-day Widescreen FTW, if the games you play support it I guess.
 08/09/2006 08:32 PM
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Widescreen is best if you play games that support it and you watch hi-definition content. I would go widescreen because then I could actually watch that Hi-def stuff properly. (But only after I got a really nice video card and processor)

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 08/09/2006 08:46 PM
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iv never used a widescreen LCD so i cant say that id go with that over the regular ones but i just recently got my new ViewSonic VX922 19" and its amazing. picture quality is great and gaming is amazing. there is only one thing that i hear some people talking about and thats the viewing angles. i dont see a problem with it but i guess others do. one thing i can add on to this is that i wish it didnt take me 3 hours to figure out that all i needed to do was to play with the color settings to get my white looking white and not off white.

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 08/09/2006 09:08 PM
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The Hanns-G is an alright lcd. A little low on quality though. I would get this Chimei lcd; its high-quality for a very low price:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16824252002
 08/09/2006 09:12 PM
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i wouldnt go widescreen in a 19" , i think the picture isnt as high , games dont support it as well , id say a normal aspect screen would be better

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yeah, get a lcd depending on what you do the most or what you can do with it. i play cs alot (widescreen capatible) and watch movies so the widescreen would be better for me,
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Yeah iunno if zozio's 9500 could support such a resolution. A 4:3 aspect ratio would definitely be better.
 08/09/2006 09:39 PM
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@shazaam: thanks .

@vsingh: do you have experience with the Chimei? Does it have the option to use dvi if you buy a dvi cable for it? Also 2003 isn't that old, but I will check to make sure it is widescreen compatable. Does anyone know one way or the other?

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 08/09/2006 09:41 PM
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With the CCC you can force pretty much any res.

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I personally use a normal 19" LCD and am perfectly happy with it. As far as brands and what not, I have an Acer AL1916 (ASD) and had used an Envision, both of them offered good quality. Warranty is important in my mind, thus finding one with a longer warranty is probably best.
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quote:

Originally posted by: bvchurch
I personally use a normal 19" LCD and am perfectly happy with it. As far as brands and what not, I have an Acer AL1916 (ASD) and had used an Envision, both of them offered good quality. Warranty is important in my mind, thus finding one with a longer warranty is probably best.


I actually was leaning towards the Acer AL1916W before I started this topic. The acer website says that its input signal is "D-sub & DVI*", the same thing it says for yours. Does this mean that if you buy a dvi cable it will accept dvi input?

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 08/09/2006 10:19 PM
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i got the same as bv.. it came with the dvi cable

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 08/09/2006 10:20 PM
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I'm not sure about that model, but I know my 1916ASD came with both D-Sub and DVI cables.

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 08/09/2006 10:23 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Zozio
@shazaam: thanks .


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 08/09/2006 10:39 PM
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People are complaining about the lack of dvi in the reviews. Also it's not listed as having dvi on newegg. The one you two got, on the other hand, does list having digital input.

Just found this one on NewEgg that I like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...2E16824009092... before I was looking at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16824009073

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 08/09/2006 10:54 PM
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The first link is a list of Acers The second only has one VGA though? Lot of high reviews though
 08/09/2006 11:11 PM
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Zozio
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link updated.

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 08/09/2006 11:19 PM
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zeppelinrox
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you need to check this page
http://www.acer.ca/acereuro/pa...p=pa...;crc=1085401748

the acer canada site is shows more detail than the global or US site

but the one you're looking at doesn't seem to have DVI

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