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23 inch moniter and WOW!!!!

Post by baddmove » Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:11 am

Hi all! I just got a new 23 inch moniter and man i gotta tell you..IT ROCKS!!!!!!! feels like i'm in the tank ..i've always been a good spirited player and i love a good kill like YOU do..but..i gotta say...this 23 inch moniter is the SHIZNAZ!!!!! wings is oh so way cool..and laser keeps freaking me out..i've been turning up the vol.. lately and it's just AWESOME!!!!!!!no more hiding from me..lol..i can see you comming for miles!! keep on rocking and enjoying yourselves and look for me on the maps..i'll be the guy with the big GRIN!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Dervish » Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:05 am

You must have been using a 15" before. :P I'm happy with my 21" CRT. I didn't know they made them in 23" with PC-like resolutions. Is that a CRT, LCD, LED, or plasma monitor?

btw, please move this thread to Chat, Jeff. thx
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Post by baddmove » Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:10 pm

Hi Derv...it's a 23 " lcd/hdtv /p.c. moniter................

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/product ... l=en&s=dfh

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Post by RPG » Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:40 pm

I want a big screen!! I only have a 15" CRT.

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Post by Dervish » Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:09 pm

baddmove wrote:Hi Derv...it's a 23 " lcd/hdtv /p.c. moniter...
Hey badmove. :) It's nice and big. It can only do "1280 x 768 (WXGA)" though. :( I'd like to run my pixel res height a bit higher though if I had 23" to use. Otherwise, it's a nice monit... HDTV. ;)
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Post by JeffM » Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:09 pm

it's one of the Dell TV combo monitors. It's not the best on resoultion, since it's basicly a TV that can show computer stuff. that's what it's optimised for. Generaly it's targeted at those who have no room for a TV and a computer. You'll get better res out of a 19inch or larger CRT.

for a large computer display you want the 2405FPW

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... nk_number=

1920x1200 pure DVI goodness.
This is the display I will be geting soon.

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Post by L4m3r » Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:18 pm

I have an old 21" CRT... "Cornerstone p1500". Paid $99 for it used. :D

I got a TV tuner so it doubles as a TV...

23" must be insane. :shock:
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Post by (Un)Guided Missile » Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:54 pm

23" Insane? Then what's my HD 30"? Apple Cinema Display HD 30" ;) Native res of 2560x1600.
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Post by Dervish » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:29 am

L4m3r wrote:I have an old 21" CRT...
Ditto. :) Gotta love CRTs if you have the space to keep them. They still have a better refresh rate and color accuracy compared to LCDs if you keep them calibrated. Still, I wouldn't mind picking up a new wide-screen 21" LCD. ;)

Mine is a Radius PressView 21 SR that I got for free because I worked for that company. Its housing is all 50% gray in color to avoid disturbing fine color-adjustment in studio work. It came with a white point calibrator (suction cup device you attach to your screen) to get a very accurate color balance. Needless to say, it's a professional monitor.

Unfortunately the software and connection for the calibrator exist only for the Mac... stupid AppleBus proprietary crapola.

I'm just glad I worked for the right company at the right time to get it free (they gave away about 2 pallets of them to employees in 1999). My friend who worked there wanted two of them, so they gave him one working unit and one that needed repair. Apparently most of the chips inside are not soldered to the boards -- they're plugged into a socket, and the socket is soldered into the boards. If a chip fails (like the color correction chips that have the shortest life span of all other components inside), you just pull out the bad one and replace it.

My friend fixed his 2nd monitor and sold it for a few hundred dollars or so a year later.

Radius changed their name to "Digital Origin", and were later bought by "Media 100". My monitor is probably 8 years old, but it's still operating like new.
JeffM2501 wrote:for a large computer display you want the 2405FPW
That is one monitor worthy of drooling. :)
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Post by The Red Baron » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:32 am

Dervish wrote:
Ditto. :) Gotta love CRTs if you have the space to keep them. They still have a better refresh rate and color accuracy compared to LCDs if you keep them calibrated. Still, I wouldn't mind picking up a new wide-screen 21" LCD. ;)
or if you don't mind putting up with the heat the put out.

However, I have seen some LCD screens that have a very nice output, contrast, and sharpness. I'm all for LCDs
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Post by Dervish » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:34 am

The Red Baron wrote:However, I have seen some LCD screens that have a very nice output, contrast, and sharpness. I'm all for LCDs
Yes, I would love to have a huge LCD simply because they're oh so sexy, lol. The technology is getting better at a rapid pace -- they're almost comparable to CRT specs on color and refresh rates, and certainly surpass them in other areas.
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Post by The Red Baron » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:36 am

Dervish wrote: Yes, I would love to have a huge LCD simply because they're oh so sexy, lol. The technology is getting better at a rapid pace -- they're almost comparable to CRT specs on color and refresh rates, and certainly surpass them in other areas.

well, I've never called them sexy, but whatever turns you on I guess :wink: :D
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Post by Dervish » Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:44 am

...compared to the big, clunky 90's look of a CRT, the thin and sleek look of LCDs is sexy. :) Or at least that's what I've been told and tend to agree with so far. hehehe
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Post by codergeek42 » Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:04 am

(Un)Guided Missile wrote:Native res of 2560x1600.
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Post by I_Died_Once » Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:48 pm

I got a digital projector! I mainly use it to watch Monday night wrestling and DVD's on. I got a sheet I got ready to hand from the ceiling, and the projectors is one I can hook most anything to, from DVD, video game consols, and even an outlet for a computer monitor. I did hook my laptop up to it when I first got it and it worked. Now I want to hook up my PC to it and play BZ Flag on a screen the size of a movie screen.

Thanks guys. I'm gonna make a mess doing this.
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Post by RPG » Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:43 pm

Post a picture of your setup I_Died_Once!

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Post by spldart » Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:02 pm

I play on a 32" Arcadia monitor myself :D
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Post by Saturos » Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:11 pm

Omg... I am on my 14,1" laptop. :D

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Post by I_Died_Once » Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:19 pm

RPG wrote:Post a picture of your setup I_Died_Once!
I'm gonna see if I can't make that happen. It won't be today or tomorrow... I'll have to obtain a camera... But I got an idea of me in front my screen, with the game being projected on the screen and me... pic of my server, with me logged in... crosses in the background...

I'll even flip you guys off!
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Post by Guest » Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:02 pm

I'm on a 12" laptop.
But its an iBook which clearly makes up for the lack of screen...

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Post by M1A2AbramsTank » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:03 pm

JeffM2501 wrote:it's one of the Dell TV combo monitors. It's not the best on resoultion, since it's basicly a TV that can show computer stuff. that's what it's optimised for. Generaly it's targeted at those who have no room for a TV and a computer. You'll get better res out of a 19inch or larger CRT.

for a large computer display you want the 2405FPW

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... nk_number=

1920x1200 pure DVI goodness.
This is the display I will be geting soon.
Now I've seen everything, what's next a 80in. TV from some company like Mitsubishi! Oh wait, they already did that........ :roll: :roll: What I meant was a 80in. computer moniter from some company like Mitsubishi.
I'm baaaaaaaaack!

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Post by baddmove » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:36 pm

Well..I'M really happy with it and i usually set the SIZE button on the remote to 19" for game playing and web stuff...for the hdtv mode i go full screen..works well that way.....the speakers suck on it so i just use my altec lansing w/ subwoofer..now that's the perfect package... i can also split the screen and surf the web on one half and watch tv on the other side..kinda cool......lol....and the picture quality is AWESOME on this unit....looks perfect to me..i LOVE it..and yes..it is kinda sexy..lol!!

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Post by baddmove » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:55 pm

BTW..i fergot to mention that i got this unit Brand New in the box for 800.00$ cause the sales guy screwed up and HAD to sell it to me for that price...hehehehehe.............. :D

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Post by spldart » Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:09 am

I_Died_Once wrote:
RPG wrote:Post a picture of your setup I_Died_Once!
I'm gonna see if I can't make that happen. It won't be today or tomorrow... I'll have to obtain a camera... But I got an idea of me in front my screen, with the game being projected on the screen and me... pic of my server, with me logged in... crosses in the background...

I'll even flip you guys off!
Is that a reference to my monitor flip off pic?
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