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    Hmm, I'm really tempted to make the move as well now... :/

    Still worried about using them at lower rez's for games though

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    Originally posted by acidrainy
    Still worried about using them at lower rez's for games though
    If the hardware can handle it then stick to the native res of the monitor... I'm using an overcloked Ti4400, cost me £70 and haven't found any games yet that don't run smooth as silk at 1280x1024.

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    Originally posted by oedo
    If the hardware can handle it then stick to the native res of the monitor... I'm using an overcloked Ti4400, cost me £70 and haven't found any games yet that don't run smooth as silk at 1280x1024.
    Hmm, my hardware is probably up to it, just for games like CS, you get an advantage of bigger models to aim at with lower resolutions

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    public advisory:

    don't buy used tfts

    tft backlights last only a short while (3-4 years with 12 hours a day use, on average) before they need replacing at great cost.

    a used screen has a shorter useful lifespan than a new one, before you need to fork out for new tubes (which need fitting by the manu, as a non-warantied replacement)

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    More likely to find 'unoticed' dead pixels on a used model also, some manufacturers are reluctant to honour warranties on new items with dead pixels as it is...

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    Originally posted by directhex
    public advisory:

    don't buy used tfts

    tft backlights last only a short while (3-4 years with 12 hours a day use, on average) before they need replacing at great cost.

    a used screen has a shorter useful lifespan than a new one, before you need to fork out for new tubes (which need fitting by the manu, as a non-warantied replacement)

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    thats not quite true - everything ive heard/read has indicated a backlight lifespan of 9-10 years...

    but i suppose 6hrs a day for 8 years is the same as 12 for 4 yrs...

    who uses a monitor for 12hrs a day? life? work? if you have neither get one... or both and let your tft live on!

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    Well, after all the LG 1710B pimpage I finally ordered one Would have had it yesterday, but I fell asleep when the delivery driver came hehe. Ah well, I got it now and I'm very impressed. Looks better than the pics I've seen of it, and although it is a fair bit smaller than my old 21" CRT, I'm better off with the easier portability and increased desk space

    Games and movies are absolutely fine, run very smooth and clear. Have yet to tweak all the settings, but atm I'm very pleased

    Thanks for all the help guys!

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    NEC 1760NX (or 1760NXBK which is black version)

    Got this monitor about 3-4 weeks back from Ebuyer. NO dead pixels, NO GHOSTING and outstanding colours in UT2K3. I regularly watch films on it and its perfect.



    You DONT get the DVI cable with it tho


    I currently have mine plugged into my main rig (DVI) and my smoothwall box on VGA (for setting it up) and its just a matter of pressing a button on the front of the monitor to make it switch between them which is nice


    Eventually I will plug my web/FTP/email/File server into it thru VGA for easier management as the smoothwall one should be fine without it.....








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