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    Lifespan of LCD Monitors

    So how long do they last? I heard someone saying something like 2 years if you keep the thing on for 24/7, but is this true? My Panasonic CRT still going strong after 9 years of heavy use so I was bit surprised to hear this. If this is true then why do people want to spend lots of money on big LCD monitors/tvs that will likely break in not so far away future? No offence...but seems to me like a waste of money, to be honest. What do you think?

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    Thanks, well, I'm glad to hear that. 2 years lifespan seem just too short...

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    2 years ?
    Where did you get that from ? PC World ?
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    My first I believe has finally died (over 8 years old now)

    My 2nd and since that are all still in Service.

    I'm currently running a 3007FPW which will last another year or so with me but must have lots more time left in it

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    Acer CRT monitor that came with my first pc broke in 2 months. That was the shortest life monitor I've ever owned. And yes, I bought that pc from PC World

    So...my LG LCD will last for another 5 years maybe? I'm not expecting it to be long life as my Pana CRT but something longer than 2 years would be nice.

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    And the rest... the LG will be fine

    To be honest if you keep hold of it for 24 + months it will be cheap to replace anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    (dont buy dell 24" widescreens)
    For everyone who says that, there's thousands that argue the opposite. They're unbelievably popular.

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    Thanks David, and good luck Gonzo I hope you'll recieve what you've paid for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    For everyone who says that, there's thousands that argue the opposite. They're unbelievably popular.

    that would only be with those that dont know about the banding issue dell still have on there 3rd revision monitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    that would only be with those that dont know about the banding issue dell still have on there 3rd revision monitor
    Well first off that's limited to the 2407s, and most of the time they're fine. You generally only see the complaints, never the compliments. I know a couple of guys with rev02s, and they're fine. It's unfair to suggest they're all affected.

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    I haven't had mine on 24/7 but it's still going strong after 3 odd years with no problems whatsoever. Probably depends on how cheap you want to go... You pay for what you get.
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    HEXUS has multiple 2405s and have had no issues, we have a couple of 2407s which are fine too.

    The 3007FPWs which we use have no problems too

    Its down to the batch you get

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    i shall keep my fingers crossed

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