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How to buy a monitor?


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#1 patbox

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:46 AM

I want to buy a monitor, but I do not know what features are important to consider by monitors... Help anyone?
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 01:57 PM

IMO, there's only two considerations...how much you want to spend and what is pleasing to your eye.

You can use local vendors to get an idea of what is pleasing...your wallet is your own :thumbsup:.

I will add that...in prior years, I would suggest buying a monitor locally (due to shipping and taxes when buying online) but that's no longer a major concern because vendors will often provided free shipping with no taxes...or (in the case of Walmart) ship a purchase online to a local WM for pickup by purchaser.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:25 PM

Well, but the prices of monitors are from 100 EURO to 300 EURO... so I only need to decided for the monitor, that has the best design? That is all?

Btw. Can I watch a TV on a standard monitor with some extention?
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:31 PM

A "standard monitor" these days in the U.S. is one that is an LCD.

To answer your question...yes...and yes.

If a computer has a video capture card, any user can watch TV on any monitor.

OTOH, I believe that any LCD TV can also be used as a computer monitor. That's a selling point emphasized by marketers these days.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:44 PM

Nowadays, a LCD monitor usually can be usedas a TV.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 03:07 AM

Well this is somehow not reasonable that all monitors are the same. I can see the cheap once start at 100EUR and the expensive once being sold for 200 or even 300 euro... although from outside it looks the same.
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