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safe to buy used 4K monitor?


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#1 jimlau

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:02 PM

is it safe to buy used 4K monitor, described as like new?  do pixels go bad over time, or would bad pixels show up when u first get it?



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:24 PM

Not sure on first part - how old?  Is it a good price?  I recently picked up an HP 8000 Elite Small FF for $105 and a 19 inch HP 1955 monitor for $20.  So far I am elated.  Pixels can go bad over time but I have only had a couple of problems over the past 30 years on very old CRT based monitors.  I would guess that bad pixels could show up when you first install it. :-)



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 03:30 PM

Not sure on first part - how old?  Is it a good price?  I recently picked up an HP 8000 Elite Small FF for $105 and a 19 inch HP 1955 monitor for $20.  So far I am elated.  Pixels can go bad over time but I have only had a couple of problems over the past 30 years on very old CRT based monitors.  I would guess that bad pixels could show up when you first install it. :-)

Amazon is selling this 1, Like New:

LG Electronics 27MU58P-B 27" diagonal Ultra HD 4K Monitor

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:35 AM

It's not really a problem, TBH. Think about it; any time you buy a second-hand laptop, you're getting a 'used' screen. It's the same with the hoo-hah about using 'second-hand' tyres (all the fuss about the safety aspect, y'know?) What d'you get when you buy a used automobile?

 

Second-hand tyres! (And how many people do you know that immediately drive a newly-purchased second-hand vehicle round to the local tyre depot, and straight-away have new tyres fitted all round?)

 

Not many.

 

Modern electronics are pretty reliable these days. I'm using an old Dell 1024x768 monitor, donated to me by my brother 4 years ago, when he treated himself to a top-of-the-range iMac. It was already 7 or 8 years old then. Doesn't have a thing wrong with it.....and still gives a lovely sharp, clear image. It'll do me for a while yet, unless anything major goes wrong with it.

 

 

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