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Old 09-22-2008, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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My computer monitor is on the fritz. It's an old "box" showing signs of a burn-out very, very soon. I'll be needing a new one, one without any technical frills, (a "plug and play" of sorts) and at a cheap price.... yet one that will last a while.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Way to many to choose from for what you are wanting. I would look at them at a local office supply or electronics store. If you find the right salesperson they may let ya test different models with some of your images for the new Rebel??? Just maybe that would give you an idea as to clarity. I used that weed shot. Nest I think a 17" flat screen may be cheap by now and they are way less I think than the 15" used to be. I wouldn't even consider not seeing first hand what is out there. You don't need the $3000 graphics workstation special. My 2¢ for ya.

Edit: Pay attention to the warranty. If it's 90 days it stinks. Don't bite. Not a deal at any price.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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Edit: Pay attention to the warranty. If it's 90 days it stinks. Don't bite. Not a deal at any price.
Always full of great advice. Thank you Nomad.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Look at a local place, like Staples or Office Max, etc., look at 17" flat panels, hoping you see a brand you have heard of before. Doing it this way a couple of years ago, I bought 3 different ones for $139 each. One even has speakers built in.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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90 LCD monitors between $100 and $200 of varying sizes, sorted by best (user) rating. Good place to start.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d&Order=RATING

Same group sorted by price, lowest to highest

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE

One that popped out at me. I've owned Viewsonic and was impressed. 3 year warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116086
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I've set up literally hundreds of Viewsonic monitors. They consistently last a long time.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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My computer monitor is on the fritz. It's an old "box" showing signs of a burn-out very, very soon. I'll be needing a new one, one without any technical frills, (a "plug and play" of sorts) and at a cheap price.... yet one that will last a while.
A Freebie from Buffalo CL

Computer Monitor (http://buffalo.craigslist.org/zip/849199657.html - broken link)
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I ended up buying an Acer p201w from walmart for a little over 200.00, it has a great response time, and seems to be a goood monitor, it is 20" widescreen with 5ms response time, max resolution of 1680X1050
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