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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by OXCOPS, Oct 29, 2004.


  1. OXCOPS

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    I need some technical help with a computer monitor problem.

    In our dispatch center, we run two standard style monitors and a couple of radios. They are spaced far enough apart from each other so not to cause interference.

    Now, we are re-designing our console. We must move one of the monitors to another location which is about 12" closer to the primary radio. When this radio is keyed up, there is a distinct "hum" in the background. I assume this is caused by the monitor's electronics since it did not do it before it was moved.

    Now, another question/scenerio. We may have to replace this monitor. If we do, we want to go with a flat panel LCD one. If we did, does this type of monitor emit the same interference as a standard screen one?
     

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    The CRT has a big magnet in it that directs the beam to draw the picture on the screen, an LCD does not.

    I used to work in a hospital, there was this 1 group of people that sat over a generator or some kind of power equipment, their monitors where all kinds of pretty colors, even with extra shielding. They got LCDs way back when 15" ones were like $1500 each.
     

  3. OXCOPS

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    So a swap to LCD would solve it.

    How much are decent 15"-17" LCDs?
     
  4. vote Republican

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    Maybe $3-400. I'd look up some reviews on zdnet.com or cnet.com and see what they recommend.

    See, you could have had all your questions answered in OAF.

    ;f
     
  5. OXCOPS

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    Like I trust you people in there!!


    ;f;f;f;f;f;f;f
     
  6. southparkaddict

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  7. Sinister Angel

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    I'd Hit It!

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    With the way prices are going, I might consider an LCD. The only problem I have with them is the whole "native resolution" issue, unless of course that is false or has been addressed.
     
  8. OXCOPS

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    This monitor will be used for a CAD system. Since one screen stays up for a while, is there a big problem for burnout like a regular screen? I honestly don't know. My laptop's screensaver turns on fairly often, but the one at work will not be able to turn on very often due to use.
     
  9. southparkaddict

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    Today's monitors and LCD's are all Energy Star compliant, and use a different phosphor coating (for CRT's) than the monitors of old. You can leave them on 24/7 and not worry about burn-in (having flashbacks to the old monitors at 7/11).

    LCD's are liquid crystal and are constantly moving, so there is 0% chance of burn in. You're more likely to have a few pixels "disappear" than anything else.
     
  10. nyarlotep

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    www.tigerdirect.com

    Decent selection, not the biggest names but they have good prices. My brother got his flatscreen monitor from them a year ago and hasn't had any problems. I know many people who've been happy with their purchases from Tiger.
     
  11. tantrix

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    J'aimeLouisiane

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    NewEgg

    Best in the business.
     
  12. R_Ladies_Man

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    pricewatch.com do a search. also they are getting pretty cheap. check out dell and gateway also :)


    love my dell monitor 17" LCD
     
  13. Bronson7

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    Another vote For NewEgg! Their site is very easy to navigate just take the reviews with a grain of salt.
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  14. srhoades

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    Our dispatch center uses HP flat panels. We have a couple hundred. Like a typical government agency I'm sure it was a matter of who would give the lowest price, but they work and look decent.
     
  15. davejax904

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    ive purchased my 2 LCD's offa newegg

    so. . . another vote for newegg!
     
  16. David_G17

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    another vote for newegg.

    i don't know what stores are around your area, but in jackson, compusa has 15 and 17 inch lcd's for $300.00