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LED monitors

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by tous, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Installed my first two Viewsonic 24" LED monitors yesterday.

    Holy cow! :cow:

    They were under $200 and just sparkle compared to the gazillion LCD monitors we have.

    Let's see how long they last and hwo many I have to exchange during the next year, but for now, I'm sold on LED monitors.
    Might could be that the next two find their way to my desk. :whistling:


    <--- remembers when monitors were 25 lines by 80 columns of green letters :fred:
     
  2. Hef

    Hef Stop Obammunism

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    Nice! Got pics?
     

  3. aspartz

    aspartz

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    The cool people had AMBER letters on their monitors!
     
  4. The really cool folk had a VAX cluster on the other end.
     
  5. aspartz

    aspartz

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    I musta been a loser -- we had VT-105s and a simple 11/780
    That or VT-100 and an 11/70

    ARS
     
  6. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

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    Ah yes! The "Bootstrap Loader" what a great thing that was. I guess you had to start somewhere. :supergrin:
     
  7. There are no losers in the VAX world, regardless of how many systems, or with what type of device, you made your connection.
     
  8. aspartz

    aspartz

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    I must be a geek, I actually signed up and got a copy of VMS to run in simh on one of my linux boxes.

    ARS
     
  9. I joined the deathrow cluster.
     
  10. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    NewEgg has ASUS 24" LED 2ms monitors on sale for $199 /w Free Shipping this weekend.

    Saw this, and punched the button!
     
  11. I remember when I learned hi tech computers, I first had to learn how to read and punch those punch cards. And back then, the hit game of the century was " Hunt the Wampus ".
     
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  12. I would rather forget the punch card era. Spent all too many hours handling them and praying I would never drop an arm load of them - never did!

    Remember the programing boards on IBM Big Iron machines?

    Somewhere I still have a pile of punch cards.

    RC
     
  13. Ralff

    Ralff

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    Is this good for gaming? I'm actually looking for a new monitor, but I don't know jack about flat screens, whether it's LCD, plasma, LED, whatever.
     
  14. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    It is supposed to reduce the 'ghosting' effect that you see on some games.

    Went back and have 2 of these on the way... His N Hers - We game from time to time... got the wife hooked on FarCry just before she turned 50... and we are beyond that now!

    New house, new home office... figured we should get back to gaming together! The family that games together.... should be able to hold off the Zombie Horde till Help arrives in a couple days... :supergrin:

    They should be here Thursday, and I will post first impressions.

    HTH
     
  15. :wow:

    Why?
     
  16. Ogreon

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    One never knows when one might need to punch someone.

    What is this monitor thing? (clacketa-clacketa-clacketa)
     
  17. bobby_w

    bobby_w Alienigena Platinum Member

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    At work I had 5 VAX 4000's, 2 PDP's and 1 HP 1000.

    At home I had 2 VAX 3800's providing Internet Services to my friends.

    I loved VMS.
     
  18. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    Well, UPS dropped off these bad boys last night... so I will be putting one up today!

    The box is pretty good sized, but *very* light!

    This will be fun...
     
  19. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    LED backlight, TFT LCD display?
     
  20. Have you found a new love?