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Sorry for the confusion - I was using glare as a way to describe the combination of the light that comes from the monitor itself and the refresh rate flicker eyestrain stuff - anything that makes you squint, basically, I tend to think of as being glarey. It's not a dictionary definition ... I know, I'm nutty. :sorcerer:

The light given off by monitors is very bright to my eyes, even with gamma/brightness and such turned down to the max you can go and still be able to at least see a dark corner in games, haha - it's like looking at a light bulb all day. LCD's have a flatter, duller, light-emitting effect on my eyes, even in a dark room where there's no light to reflect off the CRT glass.

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LCDs are not as bright and they have a special screen designed to diffuse light differently than a CRT would (actually, the original LCD screens focused light straight forward, which is why they had poor side views). anti-glare technology has been around for a looooong time (heck, you could even buy anti-glare screens to go over your monitor 20 years ago), yet it took the monitor einsteins till recently to figure it out. i mean, c'mon, it's not like there wasn't _demand_ for it. sheesh.

yes, btw, glare is reflected light. the other effects are perhaps worse with mirrored surface monitors, of course.

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I too have the intention to buy a LCD soon, but I never had one so I'm a little unexperienced with those. Do you think this is a good model? Viewsonic VA2010wb 20''

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is not like Gromnir hates many folks, but we does hate the French... en masse. nevertheless, is hard for Gromnir to complain 'bout viewsonic graphic series crt monitors. have had a g90fb and a g220fb and is doubtful we ever buy any other brand o' monitor.

typical price for one o' these things is 'round $500... but you can gets a new/opened box model from a reputable retailer for 1/2 price. don't do refurbish. keeps checking buy.com and pricegrabber.com and we can almost guarantee that within a few weeks some 4-5 star retailer will offers an open box model in the $250-$350 range.

http://www.viewsonic...cseries/g220fb/

the thing is BIG, but if you gots a large 'nuff desk you is gonna be envy of all the kids on the block.

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Damn it, Gromnir. It would have been nice to know that before I bought the damned thing.

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*I* haven't bought a new monitor yet ... :p

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*I* haven't bought a new monitor yet ... :)


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as an aside, Gromnir has purchased 3 g220fb monitors in last few years. we got 2 at home and we purchased one as a gift. never paid more than $325 after shipping.

the opened box bit is great 'cause the monitor is still under full warranty... which is a 3 year deal for viewsonic and probably a 30 day to 1 year warranty from retailer. if something is actually wrong with the monitor chances are you is gonna have to pay some money to ship back to source, but if you do then you gets delivered a brand spanking new monitor that ain't an open-box item... which means chances are you is still saving a good chunk o' change over what you would pay even at newegg.

is a bit o' a hassle and you gotta be patient for open-box item to become available from reputable retailer, but for monitors it is a nice way to save some dough. am doubtful that we would ever buy other computer hardware this way, but monitors is kinda like tvs and is self-contained soldi-state appliances: low risk to Gromnir.

in any event, we gots no compassion for eldar. recall that embarrassing picture of Gromnir's "desktop" with the silly siamese cat perched on chair? no? well, that were one o' our g220fb monitors on the big ole desk. as an unabashed narcissist of first water we would expect eldar to recall such minutiae.

HA! Good Fun!

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Cut it out already, you're making me blush. I didn't remember, by the way, but I plan on searching for it.

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makes it easy for you. we didn't save pic, but this obsidian message board software does save such stuff on our profile page... go figure.

HA! Good Fun!

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Yeah, I remember that picture. Cute cat. Anyhow, I've got my new monitor. It really doesn't take up much more space than my last one. I might end up getting a new desk so I can set up dual monitors. Reading the board, it doesn't make much difference. Playing game though... oh brother! Woo Hoo! My camera bit it, and I'm pretty much exhausted, so I'll do the picture things tomorrow.

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Does anyone know what size widescreen I need to be able to match a 19" regular heightwise? I thought of having a WS monitor dualscreened with my regular normal one and it gets a bit funky if they vary too much in height.

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Damned Camera decided to take a dive. I took the picture of the old monitor a night or two before the new one arrived. Somewhere during that time, the camera died and I had to take the next picture with my wife's old digital. Getting the monitor was a pain in the first place. I ordered it, but I usually leave the house around 6am and I don't get hom until after 8pm. So, they tried to deliver the monitor for two consecutive days. At that point, my wife arranged to have it sent to her work. Great. It weighs 60 pounds and it won't fit in either of our mustangs, so she had to get help from a friend and then she and her friend and her friends two sons had to help take it out of the truck. It's really not so much the weight as it is the bulkiness, though. I mean, she and her friend wouldn't have had a problem if not for the size of the box.

Anyhow, adventure over. Here's the new one:

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I'm not going to include a before picture because the message board isn't letting me upload both picture and I'm getting increasingly irritated. So, the new picture will have to do.

As for the dual monitor thing, is it worth it? As you can see, I have limited desktop area for two monitors. I could get a bigger desk, I guess. I've usually gone cheap on the desks, but time change.

Edited by Cantousent, 09 June 2007 - 09:04 AM.


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Love the little purple heart-shaped box under the right speaker. Very manly.

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I see I'm not the only one who sits up close to the screen.
"They" always say you should sit farther back, but I say, what's the point in a big monitor if you're going to sit half way across the room. :lol:

Do a lot of you have small desks? The few pictures I've seen here and there have been very small. It'd drive me crazy to barely have room for anything but the hardware on the desk surface. But I have this room all to myself, so I can fill it with essentially a giant table w/out issue.

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I would really need one of those desks with moving surfaces that ket you alternate between using a keyboard and a tablet real quick and easy. I have an A3 format Wacom and that sucker is too big for me to have anything else on the desk with it

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I see I'm not the only one who sits up close to the screen.
"They" always say you should sit farther back, but I say, what's the point in a big monitor if you're going to sit half way across the room. ;)

Do a lot of you have small desks? The few pictures I've seen here and there have been very small. It'd drive me crazy to barely have room for anything but the hardware on the desk surface. But I have this room all to myself, so I can fill it with essentially a giant table w/out issue.


I personally sit about a foot, maybe a foot and a half away from the screen. Close enough that I can read text at 1600x1200, far enough away that no one else in the family can read what's on the screen. ;)

My desk is wide enough that I can fit four 19" CRT monitors side by side across the back with a little space left. I can't find my tape measure right now so I can't give you anything more accurate than that. It isn't that deep though. Only enough space for the monitor and the keyboard with a mouse width worth of space between them. Sounds like a lot of space, but it has a lot of stuff on it, usually about a dozen or more empty coke cans/water bottles, game controllers, blank CD's, a large lamp and more.

I'd post a picture, but I can't find the cable for the camera and it seems that I no longer have one uploaded here. :ermm:

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Look where Gromnir got his photo. I looked around and found it, but he'd already posted his pic. It's got a lot of our desktop images on it.

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Do a lot of you have small desks? The few pictures I've seen here and there have been very small. It'd drive me crazy to barely have room for anything but the hardware on the desk surface. But I have this room all to myself, so I can fill it with essentially a giant table w/out issue.

Define "small"?



Lets just say, the room isn't big, but I don't exactly feel claustrophobic either.

I could use a larger monitor some day (currently a Samsung SyncMaster 940N), but until I upgrade the rest of my old pc, it would be a waste.

Edited by Gorth, 10 June 2007 - 01:32 AM.





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