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Refurbed Monitors - 4/9/2004 8:39:11 AM   
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I have been looking for a new monitor, either a 19" or 21". I have noticed there is a large contingent of refurbed monitors available. Is this a "You get what you pay for", or is a refurbed, grade "A" monitor a good deal? The prices seem really good...I was also wondering how the Viewsonic monitors in particular wear over time. I read some reviews on the Viewsonic that detailed it's not really a flat screen monitor due the tube being curved. How much does this impact the display while gaming?
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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/9/2004 9:16:56 AM   
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With refurbed monitors, you take a risk. There is always a chance that it will die shortly after you bought it. Some however can be purchased with a short warrenty.

As to the curved screen, the only thing you might notice is slight eye strain. I personally have a 19" CRT (curved) and can't really notice anything, but some people say their eyes hurt after extended use.


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/9/2004 5:29:31 PM   
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You near a BestBuy? You can get a Samsung SynchMaster (MultiSynch) TRUE flat screen 19" for 149.99 unless they are all gone, and they are brand new in the box.... I got 2 just last week at my local one.


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/9/2004 5:54:19 PM   
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You mean a LCD/plasma flat screen? or a CRT with a flat display? Because if it is the LCD/plasma that is an awsome deal!


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/9/2004 6:26:12 PM   
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quote:
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You near a BestBuy? You can get a Samsung SynchMaster (MultiSynch) TRUE flat screen 19" for 149.99 unless they are all gone, and they are brand new in the box.... I got 2 just last week at my local one.



Actually, yes I am. I currently have a 17" Sony Trinitron monitor and I am pleased with it. Is the Samsung a true flat screen? I heard non flat screen monitors are harsh on the eyes and that Trinitron monitors are the better of the group.


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/9/2004 8:26:15 PM   
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Yes it is a "True" Flat Screen, with MultiSync.


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/9/2004 8:32:04 PM   
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Mogul,

Sounds like the 'critics' don't know what they are talking about then.
Thanks for the information.


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/10/2004 5:36:00 AM   
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quote:
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You mean a LCD/plasma flat screen? or a CRT with a flat display? Because if it is the LCD/plasma that is an awsome deal!



I don't know what Planet you come from but it ain't Earth if you think you can get a Plasma 19" for $149.99 !!!


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/10/2004 3:46:39 PM   
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Yeah, I just looked on the BestBuy website and the LCD flatscreen is nearly $700. The CRT flatscreen is $199, but that is nothing special.


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/10/2004 3:52:54 PM   
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Mogul,


Flat screens are not well suited for gaming anyway, are they? I heard they are catching up, but don't have the refresh rates or long term durability of CRT's.


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RE: Refurbed Monitors - 4/10/2004 4:06:58 PM   
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Depends on the Flat-Screen, if you meant the LCD or Plasma, you are correct, they don't keep up well, but thanks to faster improved graphic cards, and improvements on the LCD's/Plasma's they are catching up fast.


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