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cheap tft screen for my pc -17 inch if poss

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by hddvdman, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. hddvdman

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    can anyone help me find a decent sub 299.00 tft 17 inch screen:confused:
     
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    Well it's not sub £299, but the Hitachi CML174 is argueably the best 17" "gaming" TFT currently available.

    16ms response time - far better than most others with 25ms times.

    Approx £340.

    :smoke:
     
  3. Sinzer

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    Actually check the new review at www.tomshardware.com

    The Hyundai Q17 has been rated the top 17" monitor for gaming. Apparently the 16ms response time is fudged, it only works for a pallette of around 200,000 colours. If you need to display another one the response time is more like 30ms. So you tend to find on games it causes problems.

    Better off sticking to a 20ms model according to them.
     
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    Well I've owned TFTs for the last 4 years & can say that the Hitachi is by far & away the best for games (own one too).

    More review sites than that & the general consensus is that it currently is the best (well, the NEC is the same as it's a clone).

    Still like the Samsung 181/191T though, but not quite so good for gaming.
     
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    Can't argue with that :)
     
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    Does anyone know what the Samsung SM171N 17ins TFT is like as Ebuyer are doing it for £293 including VAT.
    Samsung 17 inch TFT
     
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    The Computer World - the High street retailer that was formerly Tiny and Time, sell a 17" TFT for £299...

    Not sure of the quality but you can always pop into a local store and ask to see it in action...
     
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    Just bought a Belinea 19" TFT, 25ms and 500:1 contrast, it's lovely. :)
     
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    Just spent a week with a Samsung 191T & it's dire for gaming/DVDs :(

    Lovely monitor for 2D & looks wise, but steer clear if gaming is a priority.

    The Hitachi wipes the floor with it - maybe the newer 192T will be better - avaiable in September IIRC.
     
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    Yea I got a Samsung 191T i'd hardly call it Dire for Gaming or DVD's although there is ghosting (as is the norm) but I play RPG/RTS more so there's no problem.. But the pic quality is superb and clear.
     
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    I would :p

    Agreed, an excellent monitor, but I've never seen ghosting that bad on an LCD before.

    Even a three year old Philips Brilliance I have stomped all over the 191T in gaming & DVD rendition.

    Maybe I'd a dud, but boy was it bad :(

    So happy with my Hitachi I'm about to order another :smashin:

    YMMV.
     
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    Yea must have been dud - there is Ghosting but all LCD's have ghosting but it's not bad enough to spoil any Film enjoyment or Games (or maybe i'm just used to it now and have adapted to it?)

    either way i'm happy but i'm getting a Plasma for movies.. not to clever watching on a 19" TFT
     
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    Staples are doing a 17 incher for less than £300. Don't know what make or model tho.... sorry.
     
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    I dont think your Hitachi and the Samsung 191T were released at the same time were they? At a guess I would say the 191 was an earlier generation so its unfair to compare.

    The 152 and 172 range have been out for a year but they have been unavailable in Europe due to the clearing out of the old models, buyers of '1' models beware.
     
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    If gaming is my priority wouldnt I be better off with a 21" CRT for the same money? The only thing I like about the TFT's is they use less power and the possible lack of eye tiredness.
     
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    If gaming is my priority wouldnt I be better off with a 21" CRT for the same money? The only thing I like about the TFT's is they use less power and the possible lack of eye tiredness.

    Yes.

    I bought the Hitachi but found it far too bright, particulary using DVI . Also it only displays 18bit colour, not 32 bit .
    Returned it and tried a few others but was not convinced so bought a 21" IBM P260 in Stealth Black. Its superb, Sony FD and is also one of the few CRT'S with a DVI input as well as SVGA.
     
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    I have to agree with applebwls commets - I am tempted with flat panels for taking to gaming Lan events ..... but they can't compete with crt in actual display quality and reaction time for gaming.
    I run my desktop @ 1600x1200 - and I play about 6hrs of CS ( hl counter strike mod ) .. a flat panel simply can't offer the required spec ; at least not at a sensible price.

    Its done to esthetics and space
    - if you aren't going to move your display around much and have plenty of space - and quality of image and reaction are your priorities ; go down the CRT route.
    - if you want space saving and an nice looking piece of kit at the the cost of some functionality ( depends on your computer use ) then Flat pannels are a nice option.
     
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    Check out MicroLand UK at http://www.addonsonline.co.uk , they have a 17" AOC TFT for £264.96 and an 18" for £316.66. Both are very good monitors.
     
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    ebuyer says
    Our Price £326.15
    £383.23 inc VAT

    Is this cheaper or more expensive? Must be more now!!!
     
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    just picked up a 17" tft from staples for £200
    in the manual it states the responce time as being 20ms
    tried it with gaming and it holds up quit well

    mick
     
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    The only time I will buy a LCD is when they are at 10ms or under, till then I will stick with my lovely 19" Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 93, which the contrast and sharpness easily on par with some TFT's that are on the market. Also you can't beat it when it comes to playing games 1600x1200 with ZERO ghosting:smoke: :D .
     
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    http://www.digiuk.com/ follow this site, they sell the cheapest TFT's in th UK direct from the manufacturers. I got my Samsung 171P from them at £299in vat and delivery, everyone else wanted up to £450. Service was excellent, they have a Sharp 17" at less than £260 at the moment, cant say fairer that that.
     
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