yesterday, poking around in the shoppes, I realized
decent-sized TFT LCD monitors are now rather reasonably
priced. the last time I looked (yonks ago), the better
ones were north of 1000€, and it was (and still is)
the case that sort of money would be better spent on
a new system. however, yesterday I saw what seemed to
be rather good units south of 300€, and that was at a
non-specialist shoppe not known for low prices.
anyways, that puts the subject of a decent flat-panel
back on the agenda. what I'm wondering about is units
LARGER than c.21", with GOOD contrast (I have vision
problems) and — critical point — a VGA connection (my
graphics card, reflecting the age of my system, is an
nVidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400).
for reference, the three 24" units I saw were HP 2309m,
Samsung P2470H, and Acer S243HLbmu. I've not researched
those units yet (or what else is available). (I use a
much smaller Samsung(?) unit at work, which except for
it's inadequate size, seems Ok (or at least better than
my aging, albeit larger, CRT at home) — but for obvious
reasons, I've never tried watching a DVD on it).
any advice in general?
and/or on those three units?
and/or other recommendations — units and sources (but an
issue here is I'm Very Uncomfortable buying a monitor I
haven't actually seen in-use and been able to physically
TV & gaming are NOT requirements, albeit DVD-watching is;
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