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Equinox   Posted 28th Apr 2006 12:08am
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This is sort of an offshoot of this thread. Garner was talking about TFT monitors, what exactly are those and how are they different to LCDs or CRTs?

There was also a lot of talk about refresh rates compared to resolutions and from it I gather 1280x1024 @ 60Hz isn't too healthy for me.
SkipRat    Posted 28th Apr 2006 12:39am
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I got a lcd and its brilliant.

My desktop is 1280x1024 @ 85hz but i think i remember saying refresh rates dont do anything on lcd?

Not sure but the picture is clear as anything and its wicked for games.
chipgoober1   Posted 28th Apr 2006 1:56am
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not sure if this will answer your question

i have an lcd monitor and its at the same resolution/refresh rate as skip. I would put the resolution a bit down but then it looks streched :/
sobe    Posted 28th Apr 2006 4:13am
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I'm at 1024 x 768 @ 85Hz.

Just set mine to 1152 x 864 @ 85Hz. The size is just right, no offense, but the 1280 x 1024 text, etc. is just too small for me! lol
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SkipRat    Posted 28th Apr 2006 9:05am
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text is well allrite for me...
The_Doc   Posted 28th Apr 2006 3:40pm
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I have a Dell 19" TFT in Black. Max resoloution is 1280 x 1024 and the screen text is fine with me!

Ugly Donkey   Posted 28th Apr 2006 4:20pm
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theres an answer to one of the questions u asked equinox..
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Equinox   Posted 29th Apr 2006 2:40pm
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Thanks for the links Chipgoober and UglyDonkey. A TFT seems to be like an enhanced LCD?

I know there is another type of monitor not available yet. I think its called OLED.
cyrus5   Posted 2nd May 2006 7:24pm
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Yeah, a TFT is one of many forms of Liquid crystal display.

There are also different types of panel on top of that too, most fast panels are TN film, (twisted neumonic or something like that) then there are MVA, PVA, OLED, they are all better at different things. speed, colour reproduction, brightness, black point. I havent bought one yet because I am too bloody indecisive (and bloody skint now I bought a car and have to move flat, though I dont mind the new pad is a bloody palace! for £366pcm ) maybe in june or july I might be able to afford one!
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Killer01   Posted 3rd May 2006 4:25am
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The text size is only too small if the display area of the monitor is less than bout 16" on the CRT'S, my 19" CRT is fine.
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Equinox   Posted 3rd May 2006 9:15am
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Quoting cyrus5

thats some serious money.
cyrus5   Posted 3rd May 2006 9:26am
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Dont have an aweful lot of choice round here unfortunately. Well nothing below about 300 at least. I live near my work, but unfortunately the area is one of those 'yuppie ville's for all the gits that work in central london (and on a bit more dough than me probably). I really have to get into real estate, buy somewhere and rent the sucker out, that way someone can pay my mortgage for a change instead of always being the otherway around!

Anyhoo, enough moaning! If anyone in planning to endulge on the tft front, check out some very good advice from some very knowledgeable people. A dude by the name of BadAss seems to be the resident expert.
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Equinox   Posted 3rd May 2006 9:30am
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I'll have to look into a TFT in the coming months.

Also does anyone know what screen the new G5 iMacs are using? I use one at college and its not a CRT or LCD although it shares characteristics of each.
SkipRat    Posted 3rd May 2006 9:54am
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Quoting cyrus5

thats some serious money.

My flat costs £550 a month! plus 60 quid month tax.
cyrus5   Posted 3rd May 2006 9:59am
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true, but then again, yours is a one bed, price comes down when your sharing, this place is pretty pricey for a 3 bed, but they are 3 double beds, so i guess you can expect it to leap towards 4 bedroom money! I think if i were to buy it this place would be in the region of £250k at least.

Or I could live in a tent and save over 5k a year in rent and bills! 5k would buy me a decent screen I think. shame that i wouldnt be able to plug it in anywhere!

Where abouts are you living? my first flat round here (Hemel Hempstead) was £500, that was a studio flat in someones loft, i was definitely paying their mortgage, and they were definitely loving it!

The G5 uses a tft/lcd panel just like any other flat screen monitor. you would know if it was a crt, it would be about a foot deep!
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SkipRat    Posted 3rd May 2006 10:21am
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Clacton in essex
in a 2 bedroom.

But i mean im 2 seconds from town and the beach and i have a balcony overlooking the sea... so i guess the price isnt bad.

So ur paying 300 quid for a 3 bedroom place!?

and im paying just over 600 for a 2 bedroom nice!
Meh...    Modified May 3rd, 10:23am by SkipRat
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