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Backlit monitor vs a non backlit monitor

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  1. Slickrick214

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    I'm in the middle of looking for a new monitor. The one we have now is a 17" inch LCD from the early 2000's. Obviously it just can't compete with todays monitors it uses a old VGA connection and only goes 1280X1024 which isn't even close to high def. So here are my questions:

    What is the difference between a backlit monitor and a non backlit monitor?

    Does a higher contrast ratio mean you will get a better picture
     
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    All LCD monitors are backlit.
    The newer LED backlights should last longer.
    A higher contrast ratio will yield a higher contrast picture.
    The pixel count will be the resolution.

    It will take a 22 inch wide screen monitor to yield about the same viewing height as a 17 inch normal aspect ratio monitor.
     
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    Ok. How come some computer screens are very shiney reflective and other are matte and non reflective? I really don't want the shiney screen I hate that you can see everything like a mirror.
     
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    When it says glossy like that example from New Egg are they talking about the bezel, the screen or both?
     
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    The Screen (I think) .. Almost all of them have Shiney Bezels ...
    This One has a matte screen and bezel .. The specs are wrong .. It's a 50,000:1 Contrast .. (I have two of them)
     
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    This One is the 20,000:1 contrast ratio .. But they are not the LED backlit .. darn it.
    Maybe after Christmas there'll be newer ones out with Matte screens, Bezels and LED backlights.

    I've had bad luck with the florescent backlights .. But Samsung's warranty is fantastic ..
    They replaced them no charge .. Even the shipping back to Samsung was free.

    I'm not going to tell the Horror Story about one Dell I had
     
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    I wouldn't buy anything from Dell even if they were the last computer company in the world. I'm deciding between 23 and 24 inch monitors. It's hard to decide. The monitors in stores always look smaller tan when they're actually sitting on your deck. I n one way I think 24" is to much but 23" is kind of blah. For gamers using a single monitor what size do you use?
     
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    It's the viewing height that is the important "Viewing area" ... As compared to a standard 4:3 ratio CRT monitor.
    A 24 inch wide screen monitor will be 11.77 inches tall and a 23 inch will be 11.28 inches tall.
    The difference is about a half inch smaller (.49") .. And the width will be 7/8" of an inch smaller.
    It's not Too Much when you get used too one .. But you might need a wider desk :D
     
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