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Is Microtek a good company for Flat Monitors and what company should i avoid?

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  1. Cabbage Soup

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    I'm looking for 17 inch Flat Screen monitors and bestbuy and CC are sooo expensive!! Wow 5oo bucks!! I went to Walmart and they have Flat montiors on sale. Microtek.. Is this company reliable? The 18 inch LCD (yes 18!) is $450 with taxso it's around $475.00


    so is this company I can trust unlike Emachines.. YUCK!! Aslo should i just watch out for sales and rebates online (i also save tax!) for a LCD monitor or just go with this one.. also is there a real big diffrence between analog and digital LCD flat screens.. whatever that means??
     
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    For what it's worth, about a year ago, I got a 17 Cornea MP704 at Fry's for $396 w/tax and a $50 rebate. So far, so good.
     
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    i also got a cornea 704......... and have been v. happy with it! from fry's too
     
  4. Cabbage Soup

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    I just saw on staples Kogi 17 inch $399.00 after rebates.. etc.. $300!!!!!!! WOW!! Is Kogi a good brand too?? Wow! that is friggin cheap!!
     
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    I'd want to see whatever I was buying running in the store on a similar computer setup ;) In the end, it's what makes you happy :) They are all made overseas anyway :eek:
     
  6. Cabbage Soup

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    It's made in China.. that is good right?
     
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    Good for China :D Bad for U.S. :D

    Lol, seriously, go to the store, look at what you see on the monitor, have a rep allow you to open Word, Excel, etc. so you can see the consistency. If you are happy, buy it ;) It'll be obsolete before you load it into your car, so why sweat the details :D
     
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    I don't think Walmart will ever have a computer running with attach monitor's.. Computers are not a big seller there.. bubba and thelma ain't interested in no stinkin puters .. :eek: :D

    besieds that all the little kids will try to connect to the net to find porn when mommy goes shopping for kitchenware.. :p
     
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    Yes, but, Walmart takes returns pretty much without questions, so buy it, try it (be sure you know their electronics return policy) :D And if you aren't happy, take it back.
     
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    i bought a 17in. nec/mitsubishi flat panel at sams club for 389.00. i have no problems with it and did not have to wait for rebates.
     
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    I'm using an envision 17" that I have had for over a year. I don't do gaming and it suits me fine. I use a microtek 19" at work and I am very pleased with both LCD's
     
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    If you live in China it is :D There are only a few companies that make monitors, and then they sell the rights to other companies. That's why they all look alike :p

    Hehehe... so true... :D

    But Candy is right, Walmart isn't going to sell something that is going to give THEM a headache in the return dept.

    I would try it. You have nothing to lose (except a sore back from lifting the box) and everything to gain ;)

    I think Microtek mostly makes scanners, so it should be fairly good quality.
     
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    Samsung's LCD's suck, regardless of what anyone else says

    Sharp LCD's are the best in the world.
    Here is why they are the leader in the industry:
    AGLR - anti glare low reflection (it changes the frequency of lightwaves comming in and they are minimized so you get little or no glare)

    Super V Technology - 2 times smaller that the closest competitor's - this is the pathways that the power runs on to get to the pixels - what do you get out of this...more pixels, you do not actually see the physical pixel (more like a CRT)

    Ten bit Gamma correction - each pixel can display 1 billion colors (this is about 60 times greater than the closest competition)

    Well worth the extra money. Get the LLT*** line of LCD monitor.
     
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    Thanks for your OPINION capslock, but that is not a proven fact. Samsung is actually a very good company. Sharp does however have an edge in technology for the displays, BUT they are costlier too ;)
     
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    Trust me. I have first hand knowledge. There is now a 4% failure rate overall on all of their LCD screens (and from what I've heard this doesn't include pixel outages). Keep your fingers crossed to see if the 3 year warranty makes it into next year.

    Samsung is a major, major player in the LCD market.
    Who knows, they may take a $$$ on warranted situations and move up in quality, not quantity.

    So your telling me you'd buy a 19 inch monitor that has to have 10 pixels out before it is considered warrantable? Or how about a 21 inch that needs 17!! The monitors are also built with (in my opinion) sub-standard raw materials.

    But then again, I have seen some of their monitors that make the 96% and they are pretty decent monitors and very well priced for a big chunk of the market
     
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