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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Raccoon_Guy, Jun 25, 2006.

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  1. Raccoon_Guy

    Raccoon_Guy Thread Starter

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    I just got a Dell M991B 19" monitor. The size is great, and the picture is decent, except for that it's blurry as heck (it's worse near the middle). Text is hardly readable in that screen portion. The edges and corners are alright, but still not too sharp.

    http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/search?ticket=KO3YpkWHMZDU_-1&submitted=true&q=Blurry+M991

    I hope that wouldn't be advertising or anything, but it seems this is a common problem among the M991. Others reported this and nothing was ever done. Yes I've tried degaussing, changing settings and resolutions and whatnot and nothing worked. It's about four years old and came from my parents. I guess I'm getting a new monitor now. Any suggestions?

    A few things I'm looking for.

    1. Hopefully no more than $150+. I saw the M991 for as low as $60 so I'm hoping a "decent" quality monitor of similar size can be found?
    2. 18" or 19" would be preferable. This was a replacement over a 15" (small but darn was it sharp).
    3. I'm looking for it to have a DVI hookup option but this isn't essential.
    4. I'm stubborn and don't want to shell out a whole lot, so I'm going to say try and stay CRT. I also just had a 15" and want to go bigger without killing the cost.
    5. When it comes to monitors, only seeing is believing, so any personal descriptions on a particular monitor are welcome.

    I really just want a decent monitor without too much cost becuase I'm saving for a new build a bit down the road and I already have to replace a P4 that died on me, so I have to go a bit low.
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I have two of the Hanns monitors that pugmug pointed out, you shouldn't be disappointed in them, and they hit your price target. A tip: Add an additional $10.05 or more to the order, and get free shipping. Since the shipping is $16 or so, it ends up that you get the second item free.
     
  4. Raccoon_Guy

    Raccoon_Guy Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't expect any "good" LCD's to be found that cheap. I wouldn't mind that alternative if they're going for that low, but aren't dead pixels a problem? If I got even one, I could see that bothering me and they don't seem to replace it unless eight or more are dead which really makes it seem like dead pixels seem to be common.
     
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    John Will has been talking about this monitor for a while now and there has not been one complaint so it sounds like a deal one cant ignore.

    I think it has a 3 yeIar warranty ???

    If so then it probably is too good to ignore as you can toss it in the garbage then based on the price
     
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    check costco
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    It's not my money, but for the price it's pretty low risk. A number of people in the forum, as well as several of my friends have purchased them, so far all seem satisfied. I like the two I have, and I'm tempted to grab another one before the deal expires. :)
     
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