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Old 01-02-2011, 10:10   #1
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LED monitors

Installed my first two Viewsonic 24" LED monitors yesterday.

Holy cow!

They were under $200 and just sparkle compared to the gazillion LCD monitors we have.

Let's see how long they last and hwo many I have to exchange during the next year, but for now, I'm sold on LED monitors.
Might could be that the next two find their way to my desk.


<--- remembers when monitors were 25 lines by 80 columns of green letters
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:28   #2
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:51   #3
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<--- remembers when monitors were 25 lines by 80 columns of green letters
The cool people had AMBER letters on their monitors!
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Old 01-02-2011, 14:53   #4
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The cool people had AMBER letters on their monitors!
The really cool folk had a VAX cluster on the other end.
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Old 01-02-2011, 15:43   #5
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The really cool folk had a VAX cluster on the other end.
I musta been a loser -- we had VT-105s and a simple 11/780
That or VT-100 and an 11/70

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Ah yes! The "Bootstrap Loader" what a great thing that was. I guess you had to start somewhere.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:50   #7
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I musta been a loser -- we had VT-105s and a simple 11/780
That or VT-100 and an 11/70

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There are no losers in the VAX world, regardless of how many systems, or with what type of device, you made your connection.
I must be a geek, I actually signed up and got a copy of VMS to run in simh on one of my linux boxes.

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Old 02-13-2011, 17:57   #10
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NewEgg has ASUS 24" LED 2ms monitors on sale for $199 /w Free Shipping this weekend.

Saw this, and punched the button!
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Installed my first two Viewsonic 24" LED monitors yesterday.

Holy cow!

They were under $200 and just sparkle compared to the gazillion LCD monitors we have.

Let's see how long they last and hwo many I have to exchange during the next year, but for now, I'm sold on LED monitors.
Might could be that the next two find their way to my desk.


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I remember when I learned hi tech computers, I first had to learn how to read and punch those punch cards. And back then, the hit game of the century was " Hunt the Wampus ".
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Old 02-14-2011, 20:01   #12
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I would rather forget the punch card era. Spent all too many hours handling them and praying I would never drop an arm load of them - never did!

Remember the programing boards on IBM Big Iron machines?

Somewhere I still have a pile of punch cards.

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NewEgg has ASUS 24" LED 2ms monitors on sale for $199 /w Free Shipping this weekend.

Saw this, and punched the button!
Is this good for gaming? I'm actually looking for a new monitor, but I don't know jack about flat screens, whether it's LCD, plasma, LED, whatever.
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Is this good for gaming? I'm actually looking for a new monitor, but I don't know jack about flat screens, whether it's LCD, plasma, LED, whatever.
It is supposed to reduce the 'ghosting' effect that you see on some games.

Went back and have 2 of these on the way... His N Hers - We game from time to time... got the wife hooked on FarCry just before she turned 50... and we are beyond that now!

New house, new home office... figured we should get back to gaming together! The family that games together.... should be able to hold off the Zombie Horde till Help arrives in a couple days...

They should be here Thursday, and I will post first impressions.

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Why?
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Old 02-15-2011, 21:34   #16
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One never knows when one might need to punch someone.

What is this monitor thing? (clacketa-clacketa-clacketa)
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The really cool folk had a VAX cluster on the other end.
At work I had 5 VAX 4000's, 2 PDP's and 1 HP 1000.

At home I had 2 VAX 3800's providing Internet Services to my friends.

I loved VMS.
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Well, UPS dropped off these bad boys last night... so I will be putting one up today!

The box is pretty good sized, but *very* light!

This will be fun...
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Installed my first two Viewsonic 24" LED monitors yesterday.

Holy cow!

They were under $200 and just sparkle compared to the gazillion LCD monitors we have.

Let's see how long they last and hwo many I have to exchange during the next year, but for now, I'm sold on LED monitors.
Might could be that the next two find their way to my desk.


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LED backlight, TFT LCD display?
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At home I had 2 VAX 3800's providing Internet Services to my friends.

I loved VMS.
Have you found a new love?
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LED backlight, TFT LCD display?
TFT, Active Matrix.

I hate those lazy matrices.
Work, matrix, work!



I have another problem.

It is getting harder and harder to find video adapters with 2 DVI ports. Most now seem to have one DVI and one HDMI and 99% of my displays have VGA and DVI connections. I do not want to stock a boxful of adapters.
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Now get one of these and you'll be cool like Drjones....

http://www.amazon.com/Dual-Monitor-S...8317337&sr=8-1


Works great for my 24" and 22" side-by-side.....
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I have another problem.

It is getting harder and harder to find video adapters with 2 DVI ports. Most now seem to have one DVI and one HDMI and 99% of my displays have VGA and DVI connections. I do not want to stock a boxful of adapters.

I have this & it's pretty nice, no complaints.

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-01G-P3-N9...8317412&sr=8-4
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TFT, Active Matrix.

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Work, matrix, work!



I have another problem.

It is getting harder and harder to find video adapters with 2 DVI ports. Most now seem to have one DVI and one HDMI and 99% of my displays have VGA and DVI connections. I do not want to stock a boxful of adapters.
I'll have to take a look at 'em. I don't read the Geek Daily that often, so you never know. So far, I've not been impressed with the "LED" TVs I've seen. I know that the whole LED backlight thing is being pushed by the tree hugging global warming bunny huggers, so it stands suspect on that count alone.
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