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Old 10-29-2004, 14:28   #1
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Attn: Electronics and Computer Gurus!

I need some technical help with a computer monitor problem.

In our dispatch center, we run two standard style monitors and a couple of radios. They are spaced far enough apart from each other so not to cause interference.

Now, we are re-designing our console. We must move one of the monitors to another location which is about 12" closer to the primary radio. When this radio is keyed up, there is a distinct "hum" in the background. I assume this is caused by the monitor's electronics since it did not do it before it was moved.

Now, another question/scenerio. We may have to replace this monitor. If we do, we want to go with a flat panel LCD one. If we did, does this type of monitor emit the same interference as a standard screen one?
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The CRT has a big magnet in it that directs the beam to draw the picture on the screen, an LCD does not.

I used to work in a hospital, there was this 1 group of people that sat over a generator or some kind of power equipment, their monitors where all kinds of pretty colors, even with extra shielding. They got LCDs way back when 15" ones were like $1500 each.
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So a swap to LCD would solve it.

How much are decent 15"-17" LCDs?
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Maybe $3-400. I'd look up some reviews on zdnet.com or cnet.com and see what they recommend.

See, you could have had all your questions answered in OAF.

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Quote:
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See, you could have had all your questions answered in OAF.

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Like I trust you people in there!!


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Unity Electronics has a 17" LCD for $234:

http://www.unityelectronics.com/product-product_id/2097

Pricewatch is my friend...
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Old 10-29-2004, 15:02   #7
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With the way prices are going, I might consider an LCD. The only problem I have with them is the whole "native resolution" issue, unless of course that is false or has been addressed.
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This monitor will be used for a CAD system. Since one screen stays up for a while, is there a big problem for burnout like a regular screen? I honestly don't know. My laptop's screensaver turns on fairly often, but the one at work will not be able to turn on very often due to use.
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Today's monitors and LCD's are all Energy Star compliant, and use a different phosphor coating (for CRT's) than the monitors of old. You can leave them on 24/7 and not worry about burn-in (having flashbacks to the old monitors at 7/11).

LCD's are liquid crystal and are constantly moving, so there is 0% chance of burn in. You're more likely to have a few pixels "disappear" than anything else.
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Old 10-29-2004, 15:09   #10
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www.tigerdirect.com

Decent selection, not the biggest names but they have good prices. My brother got his flatscreen monitor from them a year ago and hasn't had any problems. I know many people who've been happy with their purchases from Tiger.
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Old 10-29-2004, 15:35   #11
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Old 10-29-2004, 16:11   #12
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pricewatch.com do a search. also they are getting pretty cheap. check out dell and gateway also


love my dell monitor 17" LCD
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Another vote For NewEgg! Their site is very easy to navigate just take the reviews with a grain of salt.
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Old 10-29-2004, 22:16   #14
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Our dispatch center uses HP flat panels. We have a couple hundred. Like a typical government agency I'm sure it was a matter of who would give the lowest price, but they work and look decent.
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ive purchased my 2 LCD's offa newegg

so. . . another vote for newegg!
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Old 10-30-2004, 01:08   #16
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another vote for newegg.

i don't know what stores are around your area, but in jackson, compusa has 15 and 17 inch lcd's for $300.00
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