[thechat] Should I Buy LCD?

Fred Jones fredthejonester at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 04:17:01 CDT 2009

> Ah I see, it's a monitor in the sense it has no way of generating its own
> picture. However it is designed for much low resolution usage (like video),
> hence the HDMI and VGA (_not_ DVI I'd hazard). I would imagine this
> particular monitor is designed for hanging above a reception desk displaying
> videos of sporty people and special offers. Or for video games consoles
> perhaps. Also the native resolution of the panel could be lower, which is
> what you need to go by for PC use. This particular monitor will happily
> squash your larger resolution signal to fit its panel, but you'll end up
> with a blurred and generally rubbish-looking picture.

OK, now I understand.

>> But my store here will sell me a 32" LCD for $875
> I really don't think you need to be spending that much money! Have a look at
> the Dell SP2309w, http://www.ebuyer.com/product/155584 (sorry, Google knows
> I live in the UK so I'm having a bit of trouble finding a US supplier). It's
> higher resolution than you have now, but in a smaller package. It also has
> some nonsense like a built-in webcam but as a panel it appears to get
> written up rather well. I'm sure there are others if you start looking at
> that range.

Ah, very interesting. But even though this machine has 2048 px across,
it's physically less horizontal screen space than I have now. Unless
I'm really off here, that means each pixel is slightly smaller than
what I have and thus the whole 'look' of everything will be smaller.

> Maybe someone here can suggest an online US-based PC hardware supplier with
> a decent reputation?

I don't actually live in the US. Closer to you than to NYC actually.
Don't tell anyone, but I'm in Israel. :)

Thanks for your help,

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