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Hi.


I am considering on getting a high resolution PC monitors. And kinda dead-locked between Sony FW900, and P232W.


FW900 is 1920x1200, 16x10 aspect ratio 24" CRT montor. (22.5" viewable)

And P232W is 1920x1200 16x10 aspect ratio 23" LCD montor.


P232W LCD is quite more expensive than FW900 CRT. But cost is not a deciding factor for me.


My primary interest would be...

1. High-Definition contents... movies/videos

2. PC gaming.


I'm not sure if this is an real advantage. But since P232W has DVI inputs, when I watch HD, and DVD stuff... the signal stays in digital domain without any D/A nor A/D conversion.


Two things which worries me about the P232W LCD are :

1. Low contrast ratio of LCDs. I'm sure today's new LCDs are improved in CR, and how low would it be compared to FW900 CRT ?


2. response time. Although today's new LCD're improved in response time, I'm not sure if it's fast enough for First person shoot-em-up games such as Unreal Tournament 2003, Quake3, upcoming Doom III ect..


One thing which worris me about FW900 CRT is :

Geometry. I've never seen a CRT with a perfect dead on geometry. Of course there'll be unit to unit variation...but in general how is geometry with FW900 ?


Any FW900 or P232W owners here ?? or anyone with experence with those units ?


Any comments, advice would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks.
 

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The LCD display has a slowish response time which is not well suited to "live video" display. If you go for LCD you may want to consider a Samsung instead.


Read up on response times. Sony has a 17" 1280x720 widescreen LCD they say is designed for HDTV. It has a faster response time than their bigger 1920x1200 panel which they don't advertise as an HDTV display.


I think you need less than 22ms to produce good video.
 

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Hi, PVR. :)


Thanks for your input. I'm not sure exactly what the response time for P232W is. I don't think Sony states it on spec.

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Sony has a 17" 1280x720 widescreen LCD they say is designed for HDTV. It has a faster response time than their bigger 1920x1200 panel which they don't advertise as an HDTV display.
Hehe.. I know what you mean. But PC monitors are not HDTVs. Plus FW900, and P232W have a screen aspect ratio of 16:10. But I don't consider this as a bad thing because they have more resolution to offer than even 1080p. :D


I'm leaning towards FW900 now.....hmm anyone else ? owners, videophiles ? :D
 

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apple has a new 23 inch hd cinema lcd display.


and has recently undergone a large price reduction around 40 percent it is now less then 2 grand






23" diagonal viewable image size

1920 x 1200 optimal resolution

16.7 million colors

19.2 x 24.2 x7.3-11.1 inches

25.3 pounds

Two USB ports

Apple Display Connector



The only thing I wonder about with lcd monitors is what interlaced signals will look like???
 

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Really? i thought they had adapters for standard vga pc connections.


Edit.. The only one I have found is for dvi (pc or mac) to adc (apple monitor) no luck finding an vga ( pc) to adc (apple monitor)

It is on the hd monitor page on the apple site as an accessory. so it seems if you had a dvi card it would work with a pc.


does anyone know of a vga( pc) to adc(apple monitor) connector?...


Tony
 

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Recently I have been torn between these: (really just dreaming, since with a solid 19" monitor I don't really need it)


* A Samsung LTM225W 22" LCD Widescreen TV/Monitor, which can be found for as low as $1650 online. I want to use my next monitor as an all-in-one display, so I figure having a built-in tuner will guarantee the best SD-TV quality. It is 1280x768, which would be fine for the Windows desktop and great for gaming.


* Sony PremierPRO 23" LCD Widescreen Monitor, ~$2200 - $2650 online. This has no tuner but guarantees me 1900x1200 which will provide full 1080i with an HDTV tuner card.


* The Sony GDM-FW900 22.5" viewable widescreen monitor mentioned above, at ~$1800 online, surpassing 1900x1200, but potentially with the two Trinitron horizontal lines, and quite a heavy thing to move.


I kinda hate the idea of settling for less than 1600x1200 or 1900x1200, but at this point for my needs the Samsung is at the top of my list.. But like I say, I can afford it, but I really just don't have to have it at this point.


I also don't know if burn-in would ever be an issue with the LCD displays running 4:3 TV frequently. I don't think so.


Check PriceGrabber or Shopper.com for the price comparisons.
 
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