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gblowfish
08-26-2007, 06:40 PM
My old trusty Sony Trinitron CRT monitor finally shot craps yesterday. Thought I'd get a new widescreen LCD monitor. Best Buy has LG on sale, 22" for $240, or a 24" for $500.

Anybody had any experience with LG Monitors? I've looked at the Viewsonics and Samsung monitors. I'm using this with a Mac tower (B&W G3).

The Apple Cinema Displays are ungodly expensive ($600 for a 20-inch monitor with a 16ms response time, not good).

Anybody using an LG or Viewsonic monitor with a Mac? Any special cables needed? Thanks for the feedback!

Frazod
08-26-2007, 06:55 PM
I have a Sceptre X20WG-Naga 20" Widescreen monitor that I picked up at TigerDirect for around $250 (IIRC). I've had it for about a year now and have had no problems.

QuikSsurfer
08-26-2007, 07:24 PM
i've got my 12in powerbook hooked up to a 22in viewsonic.. been great for the past year.. the mac is plugged in by DVI and the xbox 360 is hooked up through VGA

StcChief
08-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Rucky Goldstar made in Korea the new Japan for electronics assembly.

Generic assembly wonder about components behind it.

gblowfish
08-26-2007, 08:35 PM
Deal Mac (www.dealmac.com) lists a deal from CompUSA:

http://tinyurl.com/2gc5tm

KDS 22 inch flat screen, PC/Mac, has VGA for my old B&WG3, had digital for my Mac Book Pro. $200 delivered after rebate, and you get a free Canon printer too. Looks like a decent deal, 3 year warranty, new not a refurb.

Anybody had any bad experiences with KDS stuff?

gblowfish
08-26-2007, 09:35 PM
Deal Mac (www.dealmac.com) lists a deal from CompUSA:

http://tinyurl.com/2gc5tm

KDS 22 inch flat screen, PC/Mac, has VGA for my old B&WG3, had digital for my Mac Book Pro. $200 delivered after rebate, and you get a free Canon printer too. Looks like a decent deal, 3 year warranty, new not a refurb.

Anybody had any bad experiences with KDS stuff?

Well, this won't work. The digital input will only work with game boxes or DVD players. Suck.

There's differen types of DVI ports, have to make sure it's not a special purpose DVI port like this one.

Buyer beware....

gblowfish
08-27-2007, 08:31 PM
I have a Sceptre X20WG-Naga 20" Widescreen monitor that I picked up at TigerDirect for around $250 (IIRC). I've had it for about a year now and have had no problems.

There's a Sceptre 22" on sale for $200 at Tiger Direct. It only had a 1 year warranty, otherwise looks like a decent monitor.

I ended up buying a ViewSonic:

http://tinyurl.com/ybrfw2

$350 delivered, 3 year warranty, Mac friendly.

BTW: Went to 3 different Best Buy stores in the last two days. NONE of them had the 2 monitors that were in their sale flyer as being "on sale."
Major suckage.

QuikSsurfer
08-27-2007, 10:45 PM
There's a Sceptre 22" on sale for $200 at Tiger Direct. It only had a 1 year warranty, otherwise looks like a decent monitor.

I ended up buying a ViewSonic:

http://tinyurl.com/ybrfw2

$350 delivered, 3 year warranty, Mac friendly.

BTW: Went to 3 different Best Buy stores in the last two days. NONE of them had the 2 monitors that were in their sale flyer as being "on sale."
Major suckage.
good choice. i have the same model. you'll love it
ipod dock and usb ports come in handy.

Cochise
08-27-2007, 11:34 PM
I have always gotten great service from Tiger Direct, recommend them to anyone.

They have some nice TV deals on there too.

HC_Chief
08-28-2007, 02:45 PM
I have always gotten great service from Tiger Direct, recommend them to anyone.

They have some nice TV deals on there too.

Seconded. TD is a bookmark-worthy site.

chasedude
08-28-2007, 02:52 PM
I have always gotten great service from Tiger Direct, recommend them to anyone.

They have some nice TV deals on there too.

I've always found good deals on tiger and newegg. Newegg.com always seems to be cheaper in shipping and it gets it to me quicker.