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    Hi Pple,
    I'm looking for 17" Lcd monitor but do not know which brand(Philips or ViewSonic) to buy. Secondly I'm looking for shop that provide 0% installment plan. Pls advise. Thks.

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    Samsung!

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Samsung!
    Model n Price?

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    910t $888

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayschampion
    Sharp LCD 19"
    19" LCD is a waste of money because the resolution is same as 17", which is 1280 x 1024

    therefore the usable area and number of pixels is still the same...you are just paying for bigger pixel only

    and that's why 20" LCD that can do 1600 x 1200 are much much more expensive (47% more pixels there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    19" LCD is a waste of money because the resolution is same as 17", which is 1280 x 1024

    therefore the usable area and number of pixels is still the same...you are just paying for bigger pixel only

    and that's why 20" LCD that can do 1600 x 1200 are much much more expensive (47% more pixels there)

    Quite true... But some people who have problems viewing a 17" on it's native resolution may opt for the 19" LCD.

    Even now, I'd pick up a 15", 24-bit panel if it's available. Got to check with Powermatic I guess. 16" of viewable area is about my threshold..
    Unless I can get a good 17" true-flat CRT with BNC inputs and capable of 1024 * 768 @ 100Hz for less than $600.. Hrmm..

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    Hi Pple,
    THks for the fast feedback.
    I'm looking for 17" Lcd monitor but do not know which brand to buy(Philips or ViewSonic).
    Secondly I'm looking for shop that provide 0% installment plan. Pls advise. Thks.

    RGds

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    Samsung 710T

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    710T is 18bit tho.

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    buy online from DELL... its a Samsung at a lower price.

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    check the LCD monitor thread in digital darkroom on recommended LCD monitors.

    All 17" LCD from 'mainstream' brands like Samsung, Sharp, Phillips are 18-bit. So if you want 24-bit, you have to get 19" or larger.

    And because 19" LCD commands a price premium, the quality of the DSP/electronics they can put inside is higher whereas for the 17" market, the object seems to be to cut corners to get the lowest price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erwinx
    check the LCD monitor thread in digital darkroom on recommended LCD monitors.

    All 17" LCD from 'mainstream' brands like Samsung, Sharp, Phillips are 18-bit. So if you want 24-bit, you have to get 19" or larger.

    And because 19" LCD commands a price premium, the quality of the DSP/electronics they can put inside is higher whereas for the 17" market, the object seems to be to cut corners to get the lowest price...
    I have come across the Sony 24 bit LCD. Is sony LCD good ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayschampion
    I have come across the Sony 24 bit LCD. Is sony LCD good ?
    good and pricey

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    710T is 18bit tho.
    It's among one of the best 18-bit panels around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drudkh
    buy online from DELL... its a Samsung at a lower price.
    Depends on the model they give you (which you have no control). I use a Dell 1704FP at work and don't think it's good enough for digital imaging. The excellent 2001FP of coz, is a differnet animal altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erwinx
    check the LCD monitor thread in digital darkroom on recommended LCD monitors.

    All 17" LCD from 'mainstream' brands like Samsung, Sharp, Phillips are 18-bit. So if you want 24-bit, you have to get 19" or larger.
    Not exactly true.. The Samsung 17" 173P is a 24bit panel.

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    hi thheng71,

    I recently bought the Philips 170B5CB 17" LCD monitor. The specs says it has display colour of 16M colors (=24bit?? not too sure abt the conversion). Seems good enough for my 'simple' use - just some photo editing and web browsing.

    I paid about SGD570(+/- 10) for it.

    As for 0% installment plans, if you hold a credit card, maybe you should check out the bigger electro-marts (Courts, Harvey Norman,etc.) and see if your credit card company has any such arrangements with these shops.

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    I was at challenger funan yesterday... they seem to have some LDC promo going on... you may like to pop by to have a look.
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