Wow, I have a $200 LG monitor and it is sharper than any in my house
or at work. I'd definitely buy another LG. I like my LG TV also, but
Samsung is at least equal. My wife's Samsung monitor is not as good
as my LG.
I have to wonder with any brand if they have improved or cheapened
them based on the differences of our experience. My LG monitor is
about 5 years old.
That was very true of the CRT set with 525 lines. With flat screen
technology and high definition, you get good quality even at close
distance on big screens. That is why the big ass 55" and up are so
Most of the time when someone reports this type of apparent issue, they
are either comparing an analog signal to a digital one or have the
phasing settings misadjusted on an analog input. I use my 26" LG
HDTV/monitor for CAD work much of the time and it is crystal clear.
Could you point me to a site where this is discussed.........slowly :)
My 27 inch is using an HDMI cable and the 20-21 is using a DVI cable.
The 20 does 1080P but does not have an HDMI port.
When I first noticed the difference, the 27 was using a 20ft HDMI
cable. I changed it to a 6ft HDMI that is barely long enough to reach
the tower. It may have helped a little.
The program that makes the noticeable difference is Winmx. I really
don't notice it using IE or FF. But with Winmx the difference is
manufacturer. A cheap of any brand will be poorer than a good of any
other brand, with some natable exceptions where an incredibly low
priced product CAN blow away its higher priced competition. Can't
predict which company and model it will be from quarter to quarter
I've yet to find any "good" Panasonic gear and I've had the misfortune
to use a lot of it. I recall the much maligned Goldstar brand way back
when, and the fact that while everyone claimed it was a POS, the stuff
just kept working flawlessly year after year.
Plasma is good if you watch mostly in darkened settings. It has high
reflectivity and will show the glare of lights in the room and sun
coming in windows.
LED and LCD fare best in brighter conditions. Use much less energy
As for brands, I have one LG and three Samsung and I'd not hesitate to
buy either brand again.
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from them. Fast delivery, free shipping on most items.
Ed, I can't speak about Plasma since I never owned one but my Samsung
LCDs have adjustments for brightness / darkness which help to a
degree. I guess it's subjective to how much. To be honest, I never
change my setting and it seems my (surgically aided) eyes adjust to
I don't buy shiny front tvs or monitors. I never cared for the plasma look.
Too artificial looking. I bought a cheap coby currently. It looses contrast
quickly from the side. I can feel the heat from hot screens as I walk past
them at dealers. Most recommend better names as far as fixing goes. At
least I can adjust the custom color controls on my coby to get good color
fidelity without bloated over saturated garbage, what might look impressive
in the showroom, but anything but natural.
oh, it takes a while after you turn it on for the controls to work, but it
always turns on !!
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