Lcd Monitor

I just purchased an LG LCD 19 inch monitor. What is the best way to connect it to my computer, 15 pin D-Sub or DVI-D? Right now I am using the D-Sub cable because it came in the box.
Thanks DaBull

welcome to the forum :smiley:

DVI is much better since it is a digital signal and LCDs are digital displays, D-sub is an analog signal that the LCD has to convert to digital, which means there is some quality loss

DVI if at all possible.

A clean 60hz, which most if not all PC based LCD’s are designed to run at by default, and no digital to analog conversion to worry about.

DVI = Win! :slight_smile:

Thanks guys, 100% better with DVI cable

Just found a 19201200 23-inch LCD monitor for about US$300. :slight_smile: Though it’s far more sensible just to buy two used 16001200 (making it 3200*1200) 20.1-inch LCD monitors for just about the same.

That is a great deal. The Apple 23" Cinema display retails for $999 USD. Yes, it looks absolutely fabulous, but still, that is way too much money.

Did you find that LCD locally?

The 1600x1200 20.1" model I like the best for the price is the Samsung 204b, which I think is around $300 after rebate in the US. I have one and like it. Good pixel density.

There are three things South Korea makes more than any other country: DRAM, LCD, and ODD. 20.1-inch 16001200 or 16801050 costs about US$200 here. But not Samsung. Samsung always charges a lot more in its home market than in the US. That doesn’t matter much as there are literally hundreds of smaller LCD monitor manufacturers in South Korea alone that buy panels from LG.Philips, Samsung, or one of the smaller Taiwanese panel makers like Chung Hwa. The quality’s not much different in most cases. Smaller makers buy just enough quantity of the latest models from them. One of the most popular panels right now is Samsung’s 1680*1050 20.1-inch.

I used LG’s Flatron L2320T which I soon sold. Apple uses better parts but that doesn’t make much difference. The US$300 23-inch just looks as good.

It’s all going to change a lot in the next few years though. Samsung will soon stop selling OEM to Dell, HP, and other LCD makers and sell all the units under Samsung’s own brand name. That will make Samsung the largest retail LCD monitor brand.

BTW, there are also US$250 26-inch LCD monitors available to end users. 800 horizontal pixels at most but could be used as TV and DVD monitors.

I’m considering to order one or two 20.1-inch 1600*1200 LCD monitors of so-called “open frame” type. The panel is LM201U05 according to the seller at the South Korean eBay market. LM201U05 is one of LG.Philips’ latest models. Super IPS. Some fast calculations:

Most 14-inch: 1024 * 768 = 786,432
Most 15-inch: 1024 * 768 = 786,432

Most 17-inch: 1280 * 1024 = 1,228,800
Most 18-inch: 1280 * 1024 = 1,228,800
Most 19-inch: 1280 * 1024 = 1,228,800
Most 19-inch (wide): 1400 * 900 = 1,260,000

Most 20-inch: 1600 * 1200 = 1,920,000
Most 20-inch (wide): 1680 * 1050 = 1,764,000

Most 23-inch: 1920 * 1200 = 2,304,000
Most 24-inch: 1920 * 1200 = 2,304,000

Most 26-inch: 1280~1366 * 768~800 = 983,040~1,092,800

Most 30-inch: 2560 * 1600 = 4,096,000

Very large 8 million pixel LCD = developed by Sharp but details are top secrets.

http://itempage.auction.co.kr/DetailView.aspx?ItemNo=A066415619&frm2=through

Asking price: 145,000 Won including 10% VAT, 3% auction.co.kr’s fee, and some 3% credit card fee + 5,000 Won for (domestic) shipping. KRW150,000 is about US$150. Wholesale price must be around US$100 per unit.

Fixed.

Most 14-inch: 1024 * 768 = 786,432
Most 15-inch: 1024 * 768 = 786,432

Most 17-inch: 1280 * 1024 = 1,228,800
Most 18-inch: 1280 * 1024 = 1,228,800
Most 19-inch: 1280 * 1024 = 1,228,800
Most 19-inch (wide): 1440 * 900 = 1,296,000

Most 20-inch: 1600 * 1200 = 1,920,000
Most 20-inch (wide): 1680 * 1050 = 1,764,000

Most 23-inch: 1920 * 1200 = 2,304,000
Most 24-inch: 1920 * 1200 = 2,304,000

Most 26-inch: 1280 * 800 = 1,024,000
or 1366 * 768 = 1366 * 768 = 1,049,088

Most 30-inch: 2560 * 1600 = 4,096,000