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    LCD monitors

    I just purchased a new 19" LCD monitor made by Vision Corp. It's a beauty with a tremendous clarity and brightness. It had NO ( zero ) dead pixels and installed perfectly without ANY adjustments at all. Factory defaults were perfect. It cost $359.00US with free shipping.

    My question is how can this monitor be so great and at a reasonable cost, when you see other 19" LCDs at almost twice the price and with no return unless there are least 8 dead pixels?
    I can understand a mark up for a name brand or with some other comforting thing but not THAT much! What is holding up the price on these things? The price of larger CRT types held up for a much shorter timeframe.
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    Re: LCD monitors

    Not wishing to doubt you, but out of interest, how do you test for zero dead pixels?

    I think prices are beginning to tumble - retailers and manufacturers are probably trying on as long as possible. Don't forget too, that the value of the US$ is probably having an adverse effect on prices for you. It doesn't sound too out of line as a typical price to me. I've just ordered a Dell for my old folks for a base price of 400GBP, and that included a 'free' upgrade to a 19" LCD monitor.

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    Re: LCD monitors

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    I suspect the price is holding up because it is devilishly difficult making even a 17" LCD screen with about 3.75 mega-pixels (3 colours x 1280 x 1024) with nearly zero stuck pixels! When they have really perfected the method and get good yields on large screens, presumably prices will reduce. A 42" wide-screen plasma TV from a good Sony-type manufacturer over here could cost you as much as
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    Re: LCD monitors

    Leif

    > Not wishing to doubt you, but out of interest, how do you test for zero dead pixels?

    The presence of a <font color=red>red</font color=red>, <font color=448800>green</font color=448800> or <font color=blue>blue</font color=blue> "stuck pixel" is readily apparent on an otherwise completely white screen. I know it would annoy me lots if I could see just one of these pesky defects on my super Dell 1703FP! (advt.)

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    Re: LCD monitors

    Ah. I rarely view a pure, white screen so I'm probably less likely to be be troubled by such an affliction.

    But methinks a single blank/fixed-colour pixel less annoying than reading <font color=red>c</font color=red><font color=448800>o</font color=448800><font color=blue>l</font color=blue><font color=red>o</font color=red><font color=448800>u</font color=448800><font color=blue>r</font color=blue><font color=red></font color=red>e<font color=448800>d</font color=448800><font color=blue> t</font color=blue><font color=red>e</font color=red><font color=448800>x</font color=448800><font color=blue>t</font color=blue> on a similarly coloured skin... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: LCD monitors

    There any number of testers around to locate dead pixels. ( one of which is your eyes )
    You look for a stuck or dead pixel which can be any color or black and white that remains the same on the same spot on the screen.

    You can also use one of the handy test programs like PIXELS
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