I'm in search for a monitor to to replace my iiyama 19" VM Pro 454 CRT. The image quality on this monitor have been brilliant.
However, commeth the time that i'm begining to accept that the CRT is the cause of my headaches... I'm looking for a suitable TFT/LCD.
These are my requirements:
19" 1600x1200 res, with image quality to at least match my current CRT.
I do a lot of multimedia design work and so I can't really use anything less than a 1600x1200 19". I thought i'd check out the iiyama website. Their graphics LCD 19" comes out at about £470 with VAT on top of that! so that's out of the question.
I've recently heard that LG make the best LCD TV's. There are only 3 companies that actually manufacture LCD TV's and LG is one of them. Sony i think isn't one. Anyway, i thought i'd check out the image quality on these TV's. And sue enough the LG plasma TV's even had a better picture than the sony LCD's, with LG LCD's even better still.
So seeing as LG seem to make the best LCD's would this also be the case for the computer LCD's???
*However, commeth the time that i'm begining to accept that the CRT is the cause of my headaches*
There's no intrinsic reason why a TFT should be better for your headache problem than a TFT. Perhaps you've not got your monitor set up ideally.
All the 19" TFTs I've seen (or a quick google shows) are 1280x1024 native resolution. Running a TFT in a non-native resolution will give a less than ideal picture - some worse than others. The *native resolution* is where the actual number of pixels manufactured into the panel.
I suspect that if you do find a 19" with a higher NR, it's going to cost an arm and a leg.
I have seen a Samsung 21.3" TFT with a native res of 1600x1200 - so I think this is the size you would have to go for. There are even larger ones with even higher resolutions - but beware that the prices shoot up as soon as you start getting larger than 19" and more than 1280x1024 NR
I bet I'm your senior by quite a few years and my sight isn't what it was!
Monitor specifications aside for the moment. Are you sure in these short winter days that you have adequate background lighting? Nothing upsets my eyes faster than to struggle on, depending only on light from the monitor. When commonsense breaks through it seems worthwhile to have sufficient ambiant light to make the monitor seem a trifle dull.