flat panel vs flat screen

Posted by: sean

flat panel vs flat screen - 06/08/01 04:28 PM

Can someone tell me the intricacies of these two monitors? <br>1. the bulkier <a href="http://www.egghead.com/category/inv/00042452/03296809.htm">Flat screen</a> at 19" vs. the skinny <a href="http://www.egghead.com/category/inv/00042444/03296802.htm">Flat panel</a> at 17".<br><br>There is about a $900 difference in these two monitors. Is that worth it? the cheaper flat screen monitor has a much better dot pitch (which i don't fully understand, but i believe that helps make images more clear -- e.g., for my photoshop work). <br><br>i am also considering the apple monitor at 17", but it only works with newer G4's? i would have to buy a $150 converter and i might consider it if the flat panels are really worth the extra $700 - $1000. <br><br>oh, i do a lot of photoshop and video work. cheers!<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: flat panel vs flat screen - 06/08/01 04:48 PM

I think crt would be the way to go for Photoshop from what I have read in other forums. LCD's (from what I understand) aren't as clear..course I could be wrong as I am not a graphics person. <br><br>I have read that the Lacie Electron blue monitor is the way to go for graphics. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, please.<br><br>
Posted by: sean

thanx - 06/08/01 05:14 PM

okay, deal on the lacie.<br><br><a href="http://products.smalldog.com/product/39231">Lacie Electron blue II 19" here</a>.<br><br>These monitors must be pretty good since they cost an arm and a leg. i can't afford them new, but the refurbished ones are reasonable ($350 - $600). any opinion of refurbished monitors? what does it mean exactly (i realize it means used, but...is it a risky scheme)?<br><br>also, i don't do print work...i have heard that monitors are more important in print work because of the color separations and matching, etc. on-screen work is a bit less technical - or a little more wsyiwyg. i am not really a graphics person either...i actually hire the help, but i like to personally have the equipment and pretend -- ergo -- take what the hired help does for me professionally and apply it to my personal website and home movies, etc.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: thanx - 06/08/01 05:47 PM

well..check out this site http://www.price.com and http://www.pricewatch.com for prices of monitors.<br>Personally I like the LCD monitors..I'm saving up for the 22inch ACD <br><br><br>
Posted by: bdog

Re: flat panel vs flat screen - 06/10/01 08:58 PM

LCD is MUCH better for your eyes though! That's why I can't wait to get my iBook!!!!!<br><br>-- John Bailey (Bdog)
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: flat panel vs flat screen - 06/15/01 07:10 AM

LCD is much better for producing sharp images... everything is always razor sharp, there is zero bluring. They're great for text. CRT is better for color reproduction. As for which are easier on the eyes... after using a PowerBook G3 for a year I found that it was *much* easier to use a 21" Apple Studio Display, which I recently sold and bought Apple's new 15" and 17" LCDs instead... my one gripe with LCDs is how bright they can be, which isn't always easy on the eyes.<br><br>But they're so much smaller and look so much cooler. You know you want one. :)<br><br>