Re: COMPUTER: Monitors

Natasha V. More (
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 15:03:35 -0700 (MST)

At 01:35 PM 4/6/97 -0700, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

>What is it you want to know?

My Hitachi has been giving me problems. I finally figured out that it was
an inappropriate video card, rather than a wiggly monitor. In dealing with
the problem, I'm considering other options, one of which is a different
monitor -- the Trinitron along with the Matrox Millennium (if it upgrades to
8mg). The other option is to stick with the Hitachi and purchase either the
4mg VRAM card of the #9.

>Hitachi makes beautiful monitors if
>you can afford them.

My question then would be are you familiar with the 800, 801 and 802 series
of Hitachi 21"? (I haven't been successful at researching this on the Web.)

>Some people don't like the barely visible mask
>seam line in the Trinitron, but it's otherwise a good deal. All of
>those monitors will handle the refresh rates shown. All the cards
>you mention are decent cards, but a year or two out of date.

Any suggestions for newer cards?

>Also, depending on your application, you may not want such high
>resolutions, even at that size. I run my 20" NEC at 1152x864 with
>no problem, but higher than that would be hard to read for me.
> Also
>note that 1280x1024 is the wrong aspect ratio (has non-square pixels)
>which might be a problem for art design. 1600x1200 is correct, as
>is 1280x960, which some of those cards will do.

I'm accustomed to using 1280x1024, and haven't had problems with service
bureaus for print outs. 1600x1200 might be too small for me in that I have
a stigmatism and get headaches easily.

I appreciate your suggestions and comments, Lee. Thanks.

Natasha Vita More [fka Nancie Clark]
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