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anyone here have a Dell Ultrascan P991 monitor? how is it? i just ordered one for my new alienware system to replace my older p990 (which was incredible). anyone have one that can shed some light?
 

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I'm actually looking at that very monitor right now on my desk at work. It's very nice. The picture is sharper and brighter than the 21" Dell I had before. (Yes, I dropped to a 19" - I felt guilty because I also have a 17" SGI LCD
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I have an M990. Whats the diff between P990 and M990. This M990 seems to kick butt, except that about one minute after coming out of powerdown mode, it makes a loud click (sounds like an electrical arc) the entire screen unfocuses briefly.
 

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I think dell's monitors are supplied by sony. Why don't you just get sony? is it more expensive?

I am using Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 71 . bought it a few years ago. works good, but I think Sony WEGA monitors are cooler
 

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I have a 17" Dell Ultrascan (Sony Trinitron), and it's great, same as the Sony - Dell's are a little cheaper, but usually have to buy a PC with it. Sony Trinitrons (and Dells) are the best monitors on the market, IMO.
 

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Hurricane: my Viewsonic PF790 does the same..its pretty normal tho..i love it. i also like my sony flat too. by the way...the need to reinvent these flat screens..ever notice the two horizontal black line on the screen? its to hold it up. weird.
 

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Originally posted by Lexus_IS300:
Hurricane: my Viewsonic PF790 does the same..its pretty normal tho..i love it. i also like my sony flat too. by the way...the need to reinvent these flat screens..ever notice the two horizontal black line on the screen? its to hold it up. weird.
those are damper wires, and they support the aperture grill -- all trinitrons have them.
 

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Originally posted by webmaster:
I'm actually looking at that very monitor right now on my desk at work. It's very nice. The picture is sharper and brighter than the 21" Dell I had before. (Yes, I dropped to a 19" - I felt guilty because I also have a 17" SGI LCD
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i'm just sold my entire old system -- including my awesome dell p990 monitor -- and got a new one. after looking at several monitors -- viewsonic e790b, viewsonic pf790 -- i want the dell's crispness and contrast back, so i ordered a p991 (in black!) from dell. just wondered how it looked....
 

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Hitachi baby, only the best. Check out their high end models, they whip some ass. I have their top end 21" recommended to me from my buddy who does CAD all day. ****ing clear as day picture though $1400.00 for clarity.
 

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Not all flatscreens have those horizontal black lines...

Those lines are in Trinitron monitors
(basically a Sony technology now licensed to other manufacturers).

Those wires are needed in trinitron because they have the trinitron "one gun" technology that uses a vertical stripe mask (instead of a triad mask like 3 gun monitors). When you look at Trinitrons they have a seemless vertical opening for each color (you might need a magnifying glass to see). Those horizonal lines are actually very thin wires used to hold the shadow mask in place. Since a typical 3 gun monitor just has a triad of "holes" the shadow mask is very stable, but the trinitron shadow mask is more like "venetian blinds" (on its side) so it needs the extra support to stay aligned. (Look at some venetian blinds sometime - they have little cords holding _them_ together).

Depending on the size of the trinitron tube they use more or less horizontal wires. For instance, less than 15" typically only needs one support wire, but 19" and greater need at least two.


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Tony - I envy your SGI LCD. That is sweet.

I like Viewsonic monitors for the good quality at a decent price (value).

I have a 1920x1440 P815 on my desk at work.
 

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hitachis are nice -- i've seen the very monitor you're talking about, i believe -- but for some reason, i don't find anything equivalent to the dell trinitrons. i just bought a viewsonic pf790 and am taking it back, and it's a trinitron tube. something about dell's aperture grille is better than most -- my old dell p990 still looks better than 95% of the monitors out there.

plus, the p991 comes in black, which matches the rest of my home system.
 
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