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Gerbil XP
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Someone educate me on this monitor

Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:59 am

I cant seem to convince myself not to buy it. This 20" widescreen lcd monitor keeps popping up occasionlly at tigerdirect for only $150 and I cant seem to find out why it appears to be such a good deal.

The negatives so far:
- It has built in speakers which makes it bigger and heavier, I wish it didn't most people who care about audio dont use built in speakers I think.
- It weighs alot.
- Sure its a TN panel but I dont have a problem with those and Id use it 95% for gaming.
- $50 MIR
- I dunno about scepter
- High power consumption

The Positives:
- 20" 5ms widescreen lcd 1680x1050 for $150
- Black
- Looks OK
- Adjustable viewing angle
- wall mountable
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Gerbil XP
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Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:10 am

I personally know two people who have had issues with their sceptre lcds within 6 months. Their DVI connections simply failed to work.
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Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:38 am

A friend of mine got a 20" sceptre. His DVI stopped working after 2 months. I opened it up and saw a couple cold solder joints. Touched them up and it works fine now. Id say stay away though.

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