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Need a new computer monitor...what's everybody using now?

Post by bombaycharlie » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:58 pm

Hi All,

First of all, I want to hope that everyone in the path of the fires out there in California can get out safely if they need to and that everyone stays safe. I can't even imagine having to leave my house for something like that.

I am looking to upgrade my computer monitor to something bigger and better. I have been using a LG 24" monitor for years...still works great, but my eyes don't anymore and would love to upgrade.

Should I even look at using a TV as a computer monitor? I use the onboard Intel video card in my PC. Would a LCD TV work better than a dedicated computer monitor?

Thanks for the input and stay safe out there.
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Post by Len911 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:33 pm

Charlie,I wouldn't bother with a tv, a computer monitor will be cheaper. You will probably be upgrading to a higher resolution, hd,min 1920x1080.

A pair of mid-range computer glasses, basically a single vision lens, vs.trifocals, have worked well for me. There are also tinted lens for computer glasses,though mine are clear.
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Post by Kolstad » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:14 am

Yeah at least 27’.

The “flicker free” monitors are really much better for the eyes. Make sure it has that. It has done wonders for my eyes. I use a Dell 27’ flicker free monitor, and love it.

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Post by bombaycharlie » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:50 am

Thanks for the input!
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Post by Razor7Music » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:13 pm

My eyes are getting bad too, even with my lenses in. I posted a similar thread to get recommendations on a larger monitor and someone told me to make my display larger--which I did and it helped so much I didn't have to buy a new monitor.

If you need to know where those settings are in Windows, post back and I'll look for the reply I got that had that in it.
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