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Re: [RFI] Computer Monitor RFI

To: kd4e@arrl.net, rfi@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] Computer Monitor RFI
From: BobK8IA@aol.com
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 21:34:03 EDT
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In a message dated 5/7/2004 6:19:03 PM US Mountain Standard Time, 
kd4e@arrl.net writes:

> The Samsung Syncmaster 152N receives a weak review here:
> http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,111739,00.asp
> The KDS RAD-5 gets a similar weak review here:
> http://www.ascully.com/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=111
> Anyone tested a higher quality LCD display that is also
> RFI-quiet, please?
> It seems from what little I have read so far that one wants
> a high Contrast Ratio (better than 400:1) and a quick Response
> Time (less than 25ms) if one wants a crisp and quick display.
> I am guessing that there are other specs that one needs as
> a good reference -- suggestions re. those are welcomed.
> The reviews I have read refer to "gamers" as needing really
> high-end features but I am thinking more of a middle ground
> quality between the "gamers" LCD and the "value" specs of
> the lower end LCD displays.
> It would appear that the price tag attached to higher quality
> LCD displays prices them into the $350.+ (sale price) range!
> Sigh.

The gamers certainly have pushed the performance notch for video cards, 
monitors etc up the scale. I have 7 computers here and the Samsung 152N may or 
not be the best in the place but it sure does fine for my needs, running ham 
radio programs! I have mine dedicated to the machine that is strictly dedicated 
to my ham operations, thats all. I could care less how it runs complicated 
images or games.

The PC World review you quote gives the 152N 14 out of 21 in image and 16 out 
of 21 in text, about in the middle of others but not what I would call 
"weak". In fact all the folks who have operated here, since I acquired it, have 
commented how well the images looked. Again, it doesnt take much to run contest 
programs, propagation programs, EZNEC etc etc.  

And....the thing is light. Sits right on top of my IC-765. Would have never 
even dreamed to try that with my Sony CRT. 

But the thing I like the most is that its church-mouse quiet, RFI-wise. Nada, 

It suits my hamming needs.

73,Bob K8IA
Mesa, Arizona USA
near the Superstition Mtns
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