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monitor upgrade..

W5XZ - danW5XZ - dan Member ✭✭
edited March 6 in New Ideas
best buy has a deal...$99 for a 24" LED

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-ka240h-24-led-fhd-monitor-black/5588523.p?skuId=5588523&ref=212...

hits the w5xz threshold, anyway....< $100...they sure look nice...picked up a pair..
they don't seem particularly noisy either..

73, w5xz, dan

Comments

  • EdEd Member
    edited March 6
    Yes I saw those monitors for $99 what a deal. Great week at Best Buy with cyber week sales. I picked up a 23" HP monitor for my shack. I had one 25" HP for the Flex 6300 and I got the  23" to go with my Mac computer. They are very thin and light weight. Only paid $119 for the 23". Another great option.

    73, W3PG, Ed
  • W5XZ - danW5XZ - dan Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    yup...and even a casual user like me can see the difference between LCD and LED, in addition to the energy savings...and light weight...the pan and waterfall are extra crispy and snappy, watching the ARRL 160m test..

  • EdEd Member
    edited December 2016
    I replaced some pretty old monitors that I didn't think were too bad. Wow how crisp and bright the new ones are. The whites are stunning. Now I love my flex even more.
    I thought the Maestro was clear and bright and now my computer looks great also.
  • Bill TurnerBill Turner Member
    edited December 2016

    For what it's worth:  I had a 24 inch monitor as my main monitor for years and recently picked up a second one just for SSDR. Frankly, it was too big and took up too much space on my desk and doesn't give any real benefit. If you want one, by all means get one, but for me a smaller one does the job just fine.

    W6WRT

  • W5XZ - danW5XZ - dan Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I admit, they DO consume some desk top 'real estate', but i'm thinking of turning them on end..

    have to admit, though, i like to waste a full screen on SmartSDR, and another on DxLab modules that i like..and a grayline i like..and occasional prod at wsjt-x..

    just personal preference, i suppose

    73, w5xz, dan
  • KevinKevin Member
    edited December 2016
    2x27 4K monitors here. Not satisfied. Want more bigger. Trying to find a good 40" 4K monitor to replace the two 27's or maybe in addition. :)

    Point is, bigger monitors provide more flexibility and layout options if you need that. Otherwise they just take up desk space and probably attract unwanted spurious signals on the waterfall.

    73,
    Kev K4VD

  • Don StefanikDon Stefanik Member
    edited December 2016
    I found getting a smart  tv was the best bet with hdmi.  Monitors don't last long. Just my 2 cents.

  • Bill TurnerBill Turner Member
    edited January 2017

    "Monitors don't last long"?  I got my first computer in 1989 back when you had to know Unix to do email. I've had at least a dozen monitors since then and none have ever failed. I just retired them in favor of bigger and better.

    W6WRT

  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I found that monitors die because they use cheap electrolytic in their power supplies. They can easily be repaired for a few dollars worth of caps. Currently running 3 x 27". Could use more screen are.
  • Walt - KZ1FWalt - KZ1F Member
    edited December 2016
    Would that be in the apt or home?
  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    In California. In Paris I use the iPad.and sometimes the MacBook. Decided long time ago to minimize weight.

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