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i contacted a guy locally that can sell me a Crossover 27. he said i can come to his house and try the monitor out myself to see if its good.

besides playing video games on it, what sort of programs can i run to test if the monitor will be good? i'm driving an hour away for this thing (LA traffic) and i wanted to be sure to have all the answers i would want before i say yes to buy it.

thank you.
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i contacted a guy locally that can sell me a Crossover 27. he said i can come to his house and try the monitor out myself to see if its good.
besides playing video games on it, what sort of programs can i run to test if the monitor will be good? i'm driving an hour away for this thing (LA traffic) and i wanted to be sure to have all the answers i would want before i say yes to buy it.
thank you.

Put up different colors on the monitor taking up all the space and see if there are any dead pixels. If it looks good on games, and pictures look nice, I would say that is about all you can really do. Everyone usually checks for dead pixels on those monitors, so yeah, just throw different colors on the screen and check. And if it has dead pixels, point it out and maybe try to get him to sell it for less assuming you still want the monitor. biggrin.gif
 
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okie dokie thank you biggrin.gif

i've never tried to buy and 2nd hand stuff before... so thanks.
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