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post #1 of 14
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Is this thing any good anymore. Bought this for $800 from Circuit City about 6-7 years ago. Hard to part with, mostly bc of the way it looks. I like these style monitors. Should I get a new one or is this Bye bye $800 http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...uctId=11035555
post #2 of 14
As long as it works well, whats the point in getting rid of it? Although its not like getting rid of $800, that would be like saying someone wasted 15k when they sell their 30k car for 1/2 of its worth in 4 years...
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
As long as it works well, whats the point in getting rid of it? Although its not like getting rid of $800, that would be like saying someone wasted 15k when they sell their 30k car for 1/2 of its worth in 4 years...
lol i hate cars, and i do say that everytime i get a new one.
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May as well use it if you have it. I still have an old Sony 1024x768 15" that I paid $400 for and it's still running without dead pixels. Sony had good stuff 8 years ago. The image quality of that old thing is better than either my Acer or HP replacements.

Now this 15" Viewsonic CRT that came with a 466MHz celeron machine that's sitting next to my desk, that might be a candidate for removal but I still use it from time to time as well. Gotta hook something up to all these old rigs for the CC in may!
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That thing says it supports 1080i but the max resolution states 1280x1024....

$800?... 800:1, 12ms response time? Ouch...
 
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post #6 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrimpykins View Post
That thing says it supports 1080i but the max resolution states 1280x1024....

$800?... 800:1, 12ms response time? Ouch...
I know right. Was the best back then I suppose.
post #7 of 14
^^^
+1! If the monitor still serves your purposes, keep it, and use it until it pooches. It will probably outlive any monitor made these days, especially with the short life of the backlights, and the high cost of replacing them...
post #8 of 14
Or just get a new screen and use the sony as 2nd?
There's nothing better than dual/triplescreen, really. so much workspace and awesomeness!
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post #9 of 14
^this

I just ordered a five year old monitor simply because I love my old one that I've been using for the past 5years and I wanted to have matching. If the monitor works, never a need to get rid of it.

$800 then vs $250 now, lawl.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite View Post
Is this thing any good anymore.
If it works to your liking, use it.
If not, upgrade.

As stated, it's not exactly throwing $800 out the window.
You got 7 years (or more) of decent service out of the device.
Not sure why you're complaining about it now..

My 23" Sceptre became annoying at 1360x768 after 3 1/2 years of use.
$230 well spent, it was a champ for 24/7. Still in the closet for a backup or spare rig.
Not going to get rid of it since I would ultimately pay more if I ever need another monitor than I would get from sale.
Edited by beers - 2/4/11 at 10:16am
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