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Vizio 26" 1080p HD LCD Monitor - Refurbished: $199

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by ChromeDome, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome New Member

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    Is this a good monitor for the price or otherwise? Seems like a "Hot Deal" and it has some ok features, i guess?

    I would guess its a TFT. That doesn't matter to me. If some of you are interested, I know its probably a worthy buy

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    Link for tech specs and purchase details

    http://www.onsale.com/p/Vizio-Monitors/product~dpno~7936571~pdp.fibcdcc

    Also, I don't know how long this deal is good for or anything about this merchant. I found them through a w00t ("deal a day" website) link
     
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    Not too bad. I love my Vizio 42" TV.
     
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    I :love: my 37" vizio its rocking awesome and very good sound got it along time ago too
     
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    I love my 42" Visio, I'm so tempted to get this for a basement TV, possibily even a monitor for my main PC...hmmmm....

    Edit: Damn, just saw that it isn't true 1080p, but 1920x1200...still very tempting for that price though!
     
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    I've been looking into this myself and wondering if I should pull the trigger
     
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    Would it be worse than 1080p??

    I'm just curious why you said that?
     
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    He's saying it worse due to the fact it doesn't have a Native 1080p res for Computer.. My Acer and HP (yes it's 22" but it's Native 1920x1080p) both go to 1920x1080p. That's the Native res. for 1080p via computer.. It will play movie's and such in a 1080p form, but the res isn't "true".
     
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    It depends on the application. For a computer monitor, it wouldn't really matter, but I was looking at using it as a HDTV more than a monitor. So any movies would either have large black bars at the top and bottom, or the image would be stretched and distorted. Both issues exist on a native 1080p monitor also, but not to the extent of a non-native 1080p monitor.
     
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    If it`s refurbished there might be a problem with dead pixels..
     
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    The likelyhood of getting dead pixels with this is actually less then if you buy a new one, as the entire unit, including the panel, has been inspected. Anything with a problem has been replaced, so if it had dead pixels, it won't anymore.
     
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    Damn, just went to buy one. $24 UPS Ground shipping, and they want to charge me $20 tax! Still a decent deal, but not as good after all that...
     
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    Hey for the owners of the 42".... A sniplet from the product page says;

    • 120Hz Smooth Motion technology gives you a smooth, blur-free picture with less judder

    firstly, lol @ judder, secondly, is 120hz a panel engine (gimmick) thing, or if plugging in a PC can you actually set vsync at 120hz?
     
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    I have a 42" 120Hz TV. The max I can set the refresh rate to is 60Hz, I'm not sure if this is a limitation of HDMI at the resolution or what. The panel is capable of 120Hz, however I believe to achieve that from 60Hz and lower source, it has to create interperated frames, at least that is how I understand the technology.
     
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    I will only buy a screen that adversities 120hz If i can plug in my pc and vsync it at 120 guaranteed.

    I know I can't see the difference per say, but for fast paced first person shooters on a very high end setup I love how responsive a guaranteed 100+ FPS can feel.
     
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