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08 January 2011 @ 08:18 pm
RIP Hanns G Monitor  
So I was playing Mass Effect 2 and suddenly my monitor is like, derp, flicker, flash, white screen. At first I assumed the worse, thinking my video card died, but I was able to verify that nothing is wrong with the PC itself when I connected it to my tv. And no matter what I do with the monitor it just keeps showing that white screen, so I guess it's toast.

Monitor shopping for me tomorrow :D I wanted to upgrade anyways, now I have no excuse not to XD

I usually hate shopping at big box retailers for such things but I don't feel like waiting for something to ship to me and monitors aren't really that specialized like PC hardware would be.
Current Mood: annoyedrawr
Baako!baakobirdie on January 9th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
I recommend getting 2 monitors. It's remarkably handy!
Eaglebird: wtfeagle_bird on January 9th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Damnit Hanns G! We told you not to do these things and yet here we are once more!
sire_icefeather on January 9th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
I love my LG monitor, but I think my particular model has been discontinued.


Skyskysealer on January 9th, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
I totally recommend the Samsung P2450H 24" :D (1920x1080) or anything by Samsung for that matter. I've never been disappointed with that brand!
Nemmynemmy on January 10th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Ended up going for the Samsung B2330HD ^_^ Basically a 23" that can support that resolution as well =)
Ethelshai: Calm Ethelethelshai on January 9th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
Bleh, yea I hate how monitors tend to die all of a sudden, working nicely the previous minute, and then, you come back and they go berserk before failing once for all. Last time it happened to me, it was with a monitor that was only 1 year and a half old D:

So far, I'm happy with my Samsung SyncMaster 2220LM :)
Syntakkossyntax0 on January 9th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
Last time I was shopping for an lcd monitor, Korea was the leader in the technology, so any Korean brand ought to net you something good. For example, LG. Their Flatron screens are amazing. :D
Nemmynemmy on January 10th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah I looked at LG, they were always a bit more than the Samsungs though, so i went with Samsung =)
Azusisazusis on January 9th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Depending on your needs, it may be worth buying online. I don't think Best Buy and the like even sell IPS displays.

Something like this ( http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=320-9270&baynote_bnrank=3&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch ) would be a great upgrade from a generic TFT display.
Nemmynemmy on January 10th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh I don't need an IPS display to be happy, I ended grabbing a nice Samsung model at Best Buy ^^
Almiraagraeth Ralatharngraeth_raltharn on January 10th, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
Well you can always buy to test, if you like it, order online then return it when the shipped one arrives.

Also, 65" Samsung ftw
lombardynlombardyn on January 10th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
You might consider checking the sales date of your monitor. At least around here you have 36 months guarantee on that stuff.