A good alternative to the MSX monitor...

Par Samor

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19-08-2005, 10:14

Well, cleaning my Philips MSX monitor (something I asked about a while ago) didn't help as its still noisy and it has a slight color problem anyways (lots of white turning temporarily red).
I'm temporarily using some bedroom tv but the automatic "the-screen-gets-to-bright-I-better-reduce-brightness" is getting on my nerves.
It's also not half as clear as the old MSX monitor and it's better with Composite than SCART, I think it SHOULD be the other way 'round normally.
I'm looking for an alternative, but I can't spend too much, and neither do I need a huge screen - I just need a good one.
Can anyone here recommend some tv's that are specifically good at displaying computer/console gfx (specifically through scart) ? Again, no huge 100hz things wanted, just something that's decent and doesn't have these annoying automatic correction settings.
Monitor's of some kind would be good too (I don't even need a TV tuner in it).
I know I could get another MSX monitor from somewhere but I'm rather looking for a new alternative.
I've seen some "cheap" TFT tv's for sale. Are those any good?

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Par AuroraMSX

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19-08-2005, 11:31

it's better with Composite than SCART, I think it SHOULD be the other way 'round normally.
Depends. The SCART connector can carry both RGB and CVBS signals, but it's entirely possible that your TV doesn't have the RGB pins connected...

Par Algorythms

Master (229)

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19-08-2005, 13:06

I just bought a Samsung 15" stereo LCDtv for 250 euro, and it is great! It`s connected to both my MSX and PC (1024 resolution).

Par Leo

Paragon (1236)

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19-08-2005, 13:54

well it is a bit expensive u can find 17 inches for less than 200 euros.

Par Algorythms

Master (229)

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19-08-2005, 14:27

Leo: Keep in mind I live in Norway! Smile

Par Samor

Paragon (1589)

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19-08-2005, 14:33

I think the cheapest around here are around 299... does the brand matter a lot or are most of those tings equal in quality? I did like all the different connectors it had (vga, composite, svideo and scart), but the salesman insisted SCART = composite (which isn't true, but it makes me unsure about that tv)

Par Meits

Scribe (2783)

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19-08-2005, 18:28

Leo: Keep in mind I live in Norway! Smile
There's electronic stuff which is not even that expensive in Norway compared to Holland.
A friend of mine once was gonna visit me and though of buying a videocard here... He didn't... The prices in Norway were more attracting...

I bet that doesn't just go for videocards Smile

Par Algorythms

Master (229)

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19-08-2005, 18:51

Yeah, DVD players and some PC equipment is cheap because we have a really good online shop called Komplett.no which makes heavy competition for the others, but you cannot find cheaper LCD TV`s than this. The shop actually lost money off of them. AND I stopped by shops in Germany and Italy to find them cheaper and I didn`t. RadioMarkt or whatever it`s called. Smile

Par Haohmaru

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19-08-2005, 19:09

MediaMarkt?

Par Samor

Paragon (1589)

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19-08-2005, 21:19

MediaMarkt?

I've had a look. They had a Samsung one in stock recently.
So, generally an LCD tv would be a good idea?

Par Z80-for-a-brain

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19-08-2005, 22:26

there's also komplett.nl but as with most things, the cheapest shops in NL are more expensive than the "normal" shops in other countries. I usually order stuff through german webshops, and save me a lot of money Smile

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