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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: sony gpd g-400 monitor

    sony gpd g-400 monitor
    By talldude October 10, 2001, 03:20 AM

    Allright, i wan't this big badass of a monitor, but i haven't gotten any imput on it if it is reliable, how good the quality of the picture actually is and if there are any defects i should be aware of. I know it costs $500 but i don't care about that.

    By Kero-chan October 10, 2001, 04:11 AM

    um... get the SONY 19"/18V CPD-G420S .24 1880X1440 FLAT TRINITRON
    the g400 is the best monitor i've ever seen, but the g420 is even better and only $39 more than the g400 at www.mwave.com
    which brings it to a total of $439

    i'm totally buying this monitor as soon as i get the money(unless i decide to go for the 21" G520)
    NEC and tohsiba make great monitors, but i've really never seen anything better than a g400+ monitor...

    By m0bia October 10, 2001, 04:36 AM

    I totally recommend this monitor. It is a little pricey, but TOTALLY worth it, i havn't had any problems. There are other good monitors, and some might even match the G400. But i have also heard some complaints about all these monitors, and have NEVER ONCE HEARD ANYONE COMPLAIN ABOUT A SONY, especially a G400. well, except for its pricetag regardless, if you have the money, i totally recommend this monitor, i love it also, look into the 420, as it is supposed to be a bit better for a little more dough

    By talldude October 10, 2001, 04:50 AM

    I'll see what i can find at the electronics part of Toyko (yes, i live here in Japan). I'm willing to pay the $500 for my monitor, the 420s is supposed to be a bit better, but i don't see i would need the extra quality. It's only for surfing the web, playing some games and that sort of thing. Nothing like CAD or something which would require a super precise monitor. That $40 i save can go into a good HSF.

    By Siegfried00 October 10, 2001, 12:09 PM

    Mine has developed weird vertical bars and now the screen shakes at refresh rates above 60hz, but on that issue I think someone dropped it and is not telling me about it... the weird vertical bars are something I haven't puzzled out yet, though, but they don't bug me that much. And it's not the aperture grills, those are horizontal and more like a blank line. These are like bars of faint discoloration.

    By talldude October 10, 2001, 11:51 PM

    i think you got stuck with a damaged monitor. Maybe some of the electron guns aren't working...who knows.

    By Siegfried00 October 11, 2001, 12:31 AM

    nah... it was fine when i got it. The only thing I can think of is that it might have come from me running it at 1600x1200@85hz. When you install the proper drivers it limits you to 75, so that could be the source of it. The shaking problem might have been someone dropping it without telling me...

    By talldude October 11, 2001, 03:29 AM

    i see...yeah, running a monitor outta spec can have some really bad results...there was this guy who actually got a monitor to light up in flames because of using the wrong settings (think it was resolution and refresh way too high and an old crappy monitor). It worked after being in flames! that's what i call durability.

    By Diablo SV October 11, 2001, 04:46 AM

    G420S is the Best
    the Diff. is the G420S has Higher Refresh Rates than the G400 (Cooler Design though )

    By Positron October 11, 2001, 08:58 AM

    I have the Sony G400 monitor and it is nearly perfect. The image clarity is extremely good and color vibrations are also very good. The sharpness is also top notch.
    The only downside is the price..

    I highly recommend it though.

    By funky_smurf October 11, 2001, 09:08 AM

    The g400 is great.
    When I went shopping for my first 19" monitor, I had AU$900 to spend. I clicked around on a few monitors on display that were all set at 1280x1024 resolution.
    I couldn't get past the sony. I really wanted a monitor that day. I ended up saving for nearly 2 more months to get the sony at AU$1449. Never had any problems with it, and the image quality it can produce is something you have to experience. The two faint horizontal lines might annoy some, but it is not bothering me at all.
    I would totally recommend it.
    Cheers

    By mwestep October 11, 2001, 12:42 PM

    Before you buy it. Check out the Compaq monitor. It uses the EXACT SAME picture tube as the Sony G400, plus dual inputs and it is flat screen. I recently got this monitor a few days ago, and it is very nice.
    It's only $285 to boot.
    http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.asp?EDC=190869

    Just thought you might want to save some money and put it towards a new cpu or somethin

    By m0bia October 11, 2001, 04:50 PM

    quote:Originally posted by mwestep:
    Before you buy it. Check out the Compaq monitor. It uses the EXACT SAME picture tube as the Sony G400, plus dual inputs and it is flat screen. I recently got this monitor a few days ago, and it is very nice.
    It's only $285 to boot.
    http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.asp?EDC=190869

    Just thought you might want to save some money and put it towards a new cpu or somethin

    um....the G400 has dual inputs too

    By mwestep October 11, 2001, 05:14 PM

    I didn't say that the g400 didn't have dual inputs . Just stating that saving money for the same thing is a good thing in my book .

    By hydrobond October 11, 2001, 05:20 PM

    The e-400 is the best monitor that I have ever used. I highly recommend it!


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