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but I don't know Scan's dead pixel policy. And it's a lot of money...
you should just give me the money instead. i feel it would be a better use.
TFT and LCD monitors can get dead pixels, i.e. pixels that don't display anything, and this is fantastically annoying, unless (maybe) they are right at the edge.
This can happen in transit, say. The point is it's as shit as a scratch on your screen but internet suppliers will have policies whereby they might only replace it if has three dead pixels or more. FUCKERS.
So you should only buy from a place that will replace a monitor even if it has one dead pixel.
see, i've never noticed anything like that with my TFT and i've had it a good couple of years now..
It's not going to be a massive concern on all of them but there's no way I'd spend that much on a monitor only to find there weren't enough dead pixels to send it back :|
My VAIO has one and it could well have occurred recently or I just didn't notice it until now.
keep that materialistic driven dream alive.
it does seem more'n a tad silly. and what do they do with the old monitor when you send it back for having dead pixels?
You might as well ask what would happen if there was a scratch on the screen. You wouldn't accept a TV in that state.
It's just that dead pixels aren't visible until you power up the monitor.
or do they have to junk the whole thing?
but in these processes there are a lot of write offs. It's not like the 1950s when everything was carefully made to last 20 years, you know.
Were you woken up in a time capsule a few weeks ago or are you just being deliberately obtuse?
not trying to piss you off either. it just seems wasteful. maybe everything SHOULD be carefully made to last 20 years.
or should it? I actually think there's nothing wrong with things being made as they are AS LONG AS MANUFACTURERS TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY.
Technology moves so fast you'd be crazy to build something with that lifespan.
But I've NEVER seen anything like a stereo or TV come back after a 'repair' that didn't break again almost immediately and just outside warranty.
Repair shouldn't happen: it should just be auto-replaced: If you're going to build for 12 month cycles you should replace within that.
but there are some stupidly frivolous and wasteful products made which should probably have an additional tax levied for using resources that are scarce, difficult to recycle and / or impossible to obtain in a sustainable manner. Example being mobile phones - they aren't frivolous, but 8 year olds having the things is a complete joke, and changing your phone every 6 months when the old one's fine is just short-sighted and wasteful.
how many cds could you get for that? eh?
that's how many.
Well 1) very high native res, which is unusual for a TFT/LCD
2) Half-Life 2 has a native 16:9 proper output
3) It will be bigger than my 24" CRT widescreen TV and display DVDs more crisply and impressively
4) It will mean I have a massive penis.
understand the logic of that...
I can't really see how "It will be bigger than my 24" CRT widescreen TV and display DVDs more crisply and impressively" can lack any logic?
more the bit about: you + TV= massive penis
use that as your myspace quote.
'nailed it' and 'penis' HAHAHAHAH! My god, it's like two jokes for the price of one.
(You see, doubtful, 'nailed' is another term for shagging...like you understand how that works, right?)
(and you forgot the apostrophe) but equally doubtful was being a bit mean to my wishlist of impossible-to-attain technology with her 'keep the materialistic dream alive' comment. :-D
theres no need to waste that much money.
It's not exactly a 'waste'. All things are relative.
I could download CDs but not a monitor! :D
got to do with it.
tech nerds with big monitor fetishes are one of my pet hates. Sorry.
Seriously, if you're running visual studio, 1600x1200 is a desired resolution and unless you hate your eyes you should be running at a minimum of a 19" CRT at that point. Even that's really on the small side.
but then I sometimes wonder if I am a normal girl in respect of these things..
I think he looks like a girl wih a fake moustache, when he has one like.
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You bad girl...
Try this baby:
buy a big telly and plug it in. i hate monitor fetishes!!!
don't have high enough pixel resolution. Why do you think most console games look pixelated and blocky when compared to PC games?
Are you trying to discredit my beliefs?
yes i am.
Unless you want your eyes fucked to heaven, you need a bigger monitor whe you go up resolutions.
1280 x 1024 is a very low resolution (I have no idea why on earth DiS is still catering for 800x600). If you run visual studio and such 1600x1200 is a desired resolution and when you're developing it really helps.
TFT monitors are better for your eyes too but they only do 1600x1200 at large sizes, over 19" (I presume because of physical problems of making the pixels small enough) so you need a bigger monitor.
i know you need a bigger one for design stuff, just didn't think you or marco did that.
is a programming suite. It's just as important to have a large monitor for that as you are using lots of different windows.
erm i design websites!!
I run my monitor at work (21") at 1600x1200. But at home i have a Dell 19" with a resolution of 1280x1024. The latter is a pain when using Flash. THere just isn't enough room.
I want to buy a massive frog.
Hang what anyone else says. It costs a squillion quid. I might get two
i can appreciate.
The law is a CUNT:
So basically the manufacturers are perfectly within their rights to sell you a defective and annoying product. Blimey. CUNTS.
i for one am glad zxcvbnm is back.
I wouldn't try to fix it yourself.
Buy a new one. A 42" plasma screen. :-D
it's good, but it makes it much easier to get busted for reading DiS as it's in giant size.
Note how I'm carrying on regardless though. Take that, The Man.
Who said that?
This explains it more fully:
The law would work if manufacturers claimed their monitors were 'Class 1' but they don't.
Class 2 is acceptable for the small resolutions of 1999 but these days it's arse. Ho hum...
why don't you buy a robot instead?
one like this:
NO DISASSEMBLE JOHNNY 5!!!!
Wow...the days when Steve Guttenberg was a star, eh?
Blimey. I say if Theo wants it, he should have it.
More power to your arm, Theo