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February 11th, 2006, 07:36 PM
Since the survey didn't get too far there aren't enough monitors to make the tops, so I'll right my recomendations based on this survey.

Monitor Type: LCD - More people are happier with this type of monitor.
Monitor Size: above 17" - again... Most people seem happier over time with larger displays.

Obviously money is always a problem, but it seems the old spend as much as you can, but wiselly is true for this one too.

Happiest people had terribly large monitor sizes and those were all LCD, so go big, or huge, but LCD.
I belive Dell, Apple and Samsung were the top ones here...

Keep the survey alive if you want, and I might update this once I notice it filled up again.

February 11th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Monitor: Packard Bell 1020
Hapiness: 9/10
Extra information: 10 Year old CRT, no idea what size, but it came with a windows 95 computer and it is still running very well. Need I say more?

February 11th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Monitor: NEC MultiSync 1735NXM
Happiness: 8
Extra info: 17" LCD / 1280x1024 max res.

February 11th, 2006, 07:49 PM
I'll post the two monitors I've used with Ubuntu:

Monitor: KDS Avitron AV-7TF (http://www.kdsusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?prod=210)
Happiness: 8
Extra information: 17'' flat screen, not flat panel I got rid of my flat panel monitor because it supported a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768, which, at the time we bought it, seemed great, but now seems just huge to me.

This monitor can support up to 1280 x 1024, but Ubuntu recognizes only 1024 x 768. I had to do a sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and then select the resolutions I wanted, then do a sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf to manually add a HorizSync of 30-70 and a VertRefresh of 50-160 to the monitor section. After that, it seems just fine working at 1280 x 1024.

Monitor: ViewSonic VG150 (http://www.viewsonic.com/support/desktopdisplays/lcddisplays/graphicseries/vg150/index.htm)
Happiness: 7
Extra information: 15" flat panel

The monitor's perfectly fine. It's getting a bit old, though (we bought it in 2001), and it's starting to flicker a bit in both Windows and Linux. The Avitron's a bit older, actually, but it's held up okay.

Ubuntu didn't detect the max resolution on this one either. I didn't have to do a reconfigure of the xserver, though, I just needed to add
HorizSync 30-62
VertRefresh 50-70 to the monitor section of xorg.conf to get it to work.

February 11th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Monitor: IBM P275 (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4YTJQJ)
Happiness: 10/10 :D
Extra info: 21" flat CRT, made in 2002. I run it at a very impressive 1600x1200 resolution :D

February 11th, 2006, 07:52 PM
Monitor: Dell 2405FPW
Hapiness: 9.5
Extra information: HERE (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/ProductDetail.aspx?TabPage=techspecs&sku=24053YR&c=us&l=en&cs=04&page=external)

February 11th, 2006, 08:03 PM
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 913b
Hapiness: 9
Extra info: 19". Came with one dead pixel, otherwise would have scored 10 (and i was too lazy to use the zero-dead-pixel-warranty). 1280x1024. http://computing.kelkoo.co.uk/b/a/ps_14321754/114401.html

February 11th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Here is my monitor.

monitor Samsung 955DF (http://www.samsung.com/Products/Monitor/DiscontinuedModels/AN19JSBTK.asp)
Happiness 8
Extra Info 19 Inch max resolution 1600x1200 @68 MGH

Overall it has been a great monitor. I bought it 2 years ago this month and now iit is a discontinued model. The only 2 gripes I have with it is you can see the dots that make up the picture especially at lower resolutions and it is not a flat panel. It is a flat screen but it is bulky and very heavy. Ubuntu detects the resolution at 1280x1024 with a refresh rate of 75. It is a great monitor for the price I paid. ($199 USD)

February 11th, 2006, 08:08 PM
Acer, flat-panel, 17 inch.

February 11th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Monitor: SUN 18 inch flat panel display (LCD)
Happiness: 9.6
Extra info: Bought about 3 year ago. Here are some pictures (taken myself :) ) (http://www.freepgs.com/klaidas/stuff/monitor/)

February 11th, 2006, 08:53 PM
Monitor: Apple Cinema HD Display
Happiness: 10
Extra Info: 23" Silver Version LCD, 1920x1200, 100% color calibration / custom color profiling.

February 11th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Monitor: KDS Visual Sensations (not sure of exact model number)
Happiness: 8
Extra info: 19", has great resolutions. Only problem is that it doesn't display correctly with anything but 60Hz. It's 5 years old and just barely beginning to show some wear and tear. It survived our house getting struck by lightning with minimal damage (there is a slight dark spot along the lower edge of the screen and it can't display a perfectly square image anymore).

Rev. Nathan
February 11th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Monitor: Hewlett-Packard Ergo 1600
Hapiness: 5
Extra information: 21'' CRT, 20" Viewable. It is my understanding it is one of the first monitors to display 1600x1200. Mine was manufactured in 1996. Refresh rate is 70Hz, which really strains my eyes and is causing me problems where my activeness plummets. It weighs 60 pounds and doesn't even fit on my monitor stand. It is an ugly, worn beige that matches none of my system or any appliance in my house. So why did I give it such a high score?

Because dammit, 1600x1200 is sinly. :)

Will be getting a Dell 2405FPW (24" LCD, 1920x1200) when the money comes in.

February 11th, 2006, 08:58 PM
Monitor: Iiyama Vision Master Pro 510 (A201HT)
Hapiness: 8
Extra Information: 21" CRT

Monitor: LG Flatron L1910B
Hapiness: 9
Extra Information: 19" LCD
No dead pixels, but for 10 points a resolution of 1600x1200 is missing, than I could run a 3200x1200 desktop.

February 11th, 2006, 09:18 PM
monitor: POS

happiness: i got it free and i like the picture.

extra: 17inch CRT

Stormy Eyes
February 12th, 2006, 12:05 AM
Model: Samsung Syncmaster 213T
Happiness: 666
Extra: 21inch TFT with VGA and DVI input, max resolution 1600x1200

February 12th, 2006, 12:22 AM
Model: Samsung Syncmaster 213T
Happiness: 666
Extra: 21inch TFT with VGA and DVI input, max resolution 1600x1200

Extreme amount of lust on my end for this product. (Drool)

February 12th, 2006, 01:13 PM
Mode: Samsung SyncMaster 710v
Happiness: 10 :)
Extra: 17" TFT VGA only Input max resolution 1280 x 1024

February 12th, 2006, 02:14 PM
Model: NEC Multisync LCD 1760NX
Happiness: 4
Extra: DVI+Analog inputs, power on/off button fell off after 3 months. Pops up annoying message when your not running in native resolution.

February 12th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Monitor: sony trinitron p1100 (compaq branded)
Happiness 9/10
Extra info: 21" (bought in a job lot of 7 21" but sold the rest for a nice little proffit), monitor has dual vga inputs with a switch on the front for choosing the system, comes in very handy.

Monitor: HP a4331a
Happiness 8/10
Extra info: 20"

Monitor: unbranded 17"
Happiness 9/10
Extra info: nice little monitor that ive had for a few years and is still serving me well.

There are a couple more but not on any system that I use

February 13th, 2006, 12:17 AM
Monitor: acer AL1711
Happiness: 9
Extra Info: only 4 months old

February 13th, 2006, 12:42 AM
Monitor: Compaq Presario 1525
Happiness: 4
Extra Info: Works fine most of time. Didn't rate a 5 because it will occasionally start freaking out (but I blame that on the pure age of the monitor). 15'' CRT.

February 13th, 2006, 12:44 AM
Monitor: Apple Cinema HD Display
Happiness: 10
Extra Info: 23" Silver Version LCD, 1920x1200, 100% color calibration / custom color profiling. *Drool*. I envy you enormously.

February 13th, 2006, 12:44 AM
Monitor 1: Samsung SyncMaster 912N
Happiness: 9
Extra info: 19" TFT, very nice and bright

Monitor 2: Phillips (unknown model)
Happiness: 8
Extra info: 6yr old 19" CRT, very good quality.

February 13th, 2006, 12:57 AM
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 152v
Happiness: initially 8, now 7 and falling
Extra Information: When I got this monitor I was overjoyed. Then I turned it on and discovered two stuck subpixels which I can't budge for trying. Worse is the fact that I can't do anything about it and it pisses me off more the more I use the monitor. Additionally it's starting to become a little small for my uses - I could do with 1280x1024.