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James Charley <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Jul 1997 14:18:02 -0700
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- We have an assortment of 20 or so Sonys, NECs, Viewsonics, Nanaos,
etc.  The recommendation is only from in-house experience based on an
odd-ball collection of these things.  I settled on the Nanao for my own
because it was the sharpest of this random collection...

Frank Ippolito wrote:

> >>NANAO Monitors are the sharpest I've ever seen (the non-triniton
> models), although not the brightest or most colorful. I have a 20"
> model
> 580iw that works wonderfully with both my Mac and my NT system.
> (actually works a little better with the Mac)<<
> >>Sony Trinitons are bright and have highly-saturated
> color, but at the expense of sharpness.<<
> Interesting John,
> I have found some of the sharpest pictures on the 17" & 20"
> trinitrons. A
> recent roundup of big screen monitors in June's PC mag seems to bear
> this
> out. Four out of five of the top sharpest tubes tested were based on
> Trinitron technology. When I first researched into choosing a monitor,
> the
> prevailing wisdom in I kept bumping into in the graphics field were
> that
> they were the sharpest image . . . but in 3 or 4 years the picture
> would
> lose some of its edge. Since a computer purchase is based on an 18
> month
> half life, I went for one.
> One question, are these observations based on your own experience or
> on
> various spec sheets? The reason I ask is that the dot pitch ratings,
> which
> are so important in picture sharpness, do not translate exactly
> between the
> two technologies. While we are seeing some nice sharp images in the
> shadow
> mask models sporting 0.22 mm dot pitch, trinitron models that are
> rated as
> 0.28 mm are in fact sharper.
> Now if I could only get my brain to increase its dot pitch some . . .
> Frank
> Frank Ippolito    [log in to unmask]
> American Museum of Natural History
> "Wherever you go..., there you are."
>                                                 -Buckaroo Bonzai