OT: Confusion over purchased TFT screen

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Glans, I, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. Glans, I

    Glans, I Guest

    The other day I was in Curry's and I noticed a rather fetching Compaq
    TFT monitor - model FP 5315. I went online to check out it's
    specifications, and read from the Compaq site that it has a refresh
    time of 23ms, amongst other acceptable numbers. The next day I found
    that AC Computer Warehouse were selling this model new and boxed for
    £169inc, so I went over and bought one. Then somebody on another group
    pointed me to some contradictory specifications on the Compaq site
    which say the response time is "<45ms". Hmmm... the picture is great,
    but I could be dissappointed if this is true, knowing that faster
    displays can be had for just a few quid more. I can detect some trail,
    but I really don't know what to expect, so I'm in two minds over
    whether to chase this up?

    Does anybody have experience of this model (or HP equivalent F1523) or
    know what the score is regarding the conflicting specs?

    Production date of my model is July 2003, btw.
    Glans, I, Nov 9, 2003
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  2. Glans, I

    hugh.w.p Guest

    I shouldn't worry about it too much if your otherwise happy with the screen
    a lot of the specs on TFts are very subjective anyway. It seems like a good
    hugh.w.p, Nov 9, 2003
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    Morgan Guest

    Morgan, Nov 9, 2003
  4. There are, afaik, (at least) two different ways of specifying TFT speeds
    ... one of them specs the time for an 'on pixel' to fade when turned off
    (which sounds like refresh time to me), and the other specifies the
    'full cycle' time of turning it from off to on and then back off again
    ... typically that is 2x as long.

    Lots of discussions ignore the difference, with considerable confusion
    GSV Three Minds in a Can, Nov 9, 2003
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