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    Do they only last 3-5 years?? I was thinking of getting one, but after hearing that it won't last long...I don't think I want to blow 1000 bucks on one.

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    Not that I think you're fibbing, but do you have a link to this accusation? I've had my two LCD's for just over two years and they have no signs of fading or any other illnesses. I'm just wondering why it is supposed to die after such a short time.



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    What monitor are you spending a grand on?
    Good 19" models are available for under half that amount.
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    newegg.com has 19in monitors starting at like 260

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    too expensive.

    Also LCD are great. I got mine last year, no dead pixels and just like the day i got it.

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    Today monitors last more than a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydragon
    Do they only last 3-5 years?? I was thinking of getting one, but after hearing that it won't last long...I don't think I want to blow 1000 bucks on one.
    That's nonsense. As far as I know, they last as long as any other sort of monitors...

    Also, $1000? Way too much....

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    i read a report on bloomberg that sez there is a glut of LCD screens in the u.s.a.

    apparently the electronics companies were WAY too optimistic about LCD sales and now they're sitting on a ton of recent-ish monitors & TVs that they're itching to get rid of. probably to make room for newer product lines. prices are being slashed on some models already, and the average price will be coming down drastically in the near future.

    dunno about other countries though -- whether or not they've oversupplied the rest of the world, as well...

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    I am more then sure that LCD monitors as well as TV’s are designed with a 3-5 year life in mind. This does not mean that after 5 years they will just quit. It just means that while testing the Displays in the Lab before production they where tested based on a 3-5 year life.

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