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LCD Monitors - Windows Vista Certified?  
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
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I'm thinking of buying a new 19" widescreen LCD monitor, and see that several are listed as being "Windows Vista Certified".

What does this mean, exactly? If I buy a monitor that's not "Vista Certified", and eventually end up running Vista in the future, will I be limited in any way? Is it worth buying a monitor that is Vista certified, just in case?

Thanks in advance for any help.


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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

My gut reaction is this is mostly marketing as Monitors are mostly passive, but the driver to take full advantage of some of the features of the monitor need to be certified. If not then windows will use windows default monitor settings. since most people will never load the specific monitor drivers into there computer. If you have a DVI card for instance, you may be able to control some functions of the monitor, but isn't that what those cool little buttons on the monitor are for?

To paraphrase, its probably just marketing and I wouldn't worry too much about it. Anybody else?


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

It simply means that the monitor will work with Vista. The drivers are out, ect. If you buy a monitor that isn't certified don't worry. Vista is still relatively new and if you upgrade at a later date odds are it would work. New drivers get put out all the time, eventually 99% of things will be Vista compatable as things are now with XP.

User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1634 times:
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Cool. I found a nice-looking 19" widescreen monitor made by "Hanns G" for $169 (shipped) at Newegg. I think I'll order it up.

Thanks for the help, guys.  Smile


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Klaus is going to respond soon  smile 

The Vista Certified means that it will work, and most likely, already has Vista drivers.


User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Here is an article for your reading pleasure. In the future High Definition Movies will be encrypted, and the encrypted data will cross over to the monitor on the DVI cable. The monitor will unencrypt the movie. For now, it means nothing, in the future it means you might not be able to watch some HD movies at their highest resolution that you might have purchased on DVD or downloaded, instead you would watch the movies in SD (Standard Definition), or if the Movie company did not want it they could tell Microsoft to not allow the movie to be shown at any resolution. If you have a cable connected to your computer, the pay-per-view would also most likely not work.

http://news.com.com/FAQ+Vistas+stron...otections/2100-1025_3-5844071.html


User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
169

Wow $130, for a good consumer grade monitor, I guess you cant go wrong. Let us know how it turns out.


User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 6):
Wow $130, for a good consumer grade monitor, I guess you cant go wrong. Let us know how it turns out.

I have the HW192D from them. It's a fairly nice monitor, although most would probably want one that is a bit brighter.

Black Hanns.G 19" WideScreen LCD 1440x900, 700:1, DVI-D, 300 cd/m2, 5ms, Fully Adjustable w/ Speakers, Model No. HW192D

A very basic monitor, but unlike the last two (Dell, surprisingly enough) monitors I've had, it has no bad pixels or problems at all. It's also good for computer gaming and all your basic needs. The images are the crispest I've ever had (Hmm...maybe it IS defective.  Big grin ) , although I can't use it for editing images for A.net or anything. It's very sleek, and for under $190 when I ought it last year, I'd say that it's a bargain.

Hope all goes well with the new one 2H4!


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