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Philips 20.7 Inch Monitor, FHD $99 @ Officeworks (Instore Only)

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This Philips 216V6LHSB2 20.7" Monitor delivers vivid imagery on its LED display. It utilises SmartContrast technology for deep, rich black details so your favourite photos, videos and other multimedia are sure to look great.
The monitor has a Full HD resolution for high quality imagery.
It has a 5 ms response time for smooth, lag free operation.
You can connect to the monitor via VGA or HDMI.
It has a 3 star energy rating and an average consumption of 102 kWh per year.
The monitor is also compatible with 100 x 100 mm VESA mounts.
It has a compact, space saving design so it won't take up too much space in your workspace.

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  • +5 votes

    Centrecom currently have a 21.5" Acer 1080p on special for $99 as well if anyone is interested.

  • +5 votes

    This is for all the video editing i said i would get around to , but haven't after seven years

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    Looks like this might be 12 volt, anyone have one and using the HDMI audio pass through?

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      12V? Are you sure?

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        Very unlikely to be 12v. I think he commented in the wrong thread

        • +1 vote

          Look at the specs:

          Power supply
          External
          100-240VAC, 50-60Hz

          Google the model number and look at this page:

          http://thesystem.co.th/products/preview.php?code=A0086385

          Looks like a DC jack to me..

          I have a Philips 221EL that has an external 12V 3A PSU so it's definitely something the brand does.

          Edit:

          Look at this image: https://img.advice.co.th/images_nas/pic_product4/A0086385/A0...

          It has the DC power symbol too: http://www.harmonycentral.com/forum/filedata/fetch?id=311295...

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          @XeKToReX:

          Oh okay I see what you mean now. Yes it possibly comes with a chunky wall transformer rather than the usual IEC 3-pin plug

        • +1 vote

          nothing wrong with power brick, easier to replace than try and fix switch mode inside a monitor.

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          @XeKToReX: I work in IT and haven't seen a PC monitor that uses AC power for at least 3-4 years. All have power bricks (which is a good thing).

        • +1 vote

          @BradH13: Really? Not many 23 inch monitors or larger can be powered with an external power supply.

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          @garage sale:

          nothing wrong with power brick, easier to replace than try and fix switch mode inside a monitor.

          Great if you're generating solar power & don't want to use a silly inverter too (avoiding the inefficiencies of going from DC to AC to DC again for the monitor by using your own DC power supply). Great to see discussion of this, which doesn't get much attention from manufacturers or customers in general. I'm always wanting to know whether a monitor has a DC power jack rather than the usual IEC AC connector. Never liked it when they started to integrate the power supplies inside the monitor.

          Too bad I hate gloss bezels…

        • +1 vote

          both our 27" monitors have power bricks ….. power wise ….. lots of notebooks have 60w power bricks and ones with docks even have 90w power bricks.

          also makes it easier for the manufacturers if they need to do warranty claims involving power supplies….. give customer a new brick vs open monitor and swap components.

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          @BradH13:

          I find this hard to believe.

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          @SwampCrack: My 34" LG ultrawide uses an external PSU. It's extremely common.

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          @garage sale:

          also makes it easier for the manufacturers if they need to do warranty claims involving power supplies….. give customer a new brick vs open monitor and swap components.

          And yet the guys at Sony & Microsoft decide an integrated power supply is better for the console world, for some (econonmic?) reason:
          https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/04/console-repairmen-explain-...

          I don't yet quite understand why they do this. I can see some weight/packaging/materials savings maybe. Serviceability becomes harder though. Maybe the savings are worthwhile to them when churning out millions of the things. Or saves them from dealing with third-party ebay power supply problems adding to warranty claims.

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          @johnno07: Not saying its uncommon. Just that bigger screens tend to use an internal PS. Both have their pros and cons.

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        I'm fairly sure, see my comment below above.

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          Sorry, to clarify, I was asking about the actual voltage value, as opposed to AC vs DC input at the back of the monitor.

          If it is 12VDC, that would suit automotive applications or people setting up stalls and using car batteries for power.

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          @amts: Yep, check my comment, it looks to have 12VDC in.

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          @amts:
          It should be pretty easy to adapt voltages with an (ebay?) DC-DC converter (even if it doesn't have 12V IN). They tend to operate over a wide range of input voltages to output the voltage you specify (as long as you get one with suitable current). Probably 5 bucks outlay + wiring & suitable plug.

          I checked the Philips manual: they don't specify. They only mention "external". This at least gives you some idea they are using an external power brick, which is more than I can say for some other companies.

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          @XeKToReX: DC, yes, but I can't see anything showing that it is 12V. It could be 6V, 19V, etc.

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    How do these perform with macbook pro retina? If no good, any recommendations?

  • +9 votes

    Pixel policy for this monitor

    BRIGHT DOT DEFECTS ACCEPTABLE LEVEL
    1 lit subpixel 3
    2 adjacent lit subpixels 1
    3 adjacent lit subpixels (one white pixel) 0
    Distance between two bright dot defects >15mm
    Total bright dot defects of all types 3
    BLACK DOT DEFECTS ACCEPTABLE LEVEL
    1 dark subpixel 5 or fewer
    2 adjacent dark subpixels 2 or fewer
    3 adjacent dark subpixels 0
    Distance between two black dot defects >15mm
    Total black dot defects of all types 5 or fewer
    TOTAL DOT DEFECTS ACCEPTABLE LEVEL
    Total bright or black dot defects of all types 5 or fewer
  • -3 votes

    no 144hz no deal

  • +2 votes

    Not to get into an "oh I wrote my thesis in punch cards" contest, but I still remember paying just under $1,000 for my first 15" 800x600 LCD monitor and something about decent monitors dropping under the $100 mark makes me feel all… nostalgic? No… I don't have the word for it. But you know. Something.

    • +2 votes

      Luxury!

      I paid 12 copper ingots for my first abacus!

    • +1 vote

      …but I still remember paying just under $1,000 for my first 15" 800x600 LCD monitor

      At that stage of the LCD tech lifecycle I was still appalled at how readily people accepted the crap colours, crap response times & crap viewing angles of LCDs. The only thing going for them was sharpness and geometric accuracy (and non-fat bodies). I continued to be amazed at how readily they were accepted at least 10 years later. I only got one many many years later, and still wasn't happy with anything but the sharpness & lower power consumption. Everything else was a backwards step for me.

      To me, colours were totally not right, and still aren't unless you spend big. I have an NEC I spent quite a bit on (imported) but still no match. I miss my Trinitron, but god knows I wouldn't be running that today - sucks too much power. But those colours. And those viewing angles. And the blacks. Actually just about any CRT would do me right today - for colours and viewing angles. Very refined tech.

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    I don't think I've ever seen 1080p at 20" before.

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      i've seen 21" 1080p but yeah 20" isn't that common, might be a new market for people with limited room at home and the monitor is attached to a laptop, i know uni students like 13" lap tops as they fit into back packs easier and fit on desks at lectures, 20" monitor when not used i stored…… inner city real estate is expensive and small also , we don't all live in tamworth and enjoy barnabys' cheap large housing life style.

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        might be a new market for people with limited room at home

        Since the monitor sizes are measured diagonally I think this is very unlikely because it's just too minor of a difference. Has to be an econonmic reason for the manufacturers to do this (a price point to be reached, profit margin to be reached, an LCD manufacturing process that saves money, etc.). 21.5 inch was popular for ages (usually sold as 22 inch). For many desk-dwellers, being around this size is a nice good trade-off without higher power consumption too. The slight difference is size is probably just econonmics talking.

        • +2 votes

          I still walk with a limp after carrying my 21 inch Mitsubishi Diamondtron CRT monitor up my stairs many years ago.

          From memory I ran it at 1600x1200.

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    There is enough info out there to tell you that a low-Refresh rate Monitor can be bad for your eyes and can give you headache. Cheap is cheap.