Upgrading my monitor - comments sought

Paul Bryan pa_bryan at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 20 14:06:04 EST 2002

I believe the Diamond Views are re-badged Acer monitors. I used to fix Acers 
and know the problem with those 19" ones. I think I even fixed a couple of 
Diamond Views as well.

If they are out of warranty, or you don't care about warranty, I could fix 
them for you. It's only a couple of bad solder joints.



For every brand monitor (and every electronic device for that matter), there 
are *lots* of people who have had problems, and *lots* who haven't. Just 
going on one user's experience isn't going to give you a very good picture. 
We've already seen in this discussion, one person very happy with 
Diamondtrons and one not happy.

Service is the most important part. In this case, there has not been adequate 
service. That's what I look at. Every monitor is going to fail at some point, 
it's how it's dealt with that matters to me.

On Tuesday 20 August 2002 12:06, Daniel Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 09:16:53AM +1000 or thereabouts, Felix Karpfen 
> >         Diamond View (Mitsubishi Australia); and
> >         LG (from Iran?)
> A word of caution, we bought two 19" Diamond Views and they have been
> less than impressive. When they function they are very good. However they
> have the horizontal scan of death. What starts as a 'twitch' in the LHS
> of the display (ie it jumps inward an inch and back in ~0.5sec) rapidly
> becomes a complete lack of picture. Repeated returns to Mitsubishi have
> *not* fixed the problem. FWIW it seems to be stable at 800x600. :-(
> It may be a bad batch, but caveat emptor.
> Daniel Smith

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