Upgrading my monitor - follow-up

Neil Pickford neilp at goldweb.com.au
Sun Aug 25 23:18:14 EST 2002

Matthew is correct.  One extra decoding bit

The "(B)" means quality B on the scale A, B, C, D, T & Z
Where A is first rate as new out of the Box
T is Tip Fodder
Z is Not Working (Broken)

Non working items tend to go real cheap and if you buy enough you can 
sometimes make working ones from bits of two or more.

SVGA tends to include (but not always) XGA and SXGA as well ie.
VGA  - 640 x 480
SVGA - 800 x 600
XGA  - 1024 x 768
SXGA - 1280 x 1024
You really need to test the resolution, brightness, convergence 
and Focus on the ones you are interested in.

As for the large number of Acer's, Remember where these are coming 
from.  Large Government contracts.  They have probably been sent to
auction because the particular govt department has outsourced it's
desktops and the new systems (usually on lease) come with new monitors
covered by a lease warranty.

That's why they are ending up at auction.

You should go along to a couple of Auctions and watch.
Don't Buy first time.  Get the feel of what is going on and prices.
Then go along before the next auction, pick a few items that you 
are interested in and test them, Yes they have a test area.  
Then you have an idea what you are bidding on.

Neil Pickford

Matthew Hawkins wrote:
> Felix Karpfen (felixk at webone.com.au) wrote:
> > And this brings me to the crunch point of this posting.  Attached is a
> > short extract from the last Thursday's Hymans auction:
> >
> >
> > _BASE OK_. DATA CABLE. (B) [1998] [WORKING] _S/n_
> >
> > KR81391105 - _ARH_
> >
> > I have marked the comments that I currently find obscure.  In
> > particular, I noted that some offerings are listed as "ARH" and others
> > as "MIC" (my hunch is that "S/n" refers to speakers;  I am uncertain
> > about how the description "SVGA" relates to the <scan rate|refresh
> > rate>, but suspect that the specs applying to each model exist
> > somewhere).
> S/n means Serial number!   the serial number of this monitor is
> KR81391105.
> ARH and MIC are probably the initials of the Hymans reps who recorded
> this information.
> SVGA (Super VGA - VGA being Video Graphics Adapter) is meaningless these
> days as most monitors manufactured are SVGA.  Back before SVGA there was
> VGA, and before that there was EGA and CGA.  Then there was Hercules and
> other stuff :)  All it means is the monitor will most likely do 800x600
> if not more.  Check on HP's website for the specs of the D2835 17"
> monitor to find out exactly what.
> The rest should be self-explanatory - built in 1998, has a base and a
> cable, and the monitor was tested and found to be working.  Yes, people
> do buy non-working ones ;)
> Cheers,
> --
> Matt
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