Digimate L-1715 17" TFT LCD Monitor
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A 17" L1715 16ms multimedia TFT which is silver with a black stand.
A great priced 17" TFT with a bright, clear and high-contrast screen. This 17" stylish TFT has a 16ms response time, 16.7m colour display and built in speakers which makes it a great value for money LCD monitor.
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What makes it so cheap? It has an ANALOGUE input, i.e. D-Sub like your CRT screen. Very modern graphics cards have DVI-D outputs for a DIGITAL input on a TFT. The difference is slight. Unless you can compare both together I promise you wont see a difference. The only instance where I would recomend a digital input is where you will be staring at a static screen for hours on end, for example when editing photographs or using photoshop.
This TFT is the brightest I have ever seen, and has a stunningly fast refresh rate. If you are glued to your computer 24/7 playing games then yes, you may see "ghosting" to a slight degree, it's a trait of TFT screens. But then some people even claim to see ghosting effects on an 8ms panel... all I can say to these people is that you need to get out more. Meet people, you know?
To summarise - ask yourself, why are you buying a TFT? If it's for word processing, get this one. If it's for saving desk space, get this one. If it's for video, movies or music visualisations get this one. If it's for gaming, that depends on whether you enjoy games, or you are obsessed with them. For the former, get this one. For the latter, blow half a thousand on some other TFT. It's your money after all.
Incidentally Amazon.co.uk have the cheapest price for this product. Looking elsewhere is a waste of time unless you want other opinions / reviews. For this TFT, buy Amazon or not at all in my opinion.
As they say, to get the best from the monitor you have to have it set to the maximum resolution so ensure you computer and specifically graphics card can handle it.
The spec on Amazon says that it has a response time of 16ms but in the manual it quotes 12ms which is even better.
I have used it for games too, online, and there is no such thing as 'Ghosting' where this monitor is concerned. The internal speakers arn't much cop but then who would buy a monitor based on it's ability to pump out loud volume?
Finally, so far so good and as you might be able to tell, I am delighted with my purchase.
- Great value for money
- Excellent technical spec
- Looks great and takes up no space at all
All in all, dont waste your money on a more expensive monitor just because you know the name better.
I've now had 5 of these in total now (having used them with new-build's for clients) and would say Watch Out! - there are DEFINATELY two models floating about under the same name as "Digimate L-1715".
While one of these models gave an excellent, sharp, rich picture, the other was blurred and the On Screed Display seemed to be a less up-to-date version.
I thought I'd share this with people, but understand it's not hugely helpful as I'm saying that one model is superior to the other, and yet you don't know which you'll get.
Now that I can appreciate why people's opinions of this have varied so much, I would suggest paying a little more for a better known product. While a couple of these have been great, it's too much of a raffle to know which you'll get.
I managed to knock this off my desk too and it survived unharmed without any dead pixels. In all you probably can only get a better quality monitor of this size for twice the price - I've seen an 8ms response time one recently that's £500
Cheap but not very cheerful
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this Monitor in 2005 to replace my big monitor. I was OK with the size, but I noticed that images were not very good. Some pixels were dead but I still accepted it. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2010 by Lusitanian
Can anybody supply or know where I can get a power adaptor for this Digimate L-1715 monitor. When I took out the box----- no adaptor for British electrics. Read morePublished on 25 Sept. 2008 by Caroline Cameron
My screen worked perfectly until it just died one day. I am now having a dreadful time with Digimate who I sent the screen back to for repair as it was over a year old. Read morePublished on 23 May 2007 by Gorgeousbob
Once again Amazon deliverd very quickly, i orderd the Digimate because we all play pc games at home, and felt that we were missing out on the graphics side of things with the... Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2005
The Warranty Card does not state the length of the warranty, nor is there an address to which to post it. Read morePublished on 13 Oct. 2005
Got this monitor from Amazon.
Its very good, and very clear. Come with auto-adjust feature that lightens/darkens. Read more
My new 17" Digimate 1715 is reduced to a 15" - it has a 2" green band down the right hand side of the screen. I've sent 3 e. Read morePublished on 20 July 2005
Ordered one on behalf of a friend, and had a little look before he came to pick it up.
The old cliche 'cheap and cheerful' applies quite nicely here - Good price, great for... Read more
I wanted to replace my six-year old CRT monitor because it had degraded and was blurry.
The first L-1715 monitor supplied didn't work at all. Read more