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BARGAIN - OcUK 24" with DVI (*VA Panel) for £179.99+VAT (This Week Only Deal!!)

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Gibbo, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. dbeckett

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  2. Countcussy

    Wise Guy

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    Apologies for the thread bump, but this monitor was a big thing back in 2007. :)

    Anyways, just short of its 10th birthday, my DGM-VA monitor has finally died. Albeit, intermittently.
    It will now randomly lose power, and clicks rather alarmingly when unplugged. Presume power board/caps.
    Over the last 9 and a bit years, its hardly missed a beat. Had some blurry/ghost issues early on, but they seemed to fix themselves or
    were not monitor related. So much has happened since, I cant remember.
    Its big, chunky, and has the brightest power-on light in the universe, but it was an absolute bargain at the time.
    I am sure it could be fixed, but with some of the IPS screens now around £200, Including a DELL I rather like, not sure I'm going to bother.

    Bye Bye DGM, its been a pleasure :p
     
  3. james.miller

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    Wow it did well to last this long!
     
  4. JediFragger

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    **** me this is a revival!
     
  5. JediFragger

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    I remember that, think I can still see it when I close my eyes....:D
     
  6. GSXRMovistar

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    Ha mine is sill going strong in my arcade cab, normally gets used once every week or two. Certainly had my moneys worth out of it, what a bargain!

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  7. JediFragger

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    Was certainly a great deal back in the day @Gibbo !! :cool:
     
  8. Bertie

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    Just saw this thread and amazed it's still open - purchased this monitor myself and still using it as my main! It's a bit yellowing but hitting its 10th birthday in 2 weeks time :D
     
  9. Cavallino

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    Screw 200Hz refresh 49" Supermofomonitors.... DGM 24" is where its at :)
     
  10. sunama

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    For the record, I still have this in my bedroom and use it mainly for watching movies and tv shows.
    It's a fantastic VA monitor which offers very good blacks (superior to the IPS and TN monitors still being sold today).

    The only negative (compared to monitors of today), is its power usage. It uses roughly 100W, compared to around 20W for similar sized monitors of today.
     
  11. Cavallino

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    Yes but that's now been offset by efficient GPus and CPUs so your carbon footprint overall should be lower :p

    Watch away :)
     
  12. Alexrose1uk

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    Joined: Apr 26, 2004

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    Location: Milton Keynes

    Mine died a few years back unfortunately, the screen stopped turning on, power board failure. Great screen while it lasted though, really did a good job for the cost!
     
  13. Bertie

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    Well mine just died after 10 years and 2 months of faithful service. Wonder if the warranty is still valid...
     
  14. lbt

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    FWIW mine has lived in a humid bathroom for the last 10 years. And it's fine :)
    I'm just looking for some specs for it because the PC driving it has died and I'm setting up a new one :D
     
  15. james.miller

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    a bathroom ?? you mentalist lol. 10 years is quite a feat in any environment. The hummidity must have kept those caps from drying out :p
     
  16. thenewoc

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    looks neat, did you make the case itself?
     
  17. GSXRMovistar

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