monitor woes

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    monitor woes

    Hi

    Just a quick one......


    i got me a nice shiny sony monitor the other week. It was an ex-display model.........

    3yr warranty blah blah 17" CRT hi con etc

    thing is , there are two black lines horizontally across the screen- I would say third of the way down, and third of the way up........

    now, i know this monitor was used to show dvds in the shop...is it burned in for good? damn--i meant to say the lines are roughly where a letter box dvd would play, and the black borders would start...............

    i got a warranty (sold as new) so i can get it repaired, but has any1 else noticed these lines-or are they supposed to be there?

    they are very faint, and not always noticable-dependant on what you are doing..


    and if i can get it under warranty i guess it would be a major job huh?
    Such is life.

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    It is a tritronic(sp) monitor...Those lines are supposed to be there. They are shadows from 2 thin wires helping to stabilize the field inside your screen. Most high quality monitors have them and it is one of Sonys trademarks.

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    Really? thank the lord 4 that . Cheers pal
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    Why would a "high quality" monitor show two bands across the screen? I'd take the lower quality monitor w/o lines.
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    lol i agree, having lines in your monitor makes em higher end eh? whats the world coming to...
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    Because those two wires give you a non distorted picture on a perfectly flat screen. And that wont happen with out those two lines. You can get a flat screen without but then the picture will be scewed.

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    they are only bareley noticable....like on pure white background..not in games etc...have to admit though, it is very crisp display with no distortion etc
    Such is life.

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