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Decent Economical monitor with variety of inputs?


#1 monash65   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Wondering if anyone can recommend a good monitor available online, of size around 21 or 22inches (max 25) which is reliable, not going to break the bank, and most importantly of all has inputs that include standard red/white/yellow composite inputs for hooking up older consoles like original PS, Gamecube, Dreamcast etc. I'm asking because I know most modern monitors have connections for PC, HDMI etc, but I don't know which ones still include composite connections.

Thanks in advance for any input.

#2 Hybrid5006   White Trash Ballin CAGiversary!   3771 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

i have never ever seen a monitor with composite inputs

#3 monash65   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

I know they exist because I am using one right now, it's a Samsung Syncmaster I bought around the yr 2000, it has red/white/yellow RCA inputs as well as VGA etc. I just wanted another one as backup/replacement.

#4 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   19750 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

I have a similar Samsung Syncmaster with composite, S-video and component inputs. I got it back in 2006, I think? It's still working great.

I don't think you have too many options these days. Newegg's power search bought up a few results, but they're pretty pricey compared to models without older inputs.
http://www.newegg.co...ICE&PageSize=20

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#5 monash65   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

Thanks, might have to hit up ebay for a used/older model with the kind of inputs I'm looking for.

#6 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   19750 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

You could go to BBY and check some Dynax and Insignia models... a lot of the smaller ones still have analog input.
http://www.bestbuy.c...5#tab=specifications

I can't speak for the quality though... might have to read some reviews beforehand.

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#7 Hybrid5006   White Trash Ballin CAGiversary!   3771 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

You could go to BBY and check some Dynax and Insignia models... a lot of the smaller ones still have analog input.
http://www.bestbuy.c...5#tab=specifications

I can't speak for the quality though... might have to read some reviews beforehand.


That insignia is a TV =)


Worst case scenario, just get any new monitor and buy this

http://www.amazon.co...rds=rca to hdmi

#8 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   19750 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:12 AM

That insignia is a TV =)


Worst case scenario, just get any new monitor and buy this

http://www.amazon.co...rds=rca to hdmi


It's really not that different from what he's asking for... it has an array of analog and digital inputs) and it's resolution can handle new consoles.

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#9 monash65   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   153 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:21 AM

You could go to BBY and check some Dynax and Insignia models... a lot of the smaller ones still have analog input.
http://www.bestbuy.c...5#tab=specifications

I can't speak for the quality though... might have to read some reviews beforehand.


Hey thanks, that insignia looks pretty good. Composite, Component, VGA and HDMI, can't beat it. Not too expensive and free shipping too.