"One day, we'll all be using LCD flat-screen monitors.
Unfortunately, LCD technology has not advanced significantly enough
to make it affordable for the average Linux user. Even if one can
afford the hefty $1,000 average minimum entry fee, there are still
some differences in the output image between a LCD and a
conventional CRT monitor."
"I recently had the opportunity to give the Samsung SyncMaster
150MP a try with Red Hat Linux 7 and a NVidia GeForce 256. The
150MP accepts a standard analog input, unlike other LCD monitors
which require a special video card with digital output. The main
feature which Samsung touts as distinguishing this product from its
competitors is the ability to accept input from external sources
such as a DVD player or cable TV. It has the ability to overlay
this signal picture-in-picture, independent of the underlying
operating system, making this monitor ideal for playing DVD's under
"If I was going to get an LCD monitor that worked well under
Linux, this one sure fits the bill. The SyncMaster 150MP has
many little features such as the picture-in-picture, carrying
handle, and stereo speakers that make it stand out from other LCDs.
Knowing that it accepts any standard VGA out is a plus for
Linux as you have a wider range of video cards which are Linux
compatible. There is no need for any special drivers or kernel
"Verdict: Wait until LCD technology improves and the price comes
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