View Full Version : 36inch monitor for $279!!!!!!!!!
04-10-2001, 01:45 PM
36 inch monitor $279 @ comp geeks!check it out!
04-10-2001, 01:51 PM
Bunch of caveats:
1. This is a Grade C monitor:
Grade C - Monitor Works Recommended for Test Bench - Has Major Cosmetic Blemishes,
examples of which are (but not limited to):
Major Scratches in case
Major scratches in screen
Picture Color is Off
Major imperfections in the AGAS (Anti-Glare, Anti-Static) Coating
Lots of Dead Pixels (4 or more)
For The Gateway Destination 36-Inch:
Can Also Include "Blurrier Then Normal" Screen (needs to be viewed
at about 10-feet away, normal for Destination is about 6-feet)
2. This is heavy and EXPENSIVE to ship -
The REAL GEEKS MONSTER Monitor! So BIG it takes it's own pallet! So Big, that after buying it, you need to call us for shipping rates and information (No, UPS will NOT deliver it -- IT'S JUST WAY TOO BIG!!!)
3. The resolution is only 800x600
I think you would be better off with a new TV of the same size (I got my RCA for about that price 1.25 years ago and it had a lot more features). Also, Circuit City (which price matched Frys) offered free delivery/setup
04-10-2001, 02:33 PM
I did not even know that they made 36 inch screens! That is just HUGE!
How much do normal screens like this cost? Anyone know?
04-10-2001, 03:14 PM
Actually, it is a television.
If you visit the page, you'll see that it's a refurbished Gateway Destination tv/monitor. The Destination was (is?) Gateway's line of PC/TV hybrids.
04-10-2001, 04:28 PM
36 inches...is way too big! I couldn't handle that, and I like em' big. I have a small desk!
04-10-2001, 05:23 PM
haha i love the shipping description!
04-10-2001, 07:07 PM
holy crap, 225 pounds!!!!
04-10-2001, 08:19 PM
It is just an old crappy Gateway TV, wonder if it
comes with the wireless keyboard...
IF I want a nice Monitor/TV I'd get the
SONY, PFM42B1 PLASMA DISPLAY 42"
for a Retail Price: $7,999.00
Price w/ Free Shipping: $6,795.00
But more likely the better deal is the
PIONEER, PDP 502MX PLASMA DISPLAY 50"
The King of TV/Monitors with a res of
full 1280 x 768 pixel display can be
used in a 16:9 native mode and PC res
of 1600 x 1200 pixels and it weighs in just
under 89 pounds...
Retail Price: $19,995.00
Price w/ Free Shipping: $11,769.00 almost 60% off
free shipping and save a chunk of change on sales tax
unless ya'll live in Florida...
04-10-2001, 11:49 PM
I have the 29" Princeton Arcadia AV which is similar to the destination. It is very cool and a far cry from a TV. It depends on what you are using it for. I have my monitor in my living room where it acts as the heart of my entertainment center. Sure I could of got a huge television for the price I paid for the monitor (about $900) but TV-out is much different than being able to use the VGA cable. I use it for web surfing - text is easily readable, as well as a jukebox, for TV via All-In-Wonder and TiVo, and DVD player, SB Live, surround sound, and it is VERY cool for games. It is limited to 800x600 but has full color depth. Refresh is low but flicker is not noticeable. It isn't a good graphic design monitor but for being able to watch movies and surf the web via cable modem it is quite awesome! It does not have a tuner or coax input.
I probably wouldn't buy the Gateway machine because of all the problems it may have as a Grade "C"
But if this monitor works and the colors are good, it is a great deal. Just know what it is good for. It is likely terrible for graphics manipulation, mediocre for text reading and word processing. But for watching DVD, web surfing, cable TV, game play from the couch, it may be a great option.
04-11-2001, 09:19 AM
lol, 225 pounds.
04-11-2001, 09:22 PM
just go buy a friggen video projector, with either an s-video in, or a regular s-vga in on it.... You'll get over a 10' (uhuh, 10 foot!) screen with it - great for CS/Q3 or playing the new N64 BOND game - on the 4-screen split (for 4 player), each players screen is bigger than a regular TV :D
04-12-2001, 10:40 AM
Yeah, but everyone's forgetting that this thing is only 279 bucks. Might be worth it for that cheap.
04-12-2001, 10:52 AM
plus probably another $100+ for shipping and remember, they are badly damaged (see Grade C above)
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