_StIwY_ wrote on 2023-11-06, 20:52:
Thanks for your suggestions. I think in my case it is better to take a 20 - 21 inch 1600x1200.
So i started searching for a 20 inches 1600x1200 LCD, but damn they are pretty rare.... ). I found a refurbished items store which had two HP LP2065.....unfortunately with some problems at the screen >.<"
But today maybe i found out the same monitor from another seller, but first i have to be sure about the screen conditions.
I wanted one for years but didn't want to pay much, until suddenly a bunch of them showed up in local thrift stores. I ended up with a bit of a hoard of 20" 16x12 IPS/VA monitors, mostly HP LP2065s. That window of time may have passed though and they might be harder to get again.
I think any 20" 4:3 LCD you see is guaranteed to be 1600x1200 res and probably IPS or VA panel. I don't think anybody made that size panel in any other resolution, and I think 20" TN panels are rare to nonexistent. That size was always for premium monitors.
Dell has a comparable series of monitors (Dell Ultrasharp). I think the Dell 2007fp is the equivalent of the LP2065. With all the monitors I took apart I might be mixing things up, but I think the 2007fp uses the same panels as the HP LP2065. So I think the only differences will be firmware/menus and connection options.
The Dell 2001fp is 1 generation older but still decent, it might have a slower response time. I think the equivalent HP is the LP2035.
The Dell 2000fp is the oldest, it's bulky and surely slower response time, but it's an IPS so it still has a good picture, unlike early TN panels.
All of these require 60Hz, they'll skip frames at 70Hz but in Windows that won't matter.
The HP LP2065 has an option to soften the picture but only with VGA signals. Not sure if the Dells have that feature.
The Dell 2000fp, 2001fp, 2007fp and HP LP2035 have Composite video, SVideo, VGA, DVI.
The HP LP2065 doesn't have Composite or SVideo, but it does have dual DVI-I - meaning you can use dual DVI or dual VGA or 1 of each by using the appropriate cable. So it's more flexible in that respect.
The menu on the LP2065 can show you the operating hours by opening the menu and going into "Information.." It will show backlight hours and total hours (there will be a difference if somebody used power management during it's life). But the brightness it was ran at also matters a ton.
My worst LP2065 had a tag on it from a govt office, it was set at 100% brightness, all hours were backlight hours, and it's panel condition was noticeably worse than the others. The best one I bought came from a private seller on eBay whose pictures showed it on his desk at home. He still had the original packaging and that thing was mint. Monitors at thrift stores are the best bargain for price, but they usually have scratch&dent abuse.
The LP2065 has a hidden service menu that can reset the hours, but the low reading would make that obvious unless somebody did it years ago.