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Thanks to Tony and Wire for your replies. My original request for info was posted several days ago, and probably got caught in the log jam at the leben.com mail server. So the replies came after I had already pulled the trigger on a purchase. I picked the Sony, but it has not arrived yet. Since at least one other person on the list expressed interest, I'll summarize the info I found on these products. Remember, I have not personally seen either of these. Mitsubushi Diamond Pro 2060u vs Sony GDM-F520 --------------------------------------------- The Mitsu advertises as a 22", Sony as 21", but the viewable sizes are almost identical. Both are flat screen aperture grills with uniform dot pitch. Sony's is a bit finer (0.22" vs 0.24"). Reps for both companies told me that their products had separate gain and bias (white point and black point) adjustments for each primary color. But the 2060 User's Guide (downloaded) contains no mention of these controls. I have not seen the Sony's manual. I found some enthusiastic recommendations for the Mitsu 2060, but many more for its predecessor, the 2040. Some say the newer model is not as good as the 2040. The 2060 does not have BNC connectors, and there are claims that BNCs give a tiny improvement in video quality. The Sony has both BNC and HD-15 connectors. The Mitsu 2060u was rated best in a recent PC World group review that included the Sony GDM-520. But in an earlier review the Sony was ranked higher than the Mitsu 2040. Reports from owners of the Sony were mixed. Some owners raved about it. Those who had problems usually mentioned uneven focus across the screen. One person claimed that he fixed his focus problem by tweaking a control that is accessible via an access hole in the case (WARNING: there can be lethal voltages inside a monitor, even when it is powered down). I read a number of complaints about Sony's poor quality control and inferior parts quality. But since Sony sells a lot of monitors, it's hard to know whether such reports are informed or statistically significant. I went with the Sony, but I demanded an assurance from my vendor that I could return or exchange it if I was not completely satisfied with its performance. The best street prices on the GDM-F520 were around $1550. The 2060u can be bought for around $900. -- Julian Vrieslander <mailto:email@example.com> - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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