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Hercules Prophetview 920 17" LCD Monitor Review

By: Shawn Baker | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 16, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Hercules

Conclusion

 

LCD's have come a long way in the past 18 months; it wasn't that long ago the idea of an LCD for a monitor was ridiculous due to their high price tag. Thanks to the mass production of them, these days, prices have really dropped and they are now a lot more affordable for the average person. The Hercules Prophetview 920 DVI is a big improvement over its predecessor, the Prophetview 720, yet it still could do with a few more improvements - mainly an increase in contrast ratio, this will help get rid of some of the darkness we sometimes find in movies and games.

 

If you're in the market for an LCD, we would highly recommend that you don't skimp on the purchase of one; cheaper LCD's are usually only good for desktop use as their specs are usually quite low.

 

As we stated this particular model comes in two flavors: a DVI version priced at around $650 US (around $1,000 AU) and a non-DVI version priced at a more affordable $530 US (around $800 AU). If you look around you should be able to bargain a few dollars off the price but if you have been fortunate enough to own Hercules equipment in the past, you know the kind of quality used throughout their products and you know you will get what you pay for.

 

Overall we have a very nice LCD which flaws are only very small and we find no reason not to give it our editor's choice award!

 

- Pros

 

Best looking LCD on the market

 

RCA port is very handy

 

Available with and without DVI

 

Very high quality

 

Can be wall mounted

 

Perfect for an office situation

 

- Cons

 

Slightly more expensive then the competition

 

Bit too dark in some places

 

Rating - 9/10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award

 

 

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