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Best monitor for an arcade depot kit?
« on: March 24, 2005, 07:37:46 pm »
I need opinions from people who know, so that's why I posted here.

I bought an arcade depot cocktail kit and I need to know the best monitor
for this application.

I mean best, as in, most bang for my buck. 

Should I use a 19 inch PC monitor, or some type of arcade monitor?

If I go with a PC monitor, will it fit correctly with the arcade depot kit and 19 inch bezel?

If an arcade monitor, which brand, and why?  Refurbished?

I know absolutly nothing about arcade monitors and I am leaning towards a PC monitor for this reason.  I just want it to fit correctly.

Thanks for the info,
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Re: Best monitor for an arcade depot kit?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2005, 06:04:01 am »
Somebody on these forums said this seller was okay.

What about this monitor?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6146860429&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

This is only about 40 bucks more than a 19 inch PC monitor.

Would this be better suited for what I need?

Just looking for opinions folks.  Preferably from those who have built an arcade depot cab before (pics would be great).

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Re: Best monitor for an arcade depot kit?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2005, 10:33:26 am »
A PC monitor will just plug in and play, but you'll probably want to remove the case which can be a real pain.

Arcade monitors have a much more authentic look to them, since that's what the games are designed to be played on.

I'd say go for an arcade monitor.