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Jan 4, 2002
Which monitor should I buy out of the following two?

Futura LS9
CRT 19-inch, 0.25 mm fine dot pitch, flat square tube (FST),
Invar™ shadow mask, High Contrast, Anti Reflection and
Anti Static Coating, Double dynamic focus system
Viewable Area (Max.) 368 x 276 mm (18.1 inch max.)
Video Signal Video: RGB analog (0.7 V p-p, 75 Ohm)
Sync: H/V Seperate (TTL positive or negative), Composite
Scan Frequency 30-95 kHz horizontal
50-160 Hz vertical
Bandwidth 135 MHz
Resolution Maximum: 1600 x 1200 non-interlaced
Suggested: 1280 x 1024 @ 88Hz
Compatibility 8514/A, VGA, S-VGA,VESA, and Apple Mac II
Memory Modes 6 primary factory modes,12 secondary factory modes, 12 user modes
Power Input: 90-260 VAC, 50/60 Hz (universal)
Consumption: 95 W (Maximum)
Degaussing: Line Auto / Manual Degauss
Management: EPA, DPMS, NUTEK (optional)
Plug & Play DDC 1/2B
Users Controls Power on/off, Select <>, Adjust +/-, On-screen Display (OSD)
Contrast, Brightness, H-Size, H-Position, V-Size, V-Position, Zoom, Pincushion, Keystone, Rotation, Degauss, Recall, Sleep,
Color Manager, Sub-menu, Exit, Bow, Parallelogram, Corner
Control, S-pin Balance, Vertical S-Linearity, Vertical C-Linearity, Focus Amplitude, Focus Balance, Information, Language Select
USB Hub (optional) 1 Upstream and 4 Downstream
Safety & Ergonomics UL, C-UL, TUV/GS, CE, CB, FCC Class B, DHHS, MPRII
(TCO92 & 95 optional)
Operating Temperature: 0-40 Degree C Altitude: 0-10,000 ft.
Humidity: 10-95%RH Weight: 23.0Kg.
Dimensions Short neck


KDS VS190P 19 INCH .25 1600 X 1200 MONITOR

SIZE: 19 inch (18.0 inch viewable diagonal);

RESOLUTION: Maximum 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz, 1152 x 870 @ 75Hz, Optimal: 1280 x 1024 @ 85Hz;

DOT PITCH: 0.25mm, 0.22 Horizontal;

FREQUENCY: Horizontal: 30 ~ 95 kHz, Vertical: 50 ~ 160 Hz.;


CONNECTORS: 15 pin D-sub (DB15);

VIDEO INPUT: 0.70 Vp-p; Polarity TTL;


NOTES: DDC 1/2B Plug n' Play, Auto degauss;

POWER: 115 ~ 230 VAC auto-switching, 50/60Hz; Consumption: less than 120 W;

SIZE: W - 18.0 inches, H - 18.5 inches, D - 18.3 inches;

WARRANTY: 3 Year Advance Swap Warranty.

Notice the bandwidth in each for instance, what does this mean?

Which one would you recommend I buy. I cant spend more than $200. And these both are under $200.

Thank you.

Sam R


Inactive Moderator
Jan 4, 2001
Northern VA
I'm not entirely sure what the bandwitdth means, but I'm sure it has something to do with your refresh rates...and thats the key...

You don't want to go under 75hz for your refresh rate at maximum resolution. The KDS will do 75hz at 1600x1200, but the Futura doesn't list what it'll do...then they suggest the resolution of 1280x1024 which it'll run at 88hz...

Most likely the Futura will drop below 75hz at that resolution...

I've got a 17" flat screen futura at work...the image quality isn't too bad, but it doesn't look purely flat...it looks like it has a flat mask over it, but if you look close it looks as if it has a slightly curved tube...

On the otehr hand, the NEC flatscreen I'm using now is totally flat.

I'd go with the KDS.



R.I.P beloved friend to all
Dec 18, 2000
Orlando, Florida
personaly I would wait till I had about $300 - $350 and get something like a viewsonic sony or samsung. If it has to be either of these two monitors I would go with the KDS monitor.