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      24.11.2010 12:28

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      Reliable monitor. Buy if you're on a budget.

      I bought this back in 2005 and I'm still using it as a backup monitor today. It has no dead pixels although a bit dusty as it is kept in the store room. From today's perspective, I have to say there's nothing special about the Proview 765. But back when I first bought it, it was a great transition from CRT to LCD. Oh the memories... my first LCD monitor.

      Installation was simple and commonsensical. Just take the baby out of the box and plug it into the back of the tower. The plug is analog or better known as 'vga', so if your graphics card has a DVI connector (which most have these days), you may need to fork out a few bucks for a DVI to VGA connector. But back when I bought it, all graphics card had a VGA connector (Yes. Old school I know).

      All in all, the Proview 765 LCD is your average, reliable LCD monitor. It's done its time (5 years to this day) and still going. My recommendation is: if you're on a tight budget, buy this monitor. If you have more to spend, definitely fork out the extra bucks and buy a more recent, updated model.

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      02.06.2007 19:39
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      If you dont want to push the boat out on a monitor buy this

      Proview Monitor 713
      A Good Flat Panel

      I used my computer regularly everyday and I had my computer with nothing broken for four years until my very large and heavy old monitor decided not to work. It was annoying because we knew the new flat screens cost a lot and we couldn't go without a monitor so we went quickly to the shop, wasted no time. We went to pc world as we thought they would have the best choice available. Which they probably have from what I saw. I take a lot of interest in computing so before I thought about buying I just looked around to see what kind of monitors are available and what are the newest like. I saw a monitor/TV in which you could be on the pc and watch the Tv at the same time on the same monitor, fantastic but it wasn't for me

      The Proview Monitor 713 was though when I first saw this it stood out as it looks good then I saw the price it was the second cheapest there. So I though its cheap and it looks good you can't get much better. So I went to purchase this. I also got a good guarantee on it which made the purchase better. I eventually got home and for those people who still have those monitors with bricks at the back you will be shocked when you eventually get a flat screen. Everything about it is so much better. Looks so much more stylish, gives a lot better picture, only need half the space and it has a nice big display with plenty more pixels.

      This monitor features an brilliant resolution of (up to 1,280x1,024 for both PC and Mac) which is great for a start. It also has a bright 450:1 contrast ratio and 250 nits of brightness. Which is also very good if you were wondering. All LCD flat panels deliver a very clear bright and crisp image especially this one. The actual size of the screen is 17 inch. Which, yeah, is fairly big. Personally I wouldn't want anything to big anyway. One of the best things about the Proview Monitor 713 is that it gives out a extremely good pictures when watching videos and playing games which is very helpful for me. It's flicker-free.

      This is one of the best looking monitors I have ever seen. That was probably why I bought it. It's mainly silver, but on the base and stem it is black which is a good colour combination for me as the rest of my computer consist of those colours. Those colours also make it very stylish as white is going more and more out fashion. Proview Monitor 713 has a range of buttons on it the buttons are
      • Volume Up
      • Volume Down
      • Auto Adjusting
      • Menu
      • Power On/Off
      They are all very easy do use and you don't need to be very good on computers to change the brightness for example.

      The great thing about all flat panels are the space they leave on the tables. You now need minimal space for a monitor now giving you more room to put your drinks or documents. If you haven't had a flat screen before and you go and buy one in the future you will be delighted when you notice how little space they actually take up. Funny thing is electronics is always getting better, well how can a monitor get better for how much space they take up?
      The picture is brilliant you will notice the difference. I find these LCD's find it easier to get dirty and dustier some how so you might often need to clean the screen unless you get one of those plastic bags to put over them when you are not using it. The picture can be changed to your satisfaction with the…
      Brightness
      Contrast
      Colour
      Positioning
      Phase
      And OSD
      So you can have it your way you are use to. Although I have never once changed mine. I don't know why you would actually won't to. Maybe it's for people with not so good eyes and can see better on a darker contrasted screen.

      I have now had mine for around two years and not one thing has gone wrong with it. So they are certainly made to last which I am glad to hear. The difference I noticed when I got this was phenomenal. I favourite thing about this is it's got everything you can want for a standard monitor. Obviously you can get extremely good ones which all sorts on. But for your standard monitor. This is one for you. It's great.

      To install this on to your computer it couldn't be easier. Literally all you have to do is put the cable in the back of your computer and tighten the screws on both sides, restart your computer then that's it. No CD's nothing just one plug to plug in good isn't it.

      If you want a standard monitor this is the one for you with a low price tag it delivers a great picture, its easy to install, looks very stylish and takes up next to no space at all. So buy this I would defiantly advise you to. I already told my friends to and they are very happy with it.

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        10.05.2006 12:54
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        it is in the average

        i think this computer has some quality which make it interested to buy such as its screen is good that make the image so clear with pretty color but what i didn't like is the price which make the product so poor in quality because when a person want to buy a good computer he look for price and the advantage which will have and make his decission looking for the good points so the sound should be powerful and the price also should be in average.

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          24.07.2005 17:55
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          About a month ago, I bought a new computer from PC World. I had been meaning to do this for quite a while but for one reason or another never got round to it...My old computer, which I bought in 2000, had become riddled with problems and was causing me more trouble than it was worth, so it was definitely time to invest in a new one. As with most PC package deals, I got the keyboard, mouse and monitor all thrown in with the overall price. The package included a Proview 17" TFT LCD monitor and this is what I shall be reviewing today.

          * LOOK & DESIGN *

          As you would expect, the Proview LCD monitor is one of the new breed of flat screen monitors. The one that came with my PC is a 17" model, but 15" and 19" models are also available. As the picture above shows, it looks sleek and very stylish with its silver frame and base stand, and is incredibly compact. When I compare it with my previous monitor, I find it hard to draw any similarities. You see, my old CRT monitor was absolutely huge in comparison! Its bulkiness and size meant that it took up a heck of a lot of space on the desktop and was quite unsightly.

          * INSTALLATION *

          In the box you get the monitor itself, the base unit, an AC power cord, a signal cable and a user manual. Setting up the monitor is very easy indeed. First, you need to attach the stand/pedestal to the monitor. Then you can start connecting the monitor to the computer. To do this, there are a few simple steps which you should follow:

          1) Turn off your computer and unplug the power cable;
          2) Connect the power cable to the power jack on the rear of the monitor;
          3) Plug the power cable into the mains;
          4) Plug the signal cable from the monitor into the computer;
          5) Turn on the computer and monitor and fingers crossed everything should work! If you have MS Windows, the computer should automatically recognize the connection of the monitor and select the appropriate display resolution.

          * FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES *

          There are five buttons on the front of the monitor, the most important of which is the Menu button. If you press this, a menu pops up on the screen. This is called the On Screen Display or OSD Menu and it is this that allows you make adjustments on the monitor. Simply use the Up and Down buttons to flick between the different options on the menu and then click the Menu button to initiate the changes. I won't take you through each and every one of its many functions because you would probably fall asleep with boredom, but here is a brief overview of the main functions:

          * Language - this allows you to choose another language.

          * Colour Select - this gives you a choice of options, ranging from the modification of the main primary colours right through to the options 'warm' and 'cool' which make subtle changes to the screen background.

          * Contrast - this adjusts the image brightness in relation to its background.

          * Brightness - this adjusts both the brightness of the on screen image and its background.

          Whilst the Up and Down buttons are primarily used for navigating your way through the options on the main OSD menu, they have another function as well. They can also be used for adjusting the volume on the monitor. You simply click on the Up button to increase the volume and the Down button to decrease the volume. What could be easier....?

          * PICTURE QUALITY *

          The best thing about the Proview 17" is the superior picture quality. It boasts a native resolution of 1280 x 1024, which works out at an amazing 1 310 720 pixels! Incredibly, each individual pixel also consists of three red, green and blue subpixels, so overall there are around 4 million dots in total. This ensures images are much sharper and crisper overall than those of conventional LCDs. The facility to change brightness and contrast ratios also ensures sharper overall imaging.

          Another important feature of this monitor is that it offers flicker-free imaging. This helps reduce unnecessary eyestrain which is great if you use the monitor for long periods of time.

          * SOUND *

          Whilst picture quality is excellent, sound quality isn't quite as good and this is mainly due to the built-in speakers. I have found that they lack the power to be able to project sounds with any real clarity. As a result, sounds are not always as clear and defined as perhaps they should be. Sadly, this is often the case when you listen to music or play DVDs etc.

          * MY THOUGHTS *

          Despite the sound quality issue outlined above, my overall opinion of the Proview 17" LCD monitor is resoundingly positive. I am particularly impressed by the picture quality and colour sensitivity of this model. The 17" screen is big enough for most PC users and the speed at which the screen refreshes is second to none. To summarise, here are the main advantages and disadvantages:

          Advantages:

          - Excellent picture quality;
          - Flicker-free;
          - Attractive design.

          Disadvantages:

          - Sound quality is not the best;
          - Quite expensive;
          - The user manual could be more comprehensive.

          * SPECIFICATION *

          * Microprocessor with On Screen Display control
          * Universal power supply (100-240 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 1.0 A)
          * Compatible with MS Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP & VESA Display Data channel (DDC) 1/2B compatible
          * Safety Model no.: 15" (500P), 17" (700P), 19" (900P)

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          Price: around £150 if bought individually.
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            04.02.2003 01:19
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            Well, another New Year Sale at (God forgive me, I'm going to say it) PC World draws to a close. By my reckoning this means that some of their goods will now be as cheap as can be found elsewhere on the internet, and anyway, I quite like browsing there, it's just their normal prices I'm not too keen on. Ever one to come up with an ingenious, however fallacious excuse for an upgrade, yesterday saw me trying to repair someone else's PC on the dining table with the keyboard, mouse and monitor from my main PC pressed into use downstairs. I knew for sure that my wife would definitely want to use the main PC the very moment she couldn't (there's got to be some law of dynamics to cover this phenomenon), anyway, carrying a 17" CRT monitor up and down stairs is asking to end up with no monitor at all, and paramount to the following decision, I was getting PAID to fix a PC. These in my mind, the mind of a helpless "techno-upgrader", were reasons enough to go looking for that larger flat-screen LCD monitor that I'd been wittering about for weeks. As I see it, for something to be a true upgrade, it can't just be newer technology. I have to sell it to myself (and significant others) by buying something bigger, wider, noisier, faster or in some cases, smaller, slimmer, quieter and slower. So yesterday, armed with nothing more dangerous than my Gold card, out I went......and back I came with a 17" Liquid Crystal Display PC monitor. "But", says my wife "I thought we HAD a 17" monitor - didn't you say that you were going to kill two birds with one stone, and get a larger one?" Well, she'd got a point. However, as many people who bought a flat-screen monitor on the "first wave" (when only 15.1" ones were available), will have noticed, when a LCD screen says it's 15.1" diagonally, it really is, unlike CRT monitors. In fact
            it's been widely publicised that a 15.1" LCD screen has near as damn it the same viewing dimensions as a 17" CRT, which is what I was replacing. It therefore follows that my new 17" LCD will almost be the equivalent of a 19" CRT. So there we have it, my self-justification and the silencing of dissidents on one fell stroke. Who said despotism was dying out? PROVIEW 756 17" LCD Monitor Proview is not a well-known brand. Despite having their own web-site, I'm tempted to conclude that they are a Dixons Stores Group own brand, or if not, then DSG certainly sell most of them. Up to now, I had put the concept of buying a LCD monitor on the "back-burner" awaiting lower prices. Little by little, the price of a 15.1" monitor has been starting to look palatable. Then some friends bought a new PC last week at PCW, asking me to help them set it up. Amongst this lot, was the above-mentioned screen, which when I enquired, turned out to have cost £297. This seemed VERY reasonable for a 17" LCD screen, so I set about looking for the catch. It seemed well built with no obvious bits that could get broken off. It had built in speakers for those with a lack of space. OK, it was the usual ivory colour. All cable connections fit in an upward direction at the back, including the SVGA lead and the 12-volt supply. These can then be tidied up by fitting a clip-on plate to hide them. Last but not least, picture quality looked pretty good, although their taste in colour, contrast and brilliance wasn't mine! So I got one, along with some rather nice Altec-Lansing speakers (which I've written about separately). It was obviously my lucky day. There I stood at PCW's checkout with nearly £400 worth of kit, at not once did I hear those magic words "....and would you like an extended warranty with that, only another £xyz". Come on PCW, where's the thrill of the chase in just paying for s
            omething and walking out? Gimme conflict, hombre! INSTALLATION There isn't really much to speak of really. I just swapped it out for my old screen. Windows XP passes no comment whatsoever and re-labels it as a generic screen, with a refresh rate of 70 Hertz. Most people would leave it at that, but not me. Off to the Proview website I went and downloaded the "drivers" for my screen. I don't suppose these do much apart from put the correct name of your monitor into Windows Display set-up. However, I'd like to think that with the correct driver, you couldn't pick a refresh rate that was so high that it overheated the screen, this being one of the few occasions when you could damage hardware by keystrokes. The correct driver does allow for Display Data Channel (DDC) linkage with a suitable graphics card - in effect this means that refresh rates and definitions can be set either by using the on-screen display, or Windows Control Panel, and a suitable interchange of information takes place. This is still an analogue screen, using the normal output from your graphics card, which speeds up the process of connecting it. To be honest I've seen a digital screen, and apart from expanding the number of USB ports by allowing "daisy-chaining" through the monitor itself, I can't see much advantage, if any. My eyes are still analogue. Maybe one day, when they've figured out how to make a digital link direct with the optic and audio nerves, we won't have to worry about this, (apart from keeping the contacts clean). Still, if Jordi Laforge can do it..... If you intend to use the internal speakers, which I don't, they've added a through-connection for those that want to drive a bass unit or something with a bit more oomph as well. IN USE Initially, I thought I'd been sold a pup. Blacks were only grey, and all the colours of which I thought I had a working know
            ledge, from its predecessor, looked washed out. This turned out to be merely a fault of the factory defaults. They are WAY too bright with insufficient contrast, and picture "phase" needs adjustment to get rid of some annoying shimmering. I tend to do a lot of my typing in low light, so maybe this has something to do with it. Changing picture settings is done by the now-usual method of pressing a menu button to activate an On-Screen Display (OSD). Using two cursor arrows, you then navigate to the item you require, e.g Contrast, lock onto the feature with a further press of the menu button, and use the arrows to alter the % setting. Since I alternate between sitting in the dark and struggling with a venetian blind to keep sun off the screen this is a nuisance and I find myself wishing for my old NEC monitor with rotary brilliance and contrast controls. One initial observation, which is not a criticism, concerns the very flatness of the screen. The use of reading glasses for close-up work like typing now gives me the illusion that the screen is actually dished inwards when I know it can't be. I suppose when I used the slightly convex CRT monitor, it looked flat - maybe that's the problem! Damn these expensive reading glasses (£2.99 in Tescos)! Still, they do make the screen look like a 21" so, as an upgrade, they are very cheap! SUMMARY Price = £297 including VAT Screen Dimension = 17" Maximum Definition = 1280x1024 Maximum Vertical Refresh Rate = 75 Hz

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