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  • Difference between STN and TFT screen?

    Could someone tell me the difference between STN and TFT? I know that TFT is higher quality, but that's about it. I want to get a 7" NO-touchscreen budget lcd. Evil people and ignorant people (or salespersons in general ) lie when selling these things, which makes it hard to pick one.

    This one is STN:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=48609

    This one is TFT:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=48609

    I noticed that the plastic casing is different. But it leads me to wonder if it's actually a TFT screen underneath, or if it's fake. How can I find out?

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    The price will usually give it away...If it's at or below $100, it's an STN. TRUST ME!!!!! I have made the mistake of buying an STN screen thinking it would be good enough JUST FOR DVDs and it sucks. I stress this enough!!!! TRUST ME, TRUST ME, TRUST ME...
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    • #3
      Yeah I'm planning on getting the TFT one. It looks solid to me after comparing the looks and model number and whatnot. Just making sure before I make the same mistake.

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      • #4
        Stn = Awful, Tft = Better, Vga = Best!

        Originally posted by Defiler
        The price will usually give it away...If it's at or below $100, it's an STN. TRUST ME!!!!! I have made the mistake of buying an STN screen thinking it would be good enough JUST FOR DVDs and it sucks. I stress this enough!!!! TRUST ME, TRUST ME, TRUST ME...

        STN = AWFUL using Svideo, TFT = BETTER with Svideo

        TFT LCD with VGA Input = BEST!

        If you are hooking it up to a computer...get one with a VGA input. If you are just watching movies, get TFT. If you need an LCD for a bathroom and won't watch it for long...get STN.

        There I edited it to make more sense.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by yuprules
          STN = AWFUL, TFT = BETTER, VGA = BEST!

          If you are hooking it up to a computer...get one with a VGA input. If you are just watching movies, get TFT. If you need an LCD for a bathroom and won't watch it for long...get STN.
          STN/DSTN wont refresh as fast. They work great for still images though, and some have better viewing angles than TFT. Some worse. Colors will blur during video.

          TFT=active matrix. Capable of full speed video with good color, some better than others.

          VGA= nothing to do with type of LCD's!

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          • #6
            I'm not really worried about DVD quality playback. I'm using this mostly to play 8-bit Nintendo games... haha. w00t!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by noodles
              I'm not really worried about DVD quality playback. I'm using this mostly to play 8-bit Nintendo games... haha. w00t!
              Get STN then, but your eyes will be teary after a while...so I would spend the extra cash and get a TFT monitor...but that's my opinion.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by noodles
                I'm not really worried about DVD quality playback. I'm using this mostly to play 8-bit Nintendo games... haha. w00t!
                Games suffer just as DVD does. Most NES games would work fine, but I think even SMB 1 would blur running at full speed.

                If your not going to use a GPS or anything else where small text would matter, a composite TFT screen would work fine.

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                • #9
                  Bleh... I really wanna get the Lilliput 219GL-70NP, but that eBay link above is the only guy that has it. I'd be paying a lot more to have it shipped from Hong Kong. Also, he's got no feedback and I'm not really into getting ripped off. My friend lost 3 grand on eBay a couple months ago. :/

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                  • #10
                    STN = Stinky Terd Nugget

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                    • #11
                      Nope NES emulator looks like crap on a DSTN.

                      A lot of smearing with Mario.
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