Needs to be (from top to bottom)
OK, Upgrade time!
(Graphics card, not monitor!)
What is the bottom line on who's cards support the FW900 best?
I don't run crazy res/hz just 1920x1200 @ 85hz and I just want the best software/driver support for this CRT I can get.
No matter if AMD or Nvidia both do their jobs well.
Shit happens all the time. Depends of the rest of your components. Normally every card should handle the FW900 well. Depends on what do you want to do with it.
Ive used the GTX 480 and now the GTX Titan with it. No problems related from drivers or the cards so far.
RGBHV/BNC does not transfer EDID information from the EEPROM of the Monitor. Thats why the OS doesn't know any information about the Monitor.
Well boys.. Just put my Brightness on this FW900 down to "0".. Guess it is time for windas. Just have no idea what PC I can run it from.
Would a win2000 machine do it?
Thanks JBL that makes me feel MUCH better since I have a Win7 netbook I can use. Is there a particular cable you like using? I have seen a few on here but god knows where they are now.
I believe that the "six month" rule is for users who are heavy users. I think Vito said that once a year was acceptable too. Keep in mind that you don't HAVE to recalibrate your monitor, but if you want it to be in tip-top shape, you should. Frankly, I think that depending on where you live, this may be impossible unless you're willing to spend the time, money and hassle shipping it to him to have your screen recalibrated. As for whether or not it'll last longer. I would assume his monitors would last a long time. Whenever he does any calibration, he checks to make sure the electronics still have integrity. He doesn't just adjust the screen and ship it off. From what he's posted before, his calibration procedures take around 6 hours to complete.
So in summary - I think your Vito monitor should last a while, unless something happened to it during transit. But transit problems are usually easy to detect.
EDIT: There are indeed quite a few people here who have owned Vito's monitors. Vega is a user that sticks out in my mind. He ended up selling some Vito's to people and kept some for himself. Ask him what he thinks about it. Personally, if I had the money saved up, I would definitely get one of his monitors. I might actually save up the money to order it from him. Either an FW900 or one of his F520's (I believe the 520's are actually better than the 900's sans the widescreen).