I mentioned a few days ago that my 20" flat panel monitor had given up the ghost--and the only guy in Boise who advertises that he repairs them at a price that makes sense seems to have disappeared. At least, his website, boiselcd.com had been suspended, and his cell phone went straight to voice mail. Now it indicates that the cell phone account is suspended.
So I ordered up a replacement--and wow! I order an LG EV2350V 23" from Tiger Direct. With shipping and sales tax, it came to $179.01. It is as light as a feather. It is huge. It is very bright--much brighter than the 20" ViewSonic it replaces--and it goes up to 1920x1080 resolution, which even my five year old HP Pavilion DV5126 notebook can use. (The older Compaq that I use for Linux, unfortunately, is limited to 1024x768 resolution, but at least everything is big and bright on it.)
The only area where this is in anyway inferior to the old (and dead) monitor is that the old monitor had a mount that swiveled and raised; this tilts, but is a fixed height. Still, I have an old phone book that lifts the monitor up to where it needs to be, and that was free.
I keep hoping that I can find someone who knows how to do the repair to get the power supply on the old monitor working again.