Choose btw these 3 cabinets~ best monitor?

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Choose btw these 3 cabinets~ best monitor?

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If you have a option to choose between these 3 cabinets, which one would you choose? and please tell me why?

Which of these three has best monitor just by looking at pictures?


Because I happen to have chance to buy one of these 3 cabinets but unfortunately cant see in person only by pictures.

It would be best to see in person for burns and etc of monitors but have no other choice.

I know it is hard to tell the difference just by looking at pictures but I hope you guys have seen more cabinets than me..

My main concern is status of monitor. Burns and color.
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NAC have better sound than AC. Having as 2L12B control panel will be better if you want to play 2 player games.

My choice would be the last one (this is making the assumption that the monitors and cabinets are all in the same condition)
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Pick the one with the best monitor..
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DaveyD wrote:NAC have better sound than AC. Having as 2L12B control panel will be better if you want to play 2 player games.

My choice would be the last one (this is making the assumption that the monitors and cabinets are all in the same condition)

I would also choose last one just for cb but what I want to know is which one has best monitor judging only by pictures.
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trev1976 wrote:Pick the one with the best monitor..
Exactly what I want to do...
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I would go for the AC because they look great and ask the owner to swap the control panel from the 2x6 button NAC..
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I'd go with the Astro.
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Can you get three more photos from the seller with the monitors off?
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Hard to tell from those pics but at least the first 2 show the geometry is OK.
1st cab looks the best condition to me.
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I'd go for #2 off those pictures. #1 has what looks like a hole in the top illumination panel, and looks like it has a lot of wear on it from the full res pic. The control panel on #3 looks like the laminate is lifting, so it's almost certainly got a lot of rust on it. Saying that the control panels are one of the easiest parts to replace. Ideally get a picture of all 3 monitors with a white screen displayed, that way you can see the burn. Try and get a photo of the monitor chassis as well, make sure they're Nanao monitors. On the Astro line the monitor is the most expensive part to replace.
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Those pictures are not good enough to make a decision.

You need at least 3 pictures of each screen.

1) Colour bars - will show if colours are OK and if intensity is same.
2) Cross hatch - will show if geometry and convergence is OK.
3) White background - will show up burn-in.
4) Off - if you can see burn-in when screen is off, then it's bad.

Need to know monitor & chassis - Toshiba/Nanao are the ones you want.
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Thanks for all helpful advice.
I am planning to pay a visit to seller soon. I finalize my thought that making a decision based on those 3 pictures could give me poor result.

Once I visit this seller, I will look for best cabinet as possible based on advice that you guys gave me.
Thank you guys~ :awe:
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