In my humble opinion, the Hitachi monitors are some of the best out there. I my self have a 21" Hitachi and a 19" model as well and they are some of the clearest and sharpest monitors I have seen.
Their 19" models are excelent. They use the same base hardware and components as the 21" models, not the 17" ones like a lot of other companies do. This just adds to the quality of the Hitachi monitor. Plus, Shadow Masks are the way to go IMHO. I can't stand the Apature Grill wires. Hitachi makes the best Invar ShadowMask Tube around.
I think you have made an excelent choice and will be very happy with your choice.
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