Hi. What you have to remember is that if a CRT monitor states that its 17", its really nearer than 15" visible. A 15" LCD IS 15". I have a Dell UltraSharp 1800FP which is both DVI and analogue. I find it difficult to tell the difference between the two. Both are excellent and I find it hard to believe the quality of the picture hard to beat. I got a real bargain with my monitor on ebay with a full years warranty and its brand new. Good luck. A.