I apologize for not posting in awhile. I'm just now following through on my second build and to come back and see the forum still buzzing after so many years is really great!
Ah! so many unanswered questions in my mailbox... sheesh, sorry to everybody.
Umm, I'll reply to anyone who PM's me henceforth...
@rackoony: that dell I had was indeed the 2209W
have worked nicely if
I had fabricated a solution to it lacking a backlight diffuser
. I would have had to scavenge a light and diffuser from a compatible monitor, which just didn't work out for me.
In fact, after about 5 years, my Exotiq V1 hacked LED lighting (using automotive accent LED light strips) failed, probably from overdriving the LED's from a variable voltage wall-plug AC/DC adapter. It was also a bogus hack because without a dedicated LED driver/controller I could only adjust the backlight brightness by lowering the voltage to the LED strip. That's not how you're suppose to control brightness of LEDs
I am now building my second Cintiq around a Dell S2204M
21.5" IPS LED backlit 16:9 ratio 1920x1080 glossy panel with scratch proof glass factory bonded to it. It has some horizontal jitters that I can't tune or shield away, but it's a very nice screen otherwise and I got two of them for very cheap.
I will post a new my build thread soon. But in the meantime anyone is free to PM me if the have questions, I'm glad to help.