In July my 22" LG monitor broke down and would no longer work. I've had it for about eight years and I liked it. Instead of going out and buying a new one right away, (more about that later), I looked on the web and learned that I could find the bad capacitors and replace them and that's exactly what I did. I had an old, small soldering iron and the new capacitors cost me a whopping $8.00 and I got my monitor up and running and it works just like new. It was easy!
However, yesterday on Craigslist I found a two year old 32" Samsung and brought it home for $100.00 after the seller came down in price from $120.00 because it is my birthday. I like a larger screen after I got all the settings fixed. It is 1080P and I have the resolution set at 2560 X 1440.
One can save lots of money by fixing the capacitors, which is the usual problem in TV's and monitors. And like I said in my Black Friday post last December 2016, keep your eyes open for a good second hand replacement.