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Old 03-25-2007, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello

At long last my dream game is going to be released and its time for me to start upgrading stuff.

now my 5 year old CRT19' is starting to fade difficult to read text and stuff, good excuse to get myself a LCD19' >_<

yet i search the shops and see [ 5 ms responce time ] and [ contrast ratio 850:1 ]
along with lots of other stats.

now im looking for a quality moniter, one who is willing to be abused for all it has . watching tv , dvds and a lot of gaming.

so what stats should i be looking for?

perhaps you have a website where i can go and learn about what these stats mean?

umm , im not realy sure what else needs to be sead hope you can help ^_^.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since you're gamer, you should be looking for a monitor that has low response time. Other stuff to look for is contrast ratio. The higher, the better. Also go for widescreen, because now a days, games are going widescreen. Try and go for 20"+, because they're not that much more than 19"s.

This one, has awesome specs:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail
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From what i see that screen looks great but i weep and say that its a bit past my budget.
Im not sure if its just because i live in new zealand but it seems to be $681
compaired to the Samsung 931BW = $437.00

You think that one would be suitable?
heh
Maybe i should just save up more cash and buy the better screen when im more able.

oh yes and im baseing my prices via Paradigm PCs
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Ouch! Glad I don't have to pay those prices.
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