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Old 01-08-2007, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help With Monitors

Yo guys, I was thinking of buying some LCD monitors for two of my computers at home, and I am not too sure about the stats on the monitor. So I was wondering if you guys could help me out.

I was thinking of buying a monitor that is decent for gaming and is sharp enough to show small details.

I was wondering what these following terms me for a monitor: Contrast Ratio (i.e. 800:1, 1000:1, etc.), Display Type (i.e. UXGA, WSXGA+, UXGA+, etc.), Pixel Pitch (i.e. 0.225mm, 0.258mm, etc.)

And is it better to buy one with higher refresh rate and higher resolution settings? Cause for one of them I need to set the display to low settings like 800x600 or 1024x800 for my youngest brother is blind in one eye and has trouble seeing from far away, so would a higher resolution abled monitor be better or a lower resolution one be better? Thx.

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Old 01-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help With Monitors

Originally posted by razorbubble

And is it better to buy one with higher refresh rate
Its better to get the lowest refresh rate possible. 8MS is generally the best bet for your money

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I have 3 lcds that work great for gaming. and 8ms is great.
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