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Old 06-10-2006, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for LCD an monitor

I think I'm finally getting an LCD monitor. Besides the space savings, the room will be a lot cooler.

I know little about LCD's and am curious about how long they last. I do basic photo and video work but nothing serious enough for high end stuff.

I'm thinking of a 19" screen hopefully on sale/rebate for less than $200.

With the rebate I'm stretching on this one.

Got some tips and direction, especially on features like these?

Contrast Ratio:
Display Colours:
Pixel Pitch:
Horizontal Fresh Rate:


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Old 06-10-2006, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hey i hate to hijack this thread, but i also hate to make muliple threads about the same topic.

what about widescreen lcd screen? do they still work good for gaming? also i do alot of cad drawing and such, i have herd since its a wide screen you circles eng up looking like ovals, is this true?
this is the one im looking at
is it worth it?

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Old 06-10-2006, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LCDs last between 30,000 and 60,000 hours depending on the backlighting.

Brightness: Higher better
Contrast: Higher better
Pixel pitch: Smaller better
Resolution: Depends on what you want (1280x1024 is most popular)
View angle: Closer to 180 the better.

Widescreens are just as good as long as the game supports widescreen resolutions, you'll have no problem.
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Old 06-10-2006, 03:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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do most games support widescreen?
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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could get one with speekers

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