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Old 07-05-2006, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what is a good 15' LCD monitor to buy? i know jack about monitors. are the ones that are TV's any good (small LCD tvs). it will be used mainly for gaming.

can u also point out things that i should be looking for when comparing screens.
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Old 07-05-2006, 01:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For gaming, get a respone time below 8ms.
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ive been tlkin 2 a guy at work about this too.

keep an eye out for the contrast ratio, should be over 600:1, and also resolution on smaller monitors.

sometimes monitors come with speakers and hike up the price, so keep an eye out for that too!
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synth7, my monitor has a response time of 12ms and it's just fine. My friend has a 4ms one and... WOW!
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just get a monitor under 8 ms response time youll be set. other then that it dosnt matter
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I just bought this one, can't beat the quality at such a great price!

http://www.buy.com/prod/ViewSonic_Op...202593724.html

How much do you want to spend??

it seems the link won't work, so here are the specs:

ViewSonic Optiquest Q9B $199
19" LCD Display
1280x1024
700:1 contrast
8ms response
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15" is really really small.

LCD TV's are really low res, you don't want a TV, get a monitor.
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