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Old 06-14-2007, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 22' LCD monitors and GAMING

I'm considering buying a Samsung 22' or the spectre 22' lcds.

Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X22WG-1080p Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail

My current monitor is 17', 16ms response and 400:1 contrast. As you can see these monitors would be quite the upgrade, but I also have a 6800gs and won't upgrade until X-mas when hopefully there is a new 6600gt type bargain upon the world.

Until then, and even then I will play crysis, and know I can't run it at 1680 x 1050 without dropping serious cash, so how well do these monitors scale? Do they look good outside native resolutions? I plan on running my older games like COD2, far cry, and CSS at full rez, but crysis etc of course not.

For movies & browsing I'd love the bigger screen too.
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Newegg.com - Hanns·G HG-216DP0 Silver/Black 22" 5ms Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

hmmm, hdmi on an lcd? guess to use as your tv and monitor????

should i wait and get a 32' with hdmi?

have the cash but having a hard time deciding when to draw a line in the sand and invest in technology!
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The Samsung is one of the best 22" LCDs out there. I have that Sceptre you linked, and I'm pretty satisfied with it. I just heard people complaining about the DVI port dying after a few months. I just use the VGA. No biggie..

Gaming on that resolution, with your computer specs, might be a stuggle. A 19" resolution like 1440 x 900 would suite better. But a 22" is great for movies.
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i agree u need a good graphics crd and cpu for that resolution. I highly reccomend the Hp w2207 its a glossy type monitor which is AMAZING in all games i play cnc tiberium, fear, sup com, and many others and have never noticed ghosting or any lag. Glossy type has the clearest and brightest picture check it out.
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b1gapl doesn't it come with a 1 year warranty? I'll only want to use dvi for a digital connection and better image quality, so I guess I'll just keep my eyes on the samsung and hope for a price drop to motivate me a little more.
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Yea...definitely the Samsung over the Sceptre. Better quality, with the Samsung. That Samsung in particular has gone up though. I saw it some time ago, at $289.99
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Samsung are pretty much the highest quality of monitors out there. They make SICK!!!! HDTV's as well....
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I have the Samsung 226bw and it is the most beautiful monitor I've ever laid eyes on. I whole heartedly recommend it but you will need a good pc to play on max resolution. Scaling is also a lot better than I thought it would be; it's not all that bad in my opinion. Especially when you're trying to play at a lower widescreen resolution, you get used to it pretty quickly.
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ive got the dell 22" and it is really good.had no issues at all. but then again all monitors look the same to me anyway.
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go with the Hanns-G
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