Originally posted by F6Hawk
I read that about MVA panels as well, but where in any listing does it mention MVA? All I see is TFT, SXGA, and similar. No TN, PVA, MVA, etc.
What MVA panel do you use, and do you recommend it? I want one that is good enough to game with, but want to be able to watch movies, as well.
Ya, unfortunately MVA, or TN or IPS type panels arent listed in the specs. The only MVA type panels I know of are the Viewsonic VP191b and the Samsung 193P+. The samsung does poorly in gaming. I have the VP191b and its great.
Heres some more info. PM me if you want. Also read through that LCD buyers guide I posted above.
Quote" TN, IPS, VA, who that? ?
Even if you regularly follow the LCD events and our tests, it is always a good idea to remind you of all the uses of some of the LCD bases.
There are hundreds of monitor manufacturers but only a few of them build the essential component: the panel. This element gathers electronic components and liquid crystals. This is the panel that will determine the monitors quality. Four manufacturers clearly dominate the market: Samsung, LG-Philips (in this area, these two are united), AU Optronics and CMO. Monitor manufacturers just buy a panel, design and build a bezel and combine the two of them. Now the most important part is the choice of the panel. Hundreds of products are available and are split in three families, three technologies with up and downsides.
TN panels: these are the fastest and cheapest ones. These panels are the most gifted for games but have a twinkling effect in videos and reduced viewing angles. All panel manufacturers have a TN products.
IPS: developed by Hitachi, IPS panels are ardently supported y LG-Philips and Nec. They are half-way between the TN and VA: good color quality, more or less good reaction time, very wide viewing angles
The only problem is: IPS tends to stagnate when other rival technologies progress quickly.
VA panels: launched by Fujitsu and available under the MVA denomination for AU Optronics, Sharp and CMO, PVA for Samsung, VA monitors have considerably improved LCD color quality. Until last March, however, these monitors were so slow that it was impossible to imagine them in a "gamers" home. Then, in April, came the release of AU Optronics the Premium MVA 8 ms in the VP191b