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Old 06-27-2007, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is this a good monitor,

Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X20WG-1080P Black 20.1" 5ms(GTG) supported Windows Vista Certified DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

any recommendations around prices 100-200$
and what does 1080p mean. is that important, coz this says it has that, but some people in the review say that its not actually 1080p
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its not true 1080p, because it doesnt support that many horizontal lines (it only has 1050). however, that doesn't matter at all, even if you have an hd dvd player or an hdtv tuner.

i think its a decent monitor, go for it.
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That looks good, but looking at your sig, you have a 7900GS. That might struggle on newer games, with that resolution. You might want to consider a 19", that has 1440 x 900, like this:
Newegg.com - Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

If not, this 20" looks good too:
Newegg.com - ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q20WB Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 - Retail
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Yeah, I would just get a 19", but I do have that same monitor hooked up to my old P4 rig, it works great, just one green pixel dead center on the screen
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I've heard Sceptre, known for dead pixels...but mine doesn't.
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That looks good, but looking at your sig, you have a 7900GS. That might struggle on newer games, with that resolution. You might want to consider a 19", that has 1440 x 900, like this:
Newegg.com - Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

If not, this 20" looks good too:
Newegg.com - ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q20WB Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 - Retail
well, how does the viewsonic compare to the scepter that i posted. is the viewsonic 1080p or whatever. i will be upgrading to a 8800gts, but i was just asking on the basis of the monitors and not with the entire system performance
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Viewsonic, I think is better overall, with better quality. 1080p won't matter, since the native is 1680 x 1050. If you tried 1080p resolution, which is 1920 x 1080. I would imagine it wouldn't look clear. Only the native resolution, would give you the best picture.
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yes this monitor was the one i wanted to buy but ended up blowing my money on something else i would suggest that one
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sceptre is known for dead pixels.
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i like viewsonic since i havent really every had exp. with sceptre
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