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Old 09-22-2005, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had a 17" CRT for as long as I can remember. Finally I'm looking into LCDs but sadly I have no background or knowledge of what's been on the market in the past years and what's on it now.

I have a friend that recommends me nothing but LG models but I don't understand what the hell he's saying. What I need is a dual LCD setup for mostly gaming and movie watching. I would like two 19"s but they seem really expensive and when I walk into Best Buy I just notice that 17"s look much better in terms of image quality than 19"s.

If anyone has any recommendations or links to guides I can read about it would be great. And also what are the main features I should be looking for when buying? Thanks in advance.

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I'm assuming that my 9800 Pro support dual monitor and I just plug one monitor into the DVI and the other into the VGA.
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For gaming

8ms or less
300 cd/m2 or more Most of them are 250 it will just be very dark when you play games like Doom3.
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19"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001185

17"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009036

^ I have sold 2 of these and have seen them in person. Very nice!
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i have a 19" hyundia 8ms dvi/d-sub ... tomshardware says its actually somewhere around 10ms ... and others say they cant see ghosting, but i can see a little. only when dragging text and windows around though, i dont see it in games.
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Hyundia was ment to make cars not PC products IMO.
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Is that the L90D+ model?
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Hyundia was ment to make cars not PC products IMO.
well ... you must like low quality cars then. i was evaluating the LCD monitors at my local computer parts dealer, and i was surprised too that the hyundia was as good as it was. i would never buy a car from them, and nor do i care what brand it is, as long as the monitor is quality. it could be made by fisher price and if it had the same performace i'd buy it.

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u can get 4ms refrech rates now for like 350 400 go with one of those
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4ms? I haven't found any of those. I have a question regarding response time though, is there really a difference when gaming between 12ms and 8ms? The price difference really hurts my budget.
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