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Old 12-11-2005, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What to look for in a monitor

I already have a specific one picked out I'm thinking about but just what do you look for in a good monitor?

I've heard something about the refresh rate being below 16m or it's crap.

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Old 12-11-2005, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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An LCD monitor or CRT?

For CRT, this is good:
19" or bigger
.24mm dot pitch (if it's 19")
Flat picture tube
Good refresh rates, usually 85Hz @ 1280x1024, 75Hz @ 1600x1200. The higher the refresh rate, the better.

For LCD:
Good contrast ratio, 500:1 or more.
Fast response time, 8ms or less.
No dead pixels
17" or bigger
DVI-D support
so, umm, err yeah
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