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Old 04-14-2005, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've finally decided to go LCD. I've been using a CRT for a long time, but they seem hard to even find anymore and I think i'd like to try my eyes on an LCD anyway.

First I would say picture clarity is probably the most important thing to me. I have 20/15 vision and i've noticed I am able to detect a pixelated picture a little better then friends and family. I would colors and black levels are almost as important to me. Lastly ghosting is an issue because I do play alot of video gamse, but I am willing to sacrifice a little in that department for better colors, sharpness and overall accuracy. From what i've read 16ms and below should be satisfactory for games. Would you agree?

The thing is, I cant spend a whole lot of money, I am under a budget of around $500 and below. I've looked at 3 LCDs at neweggs site, but I wanted to get some opinions here as well if you could.

How do these look?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...014-063&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-338&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...009-022&depa=1

If I remember correctly Acer and Benq are the same company now, so I assume those LCDs may look very similar.
Would you guys suggest any of these three or maybe another?

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I think your right that the threshold for ghosting is somewhere around 16ms and below. However, I would try to get 12ms. I have been super happy with mine, and the price isn't that bad at all any more.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...tegory_id=4009

The wide screen is pretty nice. Games such as CS:S and FarCry support it natively. I am sure most all the new games are now a days.

Out of the ones you listed, I would go with the ViewSonic.
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That ViewSonic one is awesome....we sell it at Office Depot. You can't beat the quality, and you want at least a 12ms response time for gaming which that monitor has.
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-347&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...001-185&depa=1

I'd go for one of these 8ms monitors since you have a $500 budget.
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I think your right that the threshold for ghosting is somewhere around 16ms and below. However, I would try to get 12ms. I have been super happy with mine, and the price isn't that bad at all any more.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...tegory_id=4009

The wide screen is pretty nice. Games such as CS:S and FarCry support it natively. I am sure most all the new games are now a days.

Out of the ones you listed, I would go with the ViewSonic.
I really do want a widescreen badly. Theres something about giving everything you watch a film like feel that you just cant beat. However $600 is a bit more then I was thinking of spending this time around, I will probably go widescreen on my next computer upgrade later this year. Thanks!
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That ViewSonic one is awesome....we sell it at Office Depot. You can't beat the quality, and you want at least a 12ms response time for gaming which that monitor has.
More positive opinions on the Viewsonic, ill probably end up with this one or something very similar, thanks!
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Go with that one. Now, I don't normally recommend LCD's over flat screen CRT's, but if that's what you really want, then go with the ViewSonic.

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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-347&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...001-185&depa=1

I'd go for one of these 8ms monitors since you have a $500 budget.
Good point, I'm gonna take a close look. If I can get the same color/sharpness/black level, from the 8ms models, I will prob consider one of them.
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