Well you probably all remember my thread on LCD or CRT?......Well I went against all you hardcore gamers and went with an LCD. I purchased a Benq FP91v+ from Staples: they said I could use it and return it if I didnt like it within 2 weeks........so.............I've still been researching because as nice as this monitor is, there are flaws.
-Gaming is aewsome with a 6ms gray to gray response. No ghosting etc.
- I'm running at native 1280x1024 @ 75 hz.
- The vivid colors and sharpness is very impressive especially explosions, ie in HL2.
- Text is ok in native but poor in any other resolution.
- The glossy screen makes pictures look much more clear and vivid, and colors brighter then non-gloss. This was the main reason I bought it.
-Auto-adjust feature only works with analog cable not DVI, (which I am currently using)
-Although I thought the viewing angles were great in the store I'm not as impressed at home. The screen adds a brownish shade as soon as you move off centre.
-Movies aren't as crisp as I would've expected, esp human skin tones.
-The controls are very difficult to use.
With that said and continued research I have narrowed my search to now 3 monitors:
Viewsonics VX924 4ms is out because some reviews said its not that great. It should improve with later releases.
#1// The one that got a great review compared to my current monitor is the Viewsonic VP191b, now with 8ms response. It uses a better VA panel vs the common TN panel. TN panels are still faster but VA panels produce a better picture (better viewing angles) and this one took the cake in this review: http://www.behardware.com/articles/572/page1.html
#2// I am also looking at the Samsung 913T (its the same as the 930B but silver instead of that cheap looking black) It has a 700:1 contrast ratio, 160 degree viewing angle and 8ms response time. I also like the Magicbright feature on this.
#3 My current Benq VP91V+ has 450:1 contrast ratio, 140 degree viewing angle and glossy screen.
So, if there is anyone out there that sells these monitors or has used them and can tell me what they feel is the best one to buy, (as gaming a priority but web browsing, pictures, movies also important) please let me know. When I'm spending $600 dollars on something I want to make sure I make the right decision. THANKS ALL!!!!!!