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Anonymous
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April 18, 2005 9:37:12 PM

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Looking for my first LCD monitor for FS2004. Had a 17"CRT until it died.

Am I right in thinking that a low refresh rate is needed. The LCD I have my
eye on is a 17" with a refresh rate of 12.5ms.

Any recommendations, or advice on what I should be looking for, or should I
stick with CRT for FS, or are LCD's just as good these days

Only got £140 ($250) to spend

Thanks

Clive

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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
April 18, 2005 9:37:13 PM

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Hi Clive,

On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 17:37:12 GMT, you wrote:

> Any recommendations, or advice on what I should be looking for, or
> should I stick with CRT for FS, or are LCD's just as good these
> days

I've seen some people here say that they're quite pleased with their
LCD monitors, but when I look around at various gaming sites where
monitors are discussed, I still see most people claiming that a good
CRT is better than a good LCD for gaming purposes. CRTs of
supposedly comparable quality to a good LCD are also a bit less
expensive, so you may be able to find higher overall quality for the
same price if you go with a CRT.

I'm expecting delivery of a new 19" "flat screen" CRT monitor sometime
this week, and I'll be happy to let you know what I think of it.
Here's the one I've ordered:

http://www.viewsonic.com/products/desktopdisplays/crtmo...

I found this monitor at newegg.com for $219 USD, but newegg.com
doesn't deliver overseas, and since you seem to be in the UK, you'd
have to look elsewhere. I actually would have preferred to visit a
retail store to see the monitor with my own eyes before deciding, but
I've found it just about impossible to find a retail store anywhere
near me that carries this particular monitor in stock. So, after
reading as many online reviews as I could find, I decided to just
give it a try anyway.

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Melissa

PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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April 18, 2005 9:37:13 PM

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Clive,

I've been using an LCD for FS2004 for some time now (actually two of
them) with a radeon 9700 - I can highly recommend that configuration.
Takes up much less real estate on your desk and when using two monitor
configuration works real well.

Ian
www.fstv.us
April 18, 2005 11:49:58 PM

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On 18-Apr-2005, "Clive" <someone@nospam.com> wrote:

> Looking for my first LCD monitor for FS2004. Had a 17"CRT until it died.
>
> Am I right in thinking that a low refresh rate is needed. The LCD I have
> my
> eye on is a 17" with a refresh rate of 12.5ms.
>
> Any recommendations, or advice on what I should be looking for, or should
> I
> stick with CRT for FS, or are LCD's just as good these days
>
> Only got £140 ($250) to spend
>
> Thanks
>
> Clive

At that price try the Medion 17 inch monitor from Aldi Supermarket.
It's very good but you may need to look hard for a branch that still has
some in stock.
You can get old style CRT monitors for pennies on ebay ; nobody wants them
now !
!