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April 13, 2006 12:35:34 AM

Which are the best lcd 20-inch (4:3) monitors with 1600x1200 support :?:
I will use it mostly for games and dvd movies..

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April 13, 2006 1:15:14 AM

Well, I bought a Dell 20.1 and it is a great monitor. I have heard conflicting stories about Dell monitors, but I think alot of those people acutally think that Dell makes them. Which is obviously not the case, they just contract it out and stamp Dell on it. But that is neither here nor there. I like my 20.1 Dell, and even though some might not like the refresh rate, I have never had any problems of ghosting on it. Not once. So I recommend it. But I would check into other price/performance before you make a decision. And one other thing, aren't all 20 inch monitors running at 1600x1200 natively?
April 13, 2006 3:35:59 AM

I've looked for Dell 2001FP (20.1" 4:3) reviews

http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_UltraSharp_2001FP/4505-317...

It has 250cd/m² brightness and 400:1 contrast ratio. And also they say it has 16msec of response time.

I'm planning to buy Sony SDM-S205FB

when it compared to Dell's 2001FP Sony has 300cd/m² of brightness and 700:1 contrast ratio. Also it has the same 16msec response time. All this specs are better than dell's but no one has reviewed the sony monitor yet.

You can look the Sony's specs from following link :
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/...


cooler power you said you'll use it for gaming. LCD's can't cope with CRT's about gaming. I did't see ant 20.1" LCDs lower than 16msec response time which is not making 20.1 lcds are perfect for gaming.
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April 13, 2006 4:52:15 AM

Well, the 20.1 for me has been great. In my opinion it looks better than my old 19" crt. I have had no issues at all with the response time, and as far as brightness, I am not sure I would want a brighter monitor. When I first bought it I thought it was too bright in comparison to my crt. Now I am used to it, but it took a while. As far as contrast, I guess the best way would be to put them side by side. But like I said, I have absolutly no complaints. If I had to do it all over again, and the sony was any more than $75 more, I would by the Dell again. Also, no dead pixels. But I have used both for gaming and normal use and still have to say this looks better. It is also easier on my eyes. Anyways, 16ms on this monitor has never presented a problem so take it with a grain of salt.
April 13, 2006 10:42:34 AM

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Well, I bought a Dell 20.1 and it is a great monitor. I have heard conflicting stories about Dell monitors, but I think alot of those people acutally think that Dell makes them. Which is obviously not the case, they just contract it out and stamp Dell on it. But that is neither here nor there. I like my 20.1 Dell, and even though some might not like the refresh rate, I have never had any problems of ghosting on it. Not once. So I recommend it. But I would check into other price/performance before you make a decision. And one other thing, aren't all 20 inch monitors running at 1600x1200 natively?


I am a little bit confused with the word native :? When i will play games at 1600x1200@60Hz i will see the picture in the hole screen or it will be like a window mode??
April 13, 2006 11:11:01 AM

LCD screen are not like CRT's in the way that they have a "native" resolution. The native resolution of a LCD display refers to its single fixed resolution. As an LCD display consists of a fixed raster, it cannot change resolution to match the signal being displayed as a CRT monitor can, meaning that optimal display quality can be reached only when the signal input matches the native resolution. You "CAN" lower the resolution but it will be of noticeably worse quality. So that being said, you should probably run your desktop at 1600x1200 and all your games as well. Keep in mind any LCD below 20" has a lower Native resolution and they CANNOT go higher than that.
April 13, 2006 11:17:49 AM

I may not have answered your question completly.... no matter what resolution you use, it will use the entire screen, the lower ones just might look a little strecthed or just plain worse.
April 13, 2006 11:32:46 AM

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Well, I bought a Dell 20.1 and it is a great monitor. I have heard conflicting stories about Dell monitors, but I think alot of those people acutally think that Dell makes them. Which is obviously not the case, they just contract it out and stamp Dell on it. But that is neither here nor there. I like my 20.1 Dell, and even though some might not like the refresh rate, I have never had any problems of ghosting on it. Not once. So I recommend it. But I would check into other price/performance before you make a decision. And one other thing, aren't all 20 inch monitors running at 1600x1200 natively?


I am a little bit confused with the word native :? When i will play games at 1600x1200@60Hz i will see the picture in the hole screen or it will be like a window mode??

Native resolution means the standard resolution where objects on the screen will look the best.

If your native resolution is 1600x1200 and you turn it down to 1280x1024, you will lose image quality because fewer pixels are trying to fill the same amount of space. This does not occur with CRT's; they look good at any resolution.
April 13, 2006 12:41:20 PM

I have a sony bravia 23" widescreen lcd tv and i use it as a pc monitor. It have an excellent picture quality in games and movies and the response time is very good but my only problem is the maximum resolution wich is 1360x768.

well i think for games i will just use my 19" CRT and for movies etc.. the bravia
April 13, 2006 12:43:46 PM

thanks all for the advices
April 13, 2006 3:19:10 PM

my last advice is, if you buy a good quality monitor with 16ms or less response time IE. Dell, Samsung, Sony, Viewsonic.... and I am sure there are a few others..... you will not notice any ghosting.... don't worry so much about getting a 5ms or 8ms 16ms or less has always been fine for me, and I do play games.
April 13, 2006 3:43:28 PM

If i buy 20-inch 4:3 monitor with 1600x1200 max resolution and i want to play some games at lower resolutions like 1280x1024 i will be happy with the image quality and response :?:
April 13, 2006 4:44:20 PM

Question? Why 4:3 when you can get widescreen? Id recommend the Gateway 21" HDTV-Ready LCD Monitor (FPD2185WH). They sell them at Best buy and Futureshop for $799 Canadian. Its got all the bells and whistles and its widescreen. I have a couple of friends who have it and love it

300cd/m2
1000:1
1680 x 1050
8ms
Picture in Picture
DVI With HDCP
4-USB
DVI, VGA, Component, S-Video And Composite
also can rotate it vertically if you want
April 13, 2006 8:30:43 PM

i don't want widescreen :twisted: I hate widescreen when i play games
April 13, 2006 11:27:39 PM

i think you can set widescreen to standard 4:3 and not have a stretched picture
April 14, 2006 1:24:26 AM

The response time won't change at lower resolution, but you may not be happy with quality, just the name of the game. WHat games would you want to lower the resolution on????
April 14, 2006 1:54:59 AM

So you dont want a screen that is naturally easier and more immersive... Interesting. Your choice, people here are right, response time doesnt really matter, my own panel (Lg L1717S) has a 12ms response time - I only notice ghosting when driving really really fast in GTA SA, and is still quite playable, just kinda gives me a Fast and the Furious go fast effect :p 

I still say if you want 4:3, get the Samsung panel i mentioned above, if not the BenQ cheap something or other.
April 14, 2006 2:45:29 AM

Not that I wouldn't want it, just that the premium that goes along with it coupled with a 20inch + monitor gets a little expensive. I have just never noticed to much of a difference. Maybe if you were able to benchmark a monitor you would, but real world use I never have, in gaming or anything like that.
April 14, 2006 11:08:00 AM

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i think you can set widescreen to standard 4:3 and not have a stretched picture


I already have a widescreen tv and i don't want to spent more money to buy widescreen monitor because i want it mostly for games and lan parties with my friends..

I think i will buy a samsung or dell. Both companys have some nice monitors especially samsung
April 18, 2006 12:04:33 AM

i just got a 19 inch widescreen at walmart for 250 and i love it here are the specs on it and there link to the display.

19" widescreen TFT active matrix LCD
Widescreen (16:9) ratio for the true big picture
LCD technology means a slender panel
Proview's new ultra thin design delivers the ultimate in space-saving convenience
Resolution - 1440 x 900
Contrast ratio = 500:1
8ms
300 brightness
Analog
Crisp black

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=46...
April 24, 2006 11:38:29 PM

After a lot of thinking i disided to buy the DELL UltraSharp 2007FP. I really wanted to buy a samsung gaming lcd but unfortunately they are all 19 and 17 inch in the samsungs uk site wich means that the max res is 1280x1024 and i want 1600x1200. Do you find my choice the best or is there any other lcd better than 2007FP? Always talking about gaming and res at 1600x1200 or higher of possible.

again thank in advance!
April 25, 2006 12:04:22 AM

Wow this really looks great and the response time is very good. Do you think its better than 2007FP for gaming?
April 25, 2006 12:29:27 AM

I just read some reviews of 204B and they all say that is the best lcd for gaming so i disided to go for this one. Thanks for your help Yamagiru i really appreciate it!
April 25, 2006 12:54:18 AM

Just a thought,

The Dell 20.1" screen that folks were mentioning is awesome. I use it for Widescreen gaming and it works wonderful.

Most games released now support Widescreen formats native so NO stretching. You also tend to get a greater FOV in most games that support WS. This can actually lead to an advantage.
April 25, 2006 11:37:47 AM

I was wondering if the games of 2007-2008 will support only widescreen resolutions. I know it sounds a little bit strange but is this posible? what do you think?
April 25, 2006 12:09:04 PM

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If i buy 20-inch 4:3 monitor with 1600x1200 max resolution and i want to play some games at lower resolutions like 1280x1024 i will be happy with the image quality and response :?:

No; you won't be happy with the image quality. If you don't have an uber graphics card, get a 19-incher because their native resolution is 1280x1024, which is much more reasonable than 1600x1200.
April 25, 2006 12:33:13 PM

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If i buy 20-inch 4:3 monitor with 1600x1200 max resolution and i want to play some games at lower resolutions like 1280x1024 i will be happy with the image quality and response :?:

No; you won't be happy with the image quality. If you don't have an uber graphics card, get a 19-incher because their native resolution is 1280x1024, which is much more reasonable than 1600x1200.

This is true i agree with you but the diference between 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 is very big in games. The problem is that i will need to upgrade my graphics card from time to time and maybe some other parts to be able to play all games at high settings and 1600x1200 res.
April 25, 2006 12:45:21 PM

I find rather strange that noone in this topic recommends an EIZO lcd display which is undoubtedly the best display money can buy.Make no mistake that no monitor can match the overall quality of an eizo lcd display.My second choice choice would be samsung or a viewsonic.
April 25, 2006 1:29:51 PM

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I find rather strange that noone in this topic recommends an EIZO lcd display which is undoubtedly the best display money can buy.Make no mistake that no monitor can match the overall quality of an eizo lcd display.My second choice choice would be samsung or a viewsonic.


Is there any good model that is made for gaming? There are a lot of nice lcds but most of them are not made for gaming thats why i am asking you.. Also because i hear everyone talk about dell and samsung lcds i didn't search a lot for other brands
April 25, 2006 1:41:06 PM

Get an EIZO S2100 if money is no issue.It is second to none
April 25, 2006 2:46:25 PM

I disided it, i will buy the samsung 204B. I read some reviews and comments from buyers and it really looks good for gaming. It also have a very nice desing!
April 26, 2006 12:22:41 AM

Does anyone know what the ViewSonic VP2030b is like? I'm tossing up between that and the Samsung 204b, but I'll have a problem with the Samsung's poor vertical viewing angles.
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