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March 26, 2007 2:16:02 PM

Im looking for a good lcd monitor, all ive seen is a bunch of fuzzy crap, I want something fast and clear.

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March 26, 2007 2:52:49 PM

Look at
LG L1900J (very nice)
LG 1970HR
March 26, 2007 3:15:11 PM

I'm currently enjoying the Dell 24" widescreen (2407). I really can't find a fault with that screen, especially when the price came down to around £500.

They've also got a new 2707 - 27" on special offer for £780 at the moment if you have the budget!
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March 26, 2007 4:14:26 PM

I have had my eye on this one for a while. It is by no means the best, but it is a good budget monitor.
March 26, 2007 4:42:47 PM

I would pick one of these 3 depending on if I preferred widescreen or not and how much money I had to spend!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (This is the best one if your computer can handle the res)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (This is the one I would pick for myself and is also at circuit city for around the same price, slightly more after tax, if you dont want to buy online)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (This is the best none widescreen gaming LCD and is used in competition play at many tournaments! This one can sometimes also be found at best buy or circuit city for similar pricing)

Best,

3Ball
March 26, 2007 5:16:23 PM

The Viewsonic VX922 is AFAIK the fastest LCD available. I have one and am very happy with it (only got one stuck pixel and its near an edge).
March 26, 2007 5:36:42 PM

I second the vx922. Best non-widescreen for gamin. Mine has no dead pixel.
March 26, 2007 9:18:45 PM

All 3 of the monitors that I suggested are just as fast as the viewsonic in the 2ms response time only they offer a much higher contrast ratio than 650 to 1. The samsungs are 2000:1 and the LG is 3000:1. Thus making the picture better on those. I have seen all of them in person and just because of the price I chose the samsung 19" widescreen based on widescreen, speed, and picture quality. The other Samsung monitor is the official monitor of WCG I believe, so that would make it a good candidate for a good gamming monitor. The widescreen version I pointed out as my choice is the same monitor in widescreen form!

Quote, (from below link): "IRVINE, Calif. - Sept. 14, 2006 - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of professional LCD and PDP display products, today announced that the company's new SyncMaster 931C TFT LCD has been named the official monitor of the 2006 World Cyber Games."

http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRe...

Best,

3Ball
March 26, 2007 10:35:15 PM

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All 3 of the monitors that I suggested are just as fast as the viewsonic in the 2ms response time


I'd be interested to know if this was tested independently or if the test was done by the manufacturer.
March 26, 2007 11:38:39 PM

I am running a 32" LCD HDTV at 1366x768 resolution all the time, it is the native resolution of the screen and yes though it is a bit small in comparison to the 1600x1200+ LCD's you can get, by forcing yourself to stick to a "low" resolution your video card set to vsync can render the entire frame quicker which means you can crank the eye candy.

I play, Doom3 (orig and expansion), BF2142, HL2, and FEAR on this thing and it looks like a movie.

Video card = x800pro agp, now just imagine how much more eye candy your shiny new pci-e can can make it show.

The TV is a Visco VSC-32V1, you can get it from Walmart.com

32" for $600 http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=53...

or its 37" brother for $800
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=55...

Both have the same native resolution since they both have the same driver board, the screen is just different

I have had my 32" for a few months now and cannot complain at all, also its very convenient to be ored writing a paper and flipping on the PIP to watch the tv with the computer taking up the majority of the screen
March 27, 2007 2:14:34 AM

I am very happy with my Dell 2007WFP on my X1950XT!! :p 
March 27, 2007 2:45:59 AM

Samsung 226bw. 22" 2ms widescreen. Looks sexy too.
March 27, 2007 2:49:43 AM

Quote:
I am running a 32" LCD HDTV at 1366x768 resolution all the time, it is the native resolution of the screen and yes though it is a bit small in comparison to the 1600x1200+ LCD's you can get, by forcing yourself to stick to a "low" resolution your video card set to vsync can render the entire frame quicker which means you can crank the eye candy.

I play, Doom3 (orig and expansion), BF2142, HL2, and FEAR on this thing and it looks like a movie.

Video card = x800pro agp, now just imagine how much more eye candy your shiny new pci-e can can make it show.

The TV is a Visco VSC-32V1, you can get it from Walmart.com

32" for $600 http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=53...

or its 37" brother for $800
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=55...

Both have the same native resolution since they both have the same driver board, the screen is just different

I have had my 32" for a few months now and cannot complain at all, also its very convenient to be ored writing a paper and flipping on the PIP to watch the tv with the computer taking up the majority of the screen


I was really looking to go the route of a 32+ inch LCD HD. Is it worth it? I mean you dont have any problems with resolution for the PC and telling the difference between watching HD cable tv?
March 27, 2007 5:43:14 AM

If your going to buy an lcd tv, you better be careful with those cheapo brands they use pretty crappy components and they tend to never last 2 years...
March 27, 2007 6:23:23 AM

i recently (last month) purchased 2 samsung 931c's and they are great. newegg came in at a great price too
March 27, 2007 6:25:53 AM

That I cannot say! Havent really looked for anything other than manufacurer specs.

Best,

3Ball
March 27, 2007 7:04:51 AM

I was referring to tv's, lcd monitors usually use quality parts. Television on the other hand are another story.
March 27, 2007 8:00:25 AM

Quote:
I am running a 32" LCD HDTV at 1366x768 resolution all the time, it is the native resolution of the screen and yes though it is a bit small in comparison to the 1600x1200+ LCD's you can get, by forcing yourself to stick to a "low" resolution your video card set to vsync can render the entire frame quicker which means you can crank the eye candy.

I play, Doom3 (orig and expansion), BF2142, HL2, and FEAR on this thing and it looks like a movie.

Video card = x800pro agp, now just imagine how much more eye candy your shiny new pci-e can can make it show.

The TV is a Visco VSC-32V1, you can get it from Walmart.com

32" for $600 http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=53...

or its 37" brother for $800
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=55...

Both have the same native resolution since they both have the same driver board, the screen is just different

I have had my 32" for a few months now and cannot complain at all, also its very convenient to be ored writing a paper and flipping on the PIP to watch the tv with the computer taking up the majority of the screen


I was really looking to go the route of a 32+ inch LCD HD. Is it worth it? I mean you dont have any problems with resolution for the PC and telling the difference between watching HD cable tv?

The company that manufactures VISCO is the same one that makes westinghouse's panels, so for quality yeah they are good.

I bought 3 different tv's and this was the last one, not because i settled but because it works perfectly

Using dvi-hdmi link you will have the hdtv pc monitor issues but it has a vga port and that lets you have all the freedom in the world.

The only issue I have had with it was when games would try to run resolutions that thoguth in the supported res table, were at the wrong frequency, this is a minor problem that only requires tewakign the settigns inside your ati or nvidia control panel.

All in all, I am very satisified with my 32" VISCO, I recommend it to everyone.
March 27, 2007 8:27:59 AM

Quote:
I'm currently enjoying the Dell 24" widescreen (2407). I really can't find a fault with that screen, especially when the price came down to around £500.

They've also got a new 2707 - 27" on special offer for £780 at the moment if you have the budget!



yeah but the 27" is the same res as the 24" so the 24' is sharper. I game on the 24" it real nice.
March 27, 2007 9:01:41 AM

Quote:
I'm currently enjoying the Dell 24" widescreen (2407). I really can't find a fault with that screen, especially when the price came down to around £500.

They've also got a new 2707 - 27" on special offer for £780 at the moment if you have the budget!



yeah but the 27" is the same res as the 24" so the 24' is sharper. I game on the 24" it real nice.

True, but the 27" is pretty near the same (UK) price as the 24" right now. That's gotta be worth some thought.
March 30, 2007 5:37:50 AM

I guess it really depends what you want from your gaming.

If you want an ultralow response time then you need to go with a 19" or 20" but if you want a big beautiful screen I'd go with a 24".

I got to be honest I think games visually suck ass on a tiny 19" screen. You wouldn't sit down and watch a movie on a 21" 4:3 tv so why would you want to play games on the equivilent pc monitor?

Def go widescreen as well, so much better!

22" imo isn't worth it as you gain so much more pixels on a 24".

Widescreen is definitely the future plus films look great on my new 24" Dell 2047wfp.

I've not noticed any real ghosting on my new monitor, whether a pro gamer could notice any lag or not though I wouldn't know. I'm more an Oblivion, Civ4 kind of guy rather than entering Quake competitions!

Personally I upgraded my 20 viewsonic purely for games and films and so far I'm really happy.

I can definitely recommend the Dell 2407wfp but you need to get an A04 revision as the earlier models had firmware problems.

I hear the Benq model is better though, but it was around £150 more expensive in the UK so I went with the cheaper option.
March 31, 2007 12:49:27 AM

No doubt a nice 24" would be sweet, if you have the budget. An extra $300 up front to buy the thing, and then you need the gpu to power 1920x1200 res. That takes a lot more than does 1650x1080.

Personally, I think I'm going to pick up the Samsung 226wb. $325 from newegg. Or I might just eat it and get it from BB in case I don't think the extra size is worth the price.
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