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Best LCD for Non Native Resolutions

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October 16, 2002 2:00:03 PM

Folks,

I know that LCD's are not the best for playing at non native resolutions - but does anybody play strategy games ( age of empires, cossacks, sudden strike etcc.. ) on an LCD at non native resolutions - specifically lower ones.

On a 15in LCD - 800x600
On a 17in LCD - 1024 x 768.

If anyone out there plays these type games could you please post and tell me what monitor you have and if you like the results. Also, if you know of any other good ones for non native resolutions please let me know

I can't be the only one trying to play at non native on LCD - can I ???

Please post - thanks -

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October 17, 2002 1:29:24 PM

Well I been reading this forum for about 12 months and a while back when the Compaq 7020 17" was flame's favorite I went and got one (I could not pass up the education discount). I have used it with both a gForce 2 MX and a ATI 8500LE. The optimal res is 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz. I almost never run it at that. I usally run it at 1024 x 768 for both games and general use. I always use the DVI interface.

I play RTS - Total Anihilation
FPS - Quake3, Elite Force Hazard Team, Metal of Honor Allied Assult, and SoF.
It works well for all of these both on the internet and at LAN parties. I really like this monitor.
I have just recently (over the weekend) moved the res up to 1280x1024 and it was too small for us. It went back to 1024x768 last night.
1280x1024 would be great on a 20" or larger monitor but that not going to happen until they come down.

Tar
October 29, 2002 3:47:08 PM

I have this same monitor and its really good at running out of spec resolutions for the most part. I personally don't have any trouble with 1280x1024, everything is much more crisp in the native resolution of the monitor, I even try to play my games in that resolution when its supported. I think on 18.1-17.1 viewable monitors 1280x1024 is just right, 1600x1200 is to big for my tastes.
BTW I'm not to happy with this monitor for playing games, *maybe* some RTS games, but certainly not FPS. I also got mine on the educational deal and have been considering trying to break even and sell this bad boy on egay for the $660 I payed for it. Not a bad deal for someone about to spend $850 for it at a circuit city. Not sure if I want to do that though.

Gosh I'm such a nerd sometimes, but then again arn't we all. :smile:
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