LCD HD Monitor
I am a PC gamer. I wish to buy a 19" LCD HD monitor for that. Actually I dont know much about LCD monitors since I am currently using a CRT monitor. So some input from you would be required. Is there any difference between the images of current LCD and LCD HD monitors or now all LCD monitors are HD? What is the meaning of "1080p" I have seen many places? Is the result of LCD HD monitor is better than CRT monitor? Please guide me which kind LCD HD monitors are best of the line.
kliver said:I am a PC gamer. I wish to buy a 19" LCD HD monitor for that. Actually I dont know much about LCD monitors since I am currently using a CRT monitor. So some input from you would be required. Is there any difference between the images of current LCD and LCD HD monitors or now all LCD monitors are HD? What is the meaning of "1080p" I have seen many places? Is the result of LCD HD monitor is better than CRT monitor? Please guide me which kind LCD HD monitors are best of the line.
they started using 1080P to cut cost and still make consumers think they are gettting a better deal....
the normal PC resolution for larger screens is 1920x1200, for 1080P they reduced it to 1920x1080...so the screen is a bit shorter. the manufacturers save money and are able to advertise 1080P which ppl are familiar with due to TV resolutions..
HD for PC monitors simply mean 1920x1080...when in fact some of the other monitors like mine at 1920x1200 is BETTER than HD...
forget the term HD, if you are looking at 20-22 ish screen you want 1650x1080 res, 24ish screen should be 1920x1200, the next standard size for 30ish screen is 2500x1600 (the last resolution i don't know exactly so i round there)
LCD tech opens a whole can of worms for the uninitiated.
The honest answer is LCD doesn't come near the picture quality that you can get with a good CRT unless you are willing to drop some serious cash into buying a LCD monitor... And you will still have some issues if you are trying to do a direct comparison to a CRT monitor.
Example: My two monitors cost more than all the hardware in my PC combined when they were purchased new and were cutting edge at the time.
The first thing you need to know is what resolution do you want to use. For a CRT monitor you can change the resolution as you want as long as the CRT supported it (and the video card too). LCD is a little different. Yes, you can change the resolution, but you will only get the best quality the monitor can produce at the native (a.k.a. max) resolution. That's because the LCD has a fixed number of pixels. Using less than native resolution is definitely possible but will not look as sharp as native resolution. This is due to interpolation...
Read the following FAQ:
Read the following about LCD tech:
Read some reviews about LCD monitor to a little bit of understanding:
You can find more in depth reviews at Prad.de that provides more info.
The following is a review for the 22" LG Flatron W2261VP. This particular section talks about interpolation being at the end of page 9 and finishing on page 10.
Read reviews, think about it for a moment then put it aside. You will be confused about some things at first. Go back and re-read them. It takes exposure.
It will probably take me 45 minutes to verbally go through all the major points about LCD monitors in detail. That probably translates to 5 hours of typing if I attempted to type everything that would spew out of my mouth.