Looking for a monitor, VERY confused.....


I'm in the market for a monitor, I'm currently using a 32" Toshiba REGZA HD TV (1920 x 1080) which is fine for most things except gaming.

I have a budget of roughly £250.

I'm not bothered about viewing angle's as I'll be sitting head on, Preferably <5ms response time. I've been looking at some monitors on various sites and I'm finding it hard to find information about "input lag" (what is this?) I'm also confused about Contrast ratio's, Whats the difference between DCR, ASCR and Typical?
The monitor will be used for manly gaming and also some CAD work.

EDIT: Forgot to mention I want a 1920 x 1080 res.

Any suggestions and answers to my questions are welcome :)
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  1. ASCR means ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio

    ACM which means Acer Adaptive Contrast Management

    DCR means Dynamic Contrast Ratio

    Are they marketing gimmicks?
  2. wow..... Come on guys these aren't rhetorical questions..

    Answers are much appreciated.
  3. This is the Graphics and display's section right?

    No help for a Veteran? ......
  4. Technically this is the TV Tuner Card section. Lol. Why are you getting rid of that 32''. What's so bad about that for gaming?
  5. There's no display's sub section.... LOL

    My TV won't do 1920 x 1080 in anything other than DX9, Will only do <1280 x 720 in DX10 and 11.. (games only, will run DX11 benchmarks in 1920 x 1080 just fine) Besides which I doubt it's response time is any good XD

    Anyway I'm trying to sell my TV and I'm going to buy an LG 23" Full HD monitor..
  6. For £250 this is the monitor I would get;
    I know you said 1920x1080 but the extra vertical area of a 1920x1200 monitor is really nice for gaming and CAD(or anything really besides perhaps wide screen video) and that one is a good choice at a good price if you can afford it.) Here is a review;
  7. Thanks for the suggestion jyjjy if I can find the money for it i'll definitely be choosing it over my original choice.
  8. It also seems to be both popular and to have a good level of customer satisfaction as well from the number and scores of the user reviews on newegg;
    Now I wish I had the money to afford it :p
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