I have finally decided to move from my Sony 17" 200SF CRT monitor to a 19" LCD monitor. After looking for a few days in many webpages, I have narrowed my options to Iiyama 4821 and Samsung 191T. Can anyone recommend which of these two monitors I should choose, or even a better choice? I intend to use this monitor mainly for text and 2D graphics. Also a little bit gaming but not a freak gamer!
To be honest, I haven't managed to find reviews on the 19" Iiyama but I know they make very good monitors and their 17" monitors got the best reviews. I don't have a particular reason but I think I prefer Iiyama over Samsung.
Well, I just bought mine a week ago after following posts on this site and doing other research. I can tell you there have been complaints of "ghosting" or trailing from the gamers. I beleive you are a gamer about the level of myself - you intend to play but won't be consumed by hours of online "Unreal Tournement" contests.
In this case you probably won't have a problem with it.
I can also say I have put the monitor on a 6 year old system while await my new jacked up system. You can imagine the graphics card I have - it's 5 years old running on a 233 MGHZ processor. And the picture looks great.
Don't belive people who say that the 191t doesn't have a ghosting problem. Anyone who says that bought one. I have seen this monitor, and unless you have severely indiscriminant taste, it's overall image quality resides on my nutsaq. Sure it looks great in windows, but take it to any fast game, and the >40 FPS cap imposed by its 25ms refresh rate kills you. 1000\25 = 40. Wasn't it established that 60 FPS is a neccesity if you want your video to look good... this was back in 1997 (3dfx! woot). See it for yourself, wipe the natural bias of LCDs looking cool from your decision making process, and you will realize that your trinitron is much preferable. The only LCD worth considering right now in my oppinion, keeping in mind what you are currently using, is the Hitachi CML174\ Planar PX171. Though, they are kind of small, and they dont support 1600x1200. Im probably just going to wait. The 40 had a less than sign in front of it too. CS looked like it chugged around at 30 or so.
I wanted the 191t samsung also. Unfortunatly I could not get one without a defect. I went through literally FOUR of them. All had either many non conforming pixes/dead,lit etc.. or other screen defects.
And also , for games I would not recommend it. I have a radeon 9700 pro, and the ghosting was much worse than on an old sony 15" lcd I was using.