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LCD Monitors and games

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
August 13, 2003 5:54:38 AM

I recently got the Samsung SyncMax 150N as a gift from someone, and I was wondering if LCD monitors are any good for gaming.

Specs: 15"
Response Time: 25 ms

I heard that a CRT monitor displays more colours than an LCD, and has higher image quality. So, would I notice any graphic quality differences when playing a game in an LCD as opposed to a CRT monitor? Also, I heard that LCD monitors have ghosting effects when playing games on it. Would my monitor's response time be good enough?

Furthermore, the max resolution for this flatscreen is 1024x768. If I were to go to like 1200, would I have any problems?

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August 14, 2003 7:51:35 PM

The LCD you describe will be inferior to a CRT. A good gaming LCD would have a higher resolution and a response time of 16ms (or lower as time goes on). A 17" wouldn't hurt either.
August 16, 2003 5:24:39 AM

Check it out and see if you like it, I mean some will notice the ghosting, others won't. This stuff is influenced quite a bit by how the user likes things so give it a test run and return if you don't like it. As far as the higher res goes, windows won't let you, never tried it in a game to be honest, but the best would be to run at it's native resoultion of 1024x768.

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