I am looking for a good deal for a 17" "gaming LCD" to replace an old Compaq 17" CRT I've been using for 4 years now. I want to increase my view-screen (15.8" to 17-18") and since I'm limited in desk space, I am in the market for a high-quality, low-cost 17" LCD.
After reading the latest Tom's Hardware review, I was interested in buying the Hyundai Q17 for $365 (as listed in the review). But, as alot of us know by now, the "good" DVI-capable Hyundai is not being sold in the US now, and certainly not for the review-stated price of $365 (somebody should change that now).
So doing a tad bit of research on my own, I've come to the opinion that the NEC LCD1760V and LCD1760NX seem to be good buys. Has anyone dealt with these, or similiar NEC LCD's?
What advantages are there in going with a DVI-capable LCD (LCD1760NX) as opposed to a Analog-only (LCD1760V). I've heard that the latest DVI-Analog converters work so efficiently that there is no noticable differance, but this is only from hearsay.
For $399, is the LCD1760V the cheapest "gaming-LCD" that is actually capable of running the latest FPS at high frame-speeds? The BenQ costs about $40 less, but does it not perform at the same level as the NEC? I'm looking for a monitor with 17"+ viewable screen that can play high-intensity FPS at high frame-speeds. My video card is a Radeon 9800 (380/680). Am I better off just buying a ViewSonic P95F for $265 and making desk room?
I have the NEC 1760V. Changed over from 17" CRT flat screen. The colors are very vivid; it has a nice profile, and virtually no eye strain with prolonged use.
Despite its response time, I can notice a VERY slight blurring effect when scrolling graphics rapidly (like when panning all the way across the screen while playing RON). By this I mean I am running it at its native resolution (1280 x 1024) with 32 bit color, and all the graphics options maxed for the games I am using. My video card is 9700 pro.
Overall, I am much happier with this display, and I mostly play high FPS games. I do not think getting an LCD with a slower response time would be a good thing for minimal money savings. Either stick with your CRT, or get the fastest response time you can afford if minimal/no ghosting is important to you.
I've been using the NEC 1760NX model for quite some time and I switch over from a CRT monitor. I would agree the colours are vivid and there no eye strain. The only problem is that you can't really view the dark blacks, but then again, thats a problem inherent in LCD's. Anyways, maybe its just me, but I don't even notice the blurring in FPS games and I play them a lot! Oh, and maybe its just me again, but I don't see any difference between DVI-D and Analog, so I would go with the 1760V model to save some cash. Good huntings for a monitor.
Edit: Just in case you're wondering, I play:
Quake 3 - and its mod UrT
Hitman 2 Silent Assassin
Unreal Tournament 2003
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
They all work great with this monitor. And might I suggest getting a Radeon 9800 Pro?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by darksoul on 08/20/03 02:45 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Got the 1760NX, and DVI gives sharper text etc, even though I'm using a Matrox G550 to try out the analog signal.
When comparing the G550's DVI to the crappy VGA signal generated by a laptop, the difference is not just "a bit sharper", but simply "incomparable". Get dvi, you won't regret it, especially since price difference is minimal.
This is of course most important for office work (text). For gaming, sharpness isn't really a big issue I guess.
I'd say try a DVI to VGA convertor with your G550 before saying things like that! I've got a Hansol 710P at home and the diffrece in image quality between a G450 & my lappy (both though a switchbox) is astounding.