I have $250 to spend on a computer monitor. Maybe a little more or a little less. My current monitor is a samsung LCD widescreen 19" 40,000:1 contrast ratio.....bought 5 years ago.
I would like a new monitor, LCD widescreen, HDMI with a great contrast ratio. I don't know about 3d i have a 3d graphics card but there is really nothing 3d i need it for......I would also like to hook up my PS3 and direct tv box to it....so it has to look good for those as well. All i see is ASUS, no samsung anymore...??? Also refresh rate has to be 2ms.
Refresh rate is important if you notice blur in fast moving images, it depends on the viewer's eyes, i really can't see blur below 8ms pixel response but have found that in games i can notice input lag and it really bugs me in fast action, so i buy less input lag and don't care too much about refresh rate anymore. I'd be going for a 27 incher with 1920x1080 res. Less video card requirements, cheaper, and sharper image with 1080p consoles, let alone the ability to see from a further distance which is always good for the eyes. For the amount you want to pay i'd even consider an entry level IPS panel they'll set you back ~300 though. Check Dell s2740l or AOC i2757fm for cheap good IPS panels, the regular ones cost over 600.
If you truly notice motion blur you should check Samsung SM2233RZ, a 22inch 120hz TN panel panel but tested as the fastest in the market.