I am looking after a good LCD (good imagine quality) that also is able to play games like CS:S and Unreal Tournament 2004 (fast games).
I have looked at Samsung 913N and Hyundai L90D+ which one would you chose, or if you have another possibility then please tell.
In the end you go for it or you don't.
I look at it like this:
These LCDs would not be selling as well as they are if bad pixel faults were a common thing.
I haven't heard much bad press about the samsung panels from anyone I have seen post here at Tom's.
I have owned 3 LCDs myself - 2 17's and a 19. one of the 17s and the 19 have samsung panels and I have never seen a bad pixel. The other is a viewsonic and I don't know who made the panel but it dosen't seem to have any bad pixels either.
When I have heard about pixelation happening with numbers under the manufactures limit I don't ever remember anyone saying it made the panel unusable, but of course that isn't a scientific analysis.
Bottom line - its up to you. Read and study more and then decide
I recently picked up a 17" Iiyama 435S for £184 (UK Pounds) from www.pcnextday.co.uk and it is easily the best I have seen so far with 10ms refresh, VGA & DVI, 3 year new-replacement warranty, no dead pixels.
Play a lot of HL2, CS:Source, UT. Needed to mess with the colour temps and gamma when I first got it but once it was set-up right, bl00dy fantastic.
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