Best LCD for the MONEY FEBUARY

I notice there is a lot of opinions when it comes to which LCD's are best for gaming and which are better for multimedia (watching movies)... which have fast response time - to keep ghosting down ...what about the pixel pitch? Are there any good ones that excel ALL AROUND?

I have a really nice 19" Viewsonic CRT that i purchased more than a few years back with much research (excellent pixel pitch, no ghosting lol, bright colors, sharp text) but it seems I would need a $300-500 LCD to duplicate this kind of quality.

Is everyone out there in LCD land settling for inferior quality so they can get that bulky CRT off their desks? Anyone know of a trusted site that reviews them?

I was looking for something sharp (low pix pitch) - 19"/maybe 20 or 21" - good for movies (reproducing exact skin tones not necessarily a high deciding factor - i dont do too much photo/camera work) No ghosting (play some Counter-Strike Source need all the help i can get - hehe) And something with a 16:9 aspect ratio if possible... exact enough? :wink:

-I'd love toms to do a "best LCD" review...
-appreesh any info
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  1. Quote:
    "... Are there any good ones that excel ALL AROUND?..."


    No.
  2. so why buy LCD's? to save space?

    confirms what i thought
  3. CRT's are dying out... soon won't be able to get one.
  4. Best price/performance acer 20"
    Best overall LCD is dell
  5. I'm not sure about Dell. I'm shopping to replace a 2 year old 1704FPT that is randomly going blank and coming back to life at its own whim. The Dell forum has many examples of customers with the same problem. I'm writing this with a 1 year old 1704FPT and wondering how long it's going to last. It's beautiful right now but I expect more than 2 years of life from such a product.
  6. oh wow that sucks. Are you sure that your psu is big enough(no reason why but just one of the many problems for LCD Monitors) but in general you like the monitor and was just implying that the majority of the dells are nice since none would reply to the post. Oh the real reason to buy a LCD monitor is yes save space but LCD have better contrast ratio, higher resolutions and less glare as my old CRT almost needed to be in the dark.
  7. I don't know how to tell if my psu is big enough. Is the reference to my PC's power supply? If so, I don't understand its relationship to the monitor as it is independently powered. No?
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    I don't know how to tell if my psu is big enough. Is the reference to my PC's power supply? If so, I don't understand its relationship to the monitor as it is independently powered. No?


    Your PSU is probably big enough unless you're running a high-powered video card... in which case the card's system requirements will specify a minimum size.

    Of course, monitors have their own power source... the computer doesn't "care" whether a monitor is attached or not. The computer/mobo/PSU only powers the video card and its port(s).
  9. i was just throwing stuff out. well you do connect the monitor to the graphics card which is connected to the psu so i dont know. if your graphics card loses power then monitor goes black for a few seconds. just sayin as it happend to me and i upgradded psu and it dosnt happen anymore. But this is just me.
  10. Quote:
    i was just throwing stuff out. well you do connect the monitor to the graphics card which is connected to the psu so i dont know. if your graphics card loses power then monitor goes black for a few seconds. just sayin as it happend to me and i upgradded psu and it dosnt happen anymore. But this is just me.


    Maybe your old PSU was marginal and needed to be replaced, regardless... ??
  11. yes and that is what i learned and had similar experiances
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