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Analog to DV I- cause ghosting?

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
March 23, 2008 2:19:58 PM


I just bought an LG 19" LCD (L1918S) 5ms response time monitor and at first i was very impressed (Coming from a 17' CRT) until i played some games. at first i didnt really notice it but i could see that when i panned my mouse in a game it would be a little bit stuttery/ blurry kinda, but i thought that made sense seeing as anything moving quickly will be blurry.

the more i played the more annoyed i got, until now i can barely play a game without getting really annoyed. before i bought my monitor i knew about the ghosting issues and did some research and every where i looked people would say over and over again that there is no ghosting whatsoever on a 5ms monitor or not even on a 8ms (if so only the slightest)

So now i think there must be something wrong with me or my setup because i can quite easily see the ghosting on my monitor.

So now what i want to know is: My monitor is an Analog LCD (apparently thats bad for an LCD) and my graphics card only has DVI ports (8800gts) so im forced to use a DVI converter. now i was wondering, could using a DVI converter instead of plugging into a plain Analog port cause this ghosting i experience?\

btw im running at its max of 1280x1024 at 75hz.

Please give any advice of what could be causing this ghosting.

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March 24, 2008 6:35:41 PM

Other than a faulty monitor, it's probably your good eye sight going through the pains of downgrading from a CRT to an LCD. Happened to me as well. Don't worry, you will get used to it in the end.
a b C Monitor
March 25, 2008 6:00:21 PM

As much as I prefer LCDs they can be blurry. However....

Try running the screen at 60hz. Most LCDs can take a 75hz signal but only update at 60hz. I've seen a few panels that looked bad at 75hz but cleared right up at 60hz.
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March 26, 2008 3:03:19 PM

thing is running my games at 60hz just makes my games look choppier... ill give it another try tho. but 60hz for gaming is not ideal :( 
a b C Monitor
March 26, 2008 3:13:01 PM

It won't matter lcds only update at 60hz regardless of the signal. There are 120hz panels, but they are not common.