I'm no monitor guru, but I need help picking out a good LCD monitor. Anyone really knowledgeable about this stuff and product line changes?
Talked to a dude tonight at Fry's who seemed very technical and knowledgeable, but they didn't have the Samsung there that I could compare to. His story was that basically that LG and Samsung are neck-and-neck on what's better. It's basically whoever has the most recently released product line (in a comparable model) would probably be the best.
The LG is very nice in person, looked better than the Samsungs... But he was saying at times it can be difficult to tell because of the way Fry's is wired (has a monitor splitter that kills quality)
But I'm thinking about the Samsung due to the resolution. Any thought? No brand nutswingers plz.
I would much rather get the LG since it has HDMI. Even if you are not going to use it now, you will still have that option open in the future. Also, by your specs, the contrast ratio is better which means the whites are whiter and the blacks are blacker.
Another thing you said is you do light fps. This is where response time comes in. Yes, you might not tell a 3 ms difference, but think of it in the way that the LG is 2.5 times faster than the Samsung.
The higher resolution on the Samsung is nice, but it's definitely not worth sacrificing the other positives I mentioned on the LG. Personally, I would go with the LG.
I've been looking at the Samsung as well and people are saying the contrast ratio is actually 50,000:1. I'm just curious how the resolution looks, I don't think I've ever seen that before. It's on sale for only 189. Anyone else have thoughts or experience with either of these?