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Gaming/Movie Monitor Question

by Tsiek / September 9, 2012 10:10 PM PDT

I am in the market for a gaming monitor and I have narrowed it down to 2 different monitors.
for its features and TV tuner
For its IPS panel.

Both have the same claimed response rate of 5ms but I have only seen reviews of the IPS monitor, which have been ok so far.
I would only be using them to watch movies occasionally and playing Xbox/ a few computer games. The TV turner would be a great edition but not completely necessary.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I really cannot make up my mind.

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I do see a problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2012 3:19 AM PDT

A quickly look finds 60Hz inputs. The panels are faster but the input rate looks to be 60Hz so let's do a little math.

60Hz is about 16.67 mS so at 5 mS (which is usually the time from full on to half off) this means that such a panel would be a bit flashy if it didn't run the panel at 120 or more Hz.

GAMERS can be royally upset at the 60Hz input limits. And even confused as they put in 75Hz video and odd things happen.

This is not to duplicate prior discussions about this but have you read all this before?

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by Tsiek / September 10, 2012 4:21 AM PDT
In reply to: I do see a problem.

I was aware that 60hz was at a disadvantage, but I don't have the cash to pay for a 300-400 dollar 120hz monitor, so I was trying to find a good lg for the price.

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by pgc3 / September 10, 2012 4:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Yeah

Agree with Bob, some gamers are disappointed, why LG, why not Samsung or Viewsonic and there are others to choose from. I have both Samsung and Viewsonic, excellent monitors. I got an LG 42" LED TV for xmas, it lasted 2 weeks before it crapped out, power module conked out it was under warranty, so far so good. Another friend of mine purchased 2 LG monitors for his office, one went bonkers after a month, the other, so far so good, it sort of shook my faith in LG. I will say that in my case with the TV, their service was totally excellent and I will admit that the vid reproduction is very good, as good as any I have seen.

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monitor brand
by Tsiek / September 10, 2012 4:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Monitors

not too worried about the brand, just the price. LG has the cheapest IPS I have seen as of yet and pretty good reviews on monitors. I am more worried about staying in my budget of about $250. probably should have listed that first though lol.

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With that out of the way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2012 4:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Yeah

Most gamers use the monitor the machine came with or those mid 100 to 200 buck displays. A few go far out with 120Hz displays but I rarely find those to be helpful.

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