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Help me choose a LCD monitor; I've got it down to 3 choices

by sfjoyboy / August 14, 2005 10:36 AM PDT

Hey people,

My friend is going to build me a media computer to be used for internet, email, watching/recording DVD's, burning CD's, digital photography and eventually digital video.
Another friend of mine highly recommended this monitor:

I've also found these two online and can't decide which one to go with:

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the 2005FPW
by AKonny47 / August 14, 2005 10:40 AM PDT

there are MANY people that own this monitor and use it for gaming. For all the reviews i read on this, it's a good buy.


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(NT) (NT) all 3 are good
by nerdyboy1234 / August 14, 2005 12:47 PM PDT
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by John Robie / August 15, 2005 1:42 AM PDT

I'm not impressed with any of those three. For avoiding 'ghost' and 'streaking' a LCD monitor should have a low response time and especially if any gaming with the modern new games. It is normally recommended to not go lower than 13ms for gaming.

My choice for a LCD monitor would be one with a good contrast ratio, and 8mn or lower response time. The 19" Samsung 915N at 8mn looks good for the low price at Newegg. Other 8mn 19" monitors there:

Also check out some other 8mn & prices:

Then again, I personally would go for the 4mn/5ms response, 19" monitors:
Viewsonic VX924

BenQ also makes a 19" 4ms LCD FP91V.

And I think Hyundai has one and they are selling a Samsung in Australia & Canada, 930BF, 4ms, with 700:1 contrast.

From the CNet review of the Dell 2005FPW:
"Only serious graphics pros and gamers will be disappointed."
"The 2005FPW did not fare very well on our DVD and gaming tests. We saw lots of noise, as well as streaking and ghosting, but the details were generally good."

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by John Robie / August 15, 2005 1:51 AM PDT

As reads: ''It is normally recommended to not go lower than 13ms for gaming.'' Should read:

''It is normally recommended to not go higher than 13ms for gaming.''

Some reviews suggest to not go higher than 16ms for gaming with LCD flat panel monitors.

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