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Monitor options Samsung s27b550v and Dell s2440L

by TherosNg / December 27, 2012 7:39 AM PST

I recently bought the Dell S2440L from BestBuy for 199. The picture quality is great but I was ticked off by the 6ms response time. So I went online and saw the Samsung S27B550V, which has a 2ms response time, for 240. I mainly use it for movies and playing video games like Battlefield 3. Is it worth the little extra to return the Dell for the Samsung?
I greatly appreciate your input.

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2012 9:06 AM PST

Most of those don't accept anything more than 60 FPS or HZ video. We know this is true for HDMI hookups so how could a 2mS time help?

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by TherosNg / December 27, 2012 10:02 AM PST
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They both support HD resolution contents.

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That's true but HDMI limits us to about 60.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 12:39 AM PST
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60Hz works out to be 16.67 mS. So to get from frame to frame we only need that much response time. How would lower numbers make it any faster?

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Response time
by TherosNg / December 28, 2012 4:52 AM PST

For HD contents like movies, response time won't make a difference. But for video games, response time should make motions smoother in theory.
Anyone have experience with these two monitors?

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I guess I wasn't clear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 5:32 AM PST
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Since a HDMI connection limits the frame rate, that 2mS could actually make it worse since we'll have to put the image back up INSIDE THE MONITOR with more circuitry. So instead of the image fading out like it did, it may be worse than before.

I'm guessing you didn't know about the frame rate limit.

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Some reading.
by Bob__B / December 28, 2012 11:28 PM PST
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Great reading
by TherosNg / December 29, 2012 2:37 AM PST
In reply to: Some reading.


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If the Dell response time isn't fast enough for the games
by VAPCMD / December 27, 2012 9:15 AM PST

you play, then by all means, get the Samsung. Looks like it's a larger display ...right ?


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