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LCD monitor for photography -and- gaming

Sadly my old Dell Trinitron 21" CRT bit the dust, and after an Ebay fiasco trying to buy another one, I finally bought an ASUS MS238H 23" flat screen. It is very contrasty but after fooling with the calibrations it's not bad for general use, and it's fab for gaming. For photo manipulation, however, the image is a little too coarse and modifying settings for color between all the things I do (including reading on-line newspapers) is making me crazy. I'm now looking for a 23-24" flat screen.

I want good color, resolution, and response time for gaming and wonder what people suggest. I'm running in PC format, and would like to stay under $500, but would go to $900 if it came close to the quality of my old CRT and minimimal fussing with settings. I assume that I will be happiest with an IPS LCD, but really feel as though I'm wading into a data quagmire. Dell apparently has good IPS monitors, but I wonder if the response time will lag too much for gaming. Apple Cinema looks good, but like it only can be used with new Apples computers.

What do you use? What do you recommend? What are the drawbacks of what you have?

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in other words

My Asus is 2ms, but for instance, the Dell UltraSharp U2410 is 6 ms - is there really much difference? What about 14ms?

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CRT is still the best for colors

The ms makes a big difference when it comes to gaming, especially for action games like Counter Strike.

IMO CRT is still the best for graphics/photos editing because of its colors.

Anyway you might want to check out Dell UltraSharp U2711, Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP, Philips 240PW9EB and Zalman M220W.

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Just my 2 bits;

not from experiences but just general information.

1. A monitor is a monitor (no such thing as Apple, PC, Linux, etc.).

2. For gaming, I would stay at 2ms or less.

3. Yeah, I like the old crt. also (don't know if it's the glass or contrast or whatever) but it looks good.

4. LED back-lighted LCD looks good but when view off the sides a bit, it doesn't look so hot, just another LCD then.

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yes you are right about Apple

I checked with Apple about the Cinema monitor, and they do work with PCs (some old posts that said there problems). A 24-inch Apple runs close to $900. Is there anything comparable or that people like for less?

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