Help buying a montior

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  1. rightdownupleft

    rightdownupleft New Member

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    Do I want my response time to be smaller or biggers? 2ms or 12ms

    I'm thinking 2ms or whatever they're at today.
     
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    CodeX Guest

    smaller number is faster, better.
     
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    I game on a 2ms 22", never have any problems with ghosting
     
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    Thanks guys, thats what I figured
     
  5. crontab

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    there's more to a monitor than just response time.

    faster is better, but 2-5ms or 8ms i think means it's a TN panel. fast response time, but okay color reproduction and poor viewing angles.

    you have to decide on your exact uses of this monitor before you buy. but there's only aspect that will trump all, budget. tn's are the cheapest panel's, so if your budget is low, tn's are probably your only option.

    just to make things more confusing.
     
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    i just recently bought this baby:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014177#spec

    looks sexy, and great picture. i know it has the cheaper TN panel but i do a lot of gaming and it performs great. I looked at some nicer ones like the 24" dells, but from what i read online they suffer from some serious input lag in addition to a worse pixel response time.
     
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    Looks nice.
    How good of resolution is that? I'm running 1680 x 1050 on a 15.4". Comparable?
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    What other kinds of panels are there?
     
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    it's 1900 x 1200
     
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    :bowdown:

    I wish I had more money
     
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    TN = cheap, fastest response times, shitty viewing angles, great for gaming, meh for movies/photo editing

    VA (S-PVA/MVA) = better colors than TN, slower response times, good viewing angles, good for movies/photo editing

    IPS = Sex
     
  12. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Do those abbreviations mean anything?
     
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    I got a cheap TN panel monitor, I regret it. Should have waited and got at least a VA type panel.
     
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    any way to tell what is in your particular monitor?
     
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    not as easy like its written in the box or user manual
    manufacturers usually don't give this info

    maybe if you open it and its written in some code or something

    the price tag usually is a giveaway though

    TN=cheap, VA=mid price, IPS=baller

    you can also tell on how it looks

    TN
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    VA
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    IPS
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    also,.. you really have to be careful and research these things
    google Dell or Samsung panel lottery

    basically,... it's a 'bait and switch' thing
    they used a good panel on the initial release, then switched to an inferior one later on,... charging the same $ :greddy:
     
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    well it depends what you're doing with it. for gaming TN is great. my friend has the nice DELL 24" 2408WFP, and the picture is definitely good, but the lag between moving the mouse and the output on the screen is noticeably delayed. It doesn't matter much for him since he mostly just plays WoW. :mamoru:

    i'm an avid counter-strike player though, so response time was probably the biggest influence in my purchase. if you're using it as a regular desktop monitor the viewing angles shouldn't be an issue, and the picture looks great from straight ahead. if you're mounting it on your wall as a TV replacement (like for your gaming console) then it might be a problem.
     
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