LCD Monitor/TV for Gaming and other Multimedia

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  1. highblur

    highblur Whatever will bewilder me.

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    Anyone have some helpful advice to a longtime CRT owner :o Im finally looking to spend a good amount into a nice LCD Monitor, sizes can range from 22-32 inches, but would prefer a great resolution, with no ghosting if at all possible.

    I've come to a few decisions so far, but it's based on ignorance due to the fact that I know next to nothing on whether 8ms is better then 6ms in response time or a 1000:1 or 6000:1 is a better contrast ratio etc

    I've come to the following makes and models for my narrowed decisions;

    Samsung LN T2653H 26" ~ $693.00 (LCDTVS.com)
    1366 x 768 Resolution
    5000:1 CRatio
    16:9 ARatio
    8ms Response
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889102126
    Con: Known to have a slight noise when the backlight is set above 6~

    Sharp LC 26D43U 26" ~ $668.35 (WorldWide Distributors)
    1366 x 768 Resolution
    6000:1 CRatio
    16:9 ARatio
    6ms Response
    http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...-32306277.html

    Dell 2407WFP HC 24" ~ $669.00 (Dell.com, can wait for -$100 rebate)
    1920 x 1200 (better than 1080i with most other LCD Tv's since it's a monitor)
    1000:1 CRatio
    6ms Response
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-5647
    Con: On/Off Button malfunctions due to spring after few months.. heard has slight ghosting problem with light objects on dark backgrounds.

    If you have any other suggestions, please go ahead!

    I'm looking to use this for video games and to watch downloaded content

    Thanks for your time!



    PS:

    Oh and why is this Samsung 37" so cheap at Fry's?

    http://shop1.outpost.com/product/530... Video:Spot4

    $749 for a 37" am I outta my mind?
     
  2. lolerskates

    lolerskates New Member

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    on the response time the lower the number the better


    so 6ms is better than 8ms

    thats about all i know lol
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Even though the Samsung and Sharp panels are very high quality,
    that Dell panel would blow them both away.

    1920x1200 ftmfw.

    With the Dell you can watch true 1080p.
     
  4. highblur

    highblur Whatever will bewilder me.

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    I had the best feeling towards the dell 24" ~ seems like the best choice to me.
     
  5. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    If you don't need a tv tuner built into the monitor then I would go with the dell. But I have a 26" sharp tv lcd and I have no problems with ghosting or anything like that, but then again I use it as my tv as well.
     
  6. spec09

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    Dell 24 inch widescreen by far. My friend has one and as long as you have dvi, that's the way to go. Nothing beats dell in gaming monitors. The 24 inch is a beaut.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    everything beats dell monitors. They did the famous bait and switch. They gave the review writers different panels than what they sold to the public.
     
  8. spec09

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    ok, but from personal experience, the dell is very nice quality.
     
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