New LCD Monitor Recommendations?

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  1. 2nz

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    :rant2: My current monitor is a 19" Viewsonic CRT that I've had for 2 years now. It worked fine up until a few months ago when the screen would just fade and get really dark for hours at a time. I have to strain my eyes just to read a line of text when this happens. Does anyone know what the problem is?

    So right now I'm looking around for a new monitor, an LCD that's at least 17". Anything from around 300-400 dollars.. Just something that will let me watch movies and play a couple games. Any help would be much appreciated. :)
     
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    if your a gamer... just make sure it has a fast refresh rate... otherwise your gonna make your games look worse :/
     
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    Not sure about the price in US $$, but the Samsung 172x is an awesome gaming monitor.
     
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    This is the way to go if it's the 12ms response time one i'm thinking of.
     
  5. 2nz

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    The 172x is a little bit more expensive than I'm looking to spend. :wtc:

    But another question, is a DVI imporant? Would I be missing out on much if I bought a monitor that didn't have one? I'm an LCD virgin.. ;)

    Someone help me~ :crying:
     
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    DVI is a must have for games. I got the sony sdm-s74. I have played pretty much every game ever on it and they all look the same as on CRT if not better.
     
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    Well I had 2 Viewsonic 19" CRTs and they die on me last week. I am moving to a dual LCD setup now. I got an Viewsonic VP201 at the moment, I think it's awesome... I played farcry on it no problem, watched a few DVDs...

    I do however need to bring it back and exchange for a different one. It's got a green sticky pixel in the lower center portion of the screen, that totally drives me crazy when I am watching movies...

    Feels kinda like a brand new benzo with a scractch on it ya know.

    Oh, and as for myself, DVI and dual input is a must.

    If you are new to LCD, one thing you might want to know is the aspect ratio of the monitors. Your viewsonic CRT probably had 4:3 ratio just like mine. So, if you set the resolution to 1280x1024 on it then the picture will be streched in a sense. Since that has an aspec ratio of 5:4. Not the case with LCD.

    Which bring down to the next things. most 17/18/19 LCD actually do have 5:4 aspect ratio. Which is probably not the best for watching movies.
     
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    ask Jensen...He'll tell ya
     
  9. CodeX

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    You can get a 23" Acer H233H for less than you want to spend. That's what I have and I like it a lot.
     
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    You guys realize this thread is 6 years old, right?
     
  11. CodeX

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    :rofl:

    I wondered why he was talking about 300-400 for a 17" LCD.
     

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