What t olook for in a LCD monitor

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  1. coreystang

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    What to look for in a LCD monitor

    I have about 400.00 to spend for a monitor. It will be used mainly for gamming. What should I look for to get a good one. Is there anything to look for, and what is a good brand. Thanks, Corey
     
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    For gaming something with a low respone time comes to mind. 12ms or 8ms would be even better, you're probably looking at a 17" LCD with a 12 or 8ms response time for a $400.00 price.

    Make sure you get something with an acceptable(to you) native resolution as well.

    Dot pitch of course and a DVI connection.
     
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    What is a good Dot pitch?
     
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    I wouldnt get an lcd for gaming. Unless it was a really nice one. my friend has both a crt and an lcd and the lcd looks so much better in games
     
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    For $400 he can get a "nice" 17" with quick response time. Granted it still won't refresh as fast as a CRT but you won't notice any ghosting.

    Lower the better basically, just make sure when you're comparing two monitors you're comparing apples to apples.
     
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    Can u reccomend a good monitor.
     
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    Dot pitch on a LCD monitor is determined by screen size and resolution. So, you only need to be concerned about what size and resolution your prefer. Dot pitch isn't an issue like it was on CRTs.
     
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    Is 16ms bad?
     
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    Just to add here, when you finally do get the LCD, hook it up and hit this website.
    http://www.gdargaud.net/Hack/DeadPixels.html

    It's a test for dead pixels (or spots on your monitor that are not working correctly). It's really a plague with LCDs, so you'll want to check it ASAP and return it to the store when you find one.

    When I got my Samsung SyncMaster 192n (19 inch), I ended up taking two of them back on account of dead pixels.
     
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    what store accepts returns based on dead pixles?
     
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    I'd get the 16ms BenQ 19" for around $360...

    The size difference from 17" to 19" is pretty nice, and I haven't heard any complaints with 16ms... And seeing the 710T next to the BenQ playing a movie, they look the same.
     

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