Is the Acer GD245HQ Still a "decent" monitor?

Discussion in 'Computer Peripherals & Consumables' started by Julie1, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Julie1

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    I have bought a Korean 2560x1440 monitor (awaiting a new power supply!)

    I am looking at buying a 120hz 3D monitor to make use of my GTX 670.

    I have found an Acer GD245HQ which is 5 mins away from where I live and am thinking of buying it.

    I would just like to know whether this is still a decent monitor, and what a good price to buy it for would be. It is in very good condition but only comes with the monitor itself and power cable.

    What price do you think would be a good deal for me to buy it for?

    Please can I have your advice ASAP as need to buy one sooooooon!

    Thanks,
    Julie
     
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    Monitor tech advances slowly so a screen like that a couple of years old is generally going to be difficult to tell apart from a new screen.

    3d is likely to be an exception to that as it's an emerging standard (i.e. a compatibility mess), if you're interested in that aspect rather than just 120hz then do your research carefully as to what that screen supports.
     
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    Do you think it would be worth his £70 asking price? Is there a noticeable difference between a 60hz and 120hz screen? Would be used for gaming mainly. Thanks for the help
     
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    Assuming you're feeding it a 120fps output then yeah, the difference in smoothness is noticeable compared to a similar 60hz screen. Will you be playing lots of very fast games such as racing games? If not I'd be inclined to stick with your big screen.

    I don't know what they usually sell for but £70 seems a reasonable price for a second hand 1920x1080 monitor in good condition.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I think I might go for it then.

    Also I have a pair of nvidia wireless 3D Vision glasses (from my 3d laptop). Do I need to but a nvidia IR transmitter for them to work? I have heard about the IR 3D Vision Emitter Emulator, not entirely sure what it does though!

    Would any IR emitter work?

    Thanks again
     
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    It is, but i highly recommend the ASUS PA238Q. Seriously, check it out, it's fab-u-lous.
     

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