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LCD for gaming + general PC use

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by @if ®afiq, Jun 4, 2004.

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    Is anyone using a widescreen LCD monitor as a PC monitor? namely the samsung 26" one?

    I'm slightly worried about ghosting and blurring...I'm going to the massive Dixon's store at the Bull Ring later on this evening to have a look - but would also like your input...

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    As long as the screen has a pixel responce time of 16ms or under it should be fine.
    Another thing to consider is the resolution the screen is capable of displaying. You want a high native resolution if you are going to be connecting up the PC. 26inch would be a large monitor and a resolution of only 1280x768 would mean huge icons and not that great if you are sitting close to it.

    I have a 20.1 inch tft monitor [dell2001fp] that does 1600x1200 and i think is acceptable - any lower would just be too big. Its all down to personal taste I guess.

    However, its more difficult [expensive] to get higher resolution screens with a lower responce time.

    I dont know how much this screen would retail. If you are looking for a large tft monitor then a LCD tv might not be the best option.
     
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    You're right about the pixel thing...

    What do DVD's look like on the Dell?
     
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    very good except its not a widescreen LCD - i can highly recommend the dell screen though if that doesnt bother you
     
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    I would prefer widescreen - but as you metioned the actaul res. of LCD's is not very high...

    ...someone on another forums mentioned the 20" Apple Cinema display - I've been having a look at the specs and they have an amazing 1920x1200 res! - although I would also need an adapter to go with it...
     
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    The apple cinema is a no go as 9800 Pro and the mointor do not go well together - there is no display during post/bios/dos aparently...

    ...so looks like a Dell 2001FP or maybe the slightly smaller 22" Samsung model...
     
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    plus the apple screen have no good pixel response times the last time i looked...
     

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