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I am currently looking into buy a new monitor for my new computer which arrives early Jan. I am moving from CRT (21" Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2045u) to TFT/LCD and have been looking at the following:

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/657/86...een_TFT_Monitor/Product.html?searchtype=genre

Please can anyone give me feedback on this and let me know if I should be looking for anything in particular. I will be using it mainly for online gaming as well as the usually internet/email.


Thanks in advance,

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if you are a gamer you want the lowest response time the one you listed is 8ms
these are 5 and 4ms some come as low as 2ms we do not see most of the brands listed on that site here so only gone with the ones we do see
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/657/86...een_TFT_Monitor/Product.html?searchtype=genre
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/657/86...Docking_Station/Product.html?searchtype=genre
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/657/86...anel_19_Monitor/Product.html?searchtype=genre
i have moved you to gamers for their hands on comments
 

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I recently purchased the LG L1932 TFT monitor. It's a 19 inch with 4ms response time. I've played Call of Duty 2 and Half Life 2 Episode One on it without any problems. Movies also play normally.
 

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Ahh. Think I am grabbing the wrong end of the turkey! I thought it was higher the better!

Thanks for correcting me.

I will have a gander at the links.

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8ms should be fine for any gaming you want to do. I use an 8ms LCD for my gaming, and I have no problems. Anything under 8ms will be excellent for gaming, but if you want to save that little bit extra you're fine to go with an 8ms one.
 

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I also play with an 8ms LG 17". Very very clear and quick. In my opinion, larger monitors aren't very good for gaming. I wouldn't go larger than a 19" because with the distance the average gamer sits from the screen, the large it is, the more you have to move your eyes or head to see things, therefore you will have a slower reaction time. 17" or 19" monitors are optimal sizes I believe because they are large enough to offer a good size of real estate while cutting down on delay time from physical movement of head or eyes.
 

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That's a great pick. bruiser is correct though - not all games support widescreens. All this means is that either you'll have to adjust the screen so it functions as a non-widescreen, or you'll have to play those games looking squashed. It's not a big deal.
 

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It is mainly going to be used to play Vanguard which I think will support it.

I will be using an ATI X1950Pro, and I dont want to be limiting the cards potential with a monitor then cant have a very high resolution to start with..Can this happen?

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you will never be able to get the resolution higher than 1440x900 on that monitor. Just like I will never be able to go higher than 1280x1024 on mine. What these numbers mean is there are 1,440 individual LCD Diodes in each row and 900 LCD diodes in each column. These directly correspond to pixels in your computer so if you went higher than 1440x900, you would have to be splitting some of the diodes and that just isn't possible. When going to a smaller resolution, you'll notice a slight fuzziness since it is trying to use more than one diode to create a single pixel from the computer. Bottom line is, that card will do just fine on that monitor and no matter what, the monitor will limit the card interms of resolution, but nothing else.
 
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