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Hi I have been looking into getting a new Full HD monitor at 22"-24" and I have previously asked a question referring to HDMI and DVI.

I would like to ask how important the response time on monitors are for example how much better is a 2ms response time against 5ms, would I even notice the difference?

I want to use my monitor for gaming and watching and editing HD films.

Any input would greatly be appreciated

Thanks Chris smile.gif
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In some FPS with a fast paced action there could probably be seen a difference, though in my case I never perceived any difference from a sub-10ms monitor. In any other app or type of game it doesn't matter.

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The numbers are measured in gray to gray transitions, which makes the numbers useless in real usage scenarios.


There will be no noticiable issues. Some 2ms panels are worse than some 16ms panels, and vice versa of course.


Just get what you think looks good, is within your budget, and don't even consider peeking at the contrast ratio numbers and the response time specs.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant;13548707 
The numbers are measured in gray to gray transitions, which makes the numbers useless in real usage scenarios.


There will be no noticiable issues. Some 2ms panels are worse than some 16ms panels, and vice versa of course.


Just get what you think looks good, is within your budget, and don't even consider peeking at the contrast ratio numbers and the response time specs.

^ This, with that if it's within your budget go for a good IPS panel. The colors/viewing angles are far better than what any TN has to offer.
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Ok guys thanks now I can stop reading and rereading specs and get on with buying one smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;13548707 
The numbers are measured in gray to gray transitions, which makes the numbers useless in real usage scenarios.


There will be no noticiable issues. Some 2ms panels are worse than some 16ms panels, and vice versa of course.


Just get what you think looks good, is within your budget, and don't even consider peeking at the contrast ratio numbers and the response time specs.

qft - Look at some realistic tests vs a CRT and see the delay.
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You should be more concerned with input lag than response time these days.
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Depends on what you do. fps, driven, air Sim, all those love low input lag. Mine i got because i game. i would get isp for better pitchers, tn for gamers. I only switched to lcd 2 years ago. i had 1920-1200 28inch one , input delay was great tho.then1680-1050 22" 120hz, and felt like crt but the low res frown.gif . now 24 inch tn-led i like it but viewing angles suck. older 2 monitors where better. but led 120hz 1920-1080. good to go.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by X3NIA;13551420 
qft - Look at some realistic tests vs a CRT and see the delay.

Delay is input lag, not response times.

But yes, a CRT beats LCD in both areas by a long shot.
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Originally Posted by ABeta;13551580 
You should be more concerned with input lag than response time these days.

Yes.
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Originally Posted by GfhTattoo;13551664 
Depends on what you do. fps, driven, air Sim, all those love low input lag. Mine i got because i game. i would get isp for better pitchers, tn for gamers. I only switched to lcd 2 years ago. i had 1920-1200 28inch one , input delay was great tho.then1680-1050 22" 120hz, and felt like crt but the low res frown.gif . now 24 inch tn-led i like it but viewing angles suck. older 2 monitors where better. but led 120hz 1920-1080. good to go.

I cannot understand what this post is saying.
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u wont notice anything between 2ms and 5ms
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