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I just bought this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009269
...for $225 as an open box. It has a 6.5ms response time, and seems to have a much better response than most HDTV's, but the lag is still slightly noticeable. I chose it over the similarly priced HANNS-G 27.5" monitor, which has a 5ms response time.

I won't have the chance to game on it until next week, but what are your opinions on using this as a primary monitor? For schoolwork, I'd probably use my laptop, but I'm quite an avid and competitive FPS gamer and don't want this to get in the way of my groove.
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Well if you can easily notice the lag then it will be annoying. If it is acceptable than you will have no problem with it. Personally I dont think you will have a problem. Ive played many shooters on many tvs and monitors and ive never really had a moment where I thought that the monitor or tv was laggy. I mean 6ms... If you had a ping of 6 would you notice it? Id be very happy with it.
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Well if you can easily notice the lag then it will be annoying. If it is acceptable than you will have no problem with it. Personally I dont think you will have a problem. Ive played many shooters on many tvs and monitors and ive never really had a moment where I thought that the monitor or tv was laggy. I mean 6ms... If you had a ping of 6 would you notice it? Id be very happy with it.
I'm liking it pretty darn well to my surprise. Text is clear and easy to read, and for all practical purposes the Acer is just like a decent 1080P monitor. I'm just not going to get to test it out with games for another week or so; when I play low-end games, I can't tell if the lag I'm seeing is computer lag or monitor lag (I have my laptop hooked up to it). I do have experience with some LCD TV's (particularly crappy ones) making FPS gaming impossible, but this TV's already shaping up to be an excellent all-purpose monitor.
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Glad your liking it . I don't know about you but personally I will play in any server that has less than 100 ping and I play alot of shooters. so I think 6ms should have little to no affect.
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Response time and input lag are two completely different things, yet people mix them up all the time.
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Response time and input lag are two completely different things, yet people mix them up all the time.
Its those darn marketers. I had a Samsung I liked and it had the response time and dynamic contrast ratio right on the bezel, lol.
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