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Hey guys ,

I want to get a 27' 120hz monitor.

It seems that means it will be a 3D monitor aswell.


That means that ill likely "only" get 1080P and not 1200P.


So I ask :

What is the difference with 1080P and 1200P? I will use this monitor for gaming....

will i see less on 1080P than what someone see's on 1200P?


Is this a good monitor for games? :


http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/m...LT27A950ND/ZA?



Does it have fast response times?


Thanks!
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post #2 of 10
You will see more on 16:9 for some games (notably Starcraft 2), since a lot of games lock the vertical FOV. In terms of input lag, it maybe too high for gaming.

Heres a review:
http://www.digitalversus.com/samsung..._11317_36.html
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post #3 of 10
1080p will have higher FOV. 1200p doesn't have higher FOV, but it have higher image quality. If you really want 120Hz monitor then get 1080p. I don't think you'll find 27" 120Hz 1200p anywhere.
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post #4 of 10
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I am concerned mainly about :

Input lag / ghosting .....right now I have a SyncMaster 2493HM ....will it be equal to or faster than my current monitor?


Also regarding field of view , how can it have MORE FOV compared to a 1200P screen?

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post #5 of 10
it has more FOV based on how the game was developed. Many newer games keep how much you see vertically, constant - so if your screen is wider, i.e. 16:9, you will see the same thing vertically as the 16:10 (so your 9 units equals their 10 units), which leads you to see more horizontally in order to fill the screen.

here is your current monitor:
http://www.digitalversus.com/samsung...8_4593_36.html

The 27" you are looking at has twice the amount of input lag as your current monitor. 20ms vs 40ms. That may or may not be noticeable for you.

I think Asus is coming out with a 27" 120hz monitori think its the vg278h. But not sure...search around these forums, and there should be a thread about it
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009300

what about this one?

Also is 27 inches too big or not really?
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post #7 of 10
I don't know anything about that one.

Whether or not 27" is too big is dependent on how far away you are from the screen. I generally like to sit farther back from my 22" monitor; it's about 24" from the edge of my desk. Just see how far back you are from your 24" and whether or not there is still room to push the monitor back. If there's another 3" or so to move back, then you should be good.
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post #8 of 10
Whoa whoa...why are we using the T27A950...no that monitor sucks in terms of response time. You want the S27A950...just search the forum, people LOVE the monitor.

You won't see more than someone with a 1920X1200 monitor (actually in some games you'll see more than a 1920x1080 monitor). However that's from a media consumption standpoint. If you're using this for productivity, then you probably will notice an additional 180 pixels when reading or typing stuff.

As for whether 27" is too big for you...well that depends on how far you are sitting away from the monitor. For instance, my desk is not very deep, so I'm actually pretty close to the monitor, so 24" is the maximum screen size for me before I get fatigued. Go get the 27", and just take it out of packaging carefully. If you get tired, return it and go smaller.
post #9 of 10
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Thanks for the reply ,

so your saying with 1080P it wont affect what I see on my screen in games compared to a 1920*1200 resolution?
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It depends on which game you play. Some games you will see the same thing - just stretched out. Most newer games will let you see more with 1080p vs 1200p. I don't really play old games besides brood war and d2, and those have their field of view locked.

Search here for your game and they will have a 16:10 and 16:9 comparison. Resolution doesn't matter for FOV

http://widescreengamingforum.com/mgl
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