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Looking for 120hz *flat* not glossy monitor, what do you use? Plasma people wanted.

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Like the title says. I have an lg e2360 right now, but at 60hz with 2 580's, theres a decent bit of tearing. I have been looking to upgrading to 120hz for a while, but havent found any that really fit what I want. I absolutely hate glossy screens and would only get one if there was absolutely no other way. What is the difference between t.v.'s that have the brand's proprietary 3d, vs utilizing nvidia 3d vision on a monitor thats built with it?

Would I be better off going for a 32'' or higher plasma tv since they usually all have a 600hz refresh rate? The max refresh rates that the 580 puts out is up to 240hz I believe. Does that mean that when using a 600hz screen, it uses every bit of that 240hz? If anyone can give me tips, it would be much appreciated.

edit: not a huge fan of the alienware all over it, but it seems like this might be pretty decent?
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-8846&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0
Edited by guitarmageddon88 - 1/24/12 at 5:06pm
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From what I have been taught, most TV's that say they are 120hz and up aren't "true" 120hz TV's. Their frames are actually 2 of the same frame in succession whereas a PC that is 120hz will be a completely new frame.

TV: 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5, etc.
Monitor: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, etc.

I seem to recall reading somewhere that 240hz and above are usually just claims by those particular manufacturers and aren't necessarily a 1hz 1 frame ratio.

For my money I'd stick with monitors for this issue.

I personally own the AW 2310 you've linked. It's got a nice sturdy base with great adjustability (even tilts downward a bit, not much though). It has a matte finish and a friendly interface.

However just like any other TN panel, it has backlight bleed. Mine is more noticeable toward the bottom of the monitor. It also has the issue of viewing angles, but it's for gaming, so its not like I'm going to be playing the game from the side of the monitor, even if I was it could turn that far if need be.

The only real complaints I would have with it are that the colors can seem a bit washed out, and it is very bright right out of the box. I used this guide to help me pseudo calibrate it.

I have not used the 3d function yet since I don't have a 3d capable gpu or the kit that you need to use it (too poor frown.gif ). So I can't really help you there.

Overall I'm very pleased with it's performance. Great frame rates and no issues going on over a year of use and car trips.

Hope any of that helps!
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Only monitors have 120Hz inputs. TVs use interpolation. 600Hz Plasmas have ten 60Hz subfields.
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I only buy televisions with 24,000Hz refresh rate. 400 interpolated frames for every one real frame for the win!
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