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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Murlocke
http://www.gamepc.com/images/labs/re...17v2-ghost.jpg

looks like that... it blurs fast objects
OOO...yeah whats what me mean.
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post #12 of 20
I have a 46" 8ms sony for my xbox and it ghosts a bit more than i'd like.

My computer monitor is 6ms. I havn't really seen any widescreen monitors with under 5ms response time. The 2,000$ dell and apple "gaming" LCDs have a 16ms response time. I would just aim for 8ms or lower.

But note if your LCD doesnt support 1920x1200, you won't be able to play 1600x1200 in games that don't support widescreen.

Closest widescreen (16:10) res to 1600x1200 is 1920x1200.
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post #13 of 20
it blurs fast objects and sometimes makes parts of different objects move separately
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post #14 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke

Closest widescreen (16:10) res to 1600x1200 is 1920x1200.
oh ok thanks a lot for that tip it will come in handy when i decide.

also what kind of monitors do you guys prefer normal or widescreen? is it even worth getting the widescreen?
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post #15 of 20
widescreen rules, it gives you a edge in multiplayer games because you can see things most people can't.

Widescreen is the future, I wouldnt spend money on a monitor that isnt widescreen...

Pretty much all new games support widescreen =D
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NICE... hehe thnx alot for the help, you got me all excited now
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post #17 of 20
CRTs are preferred by gamers, flat screens, that is.

However, many LCDs are catching up to the quality that rivals CRT. I personally prefer LCDs for their thin profile. They, in my opinion, seem brighter, hurt my eyes less, and just look better.

As long as the monitor has a decent response time (even if it's @ 12 ms, you really won't notice much difference w/ naked eyes), and it's from a good company (ViewSonic, BenQ, Hyndai, etc.) you should be fine.

Go w/ that LCD.
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post #18 of 20
I have a 22" 5ms widescreen and its cool.

Hm..I use to know this, forgot now. Why would CRTs be preferred anyway?
Someone said flat screen but the LCD is flat too. Elaborate?
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post #19 of 20
CRT = ability to switch resolutions. LCD has to scale resolutions to match its native resolution. The scaling processing almost always degrades picture quality, however it has gotten better and people without sesitive eyes may not notice.
CRT also has better blacks than LCDs
CRT you don't have to worry about ghosting or blurring with fast motion (although the better LCDs have gotten good in this regard)
     
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post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by briank
CRT = ability to switch resolutions. LCD has to scale resolutions to match its native resolution. The scaling processing almost always degrades picture quality, however it has gotten better and people without sesitive eyes may not notice.
CRT also has better blacks than LCDs
CRT you don't have to worry about ghosting or blurring with fast motion (although the better LCDs have gotten good in this regard)
Im still a CRT fan. I can pick up CRTs for next to nothing and they are great for the price. Im about to get another 21 inch CRT. When I have no choice but to upgrade I mite get a LCD... in about 5 or 6 years time if I can get large LCDs that are not a flippin widescreen.
    
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