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Im looking for a monitor to replace this old 17" crt that is threatening to blow up in my face

I was looking at some 1440x900 monitors, is 900 pixels enough one way? i run my old crt at 1152x864 , along with all my games. I will spend up to £200, but i wont even bother if it is gonan be horrible and ghosty. I realise tft has come a long way since my friend bought his, but mine better not come like his is. Trails =

will i need like 4-2ms for gaming? is 500:1 contrast good enough? What happens to non-WS games? they dont stretch do they? that would be terrible.

So many questions! thanks for any helps!
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post #2 of 26
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Originally Posted by Double Helix
Im looking for a monitor to replace this old 17" crt that is threatening to blow up in my face

I was looking at some 1440x900 monitors, is 900 pixels enough one way? i run my old crt at 1152x864 , along with all my games. I will spend up to £200, but i wont even bother if it is gonan be horrible and ghosty. I realise tft has come a long way since my friend bought his, but mine better not come like his is. Trails =

will i need like 4-2ms for gaming? is 500:1 contrast good enough? What happens to non-WS games? they dont stretch do they? that would be terrible.

So many questions! thanks for any helps!
Since you live in UK I won't be able to provide any links because I don't know too many UK sites but HannsG, BenQ, and Acer all make nice monitors that arn't so expensive.

A good monitor won't be ghosty if it has low ms, 8ms is fine but if you can tell the difference then get a one thats 2ms or something, some people can't tell the difference so it doesn't matter lol.

500:1 is average and alot of cheap monitors these days have 700:1 and higher. And for the non-WS games the sides will either be blacked out or stretched. But alot of games do support WS so you'll be fine
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i sell asus 19" ws for £175.00 markuk3@btinternet.com e-mail me
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Ya, the Hanns-G 19" widescreen monitor is very very good, and have never heard anything bad about it.
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post #5 of 26
My BenQ 20.1" WS monitor with 8ms response time works great, and I got it for like $250 USD, so I would think that would be below 200 pounds.
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What is the 20" and 21" wide resolutions? i dont mind going second hand.

Markuk3, what are the specs of that monitor then?
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post #7 of 26
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This look good to anyone? -Linky-

The only thing that puts me off is the 500:1 ratio, and maybe a sharper response time. something similar would be cool though.
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post #8 of 26
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Another, Better? is this a good make? -Linkeh-
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post #9 of 26
the one in my sig. cheap and its viewsonic

http://froogle.google.co.uk/froogle?...Search+Froogle other sites selling it if you dont like pixmania
    
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What is the 20" and 21" wide resolutions? i dont mind going second hand.
The resolution on mine is 1680x1050
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