NCX is a very opinionated, biased user who has some idea of what he is talking about but applies that knowledge ONLY to his own personal preference, disregarding everything else. He also often makes comments that are just plain wrong. He has made some unbiased posts but I've not seen many of them. I could rant on and on about how much of what he says is biased or simply wrong, but this is the wrong place for that.
Therefore, I don't recommend listening to everything he says like it's all cold hard fact. It's not.
In the case of this example, anyone with a proper CRT as well as the samsung models can tell you otherwise. Why don't you ask vega
? He has 5 FW900s and had 5 samsung S23a750d's (same panel as 700d), which means he has more point of comparison than NCX. That, in my opinion, as well as his past history, makes him much more reliable as a source. And let's see what he has to say:
Same response I've seen from every single person I've seen with both a good CRT and the samsung models side by side. As well as anyone discussing the subject in more detail. (Another thread here about the same subject: http://www.overclock.net/t/1213187/lcds-leds-just-flat-out-suck-for-gaming/0_50
) I'm sure that even NCX would probably admit that it has ghosting if you'd ask him if they are completely free of ghosting or not. He made only a slight remark there, which probably is a bit more liberal than a 100% literal interpretation. "A ghosting free experience" is something I would personally not interpret as a literal statement. Latching onto that is not really something I'd recommend.
Also, if we assume he knows absolutely anything about monitors and interpret this 100% literally as you did there, his comment "the 700d is the fastest monitor I've used at 60hz" means he's never used a proper CRT. Which I doubt is correct. Again, it's just him remaining on the topic at hand, and not straying to make comments about CRTs.
@bowflex: Yeah, a dual link DVI is required or you won't be able to set it at 120hz. If you have set it there, it's extremely unlikely that you'd have a single link cable. But you can check from this picture.