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I have been looking at buying a 120hz monitor to go with my new desktop that I recently built.

So far I've really been looking at this:
Asus VG236H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236092


Also, I was wondering if anyone had tried this monitor out. I'm a big fan of Viewsonic but don't know anything about it as far as input lag is concerned.

ViewSonic V3D245 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116513

Any help would be great! Thanks!
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i dont have experience with either of those monitors but have you checked out the BenQ XL2420T? I picked it up a couple weeks ago and its fantastic, the colors are rich and the 120Hz is phenomenal.
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In terms of 120hz gaming performance in 2D....

best glossy 120hz is the Samsung 700D or 750D...
best matted 120hz is the BenQ XL2420T...

there are a few other decent 120hz monitors...but the Samsung and BenQ mentioned above are best in class. I personally like glossy....I have the Samsung 750D and the glossy screen makes the color and image quality look significantly better than my matted monitors.

As far as 3D usage goes (not my area of research)....Samsung isn't as good...however, I know the BenQ XL2420T is suppose to have very good features for 3D use.
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I've heard the Samsung 700D/750D don't have the best response times, so that was a no-go for me. They do look like nice monitors however.

I prefer glossy to matted screens.
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response time is low enough that i honestly don't think you'd notice a difference...you'd be giving up much more important features such as image quality for unnoticeable lower response times. but that just my 2 cents.
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I'll check it out. It's not too bad of a price right now anyways. Thanks!
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I'm digging my AW2310 that was roughly $350

Couldn't tell how it compares to the others though.
     
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I was going to get a Samsung 700D/750D at first but for some reason a Korean company doesn't sell that product in Korea, dur!!! They only have the tv model which isn't a true 120hz monitor...
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

In terms of 120hz gaming performance in 2D....
best glossy 120hz is the Samsung 700D or 750D...
best matted 120hz is the BenQ XL2420T...
there are a few other decent 120hz monitors...but the Samsung and BenQ mentioned above are best in class. I personally like glossy....I have the Samsung 750D and the glossy screen makes the color and image quality look significantly better than my matted monitors.
As far as 3D usage goes (not my area of research)....Samsung isn't as good...however, I know the BenQ XL2420T is suppose to have very good features for 3D use.

That is a very biased reply. Quoting opinions as facts...

I believe the Planar is the best matte finish 120Hz monitor. The BenQ is only "slightly" better with input lag by a couple of milliseconds. The Planar beats it in ghosting/crosstalk and image quality according to reviews.

From what I've read the Asus is the best glossy. There are no solid reviews on the Samsung panels that I know of.

Also, the Planar uses a Samsung panel with Planar firmware.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1220244/planar-sa2311w/
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Originally Posted by Phantom_Dave View Post

That is a very biased reply. Quoting opinions as facts...
I believe the Planar is the best matte finish 120Hz monitor. The BenQ is only "slightly" better with input lag by a couple of milliseconds. The Planar beats it in ghosting/crosstalk and image quality according to reviews.
From what I've read the Asus is the best glossy. There are no solid reviews on the Samsung panels that I know of.
Also, the Planar uses a Samsung panel with Planar firmware.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1220244/planar-sa2311w/

What's a solid review?

http://www.anandtech.com/print/5231
http://www.pcmonitors.org/monitor-reviews/samsung-s27a750d
http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/gadgetry-electronics-discussion/8220-samsung-s27a950d-review.html

PRAD will have one May 7:
http://www.prad.de/new/monitore/test/2012/test-samsung-s27a950d-led-summary.html?c=1&id=625

TBH, while his reply was very generalizing, your replies are biased as well. You're recommending a Planar monitor that you own yourself, but don't provide any proof of it's superiority. That's not to say you aren't right, I don't know as I haven't seen the Planar monitor myself, but your post isn't a whole lot better than his.

On the BenQ XL2420T, TFT Central gets a delta E of 0.1 more than what 3DVision blog gets from the Planar. PRAD recieves slightly worse results with the BenQ. Of course, since these tests aren't performed by the same people in the same way, the results aren't directly comparable, but it's worth noting. It could suggest that it's fairly unimportant which monitor you choose. Maybe someone wants DisplayPort or pivot function? The BenQ has that while the Planar doesn't. I also checked and the Planar isn't even available anywhere in Denmark which is another thing to consider. A lot of people outside the US won't be able to get the Planar whereas the BenQ is more widespread (although this isn't important to this specific thread).
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/20/12 at 5:00pm
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