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OK so this is a really bad monitor: it's about 14" and the backlight is burnt out (I think) so it's really blurry and the contrast and brightness are very low, so that means it's time for a new monitor. I'm gonna go 19" LCD and here is the one im looking at:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...006&cid=MT.983
or (same thing)
http://liata.com/scrItem.asp?product...roduct_id=7365
I just want to know if that is a good brand and a good monitor. You can link me to www.liata.com or www.canadacomputers.com if there is a better deal in the 200-250 Canadian price range. Thanks.
 
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post #2 of 12
I would choose this, but I like the wide-screen monitors.

Yes, Acer seems to be a decent brand. Check out reviews on NewEgg.com.
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post #3 of 12
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Is widescreen really that much better? I've never used a widescreen monitor. Is it only better for movies or is it better for everything?
 
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post #4 of 12
I really like the WS. Even though the res is lower (19 WS to 19 standard) I feel that more is on the screen. I like it for movies and games. Not all games are WS enabled, but you can force games to go to WS resolutions.

In this case, the 19 WS is cheaper than the 4:3 version. That just sweetens the deal... Go 20" WS if you can afford it.
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
What does a response time of 2ms(GTG) mean?

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...080&cid=MT.983

And is that a good monitor because I'm considering that one now too
 
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post #6 of 12
Widescreen is awesome for gaming...and even better for desktop work such as photoshop and whatnot..

If you want a 19" widescreen...the Hanns-G 19" Wide is one of the best on the market.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
Widescreen is awesome for gaming...and even better for desktop work such as photoshop and whatnot..

If you want a 19" widescreen...the Hanns-G 19" Wide is one of the best on the market.
yup!
post #8 of 12
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With widescreen if a game doesnt support widescreen what happens? Does everything get really distorted or do you get the bars on the side or what?
 
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by That_Guy View Post
With widescreen if a game doesnt support widescreen what happens? Does everything get really distorted or do you get the bars on the side or what?
It stretches it out if the game doesnt directly support it, but with every game I've come across I have been able to use the games widescreen support or change the configuration file with a text editor pretty darn easily, and this forces the game to run widescreen. Most popular games support widescreen anyway though.

WS gaming site< lots of info
http://www.widescreengamingforum.com
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...962&cid=MT.983

Is that really 1400:1 or is it one of those things where they count it differently (like the whole AMD FSB thing)?
 
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