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post #1 of 17
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I might be selling my 19' to a family member who is in need for a monitor. So I was thinking of looking into something a little nicer then what I have now, maybe with HD support, But I am no expect on monitors and need some help because I do not know whether HD is better for gaming or what not. So I lend my questions to you guru's.

I am not sure if the 8800*** supports HD but I suppose it does, would getting a HD monitor/TV be worth it or would a larger screen size? Thanks ahead of time.
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I don't work in a store for this, but I'd think the best resolution you can still get is out of a CRT. Then stick with computer made flat monitors with good res and refresh rates. That's for PC games. It changes with XBox360 and PS3 which have native resolution output, so getting something that is also native to the same would certainly produce the best picture quality.
If you want HD, it would be to watch HD tv on your monitor? If not, I can't see the need. Your vid card might have DVI output, which is only an adapter away from becoming HDMI output. As another thought.
Hope this helps
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All video cards and PC monitors already support HD. HD is just a resolution or pixel density. A monitor and HDTV are two different things. HDTV has certain standards of HD like 1080i, 720p, and 1080p. Monitors are 1280x1024, 1680x1050, etc. Monitor have higher resolution but smaller screens for upclose viewing. HDTV tend to have lower resolution but are usually much larger.
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if you are using it just for the computer i think you should go with a 22" widescreeen (usually 1680x1050).
post #5 of 17
In HDTV, 1080P is the best resolution you can get. That's 1900x1080.

720p is still hi-def, at 1280×720. Obviously that's a pretty low resolution for a computer monitor. If you really want high-def on the computer, go with a monitor that supports at least 1900x1080. That's gonna be 24" and up LCD land. And I think all 24"ers support 1900x1200 so youre set.

Edit- Buying an HDTV and an LCD are almost similar. A main thing you should look when comparing the two are Native Resolution for HDTVs, and Max Resolution for computer monitors.
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post #6 of 17
I run 1080 HD content on my 1680x1050 monitor and it still looks great. Just in case you wanted to know...
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post #7 of 17
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Thanks for the info guys, I only said HD because I was under the beleif that it was supperior technology.

Ok I do game, Supreme Comm. bf2 ya know the normals. So what monitors would you recommend? I am trying not to buy a small city block so of course the price matters.

Also I have read a few things on here saying that CRT's are the way to go for monitors... if so which one's are considered good/price wise? and What size would be best for my 8800GTS? thanks.
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post #8 of 17
With an 8800, pretty much anything. So the question is, how big do you want it?
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post #9 of 17
I love the 20.1'' widescreen from Sceptre, itll do 1050, which can probably display 1080 without a problem. (Ive never tried though, but at 1050 it looks damn beautiful)
    
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post #10 of 17
DontPasstheFence where did you get that avatar? That is kool, seen the movie, well funny! I would like to go with a 22' since I have a 19' already. But I would need to sell that first. Any ideas on a 22'?
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