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I am looking to invest in a non-ws 19in LCD sometime in the near future and I have a few questions. First off how fast does it need to be? I play COH, UT2003/04, and comparable games, that being said will 8ms suffice without ghosting or will it need to be faster than that?

I am browsing around newegg looking at 19in LCDs but i'm not sure what to look for and what to avoid, anybody have any pointers?
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Below 8ms is good.

I'd seriously reccomend getting widescreen though.
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Below 8ms is good.

I'd seriously reccomend getting widescreen though.
^^ agreed . . Why do you not want widescreen?
 
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Most CRT's are 1ms response rate, so i would say 6 ms or lower
    
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Why widescreen? I won't watch movies so I don't see the point to run that res.
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but you do game and more and more games are supporting it. . and its a great advantage IMO . . . DuckieHo has an FAQ comparing screen real estate and sizes . . would probably be a good read in general . .

Just found he has one on response time as well


>>EDIT . . .I should probably read them myself before I comment
 
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post #7 of 13
Its awesome for games too not just movies.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Jules View Post
Why widescreen? I won't watch movies so I don't see the point to run that res.
Oh man. The game on wide screen is incredible. Nothing is cramped together on one screen and you get at least 20% more view space = more ownage

I went from 15" regular to 19" wide screen and I am never going back. I watch my movies on the PC just because it's wide screen over my square T.V.
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post #9 of 13
Most humans can't tell the difference between 6ms and 8ms.... so under 8ms is fine.

I have a FAQ about CRT vs LCDs... and a FAQ about monitor sizes!
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full screen CRT > wide screen LCD

more real estate FTW

my 21" CRT which is around 8 years old STILL displays 1900X1280 perfectly clear, the potentiometers are holding up well.
    
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