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I'm confused OP - are we talking about home entertainment or PC gaming?

What exactly are you looking to do with said monitor?
Ok... I mean in general picture quality...

Because I hate to hear peoples talking about plasma owning LCDs... and I dont know anything about the topic...
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post #12 of 19
Plasma's for home entertainment

LCD's are to save desk space and reduce the strain on eyes

CRT's are for advanced photo editing and/or CAD design...and yes very handy for Gaming in general.


I hate LCDs for a couple of reasons:

1.) It can't display more than 60FPS (Yes I know some claim to have 75Hz Refresh) but be that as it may if you have a system like mine that cranks out 150-200FPS+ theres tearing all over the screen so I have to lock Vsync and turn on triple buffering which locks me at 60FPS. Now this begs to question why bother building a system that can exceed the FPS threshold of 60FPS?

2.) Horrible color correction...and most LCDs have this problem unless you pay an arm and a leg for a Mac Display

3.) Ghosting ... 2ms screens have it even worse because its being forced to refresh at 2ms thus creating issues on the grayscale...at the same time even 5ms ghosts to a certain extent

4.) Backlight/bleed-through...a lot of LCDs have this problem even though you can technically "Calibrate" them to lessen the extent of it

Now on the flipside I love LCDs because they save desk space and I love widescreen resolutions. They're perfect for the workplace but if you're a Computer Enthusiast then its preferred to have a CRT over LCDs.


Now are CRTs perfect? God no I've been through plenty of CRTs too because the gun blew out, the glass got scratched, or they just flat out died on me.

However I will say I had a Hitach Syncmaster for several years that weighed more than I do but had a huge screen and I only just now had to replace. Since replacing it I've been through 3 (THREE) LCD models.


These are just my opinion and you can definitely form your own.
    
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LCD are only bad for games if they take more than 14 ms to refresh the screen. (60Hz is 16ms/frame). If you want a gaming monitor go for an LCD with a refresh rate of AT MOST 14ms.
For PC gaming: LCD>CRT>Plasma
For Console Gaming: Plasma>LCD>CRT
For Home entertainment: Plasma>LCD>CRT

I don't know how CRT could possibly be better for your eyes. After about 45 min of a CRT screen I have to get up and walk away (I'm not kidding...only 45 min) otherwise I think my eyes are going to bleed, but I can play for hours on a LCD screen with only mild eye strain/pain.

Note on OLED:
Completely awesome! They just cost WAY too much.



To above poster:
What is the issue with 60hz? The human eye can only see about 25-30hz. Does 200hz look any more smooth than 60hz?...NO!

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Now this begs to question why bother building a system that can exceed the FPS threshold of 60FPS?
Exactly, you don't build it to go over 60fps, you build it to have extra features like higher resolution and more realistic explosions.
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LCD are only bad for games if they take more than 14 ms to refresh the screen. (60Hz is 16ms/frame). If you want a gaming monitor go for an LCD with a refresh rate of AT MOST 14ms.
For PC gaming: LCD>CRT>Plasma
For Console Gaming: Plasma>LCD>CRT
For Home entertainment: Plasma>LCD>CRT

I don't know how CRT could possibly be better for your eyes. After about 45 min of a CRT screen I have to get up and walk away (I'm not kidding...only 45 min) otherwise I think my eyes are going to bleed, but I can play for hours on a LCD screen with only mild eye strain/pain.

14ms?

And yeah I love the lack of strain on the eyes
    
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14ms?
?????

It is a value under 16ms...that way it won't go above 16ms...I don't get your post.
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?????
I'm just anal on things like that - I can't stand 14ms...

Hell I'm even unhappy with 5ms lol
    
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I spent 2.7k for my 46" LCD (Top of the line LCD for the 46" models), and i've yet to see a plasma that beats it in any way.

It really depends on what LCD you buy. Expensive LCDs surpass most Plasma specs, however if you get a cheap LCD... it can be worse than a CRT.
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I spent 2.7k for my 46" LCD, and i've yet to see a plasma that beats it in any way.

It really depends on what LCD you buy. Expensive LCDs surpass most Plasma specs, however if you get a cheap LCD... it can be worse than a CRT.
I thought you had a kickass CRT that weighed 100 pounds? lol
    
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I thought you had a kickass CRT that weighed 100 pounds? lol
I've been CRT free for 2 1/2 years.
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