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Hey, I just found out my LCD display has about 50MS input lag, but I really have never noticed anything while gaming. do you think if I upgraded to a monitor with like 5MS I would notice a difference? better yet an CRT.
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Hope this helps :

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If you have space for a CRT and play at 1600x1200 or less and don't play in a basement dungeon I'd go for a CRT. I went to a TFT just for the bigger panel size, but every time I sit infront of my CRT I almost shivers from the non-laggy feeling
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
If you have space for a CRT and play at 1600x1200 or less and don't play in a basement dungeon I'd go for a CRT. I went to a TFT just for the bigger panel size, but every time I sit infront of my CRT I almost shivers from the non-laggy feeling
(*Ticks off another con for LCDs*)

So that's why I still like CRTs better than LCDs.
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LCDs are actually quite nice. Decent monitors can about match the color reproduction of general CRTs to the regular user. Theyre also bigger, more convienant, and the wide screen is a major plus in my book.
If the screen youre looking at is over 16ms it is either very crappy or is a high end probably expensive monitor specializing in color matching. If you play games, a lower "input lag" can be noticeable as you will see whats known as ghosting. CRTs have the advantage here though they are constantly being updated and have ususally a pretty high refresh rate.
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Yeah and I wonder when people stop being so ridicules about 100FPS when using a 60Hz TFT monitor, not meant to be pointed at anyone here but most people just don't get it.
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