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I am soon going to buy a new monitor, but I'm not sure on the performance of LCD monitors. I just hate the lag (blur) or whaterver you call it. I've looked into some specs. and saw an 8ms response time LCD. I'm still skeptical even though that's supposely a fast response time. Am I still going to see trails and blurs????
Should I buy an 19IN CRT or 19IN LCD (8ms) ??

THanks for the response!!
post #2 of 22
People recommend CRT for gaming (for some reason I do not understand... probably the glare problem... I dunno), and LCD for everything else.

I got LCD anyways because it's much thinner and looks nicer. Mine performs nicely, too. CRT is not the best if you're looking for slim.

8ms is very good for gaming. Go for it. Mine's 8ms, and I've got no trouble.

EDIT: CRTs are supposedly more sturdy than the LCDs. I suppose so, but if you get a monitor from a good brand, then you'll have no probs.
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I have 17 inch LCD and love it. It's Sony. I play Fear and doom with no problem and it looks great. LCD's have come along way.There is no set standered for response times on a LCD. Mine is 16mm and I can't see a difference from a 8 or 3 that they have now
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You would have to get a pretty old or crappy LCD to see any issues in game.

I even use a few crappy ones and still like them over CRT at this point.
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In the past, the technology wasn't there for the LCD monitor to refresh the screen fast enough, and respond fast enough to keep up with fast paced games. You would see something, followed by a duplicate trailing behind it. Like mouse-trails (annoying as hell). This is called ghosting. This problem pretty much gave LCD's a bad name with gamers, and were outsed in the gaming market.

But since, monitors have developed so that they have response times lower than 4ms. Anything less than 12ms and you should be able to play no problem. 8ms if you want to be safe.
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post #6 of 22
Apparently the human eye can't detect any difference between a 20ms and lower. I would've gotten a 19" CRT, but they were just too damned expensive and bulky. It wouldn't have fit on my desk without my keyboard sitting on my lap and I saw loads of LCD monitors going cheaper.

I always liked the look and feel of LCD, especially after being a slave to CRT for most of my life.

I seriously reccommend an LCD for anything! Espeially for gaming. Anything below, and inclusive of 12ms is perfect and has extrememly minimal response timing. LCDs have come a LONG way from the older models back in the day. Impossible to watch a movie on those things, everything had a shadow...
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love my Viewsonic vx924 lcd. Best monitor I have ever owned for gaming or photo editing.
post #8 of 22
a LCD seems to be easier to look at, it is a softer display, there is bascially no issues swith the response time nowadays for gaming, if you have got a response issue then either ya lcd is very old or there is a problem with it, anything under 16ms is going to be OK, my mate has a 25ms response time and even that is fine.
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Domfunkle
Apparently the human eye can't detect any difference between a 20ms and lower.

Yeah, but many LCD monitors(not all) above 12ms do ghost. Just because we can't see a difference in response time, doesn't mean we can't see the blurry ghosting.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by amped
Yeah, but many LCD monitors(not all) above 12ms do ghost. Just because we can't see a difference in response time, doesn't mean we can't see the blurry ghosting.
Have you seen the ghosting and what monitor was it on, the cheaper monitors obviously will not be as good as a more expensive one, some companies rate the response time as an absolute best compared to some that rate as an average.
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