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How does the nec rate better than the samsung?

The nec is 8 ms, the samsung is 4 ms, the nec is .29 dpi and the samsung is .26. Admitted the nec has 400 for brightness as opposed to 300 for the samsung but at the same price point, the samsung still has mostly better specs.
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I would go viewsonic over Dell. Because I have read alot of reviews saying Dells going bad after 6 months use...I will only buy a viewsonic monitor.
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Originally Posted by Strider_2001
I would go viewsonic over Dell. Because I have read alot of reviews saying Dells going bad after 6 months use...I will only buy a viewsonic monitor.
yeah the viewsonic does look pretty nice.
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post #24 of 47
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How does the nec rate better than the samsung?
It may rate better, but I've compared my Samsung 712N (3 years old now) and it looks better than my grandparent's new NEC monitor and my parents Acer. I find with both of them (regardless of settings) the picture appears kind of soft and fuzzy.

I would definitely buy another Samsung over NEC.
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post #25 of 47
I'm not going to disagree regarding nec crt's. I currently have a great one and have had several others in the past. That said some companies make better crts and some better lcds. The problem with monitors is that reviews are subjective and I'll be buying sight unseen. If I'm buying say a hard drive and reviews say its really fast, its a safe purchase. When I buy a monitor, even if the reviewers say its decent, are they testing it for gaming which is what I use my main system for?

Its a bit frustrating but thanks for the input thus far.
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post #26 of 47
I love my Sceptre 19" Gamer 19g - great price for what you get. Very bright, good response time and has the glassy look of Sonys twice the price.
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I love my Sceptre 19" Gamer 19g - great price for what you get. Very bright, good response time and has the glassy look of Sonys twice the price.
hey send me a link of this lcd!
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post #28 of 47
I have used quite a few of the Dells and a couple of viewsonics when testing them out. From what I have seen anyhting with a 12ms or less response time and .28 or less dpi with a 300+ contrast ratio should rock MOST games.

You asked about 800x600 with 120 refresh... are you not running 1024x768 standard reso? Most of the newer 17 and 19 monitors will run that or higher native reso.
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I have used quite a few of the Dells and a couple of viewsonics when testing them out. From what I have seen anyhting with a 12ms or less response time and .28 or less dpi with a 300+ contrast ratio should rock MOST games.

You asked about 800x600 with 120 refresh... are you not running 1024x768 standard reso? Most of the newer 17 and 19 monitors will run that or higher native reso.
nice, thx for the info man, helped alot!
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I can see the threads on the terrorist's pants on CSS with my VX922. Of course, I upgraded from a 4 year old, 17" CRT and have never even messed with any LCD's except the crappy ones coming out before 2000 :O so my opinion is extremely biased. No ghosting in any of my FPS games and the picture is very nice. Sometimes I forget it's an LCD and when I get up I'm like, "omg someone stole the back".
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