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I need a new monitor. Must be 26" or over. 1920x1080 or higher. $309 shipped or cheaper. Must have a 3 year warranty or longer. Nothing under 5ms response times. Thanks!
    
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AOC 2770Vh1 27" Widescreen HD LCD Monitor - 1080p for $239.99 + shipping?
    
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I guess. It all adds up to about $300 when I add the extended 2 year warranty. I'll give it a shot I guess. Thanks!
    
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
I need a new monitor. Must be 26" or over. 1920x1080 or higher. $309 shipped or cheaper. Must have a 3 year warranty or longer. Nothing under 5ms response times. Thanks!
any reason why you don't want it under 5ms? I could understand over, but under?
    
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any reason why you don't want it under 5ms? I could understand over, but under?
I meant over sorry. Anyway I found one that beats the AOC (displayport, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, ASUS branding). REP to you both
    
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
I meant over sorry. Anyway I found one that beats the AOC (displayport, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, ASUS branding). REP to you both
ah ok. Looks good, enjoy!

p.s. dynamic contrast ratio's are always B.S. they just test it in a pitch black room and have it bright white and dark black. realistically, real world contrast is gunna be closer to 1,000:1. Plus, if you want to game on it, you will want to turn off dynamic contrast because it will introduce input lag. Game mode is what you want to reduce all the extra processing in the monitor's circuitry.
    
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by pale_neon View Post
ah ok. Looks good, enjoy!

p.s. dynamic contrast ratio's are always B.S. they just test it in a pitch black room and have it bright white and dark black. realistically, real world contrast is gunna be closer to 1,000:1. Plus, if you want to game on it, you will want to turn off dynamic contrast because it will introduce input lag. Game mode is what you want to reduce all the extra processing in the monitor's circuitry.
Thanks, I definitely will.

I don't even know anything about monitors, so I pretty much just looked for the higher number. I guess it will help when watching movies?
    
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Thanks, I definitely will.

I don't even know anything about monitors, so I pretty much just looked for the higher number. I guess it will help when watching movies?
When watching movies you can turn on the dynamic contrast yea, it wont matter much. But if you play any games which require reflexes like FPS or racing, you will want to def turn that off beforehand.
    
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Uh oh...

I was about to buy it right now, and "THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE" popped up. NOOOO
    
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Uh oh...

I was about to buy it right now, and "THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE" popped up. NOOOO
The response time and contrast ratio have no significance. If it's a TN panel, the ghosting will vary. The response time only relates to ghosting, not input lag. My 2ms TN panel ghosts but my 16ms TN panel does NOT. The marketed specs are a bunch of hooey anyway, you shouldn't trust them. What you should trust is reviews and other info online that tells you how much ghosting the specific monitor has, since you can NOT Trust the marketed specs, ever.

Dynamic contrast is the biggest lie ever in marketing. Doesn't matter one squat.

Just something to keep in mind while you think about your options..
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