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OK so this is a really bad monitor: it's about 14" and the backlight is burnt out (I think) so it's really blurry and the contrast and brightness are very low, so that means it's time for a new monitor. I'm gonna go 19" LCD and here is the one im looking at:<br />
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<a href="http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011006&cid=MT.983" target="_blank">http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...006&cid=MT.983</a><br />
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<a href="http://liata.com/scrItem.asp?product_subtypes_id=632&product_types_id=12&product_id=7365" target="_blank">http://liata.com/scrItem.asp?product...roduct_id=7365</a><br />
I just want to know if that is a good brand and a good monitor. You can link me to <a href="http://www.liata.com" target="_blank">www.liata.com</a> or <a href="http://www.canadacomputers.com" target="_blank">www.canadacomputers.com</a> if there is a better deal in the 200-250 Canadian price range. Thanks.
 

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I would choose <a href="http://www.liata.com/scrItem.asp?product_subtypes_id=632&product_types_id=12&product_id=7425" target="_blank">this</a>, but I like the wide-screen monitors.<br />
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Yes, Acer seems to be a decent brand. Check out reviews on NewEgg.com.
 

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Is widescreen really that much better? I've never used a widescreen monitor. Is it only better for movies or is it better for everything?
 

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I really like the WS. Even though the res is lower (19 WS to 19 standard) I feel that more is on the screen. I like it for movies and games. Not all games are WS enabled, but you can force games to go to WS resolutions.<br />
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In this case, the 19 WS is cheaper than the 4:3 version. That just sweetens the deal... Go 20" WS if you can afford it.
 

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What does a response time of 2ms(GTG) mean?<br><br><a href="http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=010080&cid=MT.983" target="_blank">http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...080&cid=MT.983</a><br><br>
And is that a good monitor because I'm considering that one now too
 

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Widescreen is awesome for gaming...and even better for desktop work such as photoshop and whatnot..<br><br>
If you want a 19" widescreen...the Hanns-G 19" Wide is one of the best on the market.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Widescreen is awesome for gaming...and even better for desktop work such as photoshop and whatnot..<br><br>
If you want a 19" widescreen...the Hanns-G 19" Wide is one of the best on the market.</div>
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yup! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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With widescreen if a game doesnt support widescreen what happens? Does everything get really distorted or do you get the bars on the side or what?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">With widescreen if a game doesnt support widescreen what happens? Does everything get really distorted or do you get the bars on the side or what?</div>

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</div>It stretches it out if the game doesnt directly support it, but with every game I've come across I have been able to use the games widescreen support or change the configuration file with a text editor pretty darn easily, and this forces the game to run widescreen. Most popular games support widescreen anyway though. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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WS gaming site< lots of info <br />
<a href="http://www.widescreengamingforum.com" target="_blank">http://www.widescreengamingforum.com</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=009962&cid=MT.983" target="_blank">http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...962&cid=MT.983</a><br />
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Is that really 1400:1 or is it one of those things where they count it differently (like the whole AMD FSB thing)?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic"><a href="http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=009962&cid=MT.983" target="_blank">http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...962&cid=MT.983</a><br />
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Is that really 1400:1 or is it one of those things where they count it differently (like the whole AMD FSB thing)?</div>

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</div>Yes, that is possible. I looked at the info on a LG monitor like it and it had a 2000:1 CR where most others were between 500-800.. I guess LG monitors are <i>just that cool</i>.
 

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I went widescreen on my TV, and liked it so much that I went widescreen on my computer to.<br />
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I'll never go back.
 
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