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Thread: LCD Monitors & DVI Vs VGA

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    i still use a 19' crt and have never used a lcd for i've heard they are just terrible for gaming. also, i prefer my refresh rate to be @ least 100mhz and i've only seen lcd's go up to 85mhz. besides that have lcd's gotten better for gaming? i guess rpg's, rts' and what not wouldn't be a prob, but fps' would. like this ghosting buisiness. someone can explain that word and if that has been corrected? can someone also explain something like 700:1 ratio (or better) and something like 12ms (or better) too. thx. lcd's have gotten so cheap and i would just like to stay up-to-date with technology, but if technology hasn't kept up-to-date then why bother.

    besides, i'm tired of lugging my 50 pound monitor for lans. 15 pounds sound better.
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    Just as is the case with power supplies, comparing LCDs by spec alone is futile.
    Unless you can determine that the manufacturers are using the exact same test, the resulting numbers are apples to oranges.
    My acquaintances who game have (begrudgingly) begun to convert to LCDs and seem satisfied, but you still have to spend some serious cash to approach CRT performance...the cheap ones don't have the necessary response time and contrast (which I believe is the "700:1" you refer to).

    Just as with speakers/sound systems, only you can determine what is "good", "better" and "OMFG!"

    Personally, I'm lusting after a Dell 2405...are you listening Santa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    ... are you listening Santa?
    He's listening.

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    did some research on ur dell 2405. pretty nice monitor, but 1k mite turn off some including myself. bad ass though!

    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/dell2405/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails
    did some research on ur dell 2405. pretty nice monitor, but 1k mite turn off some including myself.
    Which is why I'm lusting after it rather than watching it now.
    It can be had for around $700 actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    It can be had for around $700 actually.
    link me..
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    Last edited by mr. nails; 02-07-2006 at 01:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    ..are you listening Santa?
    Ur getting coal for Christmas for telling me I was unhelpful in the other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gam3Guy
    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    ..are you listening Santa?
    Ur getting coal for Christmas for telling me I was unhelpful in the other thread.
    With home heating costs rising as they are coal might be the best thing I could get.

    Sprocket on the other hand, is just lovin the cold temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Quote Originally Posted by Gam3Guy
    Ur getting coal for Christmas for telling me I was unhelpful in the other thread.
    With home heating costs rising as they are coal might be the best thing I could get.

    Sprocket on the other hand, is just lovin the cold temps.
    You have a good point there. My Pc's likin' the low temps as well.
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