Hi, I got problems in my CRT monitor then I got one borrowed, a Sony CPD-M151 15'' LCD, very old, one of the first ones. I searched everywhere for more detailed specifications and couldn't find the response time.
I tried to play CS, but my eyes began to pain. The lack of framerate is visible. I think this is about the response time. Is there another factor involved in the "ghosting"?
As of today, I'm intending to buy my own LCD monitor. But which ones should I avoid for gaming and videos? Is everything about the response time?
Well, framerate is an important factor. Anything below 60Hz will strain your eyes.
And, response time is not everything. Some LCD manufacturers compensate better response time with viewing angle. Therefore, some fast response time LCD have narrower viewing angle compared to those with slower response time. However, if you are planning to play games which contain fast motion (e.g. racing games), you should opt for one with faster response time to avoid ghosting.
You've never gamed until you've gamed on the 20" Widescreen Samsung 206BW monitor. 3000:1 contrast ratio, 2ms response time. Crystal clear screen. Highly recommended if you would likemto game, watch movies, or just do yuor daily computing tasks.
I have two Hyundiai 17" LCD's (B70A/B71A)
They're good spec and fine for gaming, but when I look at todays prices I got ripped off something rotten (£150 each AND they are only VGA, no DVI).
Posting this thread was a great idea, make sure you do indepth reseash before buying!
That monitor you mentioned there Da Rossa looks okay it should definetly serve your purposes, it is definetly not as high quality as the two I mentioned previosuly here.
But it should definetly serve your purposes and will definetly perform better than the other screen you had.
Samsung is an excellent name for LCD cdreens they seem to set the bar for all other manufacturers.
The 1000:1 contrast ratio could be better but is definetly a high one and will serve wonders for gaming and video.
Also you got the 2ms refresh rate which is a major plus. You should not see any ghosting with that screen.
If you decide to get it I believe you will be very pleased.
And hey it's a 22" Widescreen, pretty sweet.
EDIT: I now notice that is actually a 3000:1 so that would be the upgraded model from the 20" I showed you earlier, Very nice, you will definetly be very impressed
EDIT2: If you are wondering why there are two contrast ratios, the first is fro analog channel and the second is for the digital channel, sorry for any misunderstanding
I don't have LCD myself, but my neighbor has an LCD with a 'slow' 16ms response time (not sure what the contrast ratio is) but I was really impressed with his monitor, as he gets no ghosting at all when gaming