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Old 12-30-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
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If space isn't a concern, which monitor is better for gaming? I've been told that flats have an odd refresh rate (older ones did, anyhow) and that they tend to leave a horizontal line of distortion across the screen when gaming. Is this true?
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:55 PM   #2
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CRT I think is better but the difference (laptop screen) is hardly noticable. A space to performance ratio, LCD wins.
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:13 PM   #3
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Well all depends on the cash that you have. CRT if you can get too expensive. But really, to get a LCD gaming screen, you lookin at alot of cash. Because you would want at least an 8ms screen. and im sure those area alot of cash.
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Why an 8ms screen?
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because higher than that you get ghosting
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:33 PM   #6
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If you want a good flat screen LCD monitor, take a look at this. It's got good specs for LCD:

2ms response time. Oh yeah:

ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 2ms white-black-white (typ) LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 650:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116375
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i have a viewsonic VE710b 12 ms and i see no problem with it , ghosting is not an issue with it. Runs movies fine and every game you can think off perfectly
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I'm planning on getting the vx922 myself, it's an awsome lcd. if you were to get a lcd for gaming, most people would say go for it. I'm planning on going dual with it though XD, thats a grand right there, but well spent because I do quite a bit of photoshopping and dreamweavering at the same time.


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19" samsung syncmaster 8ms.

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What's ghosting? Apparently, not everyone experiences this.
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