I am looking for a new monitor for my dorm room (which is why i cant use a crt cause they are huge). I know there are good (fast refresh rates) lcd monitors out there, but does anyone have any suggestions on what one. Not looking to spend alot but i want a 17" monitor (or 19" if it isnt very expensive) I'm looking at spending less than $500 and wondering if that is even possible. Thanks in advance.
Well I have a philips which is around 16ms or something, it is genrally good for gaming, LCD, 17", $411AUD thats around $300US http://www.consumer.philips.com/consumer/catalog/catalog.jsp?fhquery=fh_secondid%3D170s5fs_00_au_consumer%26fh_location%3D%2F%2Fconsumer%2Fen_AU%2Fcategories%3Ccatalog_au_consumer%2Fcategories%3Cmonitors_pc_peripherals_gr_au_consumer%2Fcategories%3Clcd_monitors_ca_au_consumer%2Fcategories%3Clcd_monitors_17_su_au_consumer%26&productId=170S5FS_00_AU_CONSUMER&activeCategory=MONITORS_PC_PERIPHERALS_GR_AU_CONSUMER&fredhopperpage=detail.jsp&activeTab=specifications&language=en&country=AU&catalogType=CONSUMER&proxybuster=HAO1Z3LXOC1IPJ0RMRESHP3HKFSEKI5P
All LCD's will have a slower response than a CRT, and will have blurring on fast motion. This can't be altered, mostly because of the physics of the whole matter. An LCD blocks light, rather than creating it. Anyway, go to Best Buy or whatever and poke at some of their monitors, too. Advice is great, but nothing beats checking things out firsthand. Maybe check with some of your friends at school.
Or just play NFSU, or NFSU2. You probably won't notice any blurring with those games. :D
Personally, I'd prefer a 15" CRT stuffed in a closet, to a 19" LCD. There usually buggy, unreliable, besides the blurring, and price. I recommend looking up the LCD that looks best, and see if there are any complaints about it going out. I've heard a lot about LCDs, and Plasma screens dying after only a year.
the benq silver 19" 12ms is the best ive seen for games
I have an LG 17"LCD that has 12ms response, its beautiful. I think ti was around $500NZ, thats about $350USD - look around is all you can do really, but theres nice ones out there.
don't buy Acer, they are the low quality ones. The best way to see which is better, is to test all of them, in some stores, they show the monitors on the same page, just look at them all and find which is best(the one you don't see the pixels).
I have a LG Flatron L1720B 17" cost me 441$ CAN
Both LG and Viewsonic are usually very good.
17th June 2002
Sicariusdon't buy Acer, they are the low quality ones. The best way to see which is better, is to test all of them, in some stores, they show the monitors on the same page, just look at them all and find which is best(the one you don't see the pixels). I have a LG Flatron L1720B 17" cost me 441$ CAN Both LG and Viewsonic are usually very good.
Exactly what he said. 'Cept I got mine for £300. I found a great deal completely by accident... in PC World, of all places.
Dell accually makes a very god 19" LCD monitor... go to their webiste and get the ULTRASHARP 19" monitor... it has a 12ms respose time and it looks quite nice. I think its around $400 US.
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19th February 2004
Sicarius, where abouts did you get your monitory if i may ask..