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Guns4Hire

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#1 15 years ago

I'm in the market for a flatscreen, what are your thoughts on this Samsung with 8ms response time. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1261738&CatId=0

Display Type a -si TFT /TN Viewable Screen Size 19 inches Pixel Pitch 0.294 mm Contrast Ratio 700:1 Response Time 8 ms Maximum Resolution 1280 x 1024

Also looking at this Viesonic: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=610145&CatId=0

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Eagle One

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#2 15 years ago

well, it has a good maximum reolution and a great responce time, i have an LCD with a 10ms responcetime, 17inch an the same max res and it plays all games perfect




compgeek64939

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#3 15 years ago

Well almost any flat screen will be good for pretty much anything. Its a 19 in right? Not Bad. The price isnt bad either.




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#4 15 years ago

That is a pretty sweet moniter, the samsung. It should be awesome for gaming but make sure there is a good dead pixel policy and Tigerdirect has good support. Enjoy it




carl4286

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#5 15 years ago

If your spending that much, get a SONY SDM-HS95P/S or its 19 inch counterpart, the SDM-HS75P/S. The contrast, resolution, brightness, and response times are increbidle! They have something called X-BRITE... its a special coating on the surface of the monitor that makes it shiny and reflectice. I just got one for my birthday a few days ago and its, like I said, incredible.




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#6 15 years ago
compgeek64939Well almost any flat screen will be good for pretty much anything. Its a 19 in right? Not Bad. The price isnt bad either.

well actually, a lot of TFTs or LCDs are bad for gaming or photo editing because of theyre low resolutions or high responce times. High responcetimes causes a thing called ghosting, which when playing games, moving objects will have a sort of ghost, trailing behind it because the refresh rate is not quick enough. 12ms or under should be fine for that.




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#7 15 years ago
They have something called X-BRITE... its a special coating on the surface of the monitor that makes it shiny and reflectice.

You WANT your monitor shiny and reflective? The one of the things I love the most about my Ultrasharp is that it is the exact opposite. Not shiny at all, and no glare.




carl4286

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#8 15 years ago

You can only see reflections when the monitor is off and the screen is COMPLETELY black. Otherwise it just makes for some incredibley crisp, sharp, bright, vivid picture.




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#9 15 years ago

one thing i noticed in the specs for the samsung is that it is only analog input not digital, this could give a lower quality picture, but m not too sure. Apart from that it looks a good monitor, i have a samsung 193P myself with a 12ms response time and its not too bad for gaming except when moving really fast, with 8ms it should be pretty good

the viewsonic is $100 more but i would choose that myself, guess it depends on how much you want to spend


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carl4286

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#10 15 years ago

I always thought anything below 20ms was good for gaming, even when moving really fast. I used to play HL2 with a 17" analog 25ms monitor and it looked INCREDIBLE. You should be fine with 12ms. But I would still recommend that you atleast take a look at the SDM-HS75P/S. I don't know what country you live in, but if you live in the US you can go to a Circuit City or a Best Buy and take a look. You'll fall in love.