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Aurora-[NZ]

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#1 13 years ago

I know this has been brought up many a time before, but I don't have time as I am at work. Whats better for gaming, LCD or CRT and why? I'm wanting to buy a 19" LCD monitor. It's stylish, portable and light but expensive. I am a hardout gamer so I want it for gaming. If it shit, theres not point me spending all the extra dosh on an LCD when I can get a CRT which is much better for gaming. Comments/Answers please :) Regards, Nik1818.




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#2 13 years ago

Well, the only LCD I've seen games on is my laptop which is 4 years old and is probably something like 30ms response, so I'm not too sure in terms of first-hand experience. They seem pretty good these days though, so I'm also looking around, waiting for prices to fall a bit more so I can maybe get one myself, I often take my pc to friends' places and lugging any CRT is a pain in the ass... Normal programs and moving the mouse fast across the screen on the display ones doesn't seem bad at all though, not that it's a real good way to benchmark them. BTW If you tend to get excited in games I suggest you bolt it on the wall or get one with a reasonably wide base, don't want that lightweight, thin, expensive picture box falling off your desk now.




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#3 13 years ago

In terms of gaming, I would recommend getting a flatscreen CRT monitor. It pushes out a few more frames than the LCD monitor, but I have an LCD monitor and I play games fine with it. Still, I'm not too certain about this field, but from what I've heard, CRT is the way to go when gaming.




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#4 13 years ago

Depends on the monitor, so tell us what you're looking at. Personally, I wouldn't spend money on any LCD smaller than 20"; I want the 1600x1200 resolution provided by UXGA panels. YMMV.




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#5 13 years ago

i have a iiyama prolite e435s, its 17", its native res is 1280x1024 and it has a 10ms responce. I love it, although the colors are slightly down than on my old CRT, the space it saves and its stylish look compensates




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#6 13 years ago

i have a CRT and i have no trouble with it...but if you got the cash get a LCD but get a big one

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#7 13 years ago

From what I've seen in retail outlets around me, LCD technology has really come a long way. There isn't nearly as much ghosting as there was two years ago or even one year ago. Still, to get a really good LCD, expect to pay a handsome chunk of money. At least five times what you'd pay to get a really good quality CRT. I still have my 19" Samsung Flat CRT and it's great. I can use 1024*768 with 100Hz refresh rate. It makes for a nice flicker free image. Off topic: it's nice to see some of the old gang back together again. Welcome back Nik.




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#8 13 years ago
Operative34997Still, to get a really good LCD, expect to pay a handsome chunk of money. At least five times what you'd pay to get a really good quality CRT.

Try "twice." Maybe thrice.




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#9 13 years ago

Great! Thanks guys. Definatly helped. I think i'm still going for the LCD but thats cool. Im paying $650 NZ for it, so it can't be that bad. lol yeah good to be back. I come back every now and again, when I need help because this forum is just so damn helpful!




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#10 13 years ago

Well the LCDs I've been looking at are in the neighborhood of $2000 and up. My CRT was $300. If I bought a new CRT, I would probably spend a little more like $400 for a larger one.




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