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#1 7 years ago

Hey I was looking at this monitor Samsung SyncMaster 24" Widescreen LED Monitor with 2 ms Response Time (BX2450) - Charcoal Grey : 24" & Up Monitors - Future Shop

Would this be good for gaming?


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#2 7 years ago

Short answer is yes. It is a good size, a great response time and being led it will be very vibrant.




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#3 7 years ago

thanks.


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#4 7 years ago

I like Samsung monitors myself, but there are a couple of things you should be aware of: parts of the frame are often polished. The actual screen is set a few milimeters deeper than the frame, so whateever is displayed on the screen will be mirrored from the edges of the frame. Doesn't bother me, but it may be annoying for some people. Also, many Samsung monitors cannot be tilted.




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#5 7 years ago

Anything that's LED (unless it's really poor quality, which would be funny for an LCD LED monitor), and a 2ms response time is great for gaming. HDMI brings out the whites in colors, and gives you more contrast than a normal LCD.

Not quite sure what's better though; higher or lower contrast ratio. Might need someone else to chime in about that if you're really wondering.




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#6 7 years ago

TN panels can be fine for gaming, as that is a media source that is not nearly as dependent on high bit color depth as real life images are. LED edge lighting makes more sense on smaller screens than larger TVs where it can become an issue with uneven lighting too. As for the response time, that's where it get's misleading IMO. That is a 60Hz monitor, and 60Hz monitors take 8ms to refresh. Not even it's Overdrive feature can really fully overcome that. The only other consideration is whether you prefer the look of LED vs CCFL lighting. LED is known to be less color accurate than CFFL, but many prefer the more vibrant, saturated colors of LED.




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#7 7 years ago

All things considered, you want black blacks and white whites. Contrast ratio being a measure of the difference between the darkest and brightest that a screen can deliver means that you want a larger one.

And every manufacturer's advertised contrast ratio is utter bulls---.

As a rule, LCD panels have better whites and worse blacks than plasma displays. But the white is not so much better as to make up for the worse blacks, and LCDs almost universally have lower real-world contrast ratios than plasmas. The exceptions are extremely expensive and don't come kitted out as monitors.

In addition to having bad color-reproduction, edge-lit LED panels are notorious for causing eye strain. Something about the way the diffuser sheet scatters light. Judging from what I've read, it's pretty much endemic to the technology and affects even $5k Sony TVs.

Edge-lit LED screens also move the bright spots to the edges of the screen, rather than eliminate them. (This is in contrast to CCFL panels, which usually have one or two areas that are visibly brighter.)

In all, LCD technology had advanced to the point where virtually any new monitor is fine for gaming. Not necessarily fine for other stuff, but gaming is pretty much the lowest bar after the email and Solitaire any longer. Seriously.