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LCD for Gaming?

Post by bigdog10 »

I bought this SAMSUNG 172MP last week. Its kewl because it has a TV tuner built in for PIP while computing. Well my opinion is it sux for gaming. It says 700:1 contrast but no way. I want a LCD for gaming (19"). Anyone having luck with LCD's yet, I dont want the radiation from the CRT's anymore.
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Post by triggerhappy41 »

I think you will still probably have problems for a year or two for that. LCD's are getting much more popular, but they dont have the response times for games. Even the ones with 16ms response are lieing, they still suck.
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I thought I had seen a few posts or replies recently about LCDs being ok for gaming, but I can't for the life of me recall in what thread.

Fact of the matter is that I don't think you will find many true gamers recommending LCDs. Most will stick with CRT monitors because the display is superior and refresh rates are considerably better. For the money you just can't really compare the CRTs and LCDs. LCDs, in my opinion, are best for those who need to save space or don't do a lot of graphic intensive applications and don't worry so much about what they are looking at. I'm really not knocking LCDs, they are really coming along fast for new technology, but they just don't do the job well enough for gamers I don't think.
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Post by inteljunky »

they do have another problem.... they need to perfect the manufacturing process because they can come with dead pixels. IMO they should have perfected that before they mass produced them.
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Absolutely. And I hate that you can't really change the resolution too well. They're great for office PC's and school PC's cause they take up little room. But, for my first-person shooters and real-time strategy games, I'm sticking with my 17" flatscreen CRT for a LONG time :)
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Post by Nomad »

I use a Samsung 191T and have for a little over a year now. Play Halo PC, C&C Generals, and some MMOGs thrown in for good measure.

I love it. I haven't had any problems with it, it's nice and bright, and very responsive. Orginally I had it hooked up with an analog connection to my MMX 440, but now it's on a digital connection to my 5600U and it seems clearer/crisper than it did before.

Anyway, I recommand it.
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