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saturnotaku
06-17-03, 03:17 PM
I'm thinking of picking up a new LCD. While I really like what I have, I want to find one that has a native resolution of 1600x1200. At that resolution and 2x FSAA on my 9800 Pro should allow for some happy gaming times.

I know Dell makes some sweet LCDs and I can pick up a refurbished 2000FP (20-inch) for under $900. That may be the best deal, but I'd like to know what other options are out there. The 350:1 contrast ratio on that 2000FP isn't the greatest I know but for the price this may be what I'll ultimately get. That is of course unless someone can point me to a better LCD in roughly the same price range. ;)

nin_fragile14
06-18-03, 02:14 AM
Are you sure you want to get an LCD for gaming that will likely have a response time of only 30 ms? I don't think there are any 1600x1200 LCDs available that are even cut out for gaming.

Rampant CL
06-18-03, 02:59 AM
The nin_fragile14 speaks true words of wisdom.

Listen

saturnotaku
06-18-03, 08:59 AM
Yeah, after a bunch of research on this I've come to the same conclusion. I may go back to CRT after that. As a matter of fact, I think I'm going to pick up one of these:

Cornerstone p1750 (http://shop.monitorsdirect.com/product.asp?sku=2319078)

2048x1536 @ 85 Hz :eek:

Nice price, too. I saw AshG's 19" Cornerstone and that was a darn fine display, one of the better CRTs I've seen.

Plus the Radeon 9800 Pro is capable of that resolution at that refresh rate. :D

FastM
06-18-03, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by saturnotaku
Yeah, after a bunch of research on this I've come to the same conclusion. I may go back to CRT after that. As a matter of fact, I think I'm going to pick up one of these:

Cornerstone p1750 (http://shop.monitorsdirect.com/product.asp?sku=2319078)

2048x1536 @ 85 Hz :eek:

Thats a pretty nice 22inch, i wish i could see it with my own eyes.... Dont overlook the Samsung 1200NF. I just upgraded to from my old 900NF and everything about this new monitor is better. 22inch is definatly a sweet spot for monitors.....

saturnotaku
06-18-03, 09:23 AM
The 1200NF is probably second on my list right now, but dang, that 2048x1536 at such a high refresh rate is going to be pretty tough to pass up. I mean, if Cornerstone made lousy monitors that would be one thing, but I have seen them in action and they look to be of excellent quality for the price.

Riptide
06-18-03, 03:13 PM
I think my 2000FP works fine for games. I play UT2003, U2:TA, Quake 3, and Freelancer. The ghosting, or rather slight motion blur, only shows up in certain situations and typically it's pretty minor (IMHO).

You can get a NEW 2000FP for less than $900 if you get it at the right time. I've seen Dell sell them for as little as $750 new. I got mine for $850 new.

BTW, my previous display was a Sony F500R. I do NOT regret going with the LCD and I do play a lot of games...

DaveW
06-21-03, 09:48 AM
Good luck finding a 1600x1200 LCD that doesn't have any dead or stuck pixels :)

Deimos
06-21-03, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by DaveW
Good luck finding a 1600x1200 LCD that doesn't have any dead or stuck pixels :) Never had a problem with that, we have several Dell 2000FP at work, and no problem with pixels at all. I wouldn't personally use it for gaming though, mostly due to (in my opinion) to slow response time.

/Deimos

Riptide
06-21-03, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by DaveW
Good luck finding a 1600x1200 LCD that doesn't have any dead or stuck pixels :)
I have never seen a single LCD without at least one problem pixel.

I have seen a lot of CRTs, including Sony F500 series, with at least one dead pixel.

It is very common with just about any type of display to have at least one issue like that. My 2000FP has about 3 problem pixels, with one of them stuck on. It is not in the center of the display thankfully.

bknblk
06-23-03, 12:54 PM
I agree on the pixel issue. I have a BenQ 2080 and it has one stuck pixel in the lower left corner. I still love it and if you look up the specs on this bad boy you will see that it smokes most other 20s in contrast, response, and dot pitch. I dont regret the move from my 21" CRT. The one redeeming feature is that if I get 7 or more bad pixels in the first 3 years I get a free REPLACEMENT unit.
No refurbing, etc... I get a new unit.