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11-01-03, 06:55 AM
Oh man it kicks ass in all brought it from Amazon.co.uk yesterday and got it today. The one i got was a LG Flatron 1710B DVI/D-SUB monitor using it in digital mode now. 2D & 3D picture quility is amazing... so long as you are look from the right angle :D This thing has a top rez of 1280x1024@60Hz (DVI) & 1280x1024@75Hz. Now the Hz doesn't mean anything anymore as it all looks pretty much the same unlike CRT monitors, guess thats why M$ capt it at 60Hz before. It did cost me a fair bit mind 345 ($583 US) shipped but i can tell it's worth it. Just need to sell off my Hansol 710P. I might hook it up for now and see whats dual mode like :D

Oh was playing COD 2nd demo and it ran very nicely indeed with better image quility also :)

11-01-03, 07:14 AM
Congrats on your purchase. Since I purchased a good LCD (16 ms response time) I doubt I'll ever go back to CRT. I would advise, though that you up the "refresh rate" to 75. It will give you a little boost if you play with vsync on and it help reduce tearing if you play with vsync off. :)

11-01-03, 07:19 AM
Thanks that means i would have to bump it down to 1024x768, but yeah my monitor also has a 16ms time too :) i almost got an Relisys TL766 Black, with a responce time of 20ms but i couldn't find any info if it was digital or analog. I hear Digital is the only way to go anyway :)

11-01-03, 07:51 AM
If you don't install the .inf file for your monitor (leave it as plug and play) you will be able to get 75 Hz at 1280x1024. Try that. It should work. :)

11-01-03, 07:53 AM
Na it didn't do that for me :( If i switch it to analog then i can use 75Hz not sure if i should try it or not the way the leads are is annoying lol.

11-01-03, 08:31 AM
Thank god you gave me that idea, i found out i didn't have the DVI cable connected properly to the monitor and really slowed down my performance heck even moving windows stuttered but now i know that i fixed it in correctly and it's running ALOT better now :)


11-02-03, 10:33 AM
DVI rox :D

It almost always seems to make a difference w/lcds.

My display won't do over 60hz in 16x12 which is the native resolution. Oh well. Me still likey. :D

11-02-03, 11:59 AM
I've noticed if you drop below it's native rez the image quility also drops :o

11-02-03, 12:24 PM
It should get blurrier if you drop the resolution down from native.

11-02-03, 12:57 PM
But DVI will help as opposed to analog when running at a resolution other than native.

The best LCD I've ever seen is Apple's 22" Cinema Display. 22" of drooling goodness.

However, I'm not giving up my Viewsonic 22" CRT until something comes along that truly bests it.

11-02-03, 01:45 PM
Guess i will just have to play all my games at 1280x1024 now, got Halo running really well at that by just switching off dyamic lighting. Still the quality is far better then any CRT just you are locked at one rez really.

11-02-03, 09:30 PM
Some of you may remember I bought a Hyundai Q15 some months ago, and I'm REALLY happy with it. No more eye damage, and beautiful image quality.
What's almost an obligation, is using the monitor at its native resolution (1024x768@75hz in my case), to get the best image quality.
The monitor has only that resolution, and if you use a lower rez, it will be interpolated to 1024x768. In games, it usually goes unnoticed, unless you pay attention to some straight diagonal lines. In Windows or any other text-mode, it's REALLY noticeable.
Up to now, I never had any problem playing games, even FPS, with this LCD (it's apparently 16 ms, but I'm not sure).

11-03-03, 09:16 AM
Yeah, interpolation is ugly in text modes. But hey, consider it a free crude form of FSAA when playing yer games. ;)

11-03-03, 11:58 AM
I have a Philips 17" 170B-4MG LCD Monitor and I do not think i will ever go back to CRT again. Just because it looks sexier ;) And also, lower power consumption, its actually 17" viewable as opposed to 16" viewable in CRTs, and for some reason my eyes dun get tired easily as with CRT. The only way i will go back is to get 21+ " monitor as LCD mons over that size is mucho grande expensive.


11-03-03, 12:07 PM
Interpolation isn't nearly as bad when the monitor is connected through DVI. For desktop use I obviously keep mine at its native 1280x1024. But for some games (like Halo) that I run at 1024x768, the interpolation is hardly noticable to me. It certainly doesn't do anything to detract from my gaming, which makes me even more happy with my purchase. :D

11-04-03, 05:52 AM
I disagree like, after playing C&C Generals & Age of Mythology the image quaility is SOOoooo much better

11-04-03, 02:37 PM
I'm gonna wait till 12ms LCD's are out. I can't tolerate anything less than 85hz.

11-04-03, 06:01 PM
Can't hardly tell the diffrence between 60Hz and 85Hz, unlike CRT's where it's very noiceable.

11-04-03, 08:54 PM
I can tell the difference between 60Hz and 75Hz on my 17" NEC LCD. 60Hz is much better. 60Hz on a LCD is not the same as 60Hz on a CRT. All my CRTs are set 85-100Hz. I can't stand anything below 72Hz on a CRT.

Eventually I will change over completely to LCDs, however, at +$400 a pop it will be awhile. :D

11-05-03, 02:22 AM
With four LCDs @60Hz and two KVM switches on my desk, there's still room for one of those calendar blotters and an in-box. Ain't Never going back to CRTs.

It's oddly relaxing to watch the matrix screen saver when it's on all four displays.

11-05-03, 04:28 AM
Yeah with the space you save you can have alot of room for other things :) Too bad they are still expensive. BUt if you play games at the native rez it's like having 32x AF on for free :)

11-05-03, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by Miester_V
I'm gonna wait till 12ms LCD's are out. I can't tolerate anything less than 85hz.
I keep reading about how even the 16ms displays have a lower color palette than the 25ms models. That is unfortunate and if true they need to fix that problem before they bother moving to even lower response times.

11-05-03, 09:51 AM
I think it's something like 24bit an't it?

11-05-03, 10:04 AM
Nope, it's much much worse than 24bit. Hell 24bit is great - 16.7 million colors. I can't recall what it was exactly but it's something on the order of around 256,000. Which is obviously much worse than 24bit color but at the same time much better than 16bit. Either way it still isn't enough to satisfy me. :)

11-05-03, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Miester_V
I'm gonna wait till 12ms LCD's are out. I can't tolerate anything less than 85hz. Yeah i used to be the same also i liked to have mine running at 100Hz but with LCD's it's hardlt noticable :)