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02-28-05, 10:13 PM
I've finally worked up enough money to get this 60 lb paperweight CRT off my desk, and I think I can get a top end 17" LCD monitor. I'm going to be using this for gaming, graphic designing, programming, and 3D rendering. So things like response time and ghosting are important for gaming, but stuff like color accuracy and vibrance are important for 3D rendering and graphic designing (not to mention the ability to look at the screen for a long time because I'm a weird programmer lol). From what I've read, the Samsung 710T seems to be best monitor for all of these things. Does anyone have any opinions on this monitor or any other ones that would suit my purpose?

A fast reply would be really appreciated because I'm buying this in 2 days. Thank You!

03-01-05, 12:59 AM
I recommend this one ViewSonic VP171B-2 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-116-347&depa=1) 8ms claimed response , 24bit panel (16.7mill) no dithered colors (i think in comparision to my other LCD that realy does dither them) ViewSonic site doesn't mention how many colors it can reproduce ideal is (16.7mill).
I have it i love it :drooling: totaly owns my other Hitachy 16ms crappy 16bit panel LCD :D

Be carefull before buying that samsung only got 16.2 million colors according to Website, id reread reviews again , color dithering is horrible if it can't display colors properly. Samsung Linky (http://product.samsung.com/cgi-bin/nabc/product/b2c_product_detail.jsp?eUser=&prod_id=MJ17BSABY&selTab=Specifications)

Edit: also there seems to be two different model of ViewSonic VP171 one is old 16ms panel others are 8ms , Newegg got new version though. Another link with new VP171B-2 (http://www.techonweb.com/products/productdetail.aspx?id=B48437)

Some extra info there are 8 bit(24bit)(16.7mill) panels and 6bit dither(16/18 bit panels)(16.2mill) :p Some early companys to achive faster response time lower color accuracy.

03-01-05, 01:34 AM
I'm a graphic designer and own the 710n (same features as the 710T except that the t version has a DVI plug). The colors aren't as acurate as it can be but it's not bad. It's mainly because of how damn bright this screen is. If you lower it, it just doesn't look too great. For gaming, it's great. For designing, I make print proofs anyway before submiting the final piece so it's not a major concern. The color accuracy is decent, gaming is great, price is awesome. I'm thinking of getting another since newegg is selling the 710n dirt cheap ($229.00 after rebates). http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-001-171&depa=0

03-01-05, 06:40 AM
I have a samsung 172x. I got it when it was brand new so now the price is like 1/2 of what it was. There is a cheaper samsung with 12ms response but its ugly looking (edit: i think its the one the dude above me is talking about haha)

8ms panels are really like 10-12 ms in reality