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Cornmuffen
03-18-05, 07:05 PM
Had a quicky or opion to ask. with a good card like this what would better for gaming a Sony E540 series 21" TFT monitor new in box check google for pic and price i think i sells for 600 bucks and a samsung syncmaster 19 LCD with 25 ms timing?

The sony looks damn nice so does the samsung but i get alittle smears in games with the samsung and haven't did gaming yet with the Sony.

The sony is actually the same age as the samsung so good their

Just curious what would look better and feel better

H-street
03-18-05, 07:14 PM
the 25ms on the samsung is probably its undoing..

25ms isn't exactly the best response time for gaming..

Cornmuffen
03-18-05, 07:41 PM
I have this samsung on warrenty so i can take it in get it replaced if i had too but it looks good in gaming but the smearing isn't that good.

would the sony be much better than the samsung

ViN86
03-19-05, 01:36 AM
yea the 25ms isnt too good :(

they make 8ms LCD's now, and my 12ms wasnt too bad (about $400-450)

however, CRT's give you that nice black that most LCD's cant supply (yet). if you want to buy a new LCD any time soon, id wait. it shouldnt be too long til their technology beats CRT's ;)

Dr.Nick
03-19-05, 08:26 AM
If you're lookin for a new LCD check out the Dell 2001FP. I recently picked another one up for $500 directly from Dell and it is of the best, if not, the best 20 incher out there. Perfect combo with the 6800U;)

Hawk7seven7
03-19-05, 09:34 AM
I'd reccomend staying away from LCD's if you're a serious gamer, you'll get the best overall graphics quality at any resolition you wish to play at. Some of my monitor reccomendations would include the Viewsonic Professional Series monitors, 19 - 22" size, I have the P225F myself, Very sweet setup. Also NEC's are nice as well as Samsung. Only reason you should bother with LCD is if you have very light sensitive eyes, or desperately need to have a small footprint on your desktop if space if an issue, otherwise do yourself and your wallet a favor and stick with the CRT, you'll be glad you did. Also keep the refresh rates high on the CRT, 85hz or above will do nicely and keep your eyes more relaxed..



Had a quicky or opion to ask. with a good card like this what would better for gaming a Sony E540 series 21" TFT monitor new in box check google for pic and price i think i sells for 600 bucks and a samsung syncmaster 19 LCD with 25 ms timing?

The sony looks damn nice so does the samsung but i get alittle smears in games with the samsung and haven't did gaming yet with the Sony.

The sony is actually the same age as the samsung so good their

Just curious what would look better and feel better

Dr.Nick
03-19-05, 11:20 AM
I'd reccomend staying away from LCD's if you're a serious gamer


Sorry mate but that saying is definitely no longer true :cool:

Lfctony
03-19-05, 11:46 AM
Heck, even the worst makes ship LCDs with 16ms response times. What's keeping me from getting one for gaming though is that they only work best at their native resolution. Switch to something else and you get weird proportions etc.

Cornmuffen
03-19-05, 12:52 PM
I already have LCD's and CRT's im saying is the black 19inch LCD i have is a samsung which does good and is 24ns timing has a warrenty or return option and i been using it for 9 minths know but i got my hands on a nice Sony 21 inch CRT brand new its a E540 modole which sony's best 21'. all im saying is should i go back and use the sony for gaming or stick with the samsung LCD which if get tired of i can get a store credit of 640 dollars with.

i would have to test the waters here and see what is nicer.

cheers

Rytr
03-19-05, 01:23 PM
I am partial to my Viewsonic P225f CRT for color and overall performance. However, I have a 17" NEC that does a good job with no ghosting (16ms rated).
If you want an LCD monitor I would wait for the new 4-5ms rated ViewSonics.
(see this post if you already have not: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47761)

Cornmuffen
03-20-05, 12:09 AM
everyone says go with the CRT also cuz its a damn good one "sony" and its a flagship crt worth still 600 bucks on a google search for the model

Rytr
03-20-05, 12:20 AM
I have two LCDs, a Hitachi and a NEC. I also have two CRTs, both ViewSonic and both use the Trinitron tube. For general use I like the LCDs but for gaming I am still partial to my 19" and 22" CRTs.
So, of course, I would favor the Sony you are considering. I expect the next generation of LCDs to be equal to, or surpass, the CRT in both value a picture clarity.

john19055
03-20-05, 11:43 PM
As for as gameing I still like to use a CRT over a LCD simply for the reason you can set it to what ever resolution you want to play the game at and I still think if you have a Trinitron tube or one like that then they still have a great picture for gameing and the price of a good CRT is still cheaper than a price of a good LCD.

jAkUp
03-21-05, 01:00 AM
I prefer CRT's as well, but there is no doubting that LCD's are catching up to the CRT's response time quick. I played UT2004 on a 17" 12ms Samsung, and it was beautiful. I cannot stand ghosting however, and 25 ms LCD's are very ugly to me.

muaddib
03-21-05, 06:38 AM
If you're willing to wait a while, I'm sure that the next generation of monitors called "OLED" will own both LCD and CRT, with a higher quality picture, very low response time (0ms is the official spec!) and low production costs.

Cornmuffen
03-21-05, 10:14 AM
I gave my wife the Samsung 192n and im using the Sony 21 flat tube and i play games at 20 15 which is the shiznit . Im happy with playing Far Cry and HL2 at 1600 1200 full spec which is beutiful.

I love the LCD it looks damn good but it has a 25ns responce time which was upsetting and i went to BestBuy and seen most of their 19 inch monitors had a 25ns timing as well so im probably going to wait a year or so for low resoponce tome LCD that are 19 or bigger.

Riptide
03-21-05, 08:02 PM
LCDs are where it's @. CRT's have better blacks and -0- motion blur but that's it. And motion blur w/16ms or less displays is pretty minimal. You have to be ultra picky, no downright anal, IMO to freak out about what little motion blur you're going to see with the newer displays. Plus less power, less heat, more desk space, etc..

I've owned top of the line Sony CRT displays and IMO I would never go back after using panels.

Marcos
03-22-05, 07:36 AM
I gave my wife the Samsung 192n and im using the Sony 21 flat tube and i play games at 20 15 which is the shiznit . Im happy with playing Far Cry and HL2 at 1600 1200 full spec which is beutiful.

I love the LCD it looks damn good but it has a 25ns responce time which was upsetting and i went to BestBuy and seen most of their 19 inch monitors had a 25ns timing as well so im probably going to wait a year or so for low resoponce tome LCD that are 19 or bigger.

you gotta go online for the good lcds

saturnotaku
03-22-05, 08:01 AM
you gotta go online for the good lcds

At the best prices. This 8-Cube LCD I bought was $206 shipped from Newegg. 17-inch, 1280x1024, 12 ms response time. It's not quite as bright or crisp as some Samsung displays I've seen and used, but for the price I won't complain - no having to wait for rebates or anything. :D

If I had the extra cash, I would have bought the 19-inch Hyundai LCD with the 8 ms response time. It was only $360 shipped, which is an outstanding price.

If you really want to go high-end, snag a Dell 2001 or 2005FPW. Nothing beats those for 1600 gaming.