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JediKnight
04-10-06, 11:27 PM
I finally can upgrade from my Samsung SyncMaster 955DF CRT, and need a good recommendation for a 19" LCD thats good for games. My budget is $400. I play alot of FPS. Thanks alot.

CaptNKILL
04-11-06, 01:35 AM
My brother just recently bought a ViewSonic VX922:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116375

AWESOME screen.

I see ZERO ghosting with this thing, and I ONLY use CRTs, so any ghosting at all would be very obvious to me.

I havent seen any other good LCDs in action so I cant really compare it, but I know this one is freaking awesome. And the native res of 1280x1024 is a nice mid range that looks great but wont screw you over in newer games.

Good controls, easy setup, very nice price... good colors, VERY bright... and his didnt have a single dead pixel.

Wait for some other responses from other users of course. But this one deffinitely gets my vote.

LT.Schaffer
04-11-06, 01:39 AM
The Vx924 in my sig is also a good monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116355

Peoples-Agent
04-11-06, 02:04 AM
Max 60hz refresh rate though?

Ooooo the nastyness of tearing... *Spit*

Saintster
04-11-06, 09:16 AM
Samsung SyncMaster 940b

Superfly
04-11-06, 09:38 AM
Samsung SyncMaster 940b

Roger that - I have the 930BF which is the model before and it looks supurb.

4ms FTW http://www.samsung.com/au/products/monitors/tft/930bf.asp

einstein_314
04-11-06, 07:38 PM
Roger that - I have the 930BF which is the model before and it looks supurb.

4ms FTW http://www.samsung.com/au/products/monitors/tft/930bf.asp
The Samsung 940BF. My room mate has one and it's awesome.

2ms FTW http://www.samsung.com/Products/Monitor/LCD_Digital/LS19HADKBEXAA.asp

EDIT: Uh, did they change the specs on the 940BF?!? I know for a fact that my room mate's monitor came with like 4 stickers on it saying 2ms!!!!! And I checked the samsung site back then, and that's what it was advertised as. But now it says 4ms...weird

Fathertime36
04-12-06, 08:45 AM
The Vx924 in my sig is also a good monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116355


I also have the vx924, I don't really see any difference between the 922 to the 924 cept the 924 is about $12 cheaper, same specs across the board...hmmm....samsung or viewsonic are both good choices for what you want, and unlike when I bought mine for $500+ the prices are much more reasonable....and you actually get true 19"x19" whoot!

Fathertime36
04-12-06, 08:51 AM
Max 60hz refresh rate though?

Ooooo the nastyness of tearing... *Spit*

Refresh rate means absolutely nothing on lcd monitors, I was totally confused about this when i first bought my lcd, I even called viewsonic tech support and told them it was unacceptable...lol, cause of how refresh rate effect the fps on crt monitors I thought it would be the same on an lcd, i usually ran my crt at no less then 85mhz, beleive me no tearing or ghosting at the 60mhz on an lcd, it is the default and only setting for an lcd btw.

JediKnight
04-18-06, 02:40 AM
thanks for all replies. I received today my VX922, and it smokes!!
No dead pixels, and its much larger than my Samsung 19"CRT. COD 2 on 1280x1024 is HOT!!!! Mucho happy.

jolle
04-18-06, 05:21 AM
I saw the VX922 in a roundup on Toms hardware.
Seems pretty good, no overdrive issues that apparantly plagued some other lowlatancy screens, and which could apparantly be fixed by setting 72hz instead of 60.. or something like that..
But the VX922 came out on top as a gamers screen, while one of the Samsung were best for imaging and pro stuff like that.

mullet
04-18-06, 09:59 AM
My brother just recently bought a ViewSonic VX922:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116375

AWESOME screen.

The VX922 is rated the fastest LCD on the market it never got above 10ms durring testing, if I were to buy a LCD thats IT.

dandano
04-18-06, 01:27 PM
are there any 19" lcds that do 1600x1200? I know it'd have tiny text, but it would be nice for gaming.

Marvel_us
04-18-06, 01:48 PM
Probably but there are a few nice 20" lcds that do 1600x1200 no problem. Text isn't small either.

CaptNKILL
04-18-06, 01:49 PM
are there any 19" lcds that do 1600x1200? I know it'd have tiny text, but it would be nice for gaming.
Im not sure if theres anything like this available, but you better have a beastly setup if you want to be forced to run games at 1600x1200. Thats the kind of thing thatd require you to keep buying a new SLI setup every generation just to keep up with the latest games.

Marvel_us
04-18-06, 02:06 PM
You wouldn't really NEED SLI but you def need the latest high end card.

dandano
04-19-06, 12:34 PM
I guess no one looks at sigs anymore.

CaptNKILL
04-19-06, 12:48 PM
I guess no one looks at sigs anymore.
Well, I saw your sig, but monitors usually outlast most components, so if you plan on using this thing with the next generation of games (and the next and the next), youll have to keep up with the fastest graphics cards at the time to keep things running well at 1600x1200. We havent seen much of UT2007 yet, but I personally dont expect to be playing that game at very smooth framerates at 1600x1200 with everything maxed on my GTX (fast paced games need very high fps to be playable).
Sure, it might work out just fine, I was just saying. When you have one resolution thats going to look good, you want it to be something you'll be able to use for a while.

ynnek
04-19-06, 01:45 PM
OT, but am I the only one that has disabled sigs?

CaptNKILL
04-19-06, 01:51 PM
OT, but am I the only one that has disabled sigs?
Probably :p

If you frequent the gaming or hardware forums its a good idea to have them enabled since people refer to them constantly for their specs.

Peoples-Agent
04-19-06, 02:26 PM
Refresh rate means absolutely nothing on lcd monitors, I was totally confused about this when i first bought my lcd, I even called viewsonic tech support and told them it was unacceptable...lol, cause of how refresh rate effect the fps on crt monitors I thought it would be the same on an lcd, i usually ran my crt at no less then 85mhz, beleive me no tearing or ghosting at the 60mhz on an lcd, it is the default and only setting for an lcd btw.

Ofcourse it means something, you turn on VSync and your locked at 60hz = 60fps tops.

MtViewGuy
04-19-06, 10:16 PM
thanks for all replies. I received today my VX922, and it smokes!!
No dead pixels, and its much larger than my Samsung 19"CRT. COD 2 on 1280x1024 is HOT!!!! Mucho happy.

I've tried a Samsung SyncMaster 930B and I love that monitor. :thumbsup: Pretty reasonably priced, and DVD playback even on fast-motion (I played my copy of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition) looks really good. :D

Mind you, I think one of the very best out there is the NEC MultiSync 90GX2--the Opticlear coating gives the monitor AMAZING color clarity and contrast. Mind you, you may want to not put this monitor where light from behind you is strong, because the Opticlear coating is very reflective of light. :thumbdwn:

FearMeAll
04-21-06, 06:35 AM
Im not sure if theres anything like this available, but you better have a beastly setup if you want to be forced to run games at 1600x1200. Thats the kind of thing thatd require you to keep buying a new SLI setup every generation just to keep up with the latest games.
I would say that if he wanted FSAA in every game. He may not.

Peacemaker
04-24-06, 04:14 PM
if money is not a problem - go with 20'' or 21'' lcd. you will be nervous with 1280x1024 (i was using my NEC 1980SXI one year - sometimes you just have to edit some .ini files to get native res.) With 20'' or 21'' no problem - all games supports 1600x1200 and it looks really much better.

greetings,

Peacemaker.

p.s.

www.hardforum.com display section.

skank
04-24-06, 07:06 PM
Mind you, I think one of the very best out there is the NEC MultiSync 90GX2--the Opticlear coating gives the monitor AMAZING color clarity and contrast. Mind you, you may want to not put this monitor where light from behind you is strong, because the Opticlear coating is very reflective of light. :thumbdwn:

My brother has that monitor, it is indeed highy impressive, infact the first LCD that has made me consider parting with my 22" CRT, also the reflection really isn't bad at all, the monitor is so damn bright it's more powafullz0r that the Sun!!! (nana2) So my vote is for the 90GX2.