How's gaming on a 17" LCD monitor?

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  1. Stan

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    Any of you guys play first person shooters on a LCD monitor? My 17" tube monitor has gone tits up in the fucking rubarb and I need a new monitor bad. I was looking at upgrading to a 17" LCD, but I wanted to know what kind of refresh they had, because I've played games on a laptop before and it wasn't as nice as playing on a regular tube monitor.

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  2. COOLEN

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    I can get you a NEC 17" that has a 16ms responce time, with a high refresh rate...... send me a message for more details
     
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    LCDs are getting a lot better but you're going to pay for one with a refresh decent enough not to drive you crazy in action games.

    I'm holding off on an LCD for another year or so. The prices are in total freefall now and its not going to be too long before even the cheap ones are good enough for all uses. There's also a couple of other display techs coming that will drive the prices down even further. (Organic EL is the big one. An improved version of what they use in high end Pioneer decks)
     
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    depends on what you play..

    C&C games.. Great..

    shit like Unreal.. SUCKASS
     
  5. Jake

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    AcidGord is right.

    If your gonna be playing Battlefield and games of that nature, i'd hold on on the LCD.
     
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    the higher prices lcd's are alright, but nothing beats tube monitor for fastr efresh rates.
     
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    Depends....if you can live with 1024x768 then 17 inch is great.....
    Personally I can't run anything under 1400x1050 so I'd have to buy the 21+ LCD monitors which cost the big $$$
     
  8. Davan

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    Get something with a fast response time, and run true digital (dvi) and you'll be fine for ANY gaming on an LCD.
     
  9. Stan

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    What's DVI? software or some video card upgrade I need to get?

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  10. melrhombus

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    DVI is a connector type...

    LCD monitors use the regular VGA connector but they also have a DVI connector too. Most video cards have both connects too. It's just a very high quality connector....Did I mention it's a connector?
     
  11. Foster

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    so correct me if I'm wrong..but I think its a connector?
     
  12. Davan

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    It is the connector that will provide a true digital signal to the monitor, instead of analog, or converting back and forth between the two.
     
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    16 msec response time means that a refresh rate over 60 will be even blurrier in motion than an LCD already is. The extra refresh gets you jack with them. Its really only there to synch with vid-cards that don't go below 75Hz (the max synch). LCDs don't even work great for movies man. Get a good CRT if you really need a game monitor.

    If you can program there is a simple test. Paint a vertical bar on the screen (synched) and move it from left to right. On a CRT it will look like a crisp vertical bar moving left and right. If it is an LCD it looks like absolute crap, blurry, ghosting, fuzzy, etc. Now, this is an extreme situation. But, do you really want a monitor that pong looks bad on?
     
  14. DC5-S

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    if you can afford the space, tube > LCD
     
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    i think the main problem with LCDs is they only look best at one resolution... if you arent using that resolution they can look ok to shitty.... never gamed on one though
     
  16. Davan

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    I just got done playing an hour or so of Need For Speed Underground on a 19 inch NEC LCD1860NX. No ghosting/blur/fuzzyness at all. And it's SO easy on the eyes. I can stare at an LCD all day. On a CRT I get headaches after a couple hours.

    My dual 17 inch Samsung 173T's are on their way. I can't wait. :D
     

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