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    I'm thinking about getting a 19" LCD monitor to replace my CRT unit. The drawback is that LCD's are known to be inferior to CRT's when playing graphic intensive games. So I'd like to hear if anyone has a recommendation that'll be a best compromise.

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    I'm using this at the mo.

    Its fine when playing games.

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    Default Re: LCD monitor recommendation for gaming

    Greg, Its all depentant on your eyes, and the grey matter they communicate with.All LCD's ghost, its just a fact, they all do it, sure a slower responce (like an old 18ms ) does it like crazy, but even all the latest ones do it as well.

    The difference is the person using it, some people can't see it happening, some see it, their eyes adjust for it and its then magiclly becomes invisible, Others focus on it and it rins their enjoyment.

    I have a link on it somewhere that spells it out quite cearly,Ill see if I can find it. But in a ntshell...Lcd's ghost, In most cases 2ms is no better then 8ms, and ensure you see the screen in action before makig a purchase.
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    Default Re: LCD monitor recommendation for gaming

    I agree it's a tough one. I have had a Samsung 193p for about a year or two, which I think is supposed to be 12ms. Never seen ghosting in anything (and I'm quite 'picky'!!)

    Also different manfacturers list it in different ways (I guess to make their products sound better), there's 'rise and fall', 'grey to grey', 'white to black'... etc etc and all will give you a different ms figure.

    If it's for gaming the 'contrast' seems quite important... especially how well a display can render dark or shadowy areas to keep detail.

    Try before you buy seems to be the way to go... I'm sure some salesperson at Harvey Norman would jump at the chance to play games for a while instead of selling toasters
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    Ta folks.
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    This is the one I'm contemplating. But what concerns me is that given its great 2ms response time, the price of $625 incl GST seems quite low - would I be sacrificing some other features/quality?
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    I have a VX922 and I am a gamer and I have had no problems with it.

    Take your computer case with you to the shop and connect it to the monitor,play your best game and see if you like it.

    The reason why I say take your case with you is so you can see what its like with your set up and not the shops.

    They will let you do it if they want a sale.If they dont then go to another shop.

    Check out www.pricespy.co.nz for computer components,you might find it cheaper online,but go to a shop to test it out first to see if its what you want.

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    This is well worth a read for anyone interested in LCD's.

    http://www.silkyvenom.com/?page=articles&articleid=40

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    Hi, I believe the best advice given here is to physically see the monitor of your choice run the games of your choice, HD lcd is now available 8ms is the current standard, also consider wide screen. much depends on you and also the cpu and video card employed. We have set up 60 inch HD lcd monitors for high end gamers here and in my opinion they are a pain for my eyes so money does'nt always cut it.

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