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Need Help on NEW LCD choice

By Foxracer15
May 14, 2006
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  1. Hey guys, I'm currently looking for a new 19in. monitor. My 15in. CRT isn't cutting it. I really don't want to go over $250 if possible. I plan on useing it for gamming so it needs to have at least 8ms rt, or close to it. I also plan to use it for watching movies.

    I was looing at this LG as a possibility
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824005046.

    But i was wonering if your guys had any other suggestions or futher imput. Thanks

    My specs should be below
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    If you are seriously into gaming and movies, then you should get a 21" CRT instead. A CRT boasts much better colour, contrast and brightness.

    The contrast is the biggest factor IMO - the movie or game atmosphere is much better when pitch black darkness is black and not the lousy LCD gray.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    I have that exact LCD you are looking at buying and I simply LOVE it. Very high quality monitor. I use mine for gaming, movies, text you name it.

    I read this article on the monitor by techspot AFTER I purchased mine, but agree with everything they said about it:

    http://www.techspot.com/reviews/hardware/lg_flatron1980q/
  4. Foxracer15

    Foxracer15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Thanks! Ya i saw that review as well i just wanted some further imput.

    Thanks a lot DonNazgual :eek:

    Nodsu thanks for the imput but im tired of CRT's I have a 21in untill it pooped out on me and i had to switch back to my old 15in. I know that it may be better as far as displaying black colors but i want to make the switch to a LCD.

    Thanks again guys!!
    :approve: :approve:
  5. Foxracer15

    Foxracer15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Hey DonNazgual i also was wondering how blacks showed up on this monitor. I'm a little worried with the low constrast ratio (500:1) compared to others.

    Also is there any visable ghosting?

    Thanks :chef:
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    No ghosting at all, and I am happy with the contrast. Granted 500:1 is the MINIMUM you would want, but 500:1 gives you some very nice pictures.

    I just had a look on newegg, and this LG may be worth investigating further. Looks almost identical, but it is $10 more expensive with 700:1 contrast:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824005066
  7. Foxracer15

    Foxracer15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Ya i was looking at that one as well.
    I couldn't find any professional reviews on that LG so i just went off the ones at newegg. A lot of them said that there was a lot of backlight bleading. Which I hear is a problem in almost all LCD's especially the lower price ones. I don't know how annoying backlight bleeding is sice ive never experience it so i don't know.

    I'll probly get the LG you have or ill wait for this bad boy to have a refurbished version or open boxed version at newegg.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824001066
  8. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

    I would get a computer lcd that is HD for vista fun and large future investment.


    Lifes Good Offers some cunnuning products if I may say so.
  9. Draven_X

    Draven_X TS Rookie Posts: 33

    I was looking into getting a LCD 19" Monitor myself. I have looked around and Wal-Mart actually has 3 or 4 of them under $300. I was going to get the HP monitor for $299. However they have one for like $240 if I remember correctly. It may not be the topshelf highest quality monitor out there but I figure it would get the job done. Circuit City has the same HP monitor for $30 more.
  10. jyhuh

    jyhuh TS Rookie

    I just bought the acer al1916w lcd widescreen moniter for 215 shipped. its awsome so far, especially for the $$
  11. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    I just picked up a Samsung 204B 20.1" LCD

    5ms response time
    800:1 contrast ratio
    1600X1200 resolution

    Newegg has then for about 289.00
     
  12. danswebs

    danswebs TS Rookie Posts: 65

    If you really want the best quality picture, always go for CRT's, much better picture and clarity
  13. Foxracer15

    Foxracer15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    The 204B looks sweet but i don't think my card could handle games at 1600x1200.

    Thanks for the imput all.

    What do monitors with HD run at as far as price goes, and also what would this allow me to take advantage of with Vista?
  14. VcBoy87

    VcBoy87 TS Rookie Posts: 26

    So the lower the ms response time, the better that monitor is?

    And the higher the contrast ratio, the better?
  15. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058


    That only applys for preformance to price ratio. You get what you pay for. LCDs are better.


    But if you get the cheapiest lcd, well you get what you pay for.
  16. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 1,058

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