Suggestions Needed For A Good 19" LCD

By Masque ยท 11 replies
Apr 28, 2005
  1. As the title states, I'm currently searching for a low response time (and yes, I know that's not the only important factor) unit. Primary focus will be for gaming....I'm trying to avoid any ghosting at all. DVI input capability is preferred to go with my X800 Pro.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome with my thanks in advance.
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +455

    The monitor we keep getting special deals for here: is an incredible monitor. Although it's a 20" widescreen many of the games today are starting to support this mode. Also, it's not the best for gaming, but 12ms at this size is hard to beat. I've seen this monitor in action and it's incredible. The only downside is that you really need to run your games at the monitor's native resolution - which is 1680x1050. Unless you have a beefy video card (which you do for most of today's games) things just won't be as crisp.
  3. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,058

    Thanks....I'll take a look at that.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +455

    FYI - one of my best friends uses this monitor as his primary monitor and he's a gamer. He retired his 2001FP because this monitor was visibly superior in performance. He tried a dual display setup with these two monitors but it just made the 2001FP look bad. He mainly plays WoW and HL2 on it and he has no complaints.
  5. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,058

    Looks like it may be the direction I take. Did it take much for him to get used to the wide screen effect?
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +455

    He fell in love with it right away - although it does make him upset when he plays a game that doesn't support widescreen. So far we haven't found a single EA game that supports it.
  7. jamesedwards123

    jamesedwards123 TS Rookie

    NIts - is a decent monitor that is usually half as much as a samsung or sony monitor. I ve had no complaints and im BTgamer. Although the only problem I had occured with a game Ra2 when changing the window size ingame to 1024-768... only because I tried to sync the screen after, then it remained black and white verticle strips. Had to reinstall the game to remedy the issue. If you have no money restrictions.
    LMD-2140MD medical monitor form sony - 21 inches
    Mitsubishi MLM400 - 40 inches :)) hahaha

    and finally heres what you really need
    reviews on 19 inch monitors. Now you will no which is the best. Seriously though 40 inch lcd on your in your bedroom is better who cares if it costs your colldge money. hahah atleast you can watch decent porn. Jokes
    take care hope that helps
    no offence meant by my humour
  8. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,058

    No offense taken.....and thanks for the input. I'm starting to lean towards the 2005FPW though that papa suggests.....hopefully, I'll make a decision intrigues me to say the least.
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I've recently gotten a ViewSonic vx912 & even though I also have a 19" CRT (I'm running a DualView config), I still play games on the LCD instead of the CRT. :p
  10. compguy

    compguy TS Rookie Posts: 162

    I Just got myself a 19'' inch monitor from ben-q and the sreen is LCD and what a Wonderful screen resolution it has :grinthumb .....:)

    Hope this helps

  11. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i saw some $300 samsung 19" displays at costco and they were spectacular. before they were all gone, i used them in some new builds for a client, and they were impressed with it even after looking at the screen 9 hours a day. i can't recall the model for sure though, and you may not be able to find 'em that cheap (they were on sale at the time).
  12. Oris

    Oris TS Rookie

    My advice would be, get anything LG... ive had my LG Flatron CRT 19" for about 5 years, and im yet to get a dead pixels or any problems at all.
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