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  • Looking at buying an LCD? Here is some help.

    Seems LCD monitors are getting more and more attention, and becoming very popular. If you are in the market for one, or just want to know more about them, this article might provide some good insight to you.

    Excerpt: This guide is offering you a detailed description of various LCD monitor parameters, which are essential for comparative analysis, as well as the measuring techniques used for each of them. Besides, since the majority of LCD monitor parameters are determined by the type of the matrix the monitor is based on, we will also introduce to you the major four types of contemporary matrices. They are: TN+Film, S-IPS, MVA and PVA.


    Contemporary LCD Monitor Parameters and Characteristics

    Edit: I should warn you that this is techie stuff, and not a review of which one is the best monitor versus the other one.
    Last edited by BB_One; 11-02-2004, 03:46 AM.

  • #2
    Wow 27 pages I'll save that one for later.

    Thx BB_One.

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    • #3
      TFT's Suck on VSync

      You need a CRT Monitor to get High refresh rates. TFT's are okay in some respects & I know some of the solutions available such as the higher-end Hitachis' have as low as 4m/s refresh times but this still sux big-time if you want the best from your High End Graphics card.

      Most TFT's will only do 75Hz at best, some will do as bad as 60Hz at say 1280 x 1024 & 1280 x 1024 with EVERYTHING on to the max, is about right for the Radeon X800XT PE card for most games thesedays. Enable VSync to stop the tearing on most TFT's & ure stuck with 60fps.

      Get yoursself a decent CRT Monitor which can manage 100Hz at 1280 x 1024 & the difference you will see is just amazing!

      *Note* Be sure to have your Monitor Drivers installed & not Bill Gates drivers setting it as a Plug & Pray Monitor

      Dont believe me!?!?!?...go run a game and use a 60Hz screen refresh and try to play the game. Laggy as hell...but set your screen refresh to 100 hz and play it again..........Big difference & you will be hard pushed to see any significant difference above 100hz (100fps) OPenGL shows this up rather more than games using the D3d wrapper. Prolly summat to do with our friend B.G & DirectX but there ya go. It'll all be a pile of cr*p till the next Display device comes along to shaft us. I hear they will be growing our displays in the near future with "Nanotube" technology. Get ure Flymos ready lads!
      Last edited by Kin Hell; 01-04-2005, 08:25 PM.

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      • #4
        This is the bad boy we should all be saving up for:

        HP L2335 23-inch TFT Widescreen Flat Panel Display


        Response rate 16 ms

        http://h71016.www7.hp.com/MiddleFram...D=19701&SBLID=

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        • #5
          This is my most wanted monitor Iiyama 19 In Vision Pro454 DTR 0.25 130kHz TCO99 Monitor
          similar Price as a semi decent LCD !
          130Mhz is outstanding performance.


          A black one.
          Last edited by zest; 08-09-2005, 10:20 PM.

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          • #6
            Is it acceptable to use a T.V. like a plasma unit for a monitor?? i`ve been looking at a few and some have a VGA imput.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dreary79
              This is the bad boy we should all be saving up for:

              HP L2335 23-inch TFT Widescreen Flat Panel Display


              Response rate 16 ms

              http://h71016.www7.hp.com/MiddleFram...D=19701&SBLID=
              That has a great native resolution, but wholey crap, the price!!

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              • #8
                Dunno that this will be cheap either Rukee, keep eyes open should be available in a week or so....

                The Dell 3007WFP - Dell brings the 30-inch LCD love

                Dell is going to roll out a massive 30-inch LCD monitor to compete with Apple’s lust-inducing 30-inch Cinema Display. The 3007WFP is said to have a a resolution of 2560 x 1600 (that’s WQXGA, baby!), a 14ms response time, 400cd/m2 brightness, 700:1 contrast ratio, support for HDCP, and a built-in 4-port USB hub and 9-in-1 multimedia card reader

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                • #9
                  bb one out!!!......... hahahaha love that saying

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                  • #10
                    Nice info there, thanks

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