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    Do any of you guys own LCDs?

    Hey, I play CS and UT and C & C all the time, plus administrate Unix and Linux servers, way better on my eyes, looks great and non-native resolutions are great. CRT's will eventually go away, LCDs take less space, use almost 1/2 or less power and are better on your eyes.




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    hm...
    i thought once the response time is <16ms.... then Ghosting would not exist anymore.... on both gaming and DVD (that's what most review said)

    btw... i think the Contrast thing is important too... rite? like 500:1 is better than 350:1....
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    A good quality CRT monitor will be just as good on your eyes.

    Oh, in 4 or 5 years, when prices drop, they sort the native resolution problems, and they completely remove "ghosting", LCDs will be THE monitor to get and everyone will have them.

    Right now...no.
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    When it comes to text-based use like browsing, emails and writing stuff, LCD's all the way. I have used CRT's for a long time until I developed some eye problem even though the refresh of the CRT was 85Hz and above. Since I got a LCD, all is good now.

    For gaming, CRT's still look more crisp especially in rather "dark" gaming environments.

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    I switched to a LCD monitor. Had a IIYAMA Vision Master 450 Pro. Awesome monitor. I picked up a Envision 18.1 LCD and ran both monitors for awhile. I thought a brand like Envision wouldn't be that good. The response time is <23ms. I was surprised by the performance. I get no ghosting when I play UT2 or watching DVD movies. That is the only game I play though so I can't speak for other games. I tried a ViewSonic LCD first and took it back because of ghosting problems. Can't remember the model # of that one. I paid $450 after rebates for the Envision so for a LCD it wasn't too awful bad. I sold my IIYAMA and am only using the LCD now. I'm quite happy with it.

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    Originally posted by Steamer
    I thought a brand like Envision wouldn't be that good.
    As was I with my Envision 19 inch flatscreen. I was pleasantly surprised...
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    Well hang on!!

    Organic O-LEDS will change this whole discussion, no back lighting
    required and even less power consumption with truer color rendering. And the saying still stands, you get what you pay for.....




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    I'm about to buy the new '17 Sony SDM-HS73 LCD at BestBuy. It has a 500:1 contrast ratio and a response time <16ms. It's runs about $550. Any thoughts on this monitor? Seems pretty good to me, and you can't go wrong with a Sony.

    Oh, and not to mention that BestBuy offers 0% financing for 6 months with their store card.
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    Why spend over $500 on a 17" LCD when you could get a 21" CRT for less? Unless you have no room in back I say go for the bigger size for the cheaper price. It'll make your everyday computer experience better - the LCD will not.

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    Personally, I did not like my '21 monitor. I used to have one, but it was almost too big. I had to back up from my desk to see the whole screen.

    The 17in LCD is 17 viewable which equates to an 18in or so CRT screen.
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    Originally posted by Gman43
    I'm about to buy the new '17 Sony SDM-HS73 LCD at BestBuy. It has a 500:1 contrast ratio and a response time <16ms. It's runs about $550. Any thoughts on this monitor? Seems pretty good to me, and you can't go wrong with a Sony.

    Oh, and not to mention that BestBuy offers 0% financing for 6 months with their store card.
    It's hard to find many reviews on LCD monitors. I searched all over before even finding one for the one I bought. I'm not a big fan of Toms web site but here's a read for you. There are new ones on the horizon if you read the other pages in the article.

    http://www4.tomshardware.com/display...itachi-04.html

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    is the Contrast Ratio da higher da better? like 500:1 or 450:1?

    btw... isn't that there's only 3 LCD Manufacture who's actually create da inside of the LCD??? (i forgot da name of that specific part)... only Samsung, LG, and ?Viewsonic? make it.... and they sell it to others brand as well???
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    Originally posted by Gman43
    Personally, I did not like my '21 monitor. I used to have one, but it was almost too big. I had to back up from my desk to see the whole screen.

    he he ... that's exactly what is in front of me. A 21" Dell Trinitron.
    It is nice to sit way back. The screen is about 15" passed
    arm's length away right now. The big screen is great for DVD's too.

    Got this monitor with my very first computer, a Dell Dimension w/400Mhz P2.
    Wow, has it been five years already?
    It would be scary to see how many hours are on this screen.
    The box went to my sister and is worked every day but, the
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    In the end, I opted not to go with the LCD monitor. It's just too much money for a technology that is advancing rapidly. Plus, I'm a gamer so the LCD just isn't quite there yet.

    Instead, I went out and bought a '19 Viewsonic A90F+ CRT. Guess, I should use the extra money for a video card upgrade as suggested in a previous post.
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