Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Display Units

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 9, 2009, 09:13 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Edmonton,Ab Canada
Posts: 10
Default Monitor upgrade

I'm looking for a gaming monitor to replace my Gateway FPD2185 TFT Lcd monitor.I bought it 4 years ago for 599.00 at future shop.Right now i run my games at 1680 x 1050 with a Dvi cable connected to a single Evga 9800 gtx.I want to go to a 24'' or 26'' Monitor.One that will be excellant for gaming and watching blue ray movies.By Christmas i will have saved 600.00 dollars.That is my absolute limit.Any suggestions would be appreciated.Are Tn panels the best for gaming?I play games like Crysis,Fallout 3,Supreme Commander,Command and Conquer.Peace.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 10, 2009, 12:25 AM
curtispan's Avatar
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 181
Default

If you want a monitor that will be great for watching bluray movies, you're going to want to look into the newer 1920x1080 resolution monitors. I'd recommend this for you. NCIX.com - Buy LG W2442PA-BF 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 2MS 10000:1 300CDM 1920X1080 1080P HAS Tilt HDMI DVI - W2442PA-BF In Canada.. One of the downsides to using a 16:9 monitor is you'll lose 120 vertical pixels spanning across your monitor. If resolution real estate is important to you, i'd recommend the NCIX.com - Buy Samsung SyncMaster T260HD 25.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1200 DVI-D VGA HDMI Component Dtv Tuner - LS26TDNSUV/ZA In Canada. or even it's smaller sibling, the T240HD. I have the T220HD right now, and I love it. It has an hdmi and component input as well as the standard dvi and vga, allowing me to connect devices such as a video game console or a bluray dvd player.

And yes, TN are the best for gaming since they sacrifice producing correct colours for the speed at which the pixels change. If you have never used anything higher than a TN though, it shouldn't be a problem.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 10, 2009, 05:34 AM
bojangles's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oakville, ON
Posts: 2,684

My System Specs

Default

Those are great choices Curtispan. I'm looking for a 24" monitor myself. The T240HD is also a good panel too.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 10, 2009, 11:54 AM
panzerfan's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 62

My System Specs

Default

I personally favor getting a very good monitor. The Dell Ultrasharp 2407wfp A04, 2408wfp A02 are all good ones to consider. I personally do not think TN is the future of monitor at all...

If you are patient, wait until the proliferation of e-IPS monitors. These crossbreed of TN backlight and H-IPS substrate is shaping up to be the best of both worlds for response and color reproduction at a competitive price.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 10, 2009, 06:35 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia
Posts: 7

My System Specs

Default

I agree panzerfan. All great monitors. If money is an object the TN monitors would get you by in a pinch. Asus VK246H 24" 1920x1080 HDMI might be a thought. Pretty reasonable price , but you might want to google reviews on this.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old August 17, 2009, 06:09 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Edmonton,Ab Canada
Posts: 10
Default Indecision.

I would like to try the Dell Ultrasharp 2408wfp but i need more imformation on it.Read lot's of reviews.I've looked around in Edmonton but i can't seem to find one to look at.Don't know what to believe.Some say it suffers from input lag which wouldn't be great for gaming.I play games like Crysis,Supreme Commander,Fallout 3,Fear,Command and Conquer.Movies are secondary to gaming.Any other info would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old August 18, 2009, 08:21 PM
panzerfan's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 62

My System Specs

Default

In my opinion, A01 and A02 managed to bring the input lag of 2 frames to about 1. (I have the A01) This means that the display will do its job for the RTSers, as for FPS crowd, I don't think I can recommend it to the competing professional, but just great for normal users. For console players that do PC gaming as well, this display is superb given its connectivity.

If I were recommending a display to the FPS professionals, I will side with Dell 2209WA, NEC 20WMGX2 for the LAN party semi-portables. The E-IPS Dell and AS-IPS NEC makes no compromise, but they carry a price premium for <10ms input lag while retaining 8bit depth, great black levels and 178 degree angle view.

E-IPS is the most promising of monitor technology, as this is of lower cost to other IPS implementations and is notably superior to TN. I loathe TN given that the price paid for <10ms input lag makes the display output a narrow gamut, kills black levels and limits the display for near-field applications.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old August 19, 2009, 12:56 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 15
Default

Samsung T240HD or T260HD.
__________________
Antec 300 - Asus P5Q - E7200 - Corsair 4GB DDR2-800 - WD 640GB - WD 1TB - Evga GTX 275 - Silverstone Strider 600W - Samsung T240HD
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old August 19, 2009, 06:52 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Edmonton,Ab Canada
Posts: 10
Default

I don't play any games online.I like buying the games and playing the single player campaigns.My first choice was the Samsung T260HD.The one thing i dislike is the stand it's not height adjustable.Memory express has it on sale for 499.00.The only place that might have the Dell Ultrasharp 2408Wpf in Edmonton that i know of is Cosco.I sure would like to see one in action before i choose.I think the Dell Ultrasharp is 699.00.I looked at the Hp and the Gateway but did not care for the glassy like screens.I might just buy the Samsung 260HD and wait till Pva monitors improve on response times.

Starting to build a new system when the Core i5 comes out.First thing i'm buying Coolermaster HAF932 Full Tower Chassis then the Monitor.

Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BNA-Evga 680i A1-Patriot Viper 8gb PC2-8500-WD Black Caviar 640gb-Evga 9800GTX-Intel Q6600 2.4 o/c to 3.2 cooled w/Zalman cnps9700nt-Thermaltake Toughpower 850w-Gateway FPD2185W HD.

My interest in Monitors is growing but unless i can see one in action i tend to shy away from them.Maybe it's my loss but money doesn't grow on trees.Thanks for the valuable input.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old August 21, 2009, 08:51 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Edmonton,Ab Canada
Posts: 10
Default

What was i thinking actually i wasn't.My monitor now is a Gateway FPD2185W and it is a Active Matrix TFT(S-PVA).It has something that has kept me entertained for years with movies and gaming even Crysis.So the only Monitor that comes close to it at 24'' is the Dell Ultrasharp 2408wfp.The price is dropping probably because their is a newer model coming out.Peace.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need new monitor bcguy Display Units 0 July 8, 2009 04:16 PM
New Monitor Help Kivlov Display Units 4 July 8, 2009 01:03 AM
new monitor djnocide Display Units 3 November 30, 2008 10:38 PM
TV as a Monitor? WolfBane Display Units 9 July 27, 2008 06:24 PM
Looking for new monitor kojicolnair Display Units 4 December 31, 2007 09:03 PM