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Old November 8, 2007, 12:44 AM
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As far as I know all PC LCD screens are 16:10 aspect ratio. Most new games support WS resolutions, if not there is usually a .ini fix or user made hack for it (i.e. Bioshock). For $300 CAD I would definitely try to see these monitors up close on a dedicated machine at BB,FS, LD etc... Then buy it from someplace that sells it cheaper ;)

All 22" panels are TN panels so they are pretty good for gaming and for movies. They have fast response times (so no ghosting) but the colours are not as good as *VA or IPS panels.

1:1 pixel mapping is good for watching movies at 1080p on a 24" screen but I doubt your 22" TN panel is going to have it.
I have a Sony widescreen monitor that is not 16:10 or 16:9, but rather 15:9 ... ;) How's that for a curve ball ?

As for me, I prefer VA and IPS panels for any application, including games and movies, as long as the response time is decent (12 ms or less).
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Old November 8, 2007, 01:37 AM
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I have a Sony widescreen monitor that is not 16:10 or 16:9, but rather 15:9 ... ;) How's that for a curve ball ?

As for me, I prefer VA and IPS panels for any application, including games and movies, as long as the response time is decent (12 ms or less).

I agree 100%! But those are not in most people's budgets. I was lucky and got my 2007WFP S-IPS off a friend. One month old and a great deal :)
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It's looking closer toward the acer or LG....unfortunatly it's my budget.

Any comments between thse 2?
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If you know what too models you want to get, go into a local Future Shop (they carry those brands) and take a look at them. This will help you better decide on what to get. Personally I found the Acer monitors had a dull look to the screen. When it comes to monitors I tend not to buy them online and usually go in and take a look at them, they maybe a bit more money but then you know exactly what you are getting.
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Thanks...good to know
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If you know what too models you want to get, go into a local Future Shop (they carry those brands) and take a look at them. This will help you better decide on what to get. Personally I found the Acer monitors had a dull look to the screen. When it comes to monitors I tend not to buy them online and usually go in and take a look at them, they maybe a bit more money but then you know exactly what you are getting.
You can also easily return them if you get a dead pixel, whereas most online stores that I know of will basically tell you "too bad" unless you buy an additional Zero Dead Pixel warranty.

As for LG vs. Acer, I would probably choose LG.
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Thanks for evryones advice...I think it's going to be the acer.I was just told something,could someone clarify this that my Dell crt now is at 60hz.i was told my FPS in games would be capped at that to.Setting the HZ higher you get better FPS.Now i'm wondering what these Acers can go to.I should check to what my Dell now can go to.

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Thanks for evryones advice...I think it's going to be the acer.I was just told something,could someone clarify this that my Dell crt now is at 60hz.i was told my FPS in games would be capped at that to.Setting the HZ higher you get better FPS.Now i'm wondering what these Acers can go to.I should check to what my Dell now can go to.

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It doesn't matter a whole lot, there's no visible difference between 60 and 75 Hz on most LCD monitors. (And high-end monitors don't go past 60 at their optimal resolutions anyway)
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Old November 13, 2007, 05:02 PM
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LCD monitors will only refresh at 60Hz (well maybe not ALL but that's what most will want). However, you can still get higher FPS in games and you can feel the difference in the controls, but technically you are only seeing 60FPS. I just finished Prey on my underclocked 8800GT (LOL) w/Ultra settings @ 1680x1050. I was averaging about 70FPS but had to have vsync enabled to fix the screen tearing that was happening. I gotta tell you it was AMAZING! You may find that some games, like Prey, really want vsync enabled, and others do not. But even with it off you are still only seeing 60FPS max.
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Well, LCD monitors CAN refresh faster ... However, it doesn't make much of a difference on LCDs ...

On CRT monitors, refresh rate makes a much larger difference, especially in terms of eyestrain.
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