Question on Monitors
Ok, I have a Viewsonic vx2035wm 1680x1050 LCD monitor right now. From the reading it seems this may not be up to snuff for gaming. Hell, do I really need to upgrade the monitor?
In gaming, is IPS THAT crucial? I am not to go pro or tournaments/ladders etc, but do want to have fun and the game look crisp.
Maybe this will help you--
LCD Panel Technology Explained - S-IPS, H-IPS, S-PVA, MVA and TN
I personally do not game on a LCD at all-- if your playing anything fast paced (FPS) choose your screen carefully. RTS or RPG's are going to be more forgiving on a lower refresh rate screen.
do you notice ghosting on the screen ?
don't worry about it
even if you see slight ghosting...like you said casual gaming
I've tried various brands of LCD and found I can always notice the pixels refreshing, so I went Plasma and never looked back--playing FPS is so smooth and seamless, not to mention the contrast of colours.
But Plasma starts at 42", so if you want to game at your desk on a smaller screen, choose your LCD/LED monitor carefully.
What might be good for an RPG might drive you nuts on a FPS.
I'm not saying there are not good monitors for LCD, just that it's a very large, diverse market for you to shop from.
i have a viewsonic 20" and only notice some ghosting on it
and it wasn't even what i consider a gaming grade monitor...
Hey man, it seems like your monitor is fine. It seems a bit dated at this point but if it still works great for you, then keep using it.
You get an ok image with a TN panel, but the image is very likely to be uneven on all the screen. Its something I notice on other LCD monitors; whereas, on my IPS panel LCD, I get a nice even image no matter what position I am in.
By even, I mean that the colors, the luminosity is close enough to be the same from top to bottom, from a corner to the other.
At first, when I bought my monitor (IPS), I wasn't so sure about the IPS vs TN, but I decided to listen to the opinion of people who knew better than me what it was about and since then, I am also promoting IPS panels.
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