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Trexer
07-21-2007, 02:39 PM
I'm looking at buying a 20 inch LCD monitor and was wondering if you folks have any suggestions as to what features and such I should look at to make a good decision. I've only had CRT so far so this is a whole new world for me.

RX-7
07-21-2007, 03:07 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116066
I've always liked veiwsonic they work great

[44M]C|Sgt.Cannonfodder
07-21-2007, 07:40 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096
Pretty much the best monitor that money can buy for 320 bucks.

3000:1 Contrast (need to use DVI to get this)
2ms Response!!!!

The best monitor i've seen on newegg for the price hands down.

Buzz Adams
07-22-2007, 04:17 AM
Look for the lowest ms response time you can find in a monitor you can afford.

I have two Viewsonics, one 18' and one 19".


You cannot beat Viewsonic for quality.

Jerry_03
07-22-2007, 12:50 PM
H|Asp.Cannonfodder;259588']http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096
Pretty much the best monitor that money can buy for 320 bucks.

3000:1 Contrast (need to use DVI to get this)
2ms Response!!!!

The best monitor i've seen on newegg for the price hands down.

agreed i got a similar one (the 20 incher) from samsung and its great. i would of gotten this 22' but i didnt have enough $ at the time.

FAS88
07-22-2007, 09:48 PM
H^|Plut.Jerry_03;259689']agreed i got a similar one (the 20 incher) from samsung and its great. i would of gotten this 22' but i didnt have enough $ at the time.


dont use widescreen for gaming I have the samsung syncmaster 204B and its great .. 4 ms

Cyan Winters
07-25-2007, 07:58 AM
Why not use widescreen for gaming?

Seems to be pretty good from what I can see.

(Bad pun, aha.)

[Retired]JoaoRatao
07-25-2007, 10:13 AM
All the recent games support widescreen resolutions.

Only trouble you get going from CRT to LCD, is the LCD likes to, is made to operate at its native resolution, it's max.

There is a significant drop in image quality if you select a lower resolution.

For instance, my 20" widescreen works best at 1680 x 1050. When playing games at a lower resolution, due to performance issues, the results are not very satisfactory. Even though I can offsett the jagged edges with Anti-aliasing.

My suggestion is to make sure your computer can handle the resolution, for both desktop and games.

And get one with DVI. All graphics cards have one port, unless yours is very old, and the image quality is much better. There are manufacturers that sell cheaper, bigger monitors without DVI. Don't. The colors are much more alive with DVI.

Things to look:

-Contrast. higher is better.
-response time. lower is better.
-dot pitch. lower is better.
-DVI or not DVI.

1ABb|Cpt Squarebasher
07-25-2007, 11:52 AM
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=85

Plenty of info on this forum.

I would go widescreen, I think all games will support it in the future and plenty do now, but 1942 and bf2 do not but there are work arounds.

70D|Sd TheRocketeer
07-25-2007, 07:40 PM
work arounds? for bf42? my laptop is widescreen and i would like to know how ot fix it

1ABb|Cpt Squarebasher
07-25-2007, 09:48 PM
^|Rocketeer;260395']work arounds? for bf42? my laptop is widescreen and i would like to know how ot fix it
Battlefield: 1942

Genre: Shooter

Developer: DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release Date: September 11, 2002

Widescreen Support: Native with config edits; GUI stretched

Open the following files in a text editor:

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings\Profiles\Default\VideoCu stom.con
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings\Profiles\Default\Video.c on
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings\Profiles\Custom\VideoCus tom.con
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings\Profiles\Custom\Video.co n

In each file, edit the line:

game.setGameDisplayMode 800 600 32 0

and set it to (the following example is for the Dell 2005FPW):

game.setGameDisplayMode 1680 1050 32 60

Now open the following file in a text editor:

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings\VideoDefault.con

And add the following line:

renderer.fieldOfView 1.1

Set all the files you just edited to "Read Only" so they do not get set back to default. The game will have a proper aspect ratio, but the GUI will be stretched.