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What type of monitor do you use?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by FordGT90Concept, Aug 6, 2011.

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What type of monitor do you use?

  1. CRT

    8 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. TFT-LCD TN

    63 vote(s)
    69.2%
  3. TFT-LCD PVA

    14 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. TFT-LCD IPS

    13 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Other

    9 vote(s)
    9.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    That avatar is just wrong Tatty:laugh:
     
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  2. Horrux

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    OLEDs are coming. Not right away but yes, they are coming. Full color gamut, brightness to make the sun appear dim, blacks to make space look bright, incredibly fast response time, laughable power consumption, and you can roll it up and carry it under your arm to your next LAN party.

    In a few years...

    Here: http://www.geekiegadgets.com/2008/oled-ultra-thin-televison-monitor-by-sony/
     
  3. ShiBDiB

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    I have no idea what the difference is between the lcd's.. so i picked all of them... ones gotta be right
     
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  4. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Same here lol.
     
  5. LordJummy

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    I bought my three samsungs in february, and I bought an LG "IPS" panel last month to have a portrait screen for documents, etc. I usually upgrade about every year or so, depending on what new technologies are out.
     
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    A relatively old and cheap 22" LCD with a 5ms panel running at 1680x1050. A DGM L-2231WD to be exact.

    Want to get one of these sometime soon.
     
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    Samsung Syncmaster P2350 23in @ 1920x1080 and an LG Flatron W1952TQ 19in @ 1440x900
    but TN I think

    had the LG since late 2008 and the Samsung since last october I think.

    I want to get an IPS, however getting a new GPU and an SSD are more important right now.

    My sister is after an IPS but her budget is 330 but willing to go as high as 450-500 if it's really good. she uses a crappy acer lcd and a crt.
     
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  9. Wile E

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    You tried the wrong one then. There are a few models that really screwed up the control electronics. Really gotta check reviews on them.

    There are no 8 bit tn film panels. They are ALL 6 bit and use frc and dithering to achieve 16.7 million colors.

    I have. The positive benefits offered during gaming on a 120hz are offset by the better image quality offered by IPS in ALL situations. Benefit only during games, or benefit all the time? The choice was easy for me.

    Now that is something I can't wait till they perfect. It's gonna be awesome.

    Until then, I have my sights set on the HP LP2480zx for an upgrade when I pinch enough pennies.

    Another good article to read to learn about the different panel types: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/panel_technologies.htm
     
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    IPS isn't really that bad when it comes to response time, IMO. Mine has a 5ms response yet I do not see any ghosting when i watch movies or play fast paced games.
     
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    Neither do I, but some are that bad, that's why I said you need to research before you buy.
     
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    not sure what to vote, don't know much about monitors, but this is what im rocking.
     
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    i voted "Other" since i dont know what those choices above was :) i am viewing this thread to learn xD
     
  14. Wile E

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    Tn-film.
     
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    forgot to answer the op, about a year ago. and once again thanks wile e. got it for $225 or so i believe.
     
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    A 3 year-old TFT-LCD TN, Acer X233H.
     
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    Completely agreed!

    I've tried several, they all ghosted noticeably to me, but all my friends say I'm kind of a nut when it comes to noticing ghosting. IPS panels are just slower than TN, and I notice it.

    That is the truth. There are some really great TN monitors, and some really bad IPS monitors. I don't like any IPS monitor I've used because of the ghosting, but it probably wouldn't be a problem for most. Of course I don't really notice the color difference, and others do. It is all a personal preference thing, there is no perfect monitor.
     
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    And that's why I'm still on a Trinitron CRT. I notice both. I notice ghosting on anything but the fastest TNs and the color is simply wrong in everything except the finest and far more expensive IPS and VA. I'm talking about $400+ panels and like I don't want to pay that much for something that would be a sidegrade at best.

    I'm waiting for OLEDs to become affordable and also hoping that manufacturers start making them well once they figure out how to fix the Blue OLEDS. Current OLEDs are extremely oversaturated, specially the blue range, so that they last longer with acceptable contrast and colors. Since I also use the monitor for work, color accuracy is a must, so no no.

    And speaking of blue OLEDs, am I the only one in the world who has had the idea of putting 2 blue subpixels? I mean come on, I've read a lot about OLEDs and I've seen many techniques they are using to avoid the problem, but not once did I read about putting 2 alternating blue subpixels... I'm missing something here?
     
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    2 different blue subpixels work OK in theory but are harder to drive properly to the screen. They'll get it right, give them time.
     
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    Can you explain that? Why would it be hard it's just one more matrix and a mux to change between them. They could even make it so that it uses a different one each time the monitor is powered on, nothing more, as simple as that.
     
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    An Acer 22" TN, Sceptre 24" TN, Samsung 275T S-PVA (awesome monitor for IQ, terrible for gaming), and four Dell P1130 CRTs (awesome for gaming [100Hz @ 1600x1200], age-diminished IQ). Have had the Acer and Scepter for maybe five years, got the Samsung and CRTs around two years ago IIRC.
     
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    i got a Philips 221EL WLED (White LED) i bought max half a year ago or something, and i luv it, it only uses about 19,3 watt when it's running and it's 5ms no problem for me in all my games ^^

    [​IMG]

    oh and i use the cool/blue colour function or else i get a headache easly using anyway screen :(
     
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    I use a NEC Multisync EA231wmi

    Rumor has it, it uses the same panel as some of Dell's (Ultrasharp U2410) & HP's (LP2475w) higher end range of monitors around the £400+ mark.
     
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    LG W2340V PNV
     

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