Still having doubts about what screen to buy

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Limp Gawd
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Hi everyone,

I just ordered a HD6950 graphics card but are still not sure about wich monitor I would get to use with it...

What I can tell you now is that I own a 22" LG 226WTQ-PF (1680x1050 res/60hz/ 33ms total lag, claimed 2ms by manufacturers).

I've been looking at 27" screens for a while now but I notice there's also a lot of people going for 30". Now my question would be... what kind of a monitor would be best suited for a gamer that plays a lot of RPG (dragonage 2 for example) and some FPS (Crysis 2).
My budget available for a screen is 500$ ( a little more or less is allright, as long as it's not over 100$ more).

Question is, what size of monitor would be best suited for a gamer that value's response time as much as image quality during games? (If you know some within my budget, can you please post some links?)
Keep in mind that I do not want a monitor smaller then 25.5" (I guess this is a monitor Vs monitor thing during which I hope to find the best suitable monitor for gaming).
 
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wagoo

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30" monitors are out of your budget anyway. I think all the 27" 2560x1440 screens are too.. although the upcoming Samsung PLS may hopefully shock us with a low price.

You may want to reconsider getting a 32" 1920x1080 TV, if you want a big screen. Definitely do research about which models work well first though, Sony EX400 and LG LD450 come to mind off the top of my head as popular choices..
 

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30" monitors are out of your budget anyway. I think all the 27" 2560x1440 screens are too.. although the upcoming Samsung PLS may hopefully shock us with a low price.

You may want to reconsider getting a 32" 1920x1080 TV, if you want a big screen. Definitely do research about which models work well first though, Sony EX400 and LG LD450 come to mind off the top of my head as popular choices..

I forgot to mention, I only want a computer monitor since I allready own a TV and I would want the extra money to be spend on other options that I can actualy use.
 

dorino

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I'm in the same boat as you, but I wouldn't dismiss using an LCD TV as a monitor, if you can find one in your budget.

Honestly, large TN displays are about all I can see you getting, and if you can stand the downfalls of a TN panel, go for it.

Otherwise, get a smaller screen with a better panel.
 

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I guess this means I should go with the new 27" LG e-IPS panel :rolleyes:
 

popowrx

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I guess this means I should go with the new 27" LG e-IPS panel :rolleyes:

As long as you are fine with LG's traditionally aggresive AG coating on their monitors, then yes. I have a LG tv, the LD450, and I haven't been bothered by the coating if it has as much as their monitors. I need to go to Fry's and take a look at them up close.

As people have said, all the monitor technologies have issues, whether its performance, image quality, or price.

I am awaiting the pricing on Samsung's PLS series as well as information on input lag/ghosting before I decide to plunge on the LG 2770.
 

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what exactly do you mean with aggressive coating? (my english isn't uber)

Does this mean the frame of the monitor is too shiny or something?
 

popowrx

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what exactly do you mean with aggressive coating? (my english isn't uber)

Does this mean the frame of the monitor is too shiny or something?

Aggressive Anti-Glare coating. It is what is used on the monitor's screen so that it minimizes any glare coming from light sources. What I mean by aggressive is that LG usually employs strong AG coating that can make a screen appear muddy with a "sparkle" effect. It would make things like text kind of muddy and if your eyes are sensitive to it, possibly straining it, etc.

Which is why I said I need to look at LG's smaller IPS offerings myself at a storefront before I go ahead and place a blind purchase.
 

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Aggressive Anti-Glare coating. It is what is used on the monitor's screen so that it minimizes any glare coming from light sources. What I mean by aggressive is that LG usually employs strong AG coating that can make a screen appear muddy with a "sparkle" effect. It would make things like text kind of muddy and if your eyes are sensitive to it, possibly straining it, etc.

Which is why I said I need to look at LG's smaller IPS offerings myself at a storefront before I go ahead and place a blind purchase.

hmm is it possible that my LG 226WTQ-PF has hard coating too then? Because I find the fonts a little annoying at times. Anyhow I asked someone to make a revieuw on that new LG monitor and even then I will keep my eyes open for someone to mention more about the coating and it's result on this specific monitor.
 
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