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So lately my monitor's flickering up (as in there are horizontal black lines that are going up almost very time - not really irritating that much but it distracts me at times) so I thought why not get a new monitor icon_smile.gif

current monitor is a 22" Hanns-G LCD monitor (it's not that of a good brand but it was cheap at the time and it did work great for 2-3 years) but I've decided to change monitors. I plan to get a 24" monitor then maybe get 2 more, not really immediately but maybe after a month or two for an eyefinity setup (going to need it for my research on empathic computing)

Currently in the local market, I've found these 3 monitors that have good specs + i'm hearing good reviews.

http://www.newegg.co...mp;Tpk=VX2450wm

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824001440

also saw this monitor but i can't find it on newegg
http://www.lg.com/ae...tor-E2380VX.jsp

was trying to find this in the local market but I can't find one - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824001431

Thanks in advance icon_smile.gif



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I'd actually recommend getting a single 120Hz monitor rather than 3 60Hz (unless you can afford 3 120Hz monitors--they're actually not that much more expensive than good 60Hz). The difference is astounding. I got this for Christmas, and now I could never go back to 60Hz. My second monitor is a 60Hz and it's actually kind of painful to look at when my mouse is on that screen and I see how choppy my mouse movement is.

Plus future-proofing for 3D, etc.

Edited by otaku_4_life, 02 April 2011 - 01:40 PM.


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saw the pricetags here; too expensive over here - it's like buying 2 monitors already

also i'm already getting a 3DTV soon to replace my old Samsung LCD tv - so the 3D setup's already covered icon_smile.gif

Edited by ACG137, 02 April 2011 - 07:19 PM.




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QUOTE (ACG137 @ Apr 2 2011, 06:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
saw the pricetags here; too expensive over here - it's like buying 2 monitors already

Man your currency is fucked. icon_razz.gif

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QUOTE (otaku_4_life @ Apr 3 2011, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man your currency is fucked. icon_razz.gif


Not really the currency - more on the shipping costs to get it from USA to here. The ones that I posted are still at the regular price point in comparison to amazon/newegg's.



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QUOTE (ACG137 @ Apr 2 2011, 06:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not really the currency - more on the shipping costs to get it from USA to here. The ones that I posted are still at the regular price point in comparison to amazon/newegg's.

Ah, yeah, forgot about that. :<

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i would really like to play quake live on a 120hz monitor.
Would you need to be able to have 120fps in order to appreciate the 120hz?

I was actually shocked to see that movies benefitted greatly from 120 and 240hz. I didnt realize that the players and blurays were outputting that many frames

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QUOTE (retrovirus @ Apr 3 2011, 11:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would you need to be able to have 120fps in order to appreciate the 120hz?

Yep. 60 FPS still feels like you're playing on a 60Hz (which actually feels like 30 FPS to me on a 120Hz).

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QUOTE (otaku_4_life @ Apr 4 2011, 01:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep. 60 FPS still feels like you're playing on a 60Hz (which actually feels like 30 FPS to me on a 120Hz).



In other words, you'll end up needing a lot of horsepower to run that setup :\ I'll pass - I'll leave that to my tv then icon_razz.gif I just need the expanded monitors for my research



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Have you considered the NEC multisync? It has an IPS panel and excellent color reproduction.
Check out the review here.

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QUOTE (retrovirus @ Apr 3 2011, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i would really like to play quake live on a 120hz monitor.
Would you need to be able to have 120fps in order to appreciate the 120hz?

I was actually shocked to see that movies benefitted greatly from 120 and 240hz. I didnt realize that the players and blurays were outputting that many frames

that's not entirely accurate.

The tvs will put out frames as fast as it can, but most movies are still shot in 24 fps. Avatar I think was only at 30 fps. Watching a movie on a 120 or 240 hz screen will not look any better other than the fact that 240hz screens are expensive as balls and you get other bonuses not related to the framerate that tack on how good it looks.

The human eye won't really perceive a difference over 60fps unless it is watching things that are moving extremely fast and usually small (hockey is a great example of this).

The main drive for 240hz tvs is to get high sustainable framerates in 3D. Not because people want to watch things in 240hz.

For gaming, unless your game is running at 240hz the only benefit from having a 240 hz monitor for gaming is if the fps isn't locked. If it is locked to a standard fps (24,30,60), then it will look exactly the same on a really high quality 60hz screen as it would on a 240 hz screen because the game is only sending 60 frames per second.

More hz does not translate to higher detail, higher contrast, more colors, or anything that dramatically affects your viewing experience once you are over 60hz. It's much better to invest in high contrast ratios and better colors than a screen with a high refresh rate.
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thats not true regarding movies actually, the tigerdirect by my house had displays with 120hz and 60hz tvs and even though the movie source was the same the motion on the 120hz looked smoother than the 60hz. (the 120hz and 60hz tvs were side by side)

the movie itself didnt look any better (transformers) but the motion looked smoother, looked like there was more stuff going on, even though if you were to take photos of the 2 screens side by side it would be at the same point in the movie.

Looks like you can see more (perceive more) frames in the 120 than the 60, even though it was just a transformers blu ray.

hence the curiosity about the performance of 120hz monitors for games.
I really only play sc2 and random steam sale games, most of which run at 100+ fps, so i think it might be worth the investment.

EDIT; and also about your point about the human eye not perceiving >60frames unless things are moving fast...more stuff happens on screen on the games i play than a hockey game. Not sure what youre playing O_o lol jk

Edited by retrovirus, 16 April 2011 - 05:56 PM.


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Yeah.... I kinda compromised my plan a bit (with regards to the TV)

My brother won an LCD TV in a raffle so he's giving me his samsung LCD TV so the TV issue's done.


I'm still finding a good eyefinity friendly monitor though....



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QUOTE (way2lazy2care @ Apr 16 2011, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The human eye won't really perceive a difference over 60fps

Bullshit, I'm sick of people saying this. Get educated please.

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