Flat Screen Monitors

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by Maljonic, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. Maljonic

    Maljonic Can't get enough of FH

    Has technology advanced enough yet so flat screen monitors are as good (or better) than CRT for playing high fps games, or do I still have to wait a while?
  2. sibanac

    sibanac Fledgling Freddie

    In my opinoin no, nothing beats an IIYAMA 22'' HM204DT for about 700 euro
  3. Maljonic

    Maljonic Can't get enough of FH

    no I don't have to wait, or no flat screens are not better than CRT yet. :)
  4. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    I don't think flat-screens are quite as good at fast-paced gaming as CRTs, but the difference has certainly shrunk a lot recently. A good LCD will get down to about 16ms response time, which equates to roughly 60-65 frames per second, which is to the point of rivalling a good CRT, but certainly fast enough that ghosting should be difficult to spot.
  5. sibanac

    sibanac Fledgling Freddie


    The highend LCD screens are pretty good, tho still not as good as a high end CRT.

    The whole thing depends on
    a) how much cash you want to burn
    b) How big your desk is
    c) How much design sense you got
  6. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    Just for extra Jontian helpfulness, I've heard that this is a very good LCD:

    Iiyama ProLite E431S

    Of course, this all depends on what price range you're looking at.
  7. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    sadly that thing is next to unavailable in holland :(
  8. Custodian

    Custodian Loyal Freddie

    There are other issues that I think prevent the affordable flat screens being as good as CRT.
    As well as the refresh rate you need to pay attention to the colour depth. Poor colour depth can mean, for example, shades of dark merge and just becomes dark as opposed to light. Not helpful if you play any games that like dark atmosphere.
    I also worry about the fact that the flatscreens that have good picture tend to only have it at the designed resolution. If you try to change that resolution then the quality can suffer. I certainly don't play all my games at the same resolution, not least cos I play different types of games (FPS, RPG, RTS, etc.).

    Overall I still favour the flexibility and better value (quality per £) of a good CRT.
  9. Minifotm

    Minifotm Fledgling Freddie

    I have a 17" LCD screen. it really rox. i think they are the new flavour of the month.

    go buy one :)

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