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z5_
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#1 - Posted: 30 Jun 2005 18:23
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A bit off topic, but anyway... I'm getting a new pc so i will have a lot of catching up to do on the pc demoscene.

I would like to buy a LCD TFT monitor instead of CRT. I'm looking at the Viewsonic 171, which has a response time of 8ms, has a bunch of positive reviews and is even recommended for games.

But what i'm wondering: how will demos look on a LCD TFT monitor? Anyone has experience with this? What can i expect from different resolutions and fast moving demos?
Capehill
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#2 - Posted: 1 Jul 2005 09:11
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z5_: first I have to say that I'm not an expert. I don't actually follow scene demos a lot (especially on the pc) but today's LCD display are quite fast, suitable for gaming for example. I'm sure that demos are ok.

8ms?? That sounds like fast ;) Mine has, maybe 16ms...don't remember :)

If resolutions change during the demo, that might be a slight problem. Here it takes some time to "resync".

I have Acer AL1714 - today 19" models are cheaper than this was 6 months ago :/
Overflow
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#3 - Posted: 4 Jul 2005 03:25
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Hmm...speaking of LCD's and games...Im kinda into the FPS 3D game Counterstrike, and are about to buy a new PC setup....

Ive tried to play CS on LCDs before but i really hated it...details was quite smeared/cloudy...And when i compared it to the CRT screens...it was no contest....

But...What kinda speed/spec's should i look for to get a decent 3D shooter performance from a LCD monitor?
z5_
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#4 - Posted: 4 Jul 2005 12:03
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@Overflow:
Having read quite a bit about LCD monitors lately, i think you definately should have a look at Viewsonic, and in particular the 171(b/s) or 191 (19 inch version). With an 8ms response time, various tests indicate that this should be a very good monitor for games (and for everything else really). Quite expensive but seems to be worth the money.

Have a search with google for various tests.
z5_
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#5 - Posted: 4 Jul 2005 12:04
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And by the way, i ordered mine yesterday. With a bit of luck, i can share my experiences about it in a week or so. Mind you, i don't play much FPS games.
z5_
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#6 - Posted: 12 Jul 2005 12:00 - Edited by Admin
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Well, i can answer my own question now. I bought a 191s from Viewsonic and having tested it a bit saturday, i must say that i am impressed.

So far i haven't noticed anything "strange". It performs really well. Still have to test movies and games so i'll report back in a couple of days. Demowise, it's spot on.
xeron
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#7 - Posted: 12 Jul 2005 15:19
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@z5

Could you compare this intro:

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=13091

running on CRT on your Amiga, and on your LCD in WinUAE? On the LCD at work, you could hardly see the dots!
z5_
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#8 - Posted: 12 Jul 2005 15:58
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@xeron:

ok, i'll have a try when i have Winuae setup on my pc.
Overflow
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#9 - Posted: 6 Nov 2005 05:11
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Hey! slow response from me :)

But yeah..ive read bout the viewsonic, and im quite likely to buy one of em...Im still playing Counterstrike quuuuite a bit.

 

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