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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:46 pm

jrrdw wrote:Was that 200 each? You didn't make the news this time. Wish i had spare money for wide screen anything, lol! Good deal man, congrats....... :lol:

The sales rep at Gateway told me flat screens where no good for gaming? True? Untrue?
Thats bs. As long as you have a newer model and is good quality it should work fine.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:49 pm

Flat screen monitors are fine for gaming, just ensure the one you pick has a fairly high contrast ratio (at least 700:1) and a fast refresh rate (at least 5ms).

Old LCD's did not have fast refresh rates, which would cause a "ghosting" effect when you played a game. Nearly all newer LCD's now have refresh rates fast enough to play games just fine.
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:53 pm

PCGUY wrote: I am stuck waiting for them to develop faster :cry:

oh, well with all this waiting it better be good, lol

just curious, how many programing languages do you know?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:01 pm

I thought it was different... my laptop has a 19" wide-screen set at a very rare 1440x900 (an 8:5 ratio).

You always assume it looks the same for everyone else, but that's obviously not the case.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:30 pm

I've got a 19" LCD. The stretched lay-out I didn't really mind at all, this just looks a bit funny, I'll get used to it though.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:14 pm

Ragnarok wrote:I thought it was different... my laptop has a 19" wide-screen set at a very rare 1440x900 (an 8:5 ratio).

You always assume it looks the same for everyone else, but that's obviously not the case.

That 8:5 is a 16:10 actually.
That a normal ratio for widescreens on pc's
I know TV's use 16:9, but pc's mostly use 16:10 so dont worry.

I got a 22" widescreen myself (and a normal 17" next to it) and the 22"also has a 16:10 ratio.
I run a 1680x1050 resolution.
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:25 pm

I also went shopping but I got the same size flat screen for 170 at circuit city :lol: Thinking back I should have got two. Completely random tangent but can anyone point me in the direction to get the cord from a VGA output to xbox 360?
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:26 pm

I got a 22" Viewsonic LCD. It's pretty awesome being able to see the serial numbers printed on the guns in CS:S, lol.

The only problem is you need a badass mofo of a graphics card to pump out graphics at the screen's native resolution.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:46 pm

ShowNoMercy wrote:I also went shopping but I got the same size flat screen for 170 at circuit city :lol: Thinking back I should have got two. Completely random tangent but can anyone point me in the direction to get the cord from a VGA output to xbox 360?

I believe bestbuy has them
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:00 pm

I got a 22" lg for 350 bucks a couple months ago from best buy, and I've concluded thats its the best money I've spent in a while (my desk no longer sags like it did with my 19" CRT which was having issues due to the fact I accidentally dropped a .22 round in a crack in one of the vents).

I never noticed spudfiles looking weird though, but thats probably because I always have multiple windows open.
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:02 am

Dreamweaver FTL! HTML FTW! :P

Anyways, those look like really nice monitors. I am buying myself a 22" Samsung monitor, because my 19" is old and bad (not really; I just found a great deal, so I will take advantage of it :lol: ).

And get that Halo 3 garbage outta here. Gears of War 0wN5 it :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:13 am

psycix wrote:That 8:5 is a 16:10 actually.

Not in my book - ratios should always be kept as simple as possible... :D
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:09 am

Hey PC, I got a 22' ACER with my new computer a couple months ago, they are nice. But I notice the huge amount of space on either side of the content all the time. I run it in 1650x1050. Though at the moment I'm at school using their tiny little 17' 4:3, poop.

Oh, and it's wonderful for gaming, I never see any ghosting at all.
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:23 pm

paaiyan wrote:...I got a 22' ACER...

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:25 pm

rmich732 wrote:
paaiyan wrote:...I got a 22' ACER...

:albino:


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I missed something.

EDIT: NVM, stupid sticking shift button... Wouldn't it be sweet if I had one that big though?
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