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    Question Samsung 932B: to buy, or not to buy?

    Hi every1, im a n00b in LCD monitors, so i need some advice, im looking for a nice LCD for gaming but im low on cash. Should i buy Samsung 932B, or is there somthing better with the same price??

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    the two main thing to look for in a monitor for gaming are response time and contrast ratio.

    this monitor has a pretty standard fast response time (5ms) HOWEVER the fixed contrast ratio is only 700:1. my old viewsonic had 700:1 and when i was playing call of duty i couldnt see into the dark windows because it couldnt handle differences in darker shades. This does have dynamic contrast though, i assume that makes the ratio adjust to be specific for the colours on the screen although im not sure.

    Edit. Also look for DVI (digital) input. It will give you better quality, especially at higher resolutions, than a VGA cable.
    Have you considered a 19" widescreen format monitor, these seem to be quite popular atm
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...=349&OrderBy=3


    This one looks like a bargain
    Last edited by Biscuit; 26-03-2007 at 01:26 PM.

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    Wow thx! i think Ill go for this thing then instead, yor coments?
    http://www.mikromaailm.ee/mikro?ln=e...=18851&popUp=1
    Cant find the Daewoo in my local stores!(I live in Estonia. I'm not surprised if you never heard of it )
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    I belive that monitor uses the dynamic constrast ratio again, I dont think this is a big deal unless you are a really hardcore gamer, photoshop user, video editor etc. It still has good resolution, dvi input and good response time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    the two main thing to look for in a monitor for gaming are response time and contrast ratio.

    this monitor has a pretty standard fast response time (5ms) HOWEVER the fixed contrast ratio is only 700:1. my old viewsonic had 700:1 and when i was playing call of duty i couldnt see into the dark windows because it couldnt handle differences in darker shades. This does have dynamic contrast though, i assume that makes the ratio adjust to be specific for the colours on the screen although im not sure.
    If there's an area of PCs where specs tell you nothing, it's in LCD monitors. Ignore the lot - they're useless pieces of information. What you need to do is gather some opinions (and you've given one too ).

    The Viewsonics in question are pretty poor at colour reproduction - at least the ones I've seen - I use one at work, and frankly, it's poor. Would be fine for gaming, but then nearly all the current LCDs are fine.

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    Agreed the viewsonics are poor and opinions/reviews are always better but i wouldnt say tech specs mean nothing.

    a response time is how long it takes for the monitor to reproduce what it has been sent through the cable.

    the contrast ratio is the ratio of the luminosity of the brightest and the darkest colour the monitor can produce.

    id say thats pretty good information to make a start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    a response time is how long it takes for the monitor to reproduce what it has been sent through the cable.
    Which would be meaningful if the manufacturers all used the same measurement

    Just looking at my 19" Viewsonic I use at work, it's nothing like 700:1 if I take the 250:1 14" generic Fujitsu opposite me as an example - that actually produces more contrast.

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    they all use ms...? its kinda hard to have different versions of a milli second

    comparing anything to a viewsonic will make the other thing look better but contrast will look better on a small screen anyway as the resolution is lower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    they all use ms...? its kinda hard to have different versions of a milli second
    Yes, but some use grey to grey and some black to white. My Dell has an advertised rate of 16ms, but it's perfectly fine - I've seen one minor case of ghosting on it, and that's it. Other monitors with an advertised 8ms response time can be worse.

    The only specs that really matter are what inputs it has, what resolution it runs at natively and the choices you get for running at lower resolutions. Everything else can be taken with a pinch of salt.

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    so the Samsung is a nice choise Im only gonna play games and watch movies, no serious graphic tools.

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    yeah looks pretty good

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    im liking the daewoo 19" widescreen i pciked up on today only for £108 for someone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcvs View Post
    im liking the daewoo 19" widescreen i pciked up on today only for £108 for someone
    Any other info on it (please) - have long did you use/test it? Dead pixels, backlight bleed etc.

    I've decided to get a 19" monitor - the Daewoo or the LG rather than a 22" monitor due to space restrictions.

    Thanks.

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    iv got a 19" daewoo monitor and its really really good. I had a viewsonic prior to that and that was apsolutely dreadful but i have been so impressed with this one, especially for the value.

    The colours are accurate, there is no lag, tidy design, no dead pixels as of yet (had it about 5 months) and no backlight bleeding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    iv got a 19" daewoo monitor and its really really good. I had a viewsonic prior to that and that was apsolutely dreadful but i have been so impressed with this one, especially for the value.

    The colours are accurate, there is no lag, tidy design, no dead pixels as of yet (had it about 5 months) and no backlight bleeding
    Can I have the model please?

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    yeah no problem. i think it has been replacved with a newer model now but... W9ZQ

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