Thread: tft monitor response time....
March 28th, 2005, 10:43 PM #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2005
tft monitor response time....
buying a new tft monitor online and have come across a wee prob. when choosing a tft am i suppose to get one with high response time or one with low response time....
am far as i remember (but not sure) low response time is best. i know for good gaming u'd need a RS of 15-20ms for decent picture but i dont know if higher or lower than that is better yet.
logically (live long and prosper ) a lower response time is better but best ask b4 i buy
anyway looking at buying a Samsung 19" LCD Syncmaster 913N which has RS of 8ms (further specs below)
Enclosure Colour Silver
Diagonal Size -19"
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch -0.294 mm
Max Resolution -1280 x 1024 / 75 Hz
Colour support -Up to 16.2 million colors
Max Sync Rate (V x H) -75 Hz x 81 kHz
Video Bandwidth -140 MHz
Response Time -8 ms
Controls / Adjustments -Brightness, contrast, H/V position, sharpness, colour balance, colour temperature
Interface -VGA (HD-15)
Features -MagicBright, MagicTune
Image Colour Temperature -Adjustable
Image Brightness -300 cd/m2
Image Max H-View Angle -160
Image Max V-View Angle -160
March 28th, 2005, 10:44 PM #2
yes, your logic is correct , the lower the response time, the better.
btw, welcome to TechIMO.
March 28th, 2005, 10:47 PM #3
Originally Posted by lost-and-found
- Join Date
- Mar 2005
found these forums a month or two ago and always have a read of the topics but just made an account eariler lol
March 29th, 2005, 01:47 AM #4
I don't know about this specific model, but I know that Samsung makes quality LCD's. Hope all works out for you. Enjoy your extremely-blazingly responsive screen .
March 29th, 2005, 02:19 PM #5
As far as I know, fast response time is only necessary for gaming, because a slower response time will cause fast moving images to blur and leave "trails" on the screen. If you don't play games, you can probably afford to let it slide and get one with a bit slower response time if it'l save you a few bucks.“One things for sure: Whenever we play, our goalie stays warm.”
- Ville Nieminen, Pittsburgh Penguins
March 29th, 2005, 02:24 PM #6Originally Posted by djinn
somthing i wrote in previous thread, has some relevance to your question,
lcds are allowed to have a certain amount of dead pixels(black) about 2, or/and 2 bright (white) pixels. this is viewed as accpetable by the manufacturers and sellers. the exact amount is dependent on the size of the screen and the quality. ie, emergency use- hospital or military type lcds are deemed not acceptable to have any dead pixels in whatever circumstances but consumer-me & you fall in the amount above,its still dependent on quality of screen and size as well. just think of all those pixels, hundread of thousands if not millions of them. if some are dead they cannot ever be fixed. dead pixels are rarer with reputable companys tho as they have better quality parts but any lcd screen could have a dead pixel regardless of company.
if my tft had a dead pixel i would demand a replacement regardless of the acceptable amount and most companys should be happy to replace the screen.
CRT screen refresh much faster than lcd screens so gamers usually prefer them and most have 1600x1200 resolution so is higher quality. one problem with high resolution screens is that graphic cards have to work harder and so does your processer so without a high spec g/card dont bother running at 1600x1200 or you will have a dramatic drop in frames per second. to combat this use a sli card setup, sli are only worth it in high res like 1600x1200 so 2 6600gt's sli'ed will rip through games at high res where as 1 6600gt will have a low fps. 1 6800gt or x800 will play high res fine but lower spec cards wont be as good.
CRT screens advertised at 19" will probly have a actual viewing screen of 17" where as a tft lcd advertised at 19" will be the full 19" viewing screen.
now onto the problems and pluses with lcd.
lcd usually has a max res of 1280x1024 unless it costs $$$$, 1280x1024 is still very good tho and looks very nice as my screen is this res, i think this has the best balance of quality and fps. my tft is a 19"samsung sm-913n with 8ms.and im very happy no problems at all and much better than crt screens
8ms is great, overly good for gaming, the problem with having a high 'ms' with gaming is that you get ghosting, this is where the previous frame is still on the screen while a new one is brought up, and may leave a little white 'ghosting' effect(not very good)
i still reccomend tft lcd screens tho as the picture quality is amazing and they look great. 16ms lcd should have no problems with games but id set it as a max for fast games like doom 3 etc.
as i said with the lcd screens earlier dead pixels are rare on quality products so dont let it put you off buying one, most lcd screen will last you 4-5 years when on 24/7-365 days a year so is an investment so get a 19". ive had 3 tft lcds now and none have had dead pixels and 1 is quite old now. so dont worry about dead pixels you very most probly wont get a defective product. get one you wont be dissapointed as long as you get a low ms. as i said you will not be dissapointed!
it'll keep you wife happy aswell, am sure shes not happy about the amount of money your spending on that high spec pc . my g/friend wasnt happy with me getting mine
glad to helpIf you can keep your head when all others around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By GilaManster in forum Distributed ComputingReplies: 14Last Post: February 21st, 2003, 11:59 PM
By Pigmaster in forum Webmastering and ProgrammingReplies: 1Last Post: January 24th, 2003, 09:20 AM
By akinsey in forum Technical SupportReplies: 4Last Post: January 3rd, 2003, 02:09 PM
By Jonty in forum General Tech DiscussionReplies: 3Last Post: April 22nd, 2002, 03:15 PM