July 15th, 2008, 11:09 AM #1
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Need a LCD HDTV Gaming Monitor: ~30" & <$1000r
Hi! I'm building a new computer with dual HD 4870s so I'm going to buy a new monitor to complement them.
What I'm looking for is a LCD HDTV (that is, can double as an HDTV) monitor that's around 30 inches, has a resolution of at least 1920x1080 and is 1080p, has around a 5ms response time, and is less than $1000 (about $800 would be preferable).
Here are two LCD monitors I've looked at (both $550):
ViewSonic VX2835WM 28"
Newegg.com - ViewSonic VX2835WM 28" Piano Black 3ms(GTG) Widescreen FULL HD 1080p HDMI LCD Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Stereo Speakers - LCD Monitors
Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28"
Newegg.com - Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
Both of these look like good buys, but I'm wondering how well they serve as TVs.
Here are some HDTVs that can double as monitors (All around $900):
Sharp AQUOS LC-32GP3U 32"
Newegg.com - Sharp AQUOS 32" 1080p LCD HDTV w/Vyper Drive Game Mode LC-32GP1U
SAMSUNG ToC 32" LN32A650
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG ToC 32" 1080p LCD HDTV w/HDMI - LN32A650
TOSHIBA REGZA 32" 32RV530U
Newegg.com - TOSHIBA REGZA 32" 1080p Full HD LCDTV w/ Cinespeed - 32RV530U
Panasonic VIERA 32" TC-32LZ800
Newegg.com - Panasonic VIERA 32" 16:9 6.7ms 1080p LCD HDTV TC-32LZ800
SAMSUNG 32" LN32A550
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 32" 1080p LCD HDTV - LN32A550
Sceptre 32" 1080P (what the hell brand is this? It's cheap though; $600)
Costco - $599.99 After $150 OFF Sceptre 32" 1080p LCD HDTV
These also look really nice, yet I'm concerned a 32" won't fit in my college dorm room. Plus they cost more ($350 more) than the 28" LCDs.
Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. I already have a 20" 1680x1020 monitor that I'll be using most of the time. The monitor I'm buying is just for games, movies, & TV.
July 28th, 2008, 06:58 AM #2
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You've amde some awesome picks, some of thse I haven't seen before. ANd i'm shopping around for an LCD monitor for around the same price 400-1000 range. Trying to go as low as possible, but i'm realizing that 1080P HD gaming still won't come cheap. There's a few issue's to overcome, I know you've looked into responce times but my main concerns are something called input lag. It's not something manufactuers list, but it occurs in the video processing. And that's a much bigger cake then say a few millieseconds in a 3ms or 8ms display. These things cause an upwards of 60ms or 70ms which is anoying as fuck to deal with.
If you can find the ms on those said models that'd be fantastic. Or if anybody has any information on them, that'd be greatly appreciated.
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