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Old 12-10-06, 12:00 PM
Mechanicus Mechanicus is offline
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Blurring Still An Issue?

Hello.

I currently have a CRT which is on it's last legs, and am thinking of investing in a 19" TFT.

The thing is, I play a lot of games, some fast (FPS), some a bit more sedate (MMOs etc.). Is blurring still an issue when running a TFT outside of it's native resolution?

For instance, I play a little bit of DAoC. But 1280x1024 makes the icons too small for me, and I have to squint. Therefore I run it at 1024x768 so I can see it clearer. Would that cause blurring? I would never need to run a game lower than 1024x768.

What do I need to take into consideration with blurring? Is it response time?

Finally, would this monitor be good for gaming: http://ebuyer.com/UK/product/91303/rb/22371600935

I only have £150 to spend ($280), and I don't really want smaller than 19".

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Old 12-10-06, 12:09 PM
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Hello.

I currently have a CRT which is on it's last legs, and am thinking of investing in a 19" TFT.

The thing is, I play a lot of games, some fast (FPS), some a bit more sedate (MMOs etc.). Is blurring still an issue when running a TFT outside of it's native resolution?

For instance, I play a little bit of DAoC. But 1280x1024 makes the icons too small for me, and I have to squint. Therefore I run it at 1024x768 so I can see it clearer. Would that cause blurring? I would never need to run a game lower than 1024x768.

What do I need to take into consideration with blurring? Is it response time?

Finally, would this monitor be good for gaming: http://ebuyer.com/UK/product/91303/rb/22371600935

I only have £150 to spend ($280), and I don't really want smaller than 19".
That monitor looks fine with an 8ms response time there shouldn't be any blurring. Also, you should still be able to see the icons on that monitor at the native res because everything is bigger because the monitor is bigger. But i don't for see any problems running at 1024 x 768.
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Old 12-10-06, 12:12 PM
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I've found little or no issues with tearing on TFT's.

If you still get it: set vsynch on and it will go
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Old 12-10-06, 12:13 PM
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Thanks for the help!

My current CRT is 19" as well, so the icons shouldn't be any bigger, should they?

I have also seen this one: http://ebuyer.com/UK/product/117211/rb/22371635366

It's got a better contrast ratio (550:1 on the Benq, 700:1 on this) and it's cheaper. But it looks like a "My First Computer" monitor

I know it's kinda up to personal preference when talking about looks, but would you go with that style if it meant having a better contrast ratio?
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Old 12-10-06, 12:16 PM
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I'd get the BenQ - more of a trusted TFT

What res do you run at the moment? a 19" TFT will run at 1280 x 1024...unless it's a widescreen
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Old 12-10-06, 12:18 PM
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My CRT runs at 1280x1024, but it's circling the drain.
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Old 12-10-06, 12:34 PM
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I dont know if u can get them in the UK, but I am EXTREMELY happy with my new Sceptre 19" widescreen. It's got the perfect blend of response and clarity. No ghosting at all, super crisp display. Did I mention it was one of the very cheapest 19" TFT's on the market?
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Old 12-10-06, 02:27 PM
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I did a quick check on GoogleUK, and it doesn't look like they do sell them in the UK.

Although, it does seem some monitors are over double the price in the UK compared to the US, so it might not be the cheapest over here.
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I did a quick check on GoogleUK, and it doesn't look like they do sell them in the UK.

Although, it does seem some monitors are over double the price in the UK compared to the US, so it might not be the cheapest over here.
seems that yall get the short end of the stick when it comes to computer parts. keep an eye out for sceptre displays, they are great. they are the former kings of crt's imo.
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Old 12-10-06, 03:21 PM
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I'll have to keep a look out then.

Thanks everyone for the help
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