So, here's my question: Can anyone name a great, but reasonably priced monitor that uses an MVA or PVA panel? IPS would be ideal, but those are usually way out of my budget. By the way, I'm thinking no more than $550, if possible. Some of the brands that have surfaced as a possibility are NEC, Dell, and Viewsonic. My only concern is whether or not a 5ms or 6ms response time is fast enough for the games.
The reason I want MVA/PVA panel type is two-fold. First is the significantly better viewing angle, so I can just kick back in my chair while playing and not have the game turn black as a result. Secondly is more accurate color. That may not be such a big deal for some, but I'm a graphic designer and I LOVE having the right colors!
The ones I've been keeping my eye on are:
What drives me nuts looking at these displays is that I am unable to find out just what kind of panel type they use! They really should include that, or are they trying to hide the fact that they're using a cheaper TN panel and reaping a nice profit as a result? The only clue I can find about what panel types they are is from the viewing angle they list (160 usually being a TN panel while PVA/MVA are about 170).
*EDIT* Just read about something else to consider for buying a gaming LCD, the input lag. Apparently the Dell display has horrible input lag and that's a no-no with us gamers. So I'm eliminating Dell from the list. I may decide to stick with TN, after all, and just suck it up not being able to have the best viewing angle. BenQ is another brand I checked out. I'm hopeful I can find an IPS display for a decent enough price.
Edited by Venek, 21 February 2009 - 11:08 AM.