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Are Hp Flat Screen Monitors Good For Gaming?


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#1 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 12:46 PM

i was wondering if hp flat screen monitors good for gaming. because i play moh spearhead which is a pretty old game and the picture is kinda bad and it affects my play so i was wondering if it is the monotor or the fact that i dont have a graphics card (which i am getting tomorrow ati radeon 9250 :thumbsup:) so ya do any of you know any thing about hp monitors?

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#2 Wizdabest

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 04:01 PM

first off, do you mean a flat screen CRT or like a flat panel LCD?

If you ment a flat screen CRT, yea I'd imagine it would be just fine. However, if you ment a LCD it will probably vary depending on your eyesight (only way to describe it). For example, I feel sick and my eyes have massive strain while using a LCD monitor even though it had a 8ms response time.

Its really more of a personal choice, but I recall seeing (and through personal experience) that CRT's are better for gaming but LCD's are starting to get up to speed.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 01:07 PM

i was wondering if hp flat screen monitors good for gaming.

If you mean LCD no they are not good for gaming at all. I use a flat screen CRT monitor vs my friends LCD I get headaches if I use the LCD. So if you plan to game go with CRT monitors all the way.

(which i am getting tomorrow ati radeon 9250 :thumbsup:)

Not to burst your bubble or anything but the 9250 will not play games very well. If you are getting it in PCI version I recommend to get the Apollo 5700LE vs the 9250. If AGP version check out www.newegg.com to see what kind of video card you can get for that price.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 01:34 PM

for like 50-60 bucks, you can get like an x300. Obviously its not a great card, but its at least DX9 compatible for newer games. Otherwise, I would reccomend maybe more of a midrange card for gaming like a 6600 gt and the prices for even the 6800 gt should be lowered down quite a bit with the new radeon x1000 series and Nvidia's 7800 series.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 11:02 PM

Well I am going to have to disagree with you guys. I think LCD monitors are fine for gaming and I have played with some very high-end and some lower-end LCD monitors and have never seen or noticed the ghosting. It all depends on your perception really, we have a perfect example here, I seem to have no problem with them and some people seem to have a problem with them. Your best bet is to try an LCD monitor out and see how it works for you. Also if you're really looking to game you probably won't be able to on the 9250 and surely not on the X300 (they don't use the AGP interface and they used shared memory) depending on how much you're willing to spend I could suggest some cards for you, or if you're perfectly happy on the 9250 then that's fine too. Not everybody plays the latest games guys.
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Posted 29 December 2005 - 11:12 PM

yea, its definatly by the person. You might not have had trouble with any LCD's, but I notice ghosting even on an 8ms LCD which were reviewed by many people as 'ghost free'. *edit* so yea, it would be a much better idea to go to a local retail store and test out different kinds of LCD's on display to see what you can stand or can not stand isntead of asking others. Because thats what I did, went off other people's opinions and had to send the monitor back two days after I recieved it.

*edit* I have also heard people say they don't notice any ghosting even on 16ms LCD's.

Edited by Wizdabest, 29 December 2005 - 11:17 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:51 PM

I've always heard that flat-screen CRT's offer the best performance and visual quality.

They also last longer than the flat-panel monitors (i think).

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 12:36 PM

I've been using an LCD Flat Panel monitor for 3+ years strong. It hasn't been giving any problems. Plus, I just recently got a new video card with DVI support, YAY! The colors are just wordless. Much more vibrancy in the colors. Totally speechless. But if I was still using a CRT, I wouldn't be getting some of that rare ghosting that I get with my LCD. It all falls under personal preference.

Does anybody know the refresh rate of the Dell UltraSharp 1800FP 19.1" Monitor?

Edited by legoman786, 31 December 2005 - 12:38 PM.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:08 PM

Does anybody know the refresh rate of the Dell UltraSharp 1800FP 19.1" Monitor?


Refresh rate isn't a real factor with LCD monitors, but here are the stats:

* Frequency Range
Analog Horizontal: 31 - 80 kHz (automatic)
Analog Vertical: 55 Hz to 85 Hz (automatic)
Digital Horizontal: 31 ? 70kHz (automatic)
Digital Vertical: 55 Hz to 85 Hz (automatic)
* Screen Resolutions
Optimal preset resolution 1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz
Highest preset resolution 1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz
* Video Input
Contrast Ratio: 350:1
Video: Analog RGB and Digital DVI-D TMDS
* Brightness
250 CD/m2 typical
200 CD/m2 minimum
* Viewing Angle
+/- 80 (vertical) typical
+/- 80 (horizontal) typical
* Compatibility
PC and Mac Compatible
* Power Requirement
100 to 240 VAC/50 or 60 Hz
* Power Consumption
50 W
* Regulation Compliant
EPA Energy Star, Plug and Play, FCC-B
* Operation Condition
Temperature:32F - 104F
Humidity:10% - 80%
* Dimensions (W x H x D)
15.98inches x 16.97inches x 8.78inches
Weight (display only) 17.19 lb (7.8 kg )
Weight (with packaging) 22.05 lb (10 kg )
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:10 PM

Thanks alot bro.

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