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Which monitor should I buy?

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I need a new monitor but I don't know what to buy. I consider to buy an 18 inch TFT monitor (e.g. Sony SDM-X82). I read somewhere that the responsetime for gaming should be under 20 ms. But the Sony has a responsetime of 30 ms and the Samsung 25 ms. What are your experiences with TFT monitors and especially in relationship with responsetimes?

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I have been using a Viewsonic VX-500 TFT for a year now. I am using the DVI input, so it`s digital all the way, and the quality is so good that I will never look back to a CRT. My response time is 25ms. Sometimes I can see just a little blurring when dark, but not worse that the CRT`s were. Don`t buy a monitor with response time higher than 25ms. Even this value is too slow on some TFT`s. I was planning to buy the Samsung 172T, but then my vid card died so I`ll have to wait...Another thing: They try to sell TFT`s on the net with one of those stupid ISO "standards". That means you can get a TFT with dead pixels.I will never understand that the public accepted this bull...people are blind today and have too much money!Buy your TFT in a store only, where you can inspect it yourself ;)

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Hallo Hans,For games and especially simulators as FLY and MSF a short response time is vital.I have seen several TFT monitors wich did not make me wanting to buy one.Maybe it`s very wise to try the monitor first and buy it when it givesthe performance you like.I would not dare to buy such an exspensive divice without testing it myself first.RegardsLeen

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Hello Andrew and Leen,Thank you very much for your tips.I also read those ridiculous "dead pixel policies" on internet pages, which allows them to deliver a TFT screen with an "acceptable" number of dead pixels. I really think that buying a TFT monitor via internet is not a good choice. I will select a reliable store in my neigbourhood.Thanks again

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I'm currently using a 22" ViewSonic P225fb Professional Series. It's a CRT though so as you can imagine, it dominated the area it's in. Hehe. Good clarity in Fly!II though. ;)John S. MorganReal World: KGEG, UND Aerospace Spokane Satillite, Student 35+ hours.Virtual: Fly!II, KPHX, MidCon, PMDG Boeing 757-200

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