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  1. FOX45

    FOX45 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,
    So, Im looking to get a new monitor, specifically, a 3D monitor.
    This is my current monitor, for comparison
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001261

    Im having trouble deciding between these two,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...05181&cm_re=3d_monitor-_-24-005-181-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...36104&cm_re=3d_monitor-_-24-236-104-_-Product
    they are relatively similar, both 23 inch, 1980x1080. Im looking to go to 1080p widescreen, a step up from my curretn 1680x1050.
    So, then we come down to the details of the specs.

    Brightness:
    Current: 300 cd/m2
    ASUS: 400 cd/m2
    LG: Doesnt specify
    Im not too sure whether brighter is better, I use my monitor on the highest brightness, which it describes as the "Gaming" setting

    Viewing Angle:
    Current: 170°(H) / 160°(V)
    ASUS: 170°(H) / 160°(V)
    LG: 170°(H) / 170°(V)
    Obviously I would be more used to the ASUS as it has the same viewing angle

    Display Colors:
    Current: Doesnt Specify
    ASUS: 16.7 million
    LG: 16.7 million
    Not to sure on this one, I either one if fine in this department

    Contrast Ratio:
    Current: 700:1
    ASUS: 100,000:1
    LG: DFC 70,000:1
    Im not to familiar with contrast ratios either, high is better? Should I really worry about contrast ratios? I have mine currently set on 83/100, not sure if it matters.

    Response Time:
    Current: 5ms
    ASUS: 2ms
    LG: 3ms
    Here is where Im really confused, is lower ms better or worse? If I go from 5ms to 3-2ms, am I going to notice an obvious change?

    Stand Adjustments:
    Current: Tilt
    ASUS: Height, Swivel, Tilt
    LG: Tilt
    This doesnt really have any impact on my choice what so ever, im more concerned about the other 5 comparisons, but I do like the ideo of having a height and swivel option for positioning my monitor, but it wouldnt effect which one I buy.

    So in all, which one should I get? I like the ASUS because its the same viewing angle, brighter, $50 cheaper. But the LG has higher ms, which is all im really concerned about, that and the 3 year warranty.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Although you may not notice a large overall change in speed,the lower reponse
    rate is going to help in 3D applications,as 3D renders an image for each eye,
    and will render each at 60Hz.
    The reponse rate is how fast the pixels respond to changes.
    The faster the better for smoother video.
    It is rated in milliseconds.
    The asus seems to have the best overall specs.
     
  3. FOX45

    FOX45 Thread Starter

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    So, lower response time is better right?
     
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    Oh good, I just didnt want to be going a step down from 5 to 2ms if it was worse :D Thanks a ton for your help
     
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