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FOX45

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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
 

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.
 

FOX45

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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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