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Best 19" LCD Monitor for Gaming?

Which is the best LCD Monitor in the 19" category for gaming?? planning to buy one ASAP!!

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Monitor buying tips you should know.


Over the years monitors have transformed from those bulky CRT monitors to square LCD screens to stylish flat wide screen LCD's and now to new stylish extremely thin LED screens. On average every PC user spends at least 5 hours a day looking at the monitor. If the picture is fuzzy and not clear enough then there is a very high possibility that the eyes get damaged.

An older CRT monitor
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A wide LCD monitor
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A newer ultra flat widescreen LED monitor
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Monitor Sizes
There are many different sizes of CRT, square LCD, wide LCD and wide LED monitors available on the market at the moment.

If you want an older CRT screen then sizes can range between 14" to about 20", they use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want an older LCD screen then sizes can range from 15" to 19", they also use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LCD then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LED then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They also use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.

Image quality
The sharpness of the image in a monitor greatly depends on your Graphics card as well as whatever resolution you are running at. Nevertheless the quality of the monitor plays an important role.

Here are some of the tips that you should know before buying a monitor.

1. There are three types of monitors namely CRT, LCD and LED. The monitor that looks like a TV is a CRT monitor. In CRT monitors there is a Cathode Ray Tube that shoots electrons into the screen to create the image. An LCD monitor is smaller in width and consumes less power and is healthier if you are going to be spending large amounts of time at your PC. The LED screen looks the same as an LED monitor and the difference between it and the LCD is that it has a much higher contrast ratio resulting in darker blacks and much lighter whites.

3. A CRT monitor is much heavier than LCD monitor as you can imagine by it's bulky appearance. A LCD monitor is very lightweight and so is a LED monitor.

4. The distance between two adjacent pixels in a monitor is called 'dot pitch'. This is measured in millimeters (mm). Smaller the dot pitch the clearer the picture quality. Usually there are monitors with dot pitch varying between 0.20 mm to 0.27mm. Some manufacturers use diagonal dot pitch while most of them use horizontal dotpitch. The diagonal dot pitch is always longer than the horizontal dot pitch

5. Resolution of a monitor has to be considered with care. Most of the CRT monitors have resolutions of 800×600, 1024×768 and 1280x1024. The square LCD monitors have 1280×1024 and 1600×1200 resolutions. Newer wide screen LCD monitors have resolutions of 1600x1900, 1680x1050 and the Full HD 1920x1090. When the resolution is higher the images and text will appear smaller. But you can see more text and bigger pictures in the monitor with high resolution.

6. Another thing to note is the 'Refresh rate'. This rate is usually 60Hz, 73Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz. Refresh rate of 85Hz means the picture on the monitor is refreshed 85 times within a second.

7. The brightness and contrast can range between a low 5 000:1 to a high 80 000:1 in a LCD monitor and an average of 5 000 000:1 in a LED, yes that's 5 million to 1 with a LED. This just shows how much better a LED monitor is to a LCD.

8. If you are a gamer then the thing you have to look at with LCD monitors and LED monitors is the response time. If it is 16ms then this is a very bad monitor for gaming and you will experience a ghosting effect in most games and if it is 5ms then you will have an average gaming experience. What you want to get is a 2ms response time monitor, with it you will have the best gaming experience with no ghosting what-so-ever.

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Problem with the Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Monitor. My monitor was working fine this afternoon, and now when I turn it on the green power light is on but the screen stays black. can this be fxed or do I...


either your power supply has gave out on the monitor, or, and this is more likely, a capacitor has burnt out. Capacitors are required for a lcd, plasma, or dlp screen to energize itself. a charge is built up in those capacitors, and a static pulse is sent into the screen grid energizing it. If your monitor is still under warranty, take it to your local Best Buy, as they are a certified Acer Technical service center. If it's not, you can still take it to Best Buy, but it may be cheaper to replace it.

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Best resolution for gaming


Native resolution for this monitor is 1680x1050 @60Hz for best pictures, if your needs to run at higher resolution then it will not work, you will get format not supported message on the screen.
Failed TV and monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

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I need a power cord for a balance CM2019 lcd monitor


You can buy a power cord at any Lowes, Home Depot, Radio Shack or Best Buy. The power cord is not unique to the monitor.

Hope it guides you :)

Jul 14, 2010 | Balance CM2019 19" LCD Monitor

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Wats the best cable to use to replacement my AOC monitor


This depends on what you use it for, for standard pc use, any normal VGA cable will do. If you are into gaming or graffics, you might want to consider Belkin. Hope this helps

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How exspensive are LG flatscreen monitors to repair mine was working last night and today its dead ?????


mcdevito75 here, I would imagine pretty expensive, chaeper to replace the monitor, speak with radio Shack or Staples, Best Buy. That"s the best bet.

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Best gaming desktop configuration for 700$


dell has a good deal on a studio desktop pc Core 2 duo quad core but even without the monitor its 550, then you have to add a good video card, integrated cards are garbage and so is intel, so the good ones are anout $100-300 intel and amd

to keep cost down you could also go with a core 2 duo (dual core) but stay away from celerons they **** for gaming
check staples/office max/best buy/circuit city or dell dot com for good deals

some dell studio's are slim desktops and unless you get a video card from dell they can be hard to find(near impossible)

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LCD and Gaming


Monitor should not have anything to do with frame rate.

If you have increased the resolution of your video card because the 19" is larger than what you had before, that could cause a frame rate issue.

Something else got installed, that is slowing down your machine...

Coincidence...

Connect the old monitor and what is the outcome? Does the frame rate improve again?

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Gaming processor.


No lie, the best and cheapest you will find for gaming, and for overclocking is the AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.6Ghz "Black Edition" It is a dual core, AM2 socket, and has unlocked multipliers you can access through your bios, which is perfect for a newbie to mess around with overclocking. Go to www.tomshardware.com and search for it, they did a big article all about overclocking it which will explain why its so great. Best thing is its 90 bucks on www.newegg.com , just plan to buy a fan and some thermal grease, wont run you much more. Good luck and happy overclocking.

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