TFT Monitor - 16 MS Response

  L_Driver 22:07 19 Apr 2007

Thinking about getting a 20" Dell Ultrasharp Widescreen. I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop with a 17" ultrasharp widescreen which I think produces an excellent picture ( text and picture ). My one and only reservation about buying this particular TFT for my desktop system is the 16MS response which is by modern standards far from rapid. Any comments please either from those who perhaps own this monitor or indeed have a 16MS reponse time alternative monitor. It may be that 16MS is very adequate ( even for video or TV ) and 4MS or so is complete overkill ???

  citadel 23:49 19 Apr 2007

16ms is slow nowadays. samsung 226bw is an excellent 22" if you can get one, as they sell out fast.

  Stuartli 00:13 20 Apr 2007

You can get down to 6ms or less these days...:-)


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The smaller the screen size the lower the ms that can be obtained depending on marque and cost.

  wee eddie 10:32 20 Apr 2007

might be OK for video but there would be a slight ghosting effect

  L_Driver 19:51 20 Apr 2007

I looked at a Samsung 20" from Dabs. Have a query re this. Its native res is 1680 x 1050. I have an Nvidia Geforce FX 5900XT. I can select a list of available resolutions from the drivers for this card and the max res "appears" to be 1600 x 1024. Now I do not know anything about the cards relationship with an installed device but can I ask, is 1600 x 1024 truly the max res selectable or will installing the Samsung "let" the card offer the full 1680 x 1050 ? Any advice welcome.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 19:59 20 Apr 2007

a few weeks ago (it's now gone up in price)
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It has a 5ms response time, which is important to me as it's used mainly for gaming. I'm sure if you just want it for film and tv the 16ms would be adaquate.

  malgall 19:59 20 Apr 2007

do not trust the response times in the specs
as these can be measured in many differant ways
what i will say is i own e dell with the 22inch
widescreen and have found dell to be good
place to buy

  malgall 20:07 20 Apr 2007

to driver i think you will find the plug and play drivers for the monitor will detect the resolution

  L_Driver 20:12 20 Apr 2007

So does that mean there should not be any problem displaying the full 1680x1050 ( even tho the current max seems to be 1600x1024 )?

  malgall 20:15 20 Apr 2007

my computer is a dell 6600 cpu with a 7900 card
but the max resolution i can find is 1680 by 1050
this is the max the monitor can do not the card
or computer

  malgall 20:26 20 Apr 2007

20 inch monitors you have two choices a normal
4/3 with a resolution of 1600 by 1200
or a widescreen with a resolution of 1680 by 1050

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