David Maynard wrote:
> Daniel Yates wrote:
>>> Hi Group
>>> Looking round to buy a TFT for my fast gaming rig.
>>> As I will be going from a CRT monitor what would be the best TFT
>>> type monitor to give me no ghosting when playing FPS.
>>> Looking for a 17" - 18.1" model.
>> I cant help but feel the standards in TFT monitors are going
>> backwards - all this ghosting and slow response times etc. I got a
>> 15" LG TFT with my PC from Tiny just over 2 years ago now. AFAIK it
>> is not a super dooper monitor tyrooper type thing but it does the
>> job. I have never seen ghost images on it, it has wat i would term
>> real time response and has been a treat for gaming as I no longer
>> get a bad headache after 4 hours on Battlefield 1942 simply because
>> it has no refresh rate.
> You may not know what the refresh rate is, or be able to control it,
> but LCDs operate on an X-Y scan similar to CRTs.
Sort of true. He's really talking about the flicker rate, not refresh rate.
I sympathize with him about the headache problem. TFT displays do not have a
flicker regardless of the refresh rate; the pixels stay at whatever colour
is set until refreshed. That makes them much easier on the eyes or brain,
whatever gets the damn headache looking at a flickering display for
hours.You can see this by waving your fingers in front of the screen. A CRT
will give you a confusion of fingers, the TFT screen shows a blur just like
doing it in front of a window.
This also makes D-cinema films super excellent to videotape, the digital
projectors don't flicker and cause the annoying banding seen on most
el-cheapo pirated film videos that have been recorded by a theatregoer. Not
that I'm suggesting you go and try to tape a film, of course. Especially the
turkeys that have been shown so far in D-cinema (SWep2 anyone?).
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