Viewsonic 28" VX2835wm Lcd Monitor !

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Postby BUSTER » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:16 pm

Seems bloody nice so far. Gota get used to q3 and that text thing with my 41yo eyes.
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Postby spud » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:59 pm

from everything I read that is a very nice monitor Buster, it was at the top of my 22" list before I finally decided on the Dell

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Postby Rusty » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:38 pm

yes you do pay for them but after owning 2 it would take alot for me to consider anything else :)

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Postby GURU » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:53 pm

i have come to the conclusion that the viewsonic 28" is sooo fkn big u need to sit back a little bit more than it is setup on the misses putey! probly need to go back about another foot! !

this would stop it from being so dark at the top u cant see it!
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Postby BUSTER » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:58 am

BUSTER wrote:A mate of mine has one its pretty cool i thaught the contrast ratio was a bit low, and ya gota sit back a bit to see the fkn thing otherwise its a good buy.



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Postby GURU » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:53 pm

well i hav decided to fix [get the best out of this new viewsonic monitor i am going to make a 350mm wide bench to sit the monitor on justy behind the desk. it will be 90mm lower and make the user sit back another 350mm which should make the picture pretty much sweet as !

i just need some sucker to make one for me! hehe its ok i can do it! hehe i hope! hehe haha :)
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Postby Saratoga » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:27 pm

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Postby blink » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:38 pm

I picked up a 226BW a few weeks ago - the picture quality is great (like just about every LCD you can buy these days), though I'm not really sold on this widescreen concept. Most applications (especially webbrowsing) are so much more suited to a 4:3 aspect ratio. And to be honest, I still think that nothing can beat dual 4:3s for convenience and productivity.

Also, if you guys reckon that LCDs can match it with CRTs for shooters like Quake3, you need your eyes/brain checked! The response time for me is barely tolerable (and this is with a 2ms response time, using whatever metric they are using to measure response time by this week). There's also some pretty horrific screen, even if you're just panning gently across the screen, not to mention if you're flicking the mouse around in an actualy game. I'm actually considering of just taking this baby into work and going back to dual 17" CRTs @ home :(. I would miss the nice image quality though.
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Postby spud » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:48 am

I will agree with you about quake 3 there blink, the CRT was better for that, but that is the only game I've ever noticed the LCD to be less than awesome. As long as my PC can maintain a constant 60fps then every other game is smooth as silk. However, I can still play Q3 on the monitor without any real issue - once in-game I just don't notice it (it's look s a little jittery is what I mean, it's not as flat-out smooth as the CRT was, which is interesting - why does it only seem to affect Q3 for me, I assume it affects other similarly fast paced games?)

I disagree on the web though - I like the extra width, but even if it did bother me I can always window my browser ;) The sharpness of the text is just far superior to a CRT, and I spend most of my time on the PC reading or browsing these days...

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Postby blink » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:36 pm

Seems like somewhat of a waste to have a widescreen monitor and then to resize all my windows back to the way they were before, spud :P. I am getting a bit more used to it as time goes by. Although, if anything I think would prefer to have more vertical pixels rather than horizontal (1:1 aspect ratio anyone???).

Regarding gaming, I don't have any other FPSs installed on my PC to test the monitor with, so you may very well be right about Q3 being particularly bad with LCDs. I was watching some of my old Q3 demos from just before the scene died out, and the games are littered with moments where I thought to myself "there's no way I coulda pulled that off with this LCD monitor". Ahh the memories.
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Postby Leone » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:56 pm

Most companies give the shortest response time...ie 2ms is the fastest it will go. A much better guide (if you can find it) is the average response time.

And a square screen? You Sir, are a freak!!! Human FOV is about 190 by 130 degrees...not far off 4:3. But widescreen is just sexier. Deal with it :D


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