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p-39driver
10-04-2006, 01:32 AM
I'm thinking of buying one these from a friend:


http://www.superwarehouse.com/BenQ_FP557s_15_LCD_Monitor/FP557S/p/238537

It has a 16ms refresh rate.Will that be enough to run the sim?Or do I need 8ms or less.

Thanks...

p-39driver
10-04-2006, 01:32 AM
I'm thinking of buying one these from a friend:


http://www.superwarehouse.com/BenQ_FP557s_15_LCD_Monitor/FP557S/p/238537

It has a 16ms refresh rate.Will that be enough to run the sim?Or do I need 8ms or less.

Thanks...

stansdds
10-04-2006, 04:12 AM
It's only a 15 inch monitor, the contrast ratio is on the low side as is the refresh rate. For a tiny bit more, you can get a better 17 inch LCD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824001070

roybaty
10-04-2006, 06:35 AM
15 inch for 289??? Rip off. Newegg.com and tiger direct.com are where you should be looking, go for something 8ms or less, with a high contrast ratio.

Newegg may have a 19" widescreen deal for $120 (with rebate) still on, I was looking at it for a company purchase.

roybaty
10-04-2006, 06:38 AM
found a link to the monitor, looks like the rebate deal is over http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. good price though, I'd read the reviews see what people have to say:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824254011

hi_stik
10-04-2006, 08:05 AM
dood, you need a 37" LCD HDTV for this game, so the planes are as big as watermelons in your gunsights.

p-39driver
10-04-2006, 08:08 AM
Hey!
Co-worker and friend is willing to let
it go for 75 EURO.
Can't beat that IMO.


Let me re-phrase the orignal question.

Would it be worth it to replace my 17 inch CRT monitor(Samtron 76E)with the one I mentioned,as far as playing FB/PF goes?

adadaead
10-04-2006, 09:19 AM
Let me recomend a monitor which i just ordered. Its a Samsung(19in) 931C 2000:1 ratio (dynamic) 2ms response time. Thats right 2. You can get though its not in stock right now for a humble price of $280.

Texas LongHorn
10-06-2006, 07:17 PM
Fellow Flight Sim Lunatics, I use a Samsumg 56" DLP, but when I whan to rock, fire up an InFocus projecter on an DayLight Screen, nothing beats beating up the bad guys on a screen the size of your wall! All the bloody best,LongHorn

VW-IceFire
10-06-2006, 07:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p-39driver:
I'm thinking of buying one these from a friend:


http://www.superwarehouse.com/BenQ_FP557s_15_LCD_Monitor/FP557S/p/238537

It has a 16ms refresh rate.Will that be enough to run the sim?Or do I need 8ms or less.

Thanks... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Its a rip off for a low quality screen, with a 16 ms refresh rate and a very low contrast ratio. Aim for 8ms or less with a 500:1 contrast ratio as minimum. My Samsung 173P+ 17in LCD has a 1500:1 contrast ratio and a 8ms response time. Its ideal for gaming.

You can get a new 17 or 19 in LCD monitor for about $250-$350 these days. They are cheap and getting cheaper. I would recommend going after a Samsung or a LG monitor.

Honeypot.se
10-08-2006, 04:55 AM
75 Euro isn't that much. Then again I expect a 50% discount on any 2nd hand hardware purchase that isn't brand new. For 2x75 Euro you should be able to get a new 17" TFT with a better spec from some sale. Hence you should also be able to get a better screen on the 2nd hand market for half that price.

Why is your friend selling at all? Would he sell if he was really happy with it? I'm not implying your friend is trying to rip you off, I'm sure he is not. But maybe he hasn't spent much time trading hardware.

The only advantage the BenQ screen will offer you is a more convenient size on your desk. In everything else it will perform on par or worse with what you got already. I'd save the money, save some more and get something better that you can stick with for a while. I myself am a big Samsung fan - you simply can't get a better wow!-per-dollar ratio (except maybe with Viewsonic products).

MaxMhz
10-08-2006, 06:05 AM
As said above, too slow response time (= definite ghosting), probably no DVI connection (VGA Sub-D connection has less bandwidth=not a sharp picture) and too low contrast - I wouldn't want it for free even. Remember you need to run in the monitor's native resolution too - would you like to be limited to 1024x768x24bits? not me. Save your money for a decent monitor. Prices of LCD monitors are falling rapidly. A few weeks back I saw a 19" 5ms V7 model 600:1 contrast 5ms response for 159 euro.