Need some advise. I think my viewsonic 19" PF790 is dying and I'm going to need a new monitor. It will be use almost entirely for games but maybe some surfing. I have about $400 maybe tad more to spend. Really like LCD's but know their not the best for games. Any advise?
I've got the exact same monitor, though mine is performing splendidly <I guess... I bought what I thought was a good monitor to begin with, after much research, three years ago>. I had read, and now years later fully concur, that a monitor should be the most expensive piece of equipment in my system as it will last for years to come and, duh, it is the *interface* between you and the machine.
I like your price point, too. I paid $360 for this monitor in 2001 at NewEgg. I'm wondering what people will recommend at below the $400 price point for a gaming monitor.
I'm also interested in what recommendations you'll receive, Shervie2.
I don't know what most people think on this issue but i'm totally for many of the 21" flatscreen crts you can find used on ebay and some other sites. I've seen some nice 18" lcds but i'd rather play games on my 21" P815 any day of the week. For $400 i'd be looking into a sony or Viewsonic 21" crt and if you can make sure it's an aperture grill as opposed to shadow mask.
I wasnt impressed with the samsung crt's at best buy, but they were better than a few others.
The one i have is outstanding. I recommend it 100%, this screen is near perfect. I always get 'wows' from new guests, "look how good that picture is!" sort of stuff. It flatout mudded the other screens when they were all sitting on the shelf. It really did look as bright as any of the lcd's there, execpt it had that really smooth crt look to it, if you like that sort of thing
paid $220 at best buy 6months ago, i think a newer model replaces it...