Monitor advice wanted
johnf at panix.com
Tue Jul 13 16:50:57 EDT 2010
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 02:01:57PM -0400, Adam Maas wrote:
> The issue with LCD's and refresh rate is in how quickly the screen
> will be updated. At a 60Hz refresh rate pixels will only be updated
> every 60th of a second as teh computer is only sending the screen
> updates 60 times a second, higher refresh rates allow quicker screen
> updates which is an issue for gamers running at high fps rates.
> There's essentially no reason to ever run an LCD at anything other
> than 60Hz if you aren't running an application that requires high fps
Most of the LCD panels, though, seem to use fluorescent tubes as the
illumination source. Presumably they will still be running at 60Hz?
If so, I can see there being a possible problem with flicker if (like
me) you are particularly sensitive to the problem.
The LED screens (illuminated by white LEDs, not fluorescent tubes)
are stll leading-edge, and pretty expensive when you can find them.
They're not available in anywhere as many sizes/resolutions, either.
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