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    specs on screens

    hey im buying a new screen just wanted to know some stuff:

    1. I know the lower the Response Time the better, but whats too much?
    And some have 8ms, then some have 21ms, how big is the difference?

    2. Brightness, 330 cd/m2, is it the higher the 330 the better? or is lower better?

    3. Whats dual input?

    4. whats DVI and VGA?

    5. Refresh rate? is it higher or lower the better?

    thats all, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex121
    hey im buying a new screen just wanted to know some stuff:

    1. I know the lower the Response Time the better, but whats too much?
    And some have 8ms, then some have 21ms, how big is the difference?
    not sure on the difference but i think i have seen 12ms get good reviews
    2. Brightness, 330 cd/m2, is it the higher the 330 the better? or is lower better?
    well it's a measure of brightness (candela) per unit area (metre) so higher is better. 330cd/m2 is a pretty good for an indoor screen I think as a lot are 250. brighter the better.
    3. Whats dual input?
    Are you serious? It has TWO inputs! ie dual! you can press a button and switch between. Soemtimes one is a DVI and one is a VGA (see below) - check the specs for what connections.
    4. whats DVI and VGA?
    VGA is the normal 15 pin conenction from your Pc to a screen - ie most CRTs and cheap LCDs. DVI is a digtial connection - found ont he back of some graphics cards (mos tthese days) and is better quality but you need a graphics card that outputs it and screen that can take it. Most hight end screens have DVI. the connector is more rectangular than a VGA and has some square holes. you can convert a DVI out card to normal 15pin VGA using dongles which come with most cards.

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