Originally Posted by Synergi
It is a nice screen...for the desktop im going 16ms for gaming or lower.. and 600:1 contrast ratio or higher (going to buy husbands first.. if I really like it i'll buy two..if not i'll keep looking for mine heh) I can give up wide screen if I go 19 inch.. but I really want the glossy screen.. What do the call the lcd's with the clear coat finished.. any term or name I should look for? I've seen anti glare screens.. which makes me think its not the glossy screen I want..
Unfortunately Synergi I don't think glossy desktop LCDs exist yet, at least I've never seen any - advertised or otherwise, they also have a much lower dpi (72 dpi is the standard whereas the WSXGA LCD in the 9860 is 96dpi) which is reflected in the lower resolutions of 17" and 19" desktop LCDs.
GalaxiePete, I've just come accross a very interesting Tom's Hardware article that explains why manufacturers' LCD response time ratings mean little or nothing and can often be misleading, this is the link...http://graphics.tomshardware.com/display/20031105/
Even though the 9860 is only rated by LG-Philips at 25ms Response Time it appears to perform very well indeed, I've never noticed any ghosting at all. The problem it does suffer from is not response time (which is the time it takes to change the pixels from black to white or from white to black) - but rather the time it takes to refresh/redraw the screen which like all LCD screens is much slower than a good quality CRT monitor, this in turn produces the horizontal tearing that we're accustomed to seeing in First Person Shooters - where the LCD just can't redraw the screen fast enough to keep up with very fast moving images.
If you download the following monitor test software from Passmark...http://www.passmark.com/products/monitortest.htm
..and run it, when you get to the "Persistence" test you'll see quite clearly how the horizontal tearing worsens on an LCD as the speed at which an image moves across the screen increases (they show several white blocks moving across the screen at different rates, ranging from 100K to 600K pixels/s). This phenomenon is visible at even the slowest rate in the test(100K pixels/s) and is just as apparent with every LCD I've ever come across, I believe it has to do with the refresh/rate (60Hz) of LCD monitors as compared with CRTs which run at much higher rates.