So…here’s the story:
My current monitor is a Sony Trinitron (multiscan G410), and it’s on the way out. Random flickering, diagonal lines through the display, small text is fuzzy, etc.
So…I need a new monitor. However, I have a problem. The cheapest decent CRT I could find (19" min), is about $400. So I figured I’d go with an LCD instead. I’m not a fan of LCD monitors in general but I figure the space+price combo is hard to beat.
Anyway, what I’m looking for:
Comparable graphics quality out of the box. Very good dark contrast. I play video games, so I need to be able to see when someone’s hiding in the dark ;). At least 19", though preferably 20+, and possibly widescreen.
Very little motion blur. I play video games, so motion blur really gets really annoying if it’s bad.
Examples of what I’m looking for:
I want to be able to make out the bands on the armor and the lighting on the horse’s tail in this screenshot:
I also want it to look like the guy is wearing armor, not like he’s a black silhouet.
I also want to be able to use it for some light graphics editing. Nothing really fancy, but fixing color levels, and maybe a little bit of simple image fixing.
I’m don’t want to buy another piece of hardware to fix the colors on my monitor, but if I have to…