Monday, September 6, 2010

I see him! I see him! No wait....

We have all been there, playing your favorite game, online with friends. You are doing really well, and then you think you see the guy, but it turns out not to be him. And then you get mad and your friends laugh at you for playing on a cruddy screen. That is no fun. So how do you fix this? You decide to go get a new screen. Before you go, here are thing you should know about buying screens. First and foremost, you will want a decent size screen. Decent can be defined in many different ways, but I define it as anything between 20"- 25". Anything less then that is for casual gamers, and anything more then that is a TV. Most chances are you are not playing casually, nor are you playing your computer games on your TV. Next thing you want to look for is the maximum number of pixels. HD is the standard now, so anything below HD is unacceptable. You want anything that does 1080p HD. When you game, you want everything to be crystal clear, it can make a difference if you can't see something. Next is the choice between what type of cable your monitor will be using. HDMI or DVI. At this point in time, the is no visual difference between the cables. Both are capable of putting out fantastic picture. Unless your monitor has built in speakers, there is no real need for HDMI. However, I don't recommend getting a monitor with build in speakers. Built in speakers are usually poor quality. Finally, the maker of your monitor is very important. Some brands are better then others when it comes to quality and overall customer satisfaction. Samsung, LG, Acer, Asus, and Hanns-G are all great brands. I personally own a Samsung Rose, and I must say it is very nice. Use some of these tips when buying a screen, it will help you in the long run.


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