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Dell 17" flat panel display TFT - £129
Dell 17" flat panel display TFT  - £129

Dell 17" flat panel display TFT - £129

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Dell E173FP utilizes a 17" Active Matrix TFT LCD that displays brilliant text and graphics with a maximum resolution up to 1280x1024 pixels. This monitor has wide viewing angles, which allow you to view the screen from various positions without compromising image quality. With a contrast ratio of 450:1, it generates sharp, crisp lines and images, while its fast response time provides superior clarity for moving images.

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I can recommend these monitors - decent.

In case anyone needs to know: Response Time = 16 ms
That's one of the most checked features when you buy a new monitor...

Original Poster

Emma, I dont know much about 16ms or 8ms calculation.

This is what MikeT mentioned for the 19" Dell TFT (which also said 16 ms)

Dont worry about that edi, I have one of these and its fast enough for … Dont worry about that edi, I have one of these and its fast enough for gaming, it depends where they measure the response from, ie black to white or black to white and back to black, which is what I guess is happening here so halve that is 8ms.

No problem. I don't know anything about the black to white thing, but if you are playing speedy FPS games, then it is recommended you have a monitor with the response time in the single digits. A friend had a 16ms monitor, and he had to return it, because there was a definite ghosting effect when he was playing battlefield 1942... Maybe someone here knows a bit more about this black/white thing... ?

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Mike can explain this better ;-)

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Its really very difficult to pin anyone down on this response time as it depends how they measure it to maybe make theirs look better than others.

Its generally said to be the time it takes to turn on a pixel from black (grey) to white and then back to off black again, but as it takes much less time to turn it on than to turn it off again, sometimes the manufacturer will just quote 8ms or less which may just be the time taken from off to on.
Quoting the time from off to on and back to off may give something like 8ms+12ms so the total would be 20ms.
Having said that the latest panels do seem to be getting quicker and some of the earlier panels may just give motion blur on latest games using ultra quick graphics cards, so its really a suck it and see or ask someone who games on one to get the best individual answer.
You still tend to get what you pay for so if the monitor is really cheap ask around in the gaming forums etc before parting with the cash.
Plus you can most times return the goods under distance selling if its not quite right for you.

But how would you know which standard the manufacturer is using to measure the response time with Mike?

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Its generally said to be the time it takes to turn on a pixel from black … Its generally said to be the time it takes to turn on a pixel from black (grey) to white and then back to off black again, but as it takes much less time to turn it on than to turn it off again, sometimes the manufacturer will just quote 8ms or less which may just be the time taken from off to on.



Thanks Mike

But how would you know which standard the manufacturer is using to … But how would you know which standard the manufacturer is using to measure the response time with Mike?



good ?

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emmajk42

But how would you know which standard the manufacturer is using to … But how would you know which standard the manufacturer is using to measure the response time with Mike?



You dont unless they state grey to grey or something else, thats why its best to self trial older monitors or ask in game forums. Or email the maker, but the seller may be Dell for instance and they may have fitted 2 or more different panels into that model of monitor in its lifetime....you see it doesnt get easier the deeper you delve
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