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Hi, I would like to konw the best type of screen to get. TFT or LCD or any other. I would like to know the best type the one with the best quality and the best picture. Thankyou very much for your time.
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Hi there

TFT screens are better than LCD probably (don't know much about LCD). They won't be as robust as a CRT monitor (old style monitor) and tend to suffer more problems. But they do have the advantage of being much slimmer obviously & lighter.

If you go for a TFT, look out for the following info :

1. the response time - should be 15ms or less if you want to use the screen for gaming etc.

2. The max resolution supported

3. The reflectiveness of the screen - some TFT screens can only be viewed properly at certain angles due to external light bouncing off the screen (eg from a window etc)

4. The class - Class 1 TFTs are the only ones guaranteed not to have any dead pixels. If the screen isn't class 1 and it has a dead pixel when you buy it, you can't return it & get a replacement

Basically go for a TFT thats not too cheap & made by a good manufacturer. Check the warranty etc that comes with it & the availabilty & cost of any parts that may need replacing (ie external power pack if it has one).

Also, to get the most from it, make sure that both the monitor and your video card have DVI (digital) connectors instead of standard D-SUB only (analog)
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