Last week, we published our first 16ms, 19" LCD from Sharp with some interesting results. Even though the monitor performed great for gaming, there was a severe deficiency in some of the color replication due to the 6-bit LCD panel (instead of a typical 8-bit panel). Today, Samsung attempts a similar plunge into low response time LCDs with a 6-bit panel of its own.

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  • operator - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    That's myth. There's a lot of articles debunking said fact.
  • synic - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    prod·i·gal ( P ) Pronunciation Key (prd-gl)

    1. Rashly or wastefully extravagant: prodigal expenditures on unneeded weaponry; a prodigal life.
    2. Giving or given in abundance; lavish or profuse: prodigal praise. See Synonyms at profuse.

    Obviously it doesn't mean what you think it does, given the context you use it in.
  • jdreyer - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    If the human eye is only capable of detecting 60 frames per second (one frame every 16 ms), why do we need response times any faster than that?
  • Mithan - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    I had one of these for a week and I found it to be a fairly good monitor, though there was a tad bit of ghosting in games like UT2004, however it was extremly playable.

    The main problem I had with this monitor is that I had to order 3 of them before I got one that didn't have a burnt or stuck pixel.

  • JGF - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    I've decided that LCD's still arent for me yet and purchased a Mitsubishi 19' 930SB CRT. Gorgeous monitor.
  • T8000 - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    When you select the 16 bit color mode in Windows or in games, does that disable color shifting, because 16 bit is less then 3 x 6 bit?
  • AlexWade - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    No, you can stop waiting. I've got a 19" LG.Philips S-IPS panel and I notice absolutely NO streaking and ghosting in anything, even though official response time is 25 ms. I paid a hair under $600 for the 19" LG 1910S. Its Analog only. And the text isn't too sharp. I don't like that. Still, it cost less than the Samsung monitors.

    The NEC 1996NXi (the numbers may be off) is also a S-IPS panel. But it costs more and is harder to find than the LG.
  • Phiro - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    I dunno, sounds pretty good to me. If it was $300 I'd try to buy it. Currently $540, I'm going to bookmark this on their realtime price thing and check it every week for awhile.

  • araczynski - Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - link

    so...just keep waiting as usual...

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