Not sure if this is the place to ask, since I’m fairly new to shoryuken, but I guess its worth a try.
Background: Okay first off, I’m pretty oblivious to these kind of things. I know there are many options like contrast ratio, response time, resolutions, and etc but I’m not entirely sure of whats important or not. I have never really used widescreen as a gaming platform, and when I have I didn’t really like it but I hear its better than what I use now. My current monitor is a 22" VX2255wm LCD from Viewsonic:
It says its widescreen, but it doesn’t really seem like it to me. I like the current monitor because of its large resolution and its microphone is pretty good. However I feel like its time to upgrade.
Minimum requirements for new monitor: I have never experienced HDMI yet and I’ve always wanted to try so I am willing to put $200-$300 into my next monitor. For this next monitor I want at least:
-an Identical resolution as my previous one, 1680 x 1050
-the ability to have my PS3 and PC connected to the same monitor, and can switch between the two by pressing a button. For my current monitor, I have to constantly switch the DVI cables and I don’t want to have to do that again.
**Extra features that are not really top priority:
- an additional HDMI and DVI input
- Preferably no built in speakers
- USB drive
Expectations: I’m really only looking for advice and recommendations. Anything you say will probably be new information to me because I’m fairly new to shopping for monitors. Thanks guys.