yes, me too...
i have to increase desk space in my study, so i'm looking to buy a 19" LCD monitor to replace my aging and bulky 17" CRT.
i will almost definately be purchasing it from a place near where i live, and they carry a lot of different models and makes (prices in $CDN):http://www.atic.ca/index.php?page=Products&cat=11
Since i'll be using it for gaming, i'll want a fast response 8ms or better monitor, but i'm not sure what type of contrast or brightness i should be getting.
how much of a difference is there from a 700:1 contrast to a 500:1?
i see brightness ranges up to a max rating of 300, although not all monitors have this stat listed. how important is this rating? and what difference will i see from 300 to say 250 or 200?
i have a ATI x800pro with DVI-I. should i also invest in DVI cables? will i see a significant difference in IQ with DVI as opposed to traditional analog?
if ATIC doesn't have anything i should have, i would also consider buying one from Futureshop http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/subclass....=EN&catid=22334
(our canadian version of BestBuy)