HP LP2475w: Gaming Lag?

Eluros

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Greetings,

I'm considering purchasing an HP LP2475w 24" monitor. I've read very mixed reviews concerning whether or not it is problematic for gameplay; a large majority seem to say there are no negative results, but certain forceful individuals and review sites imply that the monitor would significantly detract from gameplay due to problems like input lag. Do any of you guys have any first-hand experience with the monitor? What games have you seen played on it, and what positive and negative reactions did you have?

Thanks a ton; I really appreciate it. This will hopefully help not only myself, but everyone else who wants more information.
 

Eluros

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Diocles posted this yesterday in the LCD thread:

I finally bought the HP 2475W a few days ago, and after a few days of use, I'm already thinking about replacing it.

As for whether it supports 75Hz @ 1920x1200, I had to find the answer myself, as HP didn't care to reply. Now I can see why: it doesn't support 75Hz at all, not even in lower resolutions. Not on any inputs (DP,HDMI,DVI,DSUB). To be more accurate, it accepts it, then drops every 5th frame... So I had to stick with 60Hz, but I just couldn't get used to it. (Neither could I to the variable input lag.)

Anyway, how can you watch movies @60Hz? Seeing one frame for 2*1/60 ms and the other for 3*1/60 ms + the variable input lag just plain hurts my eyes.

That sounds a bit scary... perhaps I should reconsider purchasing this monitor?
 

palladium

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Aikes, I was thinking of buying this monitor too. It was supposed to be a good monitor ( S-IPS means less input lag than Dell's ultrasharp while giving better colour reproduction than TN panels). About the 60Hz refresh rate, I watch movies @ 60Hz all the time, and TBH, I can't tell the diff between 60 and 75Hz refresh rate. Maybe he can...
 

Eluros

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Ah, good to hear that the issue he mentioned doesn't affect most people.

Anyone have any specific comments or notes on the monitor and gameplay, preferably based on personal experience?
 

CP5670

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There aren't any LCDs at that resolution that support 75hz. All the ones I know of in the 17-19" range.
 

DarkRogue

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There's a huge LP2475w thread on HardForums that I participated in a while back as I was interested in this LCD.
Post-release though, I got disinterested as it was wide gamut.

As far as input lag, most users reported between 1-2 frames of input lag, which meant at its laggiest, it was about the same as the NEC2490/2690.
Most people found no issues with it for gaming, definitely not as bad as the Dell's. The exception there is if you're some type of hardcore FPS gamer, in which case you're better served by a CRT or a "no-lag" TN panel, as color reproduction shouldn't matter to you in-game anyway. The LP2475w to me seems more of a good all-around panel for everything else.

I don't know why people make such a big deal over the refresh rate. Most LCDs are locked at 60Hz anyway, and it doesn't seem to have the same effect 60Hz on a CRT did. 60Hz on a CRT was fatiguing just to look at briefly with the flickering, but a 60Hz LCD looks just fine.
 

Eluros

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DarkRogue,

As far as input lag, most users reported between 1-2 frames of input lag, which meant at its laggiest, it was about the same as the NEC2490/2690.
Most people found no issues with it for gaming, definitely not as bad as the Dell's. The exception there is if you're some type of hardcore FPS gamer, in which case you're better served by a CRT or a "no-lag" TN panel, as color reproduction shouldn't matter to you in-game anyway. The LP2475w to me seems more of a good all-around panel for everything else.

Ah, good to hear; thanks. My CS 1.6 days are over and long past, so hopefully this'll be a great monitor for me.
 

palladium

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Sweet, ~33ms ( 2 frames @60Hz) of input lag is nothing. Gonna love this monitor when I watch my Hi-Def movies on it.