Movies are only as great as the screen they are experienced on. Even with the best computer processor and cutting edge graphics, if your screen doesn’t have the high-quality resolution, your movie quality will suffer. Today there are numerous options when it comes to watching movies on your PC, but not all PC monitors are created the same.

Pixels Are Not the Only Factor
If you are only concerned with the pixel count, you are going to be sorely disappointed. Manufacturers will put these large numbers on the box to reel you in, but what they do not tell you is the features that are missing. Contrast ratio is the biggest factor. The typical PC monitor contrast ratio is about 1,000:1. In order to have a great movie-watching experience, however, you need a dynamic contrast ratio that is at least 5,000:1 — preferably 10,000:1.

Some of the Best PC Monitors Out
If you are not sure which PC monitors are the best for your gaming and movie experience, consider a few of these top-selling, high-rated movie screens.

Asus ML249H
This display is meant for gaming and movie play. Its native resolution stands at 1920×1080 and it offers a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. Since it offers an impressive 178-degree viewing angle the dynamic ratio appears a lot better than it actually is.

Dell U2412M
The Dell may look like a professional series monitor, but it is an IPS, not a TN, screen. This screen type will greatly impact the quality of movies and games displayed on the monitor. Since IPS screens keep crystals parallel with one another in a lateral electric field, the screen will offer better picture clarity.

ViewSonic VX2753mh-LED
This 27-inch display offers LED technology, but it isn’t slim. This beefier screen model is excellent for fast-moving games and movies and offers a 1920×1080 resolution.

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