When it comes to buying RGB monitors for gaming (such as the Sony PVM series), does it matter if it's a Sony brand or not? I found a JVC one pretty similar to PVM's with an RGB/component input, and I was just wondering if there was any difference.
They're all leaps and bounds better than consumer TV's. JVC won't be aperture grille obviously. The NEC x## series is supposed to be really good and better than the average Sony pvm on some points. ikegamis are also supposed to be really good. Some sonys were rebranded as Olympus I think. Anything above 500 TV lines (the'pixels' horizontally) is going to be good. You should have posted in the CRT thread anon.
A JVC will be shadow mask. Sony's aperture grille makes for more square pixels but the quality is so fine on pro monitors that it makes only a tiny bit of difference and is somewhat of a matter of taste.