Probably a silly question and this thread seems as good a place as any to ask... I am currently looking at moving back to the UK from East Asia next year and obviously my PC is part of my gear I am wanting to take back with me. |
The monitor I have here was a dirt cheap one I got when I got my PC bits (that I didn't expect much of to be honest except as a stopgap) but I have been pleasantly surprised with it, with decent colours, decent upscaling from all sorts of obscure emulated resolutions, viewing angles (and no noticable to me speed issues). (WeCube ST2455WL LED if you care). However as someone who likes to play older games one absolute godsend to me is the physical 16:9/4:3 button. no faffing with settings, just 'click' and you are sorted. It's not great on inputs (DVIx1) but I can live with that.
My main question is that if I abandon the monitor, for convenience, do most modern monitors have that 16:9/4:3 switch these days? (yes, despite everythign else being decent, that is the bit I actually care about)
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One_Vurfed_Gwrx 3,915 posts
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So, what's good monitor wise these days? I've decided to use my Christmas bonus to upgrade my 22" 16x10 monitor. It's done me well but it's getting a bit long in the tooth now.
The monitor is used my PC and my 360/XBO so something good for gaming with plenty of inputs would be lovely. Any recommendations?
rtk79 510 posts
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There's a new Eizo monitor out there: a 240 Hz (!) MVA panel that's a little short on inputs, and expensive as hell.
Review here: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/eizo_fg2421.htm
Fortunately, my current monitor, an Eizo FS2333 suits me perfectly.
Alright. Opinions on 27" monitors that have a max resolution of 1080p - yay or nay? Should I be expecting them to be capable of more for that screen size? I'm really tempted by a couple of 27 inchers but they all seem to go no higher.
Given how close you generally sit to 27" screens, I think they really benefit from being 1440p, or 1600p if you're really lucky.
Even more-so with monitors than with TVs, it feels like we're in a bit of a transition period at the moment, and much higher res monitors will be the norm soon I think. Not sure now is the time to buy unless you have to.
I'm more interested in g-sync than 4K monitors for gaming. I've got a gtx780 and that'd choke on anything heavy at 4K, god knows how lesser cards would perform.
What I really want is a 1600p 27"-30" monitor, IPS or better (ie newer tech), 120hz or more. I've got two monitors for different tasks across a mac and a PC. Vsync off, gaming at 100+ fps with minimal tearing is great on my 120hz BenQ, but the TN panel blows when compared to my old Dell 27" IPS monitor, and that's even taking into consideration the way too aggressive anti glare coating on the Dell.
Really dislike the level of anti glare coating on the Dell. I remember reading a guide on how to remove it completely, but it was way, way beyond my abilities, involving soaking the LCD or something equally baffling/frightening. Glossy has a lot of negativity surrounding it for some pretty valid reasons, but as I use it purely for gaming and is positioned away from glare, I'd actually prefer it next time.
Edited by yegon at 13:08:26 02-01-2014
It would seem as soon as the resolution goes above 1080p the price SHOOTS up.
Basically I want an upgrade to my 22" monitor, which is still fine but has a couple of niggles that have annoyed me for years. Nothing too important but when you've had a monitor for years it begins to wear on you.
But looking for something that supports DVI-D for my PC, HDMI for my consoles and has a low response time is deceptively tricky. Especially with newer monitors that are getting rid of DVI ports it seems.
Ah 27", I haven't got my glasses on
THFourteen 53,670 posts
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@THFourteen They've messed up the price there
Here's a better one:
Maybe as 30" is to large and starts to push the budget. Mainly the size thing.
ram 3,598 posts
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I've got one of these
DGM 27inch 2K 60hz monitor
It's very good, great screen which I use for gaming and photo editing. The stand is a bit shit but for £300(ish) you can't have everything. DVI & HDMI & DP
The XL240T has a remote for controlling the UI and picture presets. Not volume but everything else the little wheel does.
Had that monitor personally and never used the remote thourgh, as the UI was so good anyway.
I want one of these when it finally arrives, Asus 27" ROG Swift, pending positive reviews.
27", 1440p, 120hz, G-Sync, oooooh! The only downers are the one input, DP (though not an issue for me) and that it's TN, although not a cheap ass TN panel if you believe the blurb. For gaming, I've got no great issue with TN - my 120hz 1080p 24" BenQ that I use purely for gaming is a TN, the viewing angles pale next to the 27" 1440p Dell IPS I've got sat next to it and the colours aren't as vibrant, but when gaming I'm always sat in the exact same spot and the almost complete absence of tearing and ludicrously high frame rates with my gtx780 more than make up for it. It's the smaller size and 1080p that are the real downers though, and the linked Asus would be a splendid upgrade assuming it's not a turkey.
Edited by yegon at 23:27:15 03-05-2014
Looking at that page, their defending their choice of a TN panel as being a cost thing (on a ROG product!) is a fucking joke. I'd rather have a 60Hz Gsync IPS/PLS/*VA than a 144Hz TN with colour shifting. It'll come in time though.
uiruki wrote:Will it though? I've been monitoring (heh) the situation for years, still waiting for a monitor that checks all the boxes. I know you can get some IPS panels that can overclock to varying degrees of success, but they're always from import sources where a return would be difficult/nigh on impossible. I don't want to splash a load of money on something that struggles to oc to more than 100hz, never mind 120/144hz. I'm too spoilt by 120hz to go lower for pc gaming tbh.
It'll come in time though.
Like I say, for gaming I don't personally mind TN. Couldn't tolerate it for other purposes though, moving around and suffering colour shifting would be a pain as a main desktop monitor, as would the hit on colour accuracy.
Edited by yegon at 00:11:33 04-05-2014
You have to be positive! G-sync is still pretty new, and from the articles I've read it's actually most effective when the framerate dips below 60. I'm actually most interested in how it works with things like MAME.
Luckily (!), I haven't experienced 120Hz+, mostly because I know it would affect my enjoyment of console games as well as other PC displays. From what I've read, I don't think I'd want to go back to 60, even on the desktop. You could say I'm setting up really high standard before moving to high refresh rate monitors. I'm more interested in 120Hz than high resolutions though, as a 780Ti owner.
PearOfAnguish 7,573 posts
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Does 120Hz make that much of a difference? I don't think I've ever used one, and I'm not sure I can go back to a TN panel after experiencing some nice IPS displays.
Relevant, just been posted on HUKD:
1440p from Dell £397 for those that want to avoid the £300 Korean monitors.
scoobysi 1,465 posts
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I'm considering a PC purchase at the moment, probably i5 4670K and GTX770, would the Asus MX239H be a good/sensible option?
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