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2560x1440 IPS 27" LED Monitor on the Cheap!

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by erocker, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. n-ster

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    I got my monitor, can't test it yet but the screen looks great... the bezels are indeed large, and the stand is terrible. I caught my monitor in mid air when it fell off my desk thank god (note it was on it for 5-6 minutes and there was no movement really) you really got to fight to make the stand work and balance properly... movement makes the screen shake like crazy. Just make the stand extend completely and you should be fine if you don't touch it too much.

    I'll give my real impression in a few days
     
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  2. Califmike33 New Member

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    Hey guys kinda interested in this monitor, has anyone tried playing back 1080p hd video or some blu rays movies, im curious how it looks ?
     
  3. neliz

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    like a 1080p movie!
     
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    LOL ^^...... But this is true.

    I do not understand the question...
     
  5. AlienIsGOD

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    if i could have afforded it, i would have grabbed one of these :O but my budget didnt allow for it so i went with an LG IPS226 22" for $148 plus tax :D IPS screens are great stuff
     
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    Question is how do blu ray movies on a sweet ips screen, or a 1080p hd youtube video, i have a Led montior, but its not ips, so im curious how it looks before i pull the trigger.
     
  7. EarthDog

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    It looks better... just like most IPS panels do compared to LED. The colors appear more rich, etc. IPS >TN.
     
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    TN = 6-bit color, and "faked" 16.2/16.7 million colours using dithering

    S-IPS = 8-bit colour, true 16.7 million colours(the panel this thread is on is one of these)

    P-IPS = 10-bit colour, true 1.07 billion colours.
     
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    I have a TN panel and it does quite nice but if I could afford it, I would be catleaping it up!
     
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    Where can I get a 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 10-bit P-IPS panel?
     
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    Thanks to the Catleap, I can now notice plenty of color banding unnoticable before (due to dithering) lazy devs are lazy/crappy codecs are crappy.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    look for monitors claiming 1.07 billion colours..they are out there, and do cost a fair bit more than other IPS-based monitors. The perfect example of this is Dell's 24-inch IPS monitors, one of which costs like $400, the other $600.
     
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    I see S-IPS panels claiming that. Also, I see that both the Dell U2711 and the U3011 claim that, but the U2711 only claims "96% Adobe RGB coverage" while the U3011 claims "99% Adobe RGB coverage". On Newegg, neither specify S or P.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    "P" usually refers to a different type of IPS, with a horizontal matrix instead of vertical. This horizontal matrix allows of tighter weaving of the matrix, and allows for the extra colours.

    "S" = Super, for higher refresh than original IPS panels(the older dell monitors that were knocked for bad refresh rates had original IPS panels, then Dell switched to S-IPS without any fanfare in the same product lines(simple revision numbers indicate the panel change), and no-one really knew, well, except those that bought the panels and found the claims of high refresh to not be true).


    True P-IPS panels will have 1.07 billion colours, but are probably sometimes rated for lower coverage of Adobe specs due to backlight technology. S-IPS also has a subset of Advanced S-IPS that has better colour than "traditional" S-IPS, too, so distinguishing between these two can only be done if you know the panel maker, and the panel model, but the number of colours is a good indicator, as 16.7 million to 1.07 billion is nearly 7x the colour possibilities, and as such, most "S-IPS" panels, as I refer to them, are not capable of such colours no matter what backlight technology is used.
     
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    Got a total nebbieeeee question, if the native resolution of this montor is 2560x1440, and blu ray is 1920x1080, will i be able to watch blu rays in 2550x1440 ? and will they look weird, or just look killer.

    I know this has a 16:9 aspect ratio, so it should look the same as far as filling the screen ?
     
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    They would look weird. Watch it at the native res.
     
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    Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation. Damn, I wish I could justify going all out and getting a super high-end NEC monitor. Chances are though, I probably won't be getting anything soon.
    Yeah, they'll look fine, it'll "stretch" to fill the screen and there won't be any borders on the side or top.
     
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    They look fine/good at fullscreen. Nothing weird looking at all.
     
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    Thanks guys appriciate it. I think im going to grab one of these.
     
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    Ahhhhhhh, we need a ~50" TV but my fiance also needs a computer screen.. there is a country-wide francise that is shutting down and there is ~$400 50" LCDs... I don't know which to get! :banghead::banghead::banghead:

    Talk me into something guys... what should I do?
     
  21. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, this 27" monitor isn't a 50" TV, so get the TV? :p
     
  22. theJesus

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    TV for sure, as long as it isn't shit.
     
  23. neliz

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    Get the monitor. who needs a TV these days?
     
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    Get the monitor, i wouldnt buy a tv unless it was LED.
     
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    you don't need P-IPS
     

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