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LG Makes Dynamic Viewing Experience Mainstream with New IPS Monitors

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  1. btarunr

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    LG Electronics (LG) today announced the availability of a new line of monitors, the IPS4 series. These monitors feature In-Plane Switching (IPS) rather than conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, allowing for superb color reproduction, exceptional picture quality and unmatched color shift-free wide viewing.

    Thanks to an impressively wide viewing-angle (178 degrees), the new IPS monitors enable viewers to enjoy superb picture quality without any color shift whether sitting, standing or lying down. Smooth Color Change also eliminates blur generated from rapid motion in action scenes, sports or video games so that viewers feel less eye fatigue even during longer viewing sessions. When all of these technologies are combined, the result is a richer, more comfortable viewing experience.

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    By boosting color consistency and minimizing color changes, the IPS4 series is able to reproduce original colors, virtually eliminating the gap between what is shot and what is shown. As such, the IPS4 monitors are ideal for anyone engaged in photography or video editing.

    "Despite strong sales and dominating the professional market, IPS monitors were less popular with the majority of consumers due to the cost of high-quality IPS panels," said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of IT Business Unit of LG Home Entertainment Company. "With the launch of the affordable IPS4 series, LG is taking a huge step in making IPS monitors ubiquitous in every room."

    A number of easy-to-use functions add to the appeal of the IPS4 series. For instance, the Dual Smart Solution feature uses a simple one-click set-up to run dual monitors, and even creates a dual taskbar and auto-optimized dual web split screen. The Dual Screen feature optimizes the window size to automatically divide the screen to view multiple web pages, making it easier than ever before to multitask online.

    Efficiency has also been improved. The monitors are equipped with a cable management design that does away with the messy snarl of wires. The IPS4 series is much more energy-efficient compared to conventional LED monitors without sacrificing picture quality.

    LG's IPS4 series will first become available in Asia in May followed by Europe and North America in the coming weeks.
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    Got my LG cheapo IPS monitor not long ago, aside from the terrible stand, it is just great for less than £100. Glad to see more coming out.
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    £100 for IPS is awesome, even if it was only 1920x1080. Let's hope we start seeing 1920x1200 and 2560x1440 for cheap.
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    These are already available cheaply: just not in our part of the world :(
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    I got the new LG IPS 235V today for a big screen for my laptop and thought I would compare it to my Dell 2312HM and I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the LG was actually sharper than the Dell without hurting my eyes when reading things. So unbelievebly I have replaced my Dell with the LG for my main system and am using the Dell for my laptop. Although as others have said the stand on LG monitors sucks really bad, especially compared to the high-end BenQ i had a long time ago and the Dell.
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    OLED or go away.
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    1920x1200 format is dead. Get over with it.
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    I got my IPS 6 series for $148 CAN + taxes :D
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Or he could stay on the most awesome tech forum on the webz and still get all the info he needs :rockout: :laugh:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162310 :pimp:
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    It's really great seeing more and more support for IPS panels from manufacturers, TN really needs to die.

    16:10 > 16:9 any day.

    OH NO THOSE EXTRA VERTICAL PIXELS REALLY BOTHER ME
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    You mean the lack of horizontal pixels is really bothering you right?
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    I love TPU, but OCN has significantly more extensive information on those particular monitors. They sell in Korea for $250 (average $100 shipping to US hence the $350 price tag on eBay), so it bears the question: why don't we (US) have them already, at least within a similar price bracket?
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    yessssssssssss, bring on this technology. IPS doesnt even compare.
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    Ummmm, 1080p and 1920x1200 have the same horizontal pixels.
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    They mean vertical, just like they said. 1920X1080 = 1080p. Then there is the 16:10 version 1920X1200.
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    also @Wile E

    You guys fail to understand resolution vs aspect ratio.
    Different stuff Im afraid.
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    I understand perfectly, I just find it a completely moot point.

    It's simple in my eyes. More resolution = better, period.

    1920x1200 is better than 1920x1080 because 1200 can do absolutely everything 1080 can, plus more. Aspect ratio is irrelevant when the 1200 can do both 1200 and 1080 pixel perfect flawlessly.

    Now, I'll take a 2560x1440 over either any day. lol
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    How is the vert. viewing angle on this? There was a buncha nice monitors with excellent hor. viewing angle... but when you stood up a bit or lie down you notice the colors would be crap.....

    I am looking for one that has even colors in all angles...
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    IPS generally does very well there too. It's Tn-film that's really bad at that.
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    Cool. Thanks.
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    how do I fail to understand :wtf: All I said was that 16:10 monitors in the 1920 spec are 1920X1200 and 16:9 are 1920X1080? I don't want a flame war...I would take 16:10 anyday (I still use my ancient BenQ FP241W for that matter), as Wile E said both 1920X1080 and 1920X1200 have the same count of horizontal pixels, only the 1920X1200 (16:10 ratio) has more vertical pixels (thus, more working space). I only have a 16:9 screen because it was cheap, IPS and could display my PS3 properly (without having missing pixels on the top and bottom of the screen like on my BenQ when I use HDMI) for GT5.

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