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New monitor 1440p vs 120hz vs extended gamut

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by droopyRO, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Kaynar

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    120Hz vs 60Hz but high quality IPS > winner is IPS screen (I dont know about the cheap ones, i'm only talking about the real IPS screens).
    120Hz vs size > uh I'd say 120Hz really... 20"-24" is a very optimal size when standing about half a meter away from the screen. You could go for 27" 1440p but then you'd need an overclocked 7970 or gtx Titan for that screen.

    And for those who moan about IPS screens having 6-15ms latency while some new LCDs do 1ms and 120Hz... well to hell with that if the colours are faded. Also, the amount of latency within your computer plus the internet latency obliterates the need for 1ms screens. As long as there is no ghosting...
     
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    i sold TV as a side job a few years ago when Circuit City was still around and people are jumping up and down about 240hz TVs. Apparently, management didn't like it when I actually explained to customers about refresh rates, how it's used and what's actually happening. They cut my hours in half and I just quit because our Electronics Dept Manager just want everyone to straight up lie and pleasure the customers with words.

    Basically the only way to get people to understand the BS TV spec is by saying "if your DVD/BR player only output 30-60hz then how is your TV going display 240hz without tricks"

    then customer "But I can watch ESPN at 240 hz"

    I then google actual cable box output. Turns out the cable box doesn't even output 1080p but 720i/p.

    Then shock on face and they buy the more sensible TV at half the price. Then manager gets mad and lie to more customers. Then CC went out of business lol.
     
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    You don't need a 7970 or GTX Titan to run 1440p, my GTX 670 runs the resolution very well, no joke.
     
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    TV with 120Hz refresh rate is not the same as a monitor with 120Hz.
    Unless you use dual DVI to connect to that TV ?
     
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    Saw those monitors i don`t know if they ship to my country, have to inquire about that. 10x
    Three problems though:
    1. is the backlight PWM regulated ?
    2. input lag, i dont care much about ghosting but input lag is important especialy when playing online IMO.
    3. VAT and customs i might get upward of 750$ :(
     
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    I realise that. I said all that because a 27" 1440p monitor will have all the pros of a 30" 1600p screen, just 3" smaller.
     
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