Any advice for a gaming/movie monitor?

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  1. plopingo

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    Hi,

    After some good service I'm looking for a new 24" (maybe more) 120/144hz min for gaming and movie (actually I have a Acer 24" GD245HQABID 120hz who is still very nice for gaming but I'm tired of the quality for movie)

    I know TN have made progress for movie since the one I have. or maybe looking for IPS...I don't really know.

    I tried to find something by myself directly on some online store but it's a f*cking jungle :/

    I don't want to put more than 500€.

    btw anyone know/have good recommendation for a good monitor review website? The only serious we had in France is dead :/

    Thanks !
     
  2. Chastity

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    For movie watching the UltraWides give you that 21:6 ratio. Do you want 1440p or 1080p on that?
     
  3. plopingo

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    I would like to stay in 16:9 for now if possible. My major concern are from my current Acer TN when watching from bottom view angle resulting poor quality for dark scene on movies/series (turning even to blue sometime)

    I saw this one ASUS MG278Q nice on paper but a little expensive and still afraid about TN.
    I'm okay to stay on 1080p but if I can have 1440p for ~500€ I'm not against.

    I don't care about FreeSynch or G-synch I never used vertical synchro on any game and didn't suffer of any screen tearing so for me it's more a gadget than anything but I admit I never tested.
     
  4. Agent-A01

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    All TNs have poor viewing angles.

    Maybe MG279Q?
    It's IPS 144hz, freesync though.

    540~ USD
     

  5. plopingo

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    629,00€ in france :( way too much but definitely a nice one :)

    Btw 1080p on 27" is really bad like I can read all over the net?
    Because I see some nice 27" with this resolution more close to what I want to spend
     
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    27 1080P to me looks like garbage.

    Very low pixel density means things aren't crisp.
     
  7. plopingo

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    Damn :/

    what do you think about this one? SAMSUNG LC24FG73 (rev2 of the LC24FG70)
    seems nice VA 144 hz with low ms

     
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    I wanted to recommend an Ultrawide as well, as I can tell it's freekin' amazing for watching movies, then noticed the budget problems so... probably not a good idea.
    They are still quite expensive. And if you want high refresh rate as well, then it will cost a few kidneys...

    If I were to pick, I would give up the high refresh rate or (any)sync, and get a standard 60Hz one with IPS or at least VA panel. TN needs to die and R&D invested into other stuff... better IPS with less glow, quantum dot, oled, WHATEVER, just no more TN's...
     
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    tbh I did some test with my monitor 60hz & 120hz vsych off and it's a lot smooth on 120hz at same fps
    I can't go back to 60hz

    I will give it a try to this C24FG73 VA panel + quantum dot 144hz
    Expensive for a 24" 1080p but I think I will have what I need

    yeah TN really need to die but after I saw more IPS they are putting again TN on majority of monitor :/
     
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    In defense of TN, I would like to add that my Samsung 28" UE510 4k monitor (TN) has some amazing viewing angles. Samsung has a feature called "MagicAngle" that enables a change in the backlighting to adjust for different viewing angles. If you enable "Group Viewing" the viewing angle issue is just flat-out gone. I know, because I've tested it severely. ( I can rock my head left-right to cover about a 200 degree arc and suffer NO color degredation)

    So with modern techniques a TN panel can be just as nice as some IPS panels.
     

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    As i am in the same boat with op,
    how does a 4k monitor like the Samsung above performs on it's not native resolution ?
    As i will have to play 90% of my games at 1920x1080, will i notice any differences(ex : blury image, less sharpness, low quality, distortion) between my current 1080p TV and a 4k monitor.

    I want also know if you can use 3840x2160 on the desktop, and if yes what dpi scaling do you use in order to have a readable experience ?
     
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    One thing I've noticed about my UE510 is that it has it's own scaling capacity, and some modes get centered, like 1800p, and others are fullscreen, like 1440p. In fact, the 1440p fullscreen is extremely fine for using, and I am starting to think it has a distinct 1440p native mode. (A few times on boot, Windows has the monitor in 1440p mode for some reason. Restarting the driver restores 2160p.) So you don't need to use GPU scaling at all.

    With a 2160p desktop, I prefer a Windows scaling of 125%. Default is 150%. Text is smaller, but still extremely sharp, so it's very readable. Also the smaller scaling allows for more desktop space. Mind you this is a 28" panel. If your panel is larger, then you can use lower scaling.
     
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    So from what i understand you have gpu scaling set to off from AMD Radeon settings, and you leave the scaling done by the monitor.

    You said nothing about how the monitor performs in 1080p though, and that's a bit concerning for me, cause my RX470 can't handle 1440p gaming as i want it to be(maxed out).
     
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    1080p is scaled fullscreen as well. The scaler is intelligent, and will use a doubler instead of scaling when possible. 1080p has some fuzzing to it, but is totally playable. Also, in regards to using higher DPI in gaming, the usual culprit for performance killing is the shaders. I can usually keep things on High/Ultra, and then just tone down the shaders to medium to maintain my 50-60 fps for FreeSync. (390 and 2160p)
     
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