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Are curved monitors a gimmick like 3d tvs ?

Discussion in 'Computer Monitor Forum' started by max2, May 19, 2018.

  1. max2

    max2 Active Member

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    What do you think ?
     
  2. GroinShooter

    GroinShooter Master Guru

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    No, after using curved for a few years I decided to get a curved Acer G-Sync monitor. That one was absolutely amazing but sadly the monitor was defective and I had to swap it out for an even more expensive non curved G-Sync monitor. I'd still prefer curved over flat.
     
  3. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    No they are amazing
     
  4. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    I like mine too,

    I have Samsung C24FG73 and its just right. nvm 144HZ and extra Samsung lightboost - no trailing or tinting or overshots. :D

    I'm ~50-75cm away from monitor., if I had more room I would keep C27FG73, but it was too close and I could see pixels time to time..

    Well there is also a fancy C27HG70 - 1440p , HDR.. This would be perfect, even at this distance, but its a bit too expensive.
     

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    love mine, although wish it had a higher resolution, really cant fault the 200hz it can reach and gsync though :) mines a z35
     
  6. DAW40

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    Once you go curved you never go back...
     
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    No, highly recommended..
     
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    No they are not, especially for ultrawide 34"+ .
    The reason it did not work for tv's was that you had to sit dead center and it is a pain to hang a curved tv on a wall.
    A monitor you sit right in front of anyway and there is only one user.
    I got the asus pg348q and the curve is perfect when sitting about 1m away from it looks like it have no curve, without a curve the corners would be to far away.
     
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    Got to agree, just picked up the BenQ EX3501R Curved UW the other week, fantastic! :D
     

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    Its 100Hz :)
     
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    That's even less a problem with curved monitors unless you have no peripheral vision at all.
     
  13. Vibe

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    I have a Samsung curved monitor and honestly I don't see the big deal. Actually I don't notice any benefit at all, looks no different to me than flat nor is the experience or immersion any different either.
     
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    I use a 24" monitor and I know I don't want it to be curved at that size! Ultrawide curved makes sense to me (though I've never tried it). Curved TV's are pointless though.
     
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    I presume these would be completely useless on anything up to 27". 30 and above, probably allright.
     

  16. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    Im using a curved monitor, Alienware AW3418DW
    I see no issue with the curve. I dont even notice it
     
  17. -Tj-

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    Not really, I owned both and 24" curve is more pleasant to look at then 27". For larger you really need to have a lot of room so its further away.
     
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    peronsally I dont like them they are useless if your not viewing from dead center, just like the tv's and I am almost never dead center. if you are dead center you cant tell there is even curve though.

    Last I checked Samsung is last of TV makers holding on to "curved" screen they but abandoned it last I checked not sure about monitor companies though
     
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    24" is really small though. I am staring at one from about 50cm, and if it was curved, I presume it would distort the image slightly.
     
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    Absolutely, Ultra wide is the way to go. I'm waiting for Dell to come up with a new Alienware ultra wide. Meantime, my LG 34" at 3440x1440 is doing well for me. Until there's a newer better ultra wide released. I hope Dell comes up with a hum dinger. Dell makes the best monitors and there is no better warranty from anyone that's better than Dell. One pixel gone? Dell replaces the monitor. No questions asked.
     
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