Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor: UP2718Q

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We mentioned the U3818D a couple of times already, but Dell also is releasing a smaller 27" version of their new curved HDR10 IPS ready screen called the UP2718Q....

    Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor: UP2718Q
     
  2. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    3840 x 2160 ?

    That's the video editing / post production market lost right there. DCI standard is 4096 x 2160 for cinema projection, because that is 4K...so people working in this field need that resolution.

    I'm liking the HDR10 rec 2020, that I cannot deny - all in, it's impressive color with 100% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB, 100% REC 709, 97.7% DCI-P3, 76.9% REC2020 (from the website) but the lack of full DCI4K support makes this worse.

    And then there is the price which is nutty @ $1550.

    IF someone was concerned about color-critical work, they could buy an OLED television manufactured late last year (brand new) 'fo that much molah and get several levels of magnitude higher quality color work done, and have the same resolution, yet have a much larger screen - essentially using it as a reference monitor.

    So, at one end it's the wrong resolution for the intended market, and at the other end is more expensive than a better and larger alternative.

    Can anyone offer me an alternative solution to:-

    a) Color critical work
    b) DCI4K resolution

    Because right now, there is not much choice other than Sony and Eizo, and Sony (I believe) are the only ones with OLED Monitors for color work, and they are $30,000...https://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/...bvm-x300-v-2.0/specifications/#specifications

    Yet...OLED televisions are larger and cost less...I need help gurus! Why does my brain not balance this equation?
     
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    Exascale Banned

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    The article doesnt say anything about Rec.2020. For $1,500 you can be sure its not targeted at pro color work anyway. Add another zero and then itd be in that ballpark.

    Not even the Sony OLEDs can actually do full Rec.2020. No monitor does yet. I think the highest commercially available ones are like 70-80% coverage.

    Christie makes some six laser $100,000 projectors(price doesnt include screens or sound system of any kind) that do Rec.2020.

    LG OLED TVs do incredibly accurate Rec.709 for dirt cheap and have perfect black levels. I dont know if they accept RGB 0-255 sRGB inputs properly for use as a monitor though.
     
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    maikai Maha Guru

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    A copy and paste directly from the monitors official webpage @
    http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell...18q/apd/210-amvp/monitors-monitor-accessories

    A broad, brilliant spectrum: Dell PremierColor offers wide color coverage that meets major industry standards—100% AdobeRGB, 100% sRGB, 100% Rec. 709, 97.7% DCI-P3 and 76.9% Rec. 2020—for immaculate, unwavering colors.
     
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    Exascale Banned

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    I remember reading about this monitor a while back. https://pcmonitors.info/dell/dell-up2718q-4k-hdr-model-with-384-dimming-zones/

    Its dirt cheap for what it is.
     
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    angelgraves13 Master Guru

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    Wish it was 32 inches and 5K.

    This seems like the monitor to save up for. I don't like my current ASUS monitor. I'll only go with Dell from now.
     
  7. Exascale

    Exascale Banned

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    Neither company manufactures their panels or backlights. Only a few companies out there actually do(AUO, LG, Samsung, and a couple others i cant remember right now). Have to do a lot of digging before you buy a monitor these days really. Asus tends to have very poor quality control with their monitors as a general rule though.

    Dells are usually pretty good. This one is called "IPS", but like many new "IPS" labeled monitors, they are actually a competing AHVA(subtype of VA) monitor. LG makes IPS, AUO makes VA, Samsung makes PLS(similar to IPS).

    When buying a monitor these days, its important to get a good backlight since the majority of monitors sold since around 2010 are WLED backlit, which is garbage and the worst type of backlight.

    This one is AHVA with a really wide gamut LED(probs GB-r which is about as good as individual RGB LED triads, and also has 384 local dimming zones, so it should kick ass for $1,500.
     
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    I've tried to find out why Digital Cinema Initiatives chose weird 4096x2160 (256:135) resolution, instead of 3840x2160 and could not find any reasonable explanation. Why would you choose to record in DCI 4K (4096x2160p) when 99% of modern digital equipment is tailored for 16:9 aspect ratio (UHD 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 1280x720)? I remember that monitors used 16:10 resolution in order to fit button bar for media editing software, but original AR was still in 16:9.
     
  9. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Width.

    Old and Modern Projectors like the 1.896296296296296:1 aspect ratio when projecting imagery, gives you a lot of give for tilt and shift.

    So, a 2.35:1 ratio like Star Wars fits on there quite nicely with tilt and shift, allowing you to scale dimensions depending on the size of the screen you are projecting to, all hte way down to something like the Die Hard which had a 1.78:1 aspect ratio.
     
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    The U2518D is 1440p. This info is on their site.
     

  11. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Who was talking about that? This news piece is about the UP2718Q
     
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    Amaze Ancient Guru

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    Perhaps you should read the article again ;)
     

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