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|03-05-2013 11:16 AM|
|03-05-2013 10:17 AM|
Ugh, price up to $184 now, and I was looking to buy two.
Wish I saw this sooner!
|03-05-2013 08:58 AM|
I bought the smaller one off amazon a couple of months ago for a similar price. They're wobbly but look good.
|03-05-2013 07:39 AM|
|03-04-2013 09:40 PM|
Not that it makes a huge difference to me, but for some it might...
After researching it seems that this should offer very good vertical viewing angles as well.
I would think that a $160 IPS monitor is a hot deal, but I guess not..
EDIT - I guess I haven't been looking at monitor deals lately...
|03-04-2013 06:23 PM|
I know IPS monitors are supposedly 180 degrees with very little color shifting.
But does that hold true for vertical as well?
My bed is significantly lower than my monitor, and with my current VH236H Asus (which I'm assuming is TN), I'm looking up about 40-45 degrees (as well as about 45 degrees to the side), and the image is so much darker that it's hard to see.
I'm hoping this would greatly reduce this issue. Can anyone provide some advice?
|03-04-2013 03:06 PM|
|03-04-2013 03:02 PM|
|who555||BH Photo is a better option for me, cause i'm in cali.|
|03-04-2013 02:12 PM|
|03-04-2013 02:02 PM|
A-MVA offers wide enough viewing angles for single-person use, although there can be a slight gamma (not color) shift if you move to an angle (10 or 15% I think). Dark greys seem darker when facing exactly straight ahead than slightly off to the side. VA panels offer far better real contrast (not gimmicks/tricks like "dynamic" contrast) than any other panel type. So, for anyone who isn't in a workflow that demands exact color/gamma, then VA can be the best panel type.
IPS does not shift much in terms of gamma and color, so it's used by graphics people who need exact color. Many of these monitors do need to be calibrated, however. IPS does not guarantee accurate color and gamma out of the box. e-IPS, the less expensive variety, also doesn't even offer 8-bit color processing (unlike VA panels) so it can have banding and FRC dithering noise. IPS does not offer the amount of contrast VA does. IPS has a "glow" at high angles, but it is the best option for groups of people looking at a monitor (collaboration).
Each panel type has its uses, its strengths and weaknesses. TN panels have the most weaknesses, but they also can offer the fastest pixel response (although input lag can be a factor).
So, to summarize:
TN, best for high-speed gaming if you get a low input lag panel with fast pixel acceleration.
A-MVA, best for general purpose use and especially watching film.
e-IPS, second-best for general use.
higher-end IPS, best for professional graphics/photography and collaborative/group usage.
For televisions, plasma is the best general-purpose home TV technology. LCD/LED is the best for static displays and for places with harsh lighting and "always on" usage, like restaurants.
|03-04-2013 01:44 PM|
So the primary advantage of an IPS is the wider viewing angle?
If you plan on parking yourself directly in front of the screen without sharing it, there's no need for it and you can pick up a screen without the premium, right?
|03-04-2013 01:24 PM|
|03-04-2013 11:44 AM|
|03-04-2013 10:59 AM|
24" for same price after $20 rebate
reviews seem to indicate this is better for gaming
|03-04-2013 10:16 AM|
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