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I have two of these and they're excellent monitors. The screen real estate is phenomenal.
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Is this considered the best 43" 4k monitor available, at least in this price range? I'd assume there are some higher end models over $1k, but this is the level I'm more looking for. Are there any 40-43" 4k TVs that work well as monitors that would be an alternative to this model?
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Is this considered the best 43" 4k monitor available, at least in this price range? I'd assume there are some higher end models over $1k, but this is the level I'm more looking for. Are there any 40-43" 4k TVs that work well as monitors that would be an alternative to this model?
I've been heavily shopping this size monitor lately. This one was $400 a month ago or so, I'm kicking myself that I didn't get it back then.

One of the cool advantages to this monitor is that it can support 4 inputs, and run separate inputs at the same time on the same monitor. I don't think there are many out there that support that. So you could have 4 computers hooked up, and have 4 discrete desktops viewed at the same time.

In terms of TV's, I tried both the 43" and 50" versions of the LGUM7300 listed here as best:

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...pc-monitor

They both worked well, I decided to keep the LG 50UM7300 I got from Costco for $330, it fits well on my desk and I get massive screen real estate. I'm sitting far enough away that it doesn't look pixelated (about 3' away probably).

I do notice a little more input lag than on my monitors at work (Dell 2407WFP). Work monitors are probably around 5 ms, the TV in game mode is about 11 ms. It's slightly noticeable. I've only had it for about a week, so I'm going to give it a little more time. I have a controller and was playing Borderlands on it last night to test it out, and the input lag wasn't too noticeable there.
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I've been heavily shopping this size monitor lately. This one was $400 a month ago or so, I'm kicking myself that I didn't get it back then.

One of the cool advantages to this monitor is that it can support 4 inputs, and run separate inputs at the same time on the same monitor. I don't think there are many out there that support that. So you could have 4 computers hooked up, and have 4 discrete desktops viewed at the same time.

In terms of TV's, I tried both the 43" and 50" versions of the LGUM7300 listed here as best:

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...pc-monitor [rtings.com]

They both worked well, I decided to keep the LG 50UM7300 I got from Costco for $330, it fits well on my desk and I get massive screen real estate. I'm sitting far enough away that it doesn't look pixelated (about 3' away probably).

I do notice a little more input lag than on my monitors at work (Dell 2407WFP). Work monitors are probably around 5 ms, the TV in game mode is about 11 ms. It's slightly noticeable. I've only had it for about a week, so I'm going to give it a little more time. I have a controller and was playing Borderlands on it last night to test it out, and the input lag wasn't too noticeable there.
Thank you for the response, good info! I did read that rtings review and looked at the UM7300 as an option. Based on my desk space, I think 43" is about the biggest I'd like to go. So it comes down to the 43UD79 versus 43UM7300. Do you have any perspective on the pros/cons of each model?

As for the multiple inputs, my use case won't really require that, although it's a cool feature. I'm mainly looking for real estate and 4k resolution for productivity (mostly spreadsheets), but I also like to watch 4k media on my computer, and having an HDR-capable display would be awesome, which favors the UM7300.
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Thank you for the response, good info! I did read that rtings review and looked at the UM7300 as an option. Based on my desk space, I think 43" is about the biggest I'd like to go. So it comes down to the 43UD79 versus 43UM7300. Do you have any perspective on the pros/cons of each model?

As for the multiple inputs, my use case won't really require that, although it's a cool feature. I'm mainly looking for real estate and 4k resolution for productivity (mostly spreadsheets), but I also like to watch 4k media on my computer, and having an HDR-capable display would be awesome, which favors the UM7300.
Yeah, that was my same dilemma. 43UD79 vs 43UM7300. If the 43UD79 was $400 in the deal, I would get that. However at the time, the cheapest 43UD79 was $550. I got the 43UM7300 for $310 after shipping and coupon from Buydig through google express. So at that time the extra cost wasn't worth it.

Same with me, my use probably wouldn't be multiple inputs. It would be a rare use.

So far I love the real estate on the 4k TV. I'm looking into software (haven't done much research yet) that will give me snap points in the middle of the screen, that's probably the only thing I miss about multiple monitors.

In terms of HDR, from what I understand in the rtings review, the HDR isn't that great on the UM7300. It's maybe better than the monitor, but not amazing.

I probably listed all I could about the UM4300, I didn't get to try the 43UD79 so unfortunately I can't directly compare. As I mentioned, there is some input lag in the UM4300. It's somewhat noticeable while using CAD, or fine clicking, but not very noticeable in gaming. The screen is really bright, which is nice, but I think I'm going to turn it down. At night I'm looking at a massive light bulb haha. I'll probably install Flux on it, should've done that first.

Any other questions let me know, I'll be happy to answer if I can. Oh and the remote is pretty nice on the UM7300.

Her's a link to the $400 deal, if you want to look at it and read people's input on the monitor. https://slickdeals.net/f/13147774-lg-43mu79-b-matte-black-43-42-51-diagonal-uhd-4k-monitor-350nits-usb-type-c-tilt-400-newegg?t=13147774

And here's what I ended up getting (and keeping). I returned the 43UM7300. $330 at Costco https://www.costco.com/LG-50%22-C...88985.html

According to rtings, the 50UM7300 has a VA panel, vs the other UM7300's have IPS. As a monitor, viewing angle isn't as important for me. The VA does seem to have a little less lag, and a little better color, but I didn't compare them side by side.
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Yeah, that was my same dilemma. 43UD79 vs 43UM7300. If the 43UD79 was $400 in the deal, I would get that. However at the time, the cheapest 43UD79 was $550. I got the 43UM7300 for $310 after shipping and coupon from Buydig through google express. So at that time the extra cost wasn't worth it.

Same with me, my use probably wouldn't be multiple inputs. It would be a rare use.

So far I love the real estate on the 4k TV. I'm looking into software (haven't done much research yet) that will give me snap points in the middle of the screen, that's probably the only thing I miss about multiple monitors.

In terms of HDR, from what I understand in the rtings review, the HDR isn't that great on the UM7300. It's maybe better than the monitor, but not amazing.

I probably listed all I could about the UM4300, I didn't get to try the 43UD79 so unfortunately I can't directly compare. As I mentioned, there is some input lag in the UM4300. It's somewhat noticeable while using CAD, or fine clicking, but not very noticeable in gaming. The screen is really bright, which is nice, but I think I'm going to turn it down. At night I'm looking at a massive light bulb haha. I'll probably install Flux on it, should've done that first.

Any other questions let me know, I'll be happy to answer if I can. Oh and the remote is pretty nice on the UM7300.

Her's a link to the $400 deal, if you want to look at it and read people's input on the monitor. https://slickdeals.net/f/13147774-lg-43mu79-b-matte-black-43-42-51-diagonal-uhd-4k-monitor-350nits-u...

And here's what I ended up getting (and keeping). I returned the 43UM7300. $330 at Costco https://www.costco.com/LG-50%22-C...88985.html [costco.com]

According to rtings, the 50UM7300 has a VA panel, vs the other UM7300's have IPS. As a monitor, viewing angle isn't as important for me. The VA does seem to have a little less lag, and a little better color, but I didn't compare them side by side.
I don't game too much anymore, but I do want to minimize input lag. I'm leaning towards this monitor over the UM7300, but I can sit back and wait on a better deal (hopefully sub $400 on BF). I'm currently using a 32" HP Omen QHD (VA panel) which is just fine, I just want the 4k resolution and added real estate for multi-tasking. I like the vertical space on the 32" compared to a 34" ultrawide, but the 43" 4k 16:9 would probably be ideal.

I don't have the space for a 50" otherwise I'd look at the one you got. And as for HDR, it's not a priority but would just be a nice bonus. IPS isn't the best for contrast to begin with so I doubt I'd see much benefit of HDR anyway. Ultimately, I'm going to need to put a nice 55" HDR television in my office (away from the desk) as a secondary display that I can run my 4k media on, instead of trying to work that into my productivity display.
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I don't game too much anymore, but I do want to minimize input lag. I'm leaning towards this monitor over the UM7300, but I can sit back and wait on a better deal (hopefully sub $400 on BF). I'm currently using a 32" HP Omen QHD (VA panel) which is just fine, I just want the 4k resolution and added real estate for multi-tasking. I like the vertical space on the 32" compared to a 34" ultrawide, but the 43" 4k 16:9 would probably be ideal.

I don't have the space for a 50" otherwise I'd look at the one you got. And as for HDR, it's not a priority but would just be a nice bonus. IPS isn't the best for contrast to begin with so I doubt I'd see much benefit of HDR anyway. Ultimately, I'm going to need to put a nice 55" HDR television in my office (away from the desk) as a secondary display that I can run my 4k media on, instead of trying to work that into my productivity display.
Since 50" works for me, I'm going to stick with it. But if it was me, and it was between the 43UM7300 for $300 and 43UD79 for $400, I'd take the 43UD79. So if you can wait, it may drop to $400 and that would be a no brainer IMO.

I briefly looked at the Drop Vast for $400, that was also tempting. It rotates vertical, so that would be cool. But normal productivity wise, it just doesn't have the space a 43" or 50" 4k has.
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It's just a question of how much you are willing to pay and how long you are willing to wait. I bought two when they were $400, one for home, one for the office. I also tried two different LG 4K TVs, one a 50" IPS 2019 model. I returned both. I won't try using a TV as a monitor again. Having a monitor is better.

I updated the firmware in one of my monitors. The other one already had the latest firmware.

The half and half split screen feature doesn't work well because it stretches the split windows. The four way split with one split window in each corner works well. PIP is okay but I don't use it.

You can find some flaw with this monitor. Or you can use it and just be happy to have it. I'm happy with mine, which explains why I bought a second one after using the first one.
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It's just a question of how much you are willing to pay and how long you are willing to wait. I bought two when they were $400, one for home, one for the office. I also tried two different LG 4K TVs, one a 50" IPS 2019 model. I returned both. I won't try using a TV as a monitor again. Having a monitor is better.

I updated the firmware in one of my monitors. The other one already had the latest firmware.

The half and half split screen feature doesn't work well because it stretches the split windows. The four way split with one split window in each corner works well. PIP is okay but I don't use it.

You can find some flaw with this monitor. Or you can use it and just be happy to have it. I'm happy with mine, which explains why I bought a second one after using the first one.
why does split mode stretch windows. i should get 1920x2160. by two .why so???
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Is this considered the best 43" 4k monitor available, at least in this price range? I'd assume there are some higher end models over $1k, but this is the level I'm more looking for. Are there any 40-43" 4k TVs that work well as monitors that would be an alternative to this model?
I tried using a Samsung 4K TV as a monitor and I couldn't handle the glare. The glare was so strong it hurt my eyes when viewing it up close. I had to turn the brightness all the way down but that caused other problems. I strongly discourage you from doing this.

There is a DELL 43" monitor but it's just an LG panel rebranded as DELL.

This monitor is Advanced IPS and the viewing angles are incredible. Also, the speakers on these monitors are actually really good. 6 inputs: 4 HDMI (2 4K at 60hz), 1 DP, 1 USB Type-C.

Last year on Black Friday it was $400 at Costco. It may be that same price this Black Friday.

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I have had one of these for 6 months now and it replaced my 2 monitor setup. Its an amazing monitor and is like having 4 HD monitors for me. I'm trying to justify a second one but I can't imagine where I'd put it and be able to see whats on it, one is a lot in front of you.
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Is flickering problem still exist?
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I have two of these and they're excellent monitors. The screen real estate is phenomenal.
Thanks, this is my use case too, I need room for coding + stack overflow + youtube lectures. Ordered one last night, may order another tonight.
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Is flickering problem still exist?
I saw some people have trouble with flickering on the MU model which uses an older IPS panel and a different G2G rate. (Although i read people flashed the UD firmware onto it)

Flickering problems I've read about were due to display port or long cables that were not to spec, and people thinking it was the computer/video card or monitors fault. I have intermittent black screens on my 50ft Display Port cable, I think because it's not seating all the way in the graphics card due to case design.
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