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34" LG 34BL850-W HDR10 FreeSync IPS Monitor EXPIRED

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BH Photo Video has 34" LG 34BL850-W HDR10 FreeSync IPS Monitor on sale for $399. Shipping is free. Thanks Dealhunter30

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  • Resolution: 3440x1440 (WQHD)
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Response Time (GTG): 5ms
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178/178 (Horizontal/Vertical)
  • FreeSync Adaptive Sync
  • Mounting: 100x100mm
    • Inputs
      • 2x HDMI
      • 2x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
      • USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3)
      • DisplayPort
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This is absolutely wrong, and completely backwards.

Full HDR10 spec is far above HD400. HDR400/600 was created as a subset of HDR10 because a large portion (read: IPS) of PC monitors are incapable of the HDR10 spec, and VESA wanted these budget-friendly options to have some sort of HDR capability.

HDR10 was later subdivided into 400/600/1000/1400, 400 True Black, and 500 True Black, however the HDR10 spec on TVs has always abided by HDR1000 at minimum as that was the first true, ratified spec before the sudivisions were created (and even before a subdivision for OLED came about, because OLEDs back then could not produce 1000 nits, and still to this day their True Black spec does not specify, instead opting for 0.0005 nits black level, which I personally prefer). Note that plenty of TVs advertised HDR although few every really had full HDR10, notably LG (again, due to IPS, but also due to their refusal to have full array backlighting).

The big difference between original TV HDR10 spec you're pointing to and HDR400 is peak brightness. HDR10 specifies 1000 nits. Yes, 1000. HDR400 specifies a mere 400 nits. Maximum black level for HDR10/1000 is 0.05 nits. HDR400? 0.4 nits. Also, HUGE difference: HDR400 specifies only SCREEN-LEVEL dimming, not zone/local level dimming.

Other stuff retain similar specs, such as wide color gamut, meta data, etc.

TL: DR; HDR400 is bottom-barrel, absolutely useless garbage spec created for IPS monitors. Original, full HDR10 spec found on TVs is literally over an order of magnitude better.

Edit: just looked up some other stats. The WCG on HDR400 is actually less than all other HDR subdivision specs. 95% ITU-R BT.709 vs 99%. Bit depth remains 10 bit processing/8 bit pixel driver though. So yes, HDR400 is even worse than I thought.
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"HDR 10 Support, VESA DisplayHDR 400, & HDR Effect
This monitor is compatible with the HDR 10 and DisplayHDR 400 standard, supporting specific levels of color and brightness. The HDR Effect setting transforms non-HDR content into HDR-like content with its picture quality algorithm."

Features page says HDR400 but specs say HDR10. Not sure which to believe.
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Just FYI, the "HDR" that they're referring to is HDR 10 which is a very low grade TV HDR standard, not Display HDR which typically starts at HDR 400. Wonderful monitor, but don't buy it for the "HDR"
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Will this charge my Mac?
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Just FYI, the "HDR" that they're referring to is HDR 10 which is a very low grade TV HDR standard, not Display HDR which typically starts at HDR 400. Wonderful monitor, but don't buy it for the "HDR"
"HDR 10 Support, VESA DisplayHDR 400, & HDR Effect
This monitor is compatible with the HDR 10 and DisplayHDR 400 standard, supporting specific levels of color and brightness. The HDR Effect setting transforms non-HDR content into HDR-like content with its picture quality algorithm."

Features page says HDR400 but specs say HDR10. Not sure which to believe.
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Will this charge my Mac?
"When connected, it can charge your laptop at a voltage up to 60W"

From LG's product page
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"HDR 10 Support, VESA DisplayHDR 400, & HDR Effect
This monitor is compatible with the HDR 10 and DisplayHDR 400 standard, supporting specific levels of color and brightness. The HDR Effect setting transforms non-HDR content into HDR-like content with its picture quality algorithm."

Features page says HDR400 but specs say HDR10. Not sure which to believe.
Ah, nice catch
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"HDR 10 Support, VESA DisplayHDR 400, & HDR Effect
This monitor is compatible with the HDR 10 and DisplayHDR 400 standard, supporting specific levels of color and brightness. The HDR Effect setting transforms non-HDR content into HDR-like content with its picture quality algorithm."

Features page says HDR400 but specs say HDR10. Not sure which to believe.
From having done some research into this before it's my understanding that with HDR it's not just about compatibility but also brightness matters a ton. At 350 its brightness is not anything special. I believe because of this HDR content is going to look not that amazing. Do people think this even is a good price? My off the cuff thought is it isn't that great.


edit:. did a quick search. it's not sold many places, which seems a bit odd to me but those that are do have a $700 pricetag on it (which seems like a crazy price for what it is).
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98% DCI-P3 coverage. This alone for a 1440p ultrawide is worth the sale price, great deal.
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I've been looking for a 1440p ultrawide monitor for awhile, while this seems to be a version without a lot of reviews out there, the specs look ok and the price is pretty decent. Any big reason not to get this, or does anyone know of any better deals on an ultrawide monitor?
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Will this charge my Mac?
Probably not.******

EDIT: As corrected below, from the MFR site:
"it can charge your laptop at a voltage up to 60W,"
So this should charge most.. FWIW, some laptops like the XPS 15 (and perhaps macbook pros) might complain that they're hooked up to a 60W adapter and that they can only "slow charge".


Here's a couple more that do: the U3818DW [dell.com] and U4919DW [dell.com]
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From having done some research into this before it's my understanding that with HDR it's not just about compatibility but also brightness matters a ton. At 350 its brightness is not anything special. I believe because of this HDR content is going to look not that amazing. Do people think this even is a good price? My off the cuff thought is it isn't that great.


edit:. did a quick search. it's not sold many places, which seems a bit odd to me but those that are do have a $700 pricetag on it (which seems like a crazy price for what it is).
The reason for the few reviews is that this particular model is sold through their commercial division and business accounts like CDW, Newegg, etc. Just bought one for myself. I have an older LG 34" ultrawide that I use at work. Will use this new one at home.
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Height wise, does this match a 24" or 27"?
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