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  It's about time my day-one preorder got fulfilled! And I gotta say, it falls pleasantly in line with my expectations.   It works. No screen problems or "No HDMI detected" errors, everything looks fine, chromatic aberration is considerably reduced at the cost of those light shafts/"god rays" that come with Fresnel lenses, and the built-in headphones nearly blew my ears out at default volume. You might want to turn it down when setting it up!   And for that matter,...
I don't like Logitech's present-day styling all that much, but Zowie mice don't have enough buttons (in all seriousness, even the G502 doesn't have enough) and Logitech has a better scroll wheel on the G502. Solid thunk with every notch, and free-scrolling mode is nice to have for general use.   Then again, the G502's weight never bothered me. It's definitely heftier than the ol' Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical, though.   I think my ideal mouse would more or less be the...
 And it's even a headphone stand!? That thing has WANT written all over! Smyth Research sure knows their target market! ...except for the price. $1500? Ow, my wallet... and that's not even taking into account how I don't know of a good Atmos theater system to have a PRIR recorded at, which is bound to cost even more money.  The MMX 300 is a great headset, both in terms of sound and mic quality. Don't let the closed back fool you - it's pretty adept at positional cues with...
http://www.techpowerup.com/222326/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-does-away-with-d-sub-vga-support   Well, crap. I knew it was gonna happen eventually, but this means the 980 Ti and Titan X are now the highest-end cards that retain VGA and a built-in RAMDAC. Guess the FW900 faithful are gonna have to invest in HDFury adapters now.   I suppose that by the time I actually have to replace my GTX 980 for performance reasons come Volta or the gen after, 2560x1440 144+ Hz G-SYNC...
 You'd better believe it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_T220/T221_LCD_monitors A lot of technology advancements are much older than most people think; it just takes several years for things to become affordable and mass-produced. I mean, it's only fairly recently that we've had 4K 60 Hz without any tiling tricks (read: multiple logical monitors comprising the actual display, each driven by a different video port). Now if I could just afford a nice PG279Q... alas, I'm...
 Funny thing is, I've been hoping for something similar for over a decade, considering we had an old HDTV obsoleted by its lack of HDMI (it's an old rear-projection CRT set). There's also the IBM T220/T221 - a line of 22.1" monitors with 3840x2400 resolution in 2001! Unfortunately, the DVI interfaces of the day weren't up to snuff and had to drive it in a tiled fashion. That panel would've really benefited from the modern DisplayPort interface and all its bandwidth. And...
Wow, that's pretty crap, and then I think back to how our E420i-A0 has no firmware updates and is stupidly crippled at 60 Hz input despite allegedly being a 120 Hz set.   I always considered modern HDTVs with all their processing to be pretty awful for motion processing anyway. Gotta get a proper computer monitor if you can live with the smaller size; at least there, the refresh rates are real, and you can even get G-SYNC or FreeSync nowadays if your wallet...
Speaking of IEMs and gaming, I know that someone favored the Etymotic ER-4P for gaming to the extent that Etymotic actually went and made a variant called the EDGE Acoustics GX-400 that includes an in-line mic, specifically to market as a gaming headset.   IEMs are generally something I haven't considered much for serious listening due to the comfort factor, however. Customs resolve the comfort problem nicely, I'm sure, but are pretty expensive and have next to no resale...
Well, I'll be damned. Overwatch turned out to be one of those few games that has a built-in headphone mix that actually doesn't suck! That video was some good stuff, thuNDa!   I remember testing out Atmos in the SW:BF3 open beta and being thoroughly disappointed. No directionality, no depth, it was like it was a broken implementation. Went back to CMSS-3D Headphone immediately for that one.   As for BF1, well, I didn't think they'd actually go that far back, but when...
 About BF2142, though: it took the unlock system they showed off with BF2 and made it utterly overblown. I mean, having to unlock HAND GRENADES? Really, DICE? It's a shame, since I like the sci-fi take and all, but if anything, I blame 2142 for starting the trend of modern multiplayer FPSs becoming grindfests to unlock the guns that don't suck. SW:BF3 isn't much better in that regard, since I still remember how much it sucked trying to play the open beta without having...
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