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post #1711 of 2044

I didn't say anywhere in my post it was a bad screen. I was expressing my dislike of glossy monitors, which strain my eyes more than matte screens.

I guess comparing them to those screen was rather one sided of me though, the Cinema screens are more comparable to the prosumer market than those ultra high end ones with true 10 bit LUT and such.

post #1712 of 2044

Well, you are comparing a $3,000 screen to something that retails for 1/3 of its price.

 

Seriously, give glossy screen a try.  I got a matt IPS screen, I thought that was good but I find myself much prefer this one.  People hate glossy screen for 1 reason, reflection, and there is hardly any on this and the colours and amazing, not to mention i have read many user reports that they tried calibrating it themselves and see no difference at all.  So they uninstalled the software and put the calibrater back in the drawer.

post #1713 of 2044

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Originally Posted by raymondlin View Post

Well, you are comparing a $3,000 screen to something that retails for 1/3 of its price.

 

Seriously, give glossy screen a try.  I got a matt IPS screen, I thought that was good but I find myself much prefer this one.  People hate glossy screen for 1 reason, reflection, and there is hardly any on this and the colours and amazing, not to mention i have read many user reports that they tried calibrating it themselves and see no difference at all.  So they uninstalled the software and put the calibrater back in the drawer.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

 glossy monitors, which strain my eyes more than matte screens.

 

As such I find myself reluctant to use a glossy screen as my main monitor, especially when I already have a reasonably decent matte monitor.

post #1714 of 2044

No one is saying go replace your monitor with a new iMac (since this is the only screen with this technology), I am saying don't go Ewww like you did when you read "glossy screen".  This iMac's screen is not the same as the others you have seen so far in your life.

post #1715 of 2044

I'm a PC fanboy, but damn dat resolution on Macs. Windows is just so... pixely (is that a word?). Windows 7 users - look at your start button, it's pixely as @$#&

post #1716 of 2044

double post


Edited by Rebel975 - 1/1/13 at 10:13am
post #1717 of 2044

^What? lol. Maybe it's pixely on a < 720p screen or something, but not on the 1080p, 1200p, or 1440p screens I've had/have.

 

BTW- we have an iMac where I work, and the screen is definitely awesome. Unfortunately, it shows reflections. It's not too bad, but does bother me. To be fair, we have a lot of natural light and also a ton of florescent lights (it's an office building).

 

If I could have it my way I'd configure my room so that the back of my monitor would face towards my light source. Then I could use a glossy monitor and not have any reflections. Because I mean, my ZR2740w does look good (1440p is so sweet), but the anti glare coating is a bit much.

 

I think the new round of high resolution/IPS monitors are semi-gloss though. Maybe the best of both worlds?


Edited by Rebel975 - 1/1/13 at 12:14am
post #1718 of 2044

Crosspost from another thread.

I don't have a more recent photo of my rig, so here is how it was around March.

700

 

CPU: i5 2500K @5GHz cooled with an EK Supreme LT Nickel and a Coolstream XT 240 with Yate Loon DSL120 fans.

GPU: GTX460 1GB @ 910MHz overclock

Mobo: MSI P67A-GD55

RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX Blu running overclocked @ 1866MHz 10-9-9-24

Audio: Xonar DX(now Xonar D2X). The rest of my audio rig is in my sig.

Screen: LG IPS236V, previously two, now one due to space concerns(speakers). IPS or VA all the way. The TN panel on my laptop is dreadful in comparison.

Storage: 128GB Crucial M4 Boot, 256GB Crucial M4 Steam and Progams drive, 500GB and 1TB Spinpoint F1 Storage drives.

Case: Raven RV-02E with stock AP180 fans

PSU: BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 750W

 

Peripherals: Steelseries 6GV2 keyboard, Microsoft Sidewinder mouse, Wacom Intuos 4M.

 

 

700

 

Laptop: Asus low end model with AMD C60 APU, 2GB RAM. Runs office and internet. Don't need more from it.

Tablet: Nexus 7 16GB

post #1719 of 2044

Headfi the only place where peolpe swap monitors for speakers tongue_smile.gif

 

With the monitors it is a shame the nice 27" 1440p screens are still about the £320 mark. Will be waiting a bit longer for them to drop into my price range.


Edited by Cheapy - 1/1/13 at 3:14pm
post #1720 of 2044
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Crosspost from another thread.

I don't have a more recent photo of my rig, so here is how it was around March.

700

 

CPU: i5 2500K @5GHz cooled with an EK Supreme LT Nickel and a Coolstream XT 240 with Yate Loon DSL120 fans.

GPU: GTX460 1GB @ 910MHz overclock

Mobo: MSI P67A-GD55

RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX Blu running overclocked @ 1866MHz 10-9-9-24

Audio: Xonar DX(now Xonar D2X). The rest of my audio rig is in my sig.

Screen: LG IPS236V, previously two, now one due to space concerns(speakers). IPS or VA all the way. The TN panel on my laptop is dreadful in comparison.

Storage: 128GB Crucial M4 Boot, 256GB Crucial M4 Steam and Progams drive, 500GB and 1TB Spinpoint F1 Storage drives.

Case: Raven RV-02E with stock AP180 fans

PSU: BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 750W

 

Peripherals: Steelseries 6GV2 keyboard, Microsoft Sidewinder mouse, Wacom Intuos 4M.

 

 

700

 

Laptop: Asus low end model with AMD C60 APU, 2GB RAM. Runs office and internet. Don't need more from it.

Tablet: Nexus 7 16GB


I have that webcam lol, it's great. 

post #1721 of 2044

If I could I would have 4x GTX480's in SLI.  With a 2000 watt PSU.

post #1722 of 2044
I just sold a pair of GTX580's and bought a GTX680. I was trying to hold out for the 780, but really needed a displayport. I'll move back to SLI when the 780's come out. I was also kind of hoping that it'd come out during the step up period I get through EVGA, but I doubt it will.
post #1723 of 2044

When youre talking about that kind of cash all you really needed to do was buy a converter...haha unless they don't exist.

post #1724 of 2044
Unfortunately, it seems that you can only convert displayport > dvi/etc., not dvi/etc. > displayport - unless you use a very expensive active converter.

What makes it really expensive is that it would have to be a dual link dvi to displayport active converter, as I have a 1440p monitor.
Edited by Rebel975 - 1/1/13 at 7:58pm
post #1725 of 2044
Oh...haha sorry
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