Haven't seen one of these in a little while.
What monitor(s) are you currently using? Planning on upgrading any time soon?
I'm currently using the HP 2311x, thinking about upgrading later this year.
NEC PA272W because I do photography and graphic design, have it set up with some no-name 1440p 27" to have my media, browser and misc. junk on while I work with the other full-screen.
Call me lazy, but I just pick up a 22" HDTV. Samsung is my prefered brand. HDMI ports on the back, audio included if you don't have speakers. Watch TV, Netflix, or work with other HDMI devices (Raspberry Pi). Not the smart TVs. Never get those. Keep your Roku on the outside, not the inside. :3
Picking up two of these soon.
Been using two 24" TVs I managed to scrap from a dumpster. I would enjoy having a proper monitor, especially same brand for better multiwindows.
Got Samsung S24E650BW last week.
It is 24" and 1920 x 1200 (8:5) which is lovely.
24" IPS 1080p 5ms. My first HD monitor and got it for $100 during black friday. It's been a great budget display so far, only has single hdmi (1.3) and vga ports. Lots of color calibration settings though (RGBCMY).
Forgot to mention its a weird one or something. I measured its stripe pitch at .22-.23 across the board. I run stuff at 2560x1600 with no problem or blurriness. A bit flickery because it only runs at 72 hz at that res.
Currently using one of these http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PC9HFO8/ref=psdc_1292115011_t1_B00P0EQD1Q
Plus two of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JN9310/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1944687702&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00GTV05XG&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1TFJS3V1AAW1N2FRQ8HY
How exactly did you measure the stripe pitch? From your ".22-.23 across the board" statement, I'm guessing you didn't just count the stripes and average it. I would be curious as to what the exact number of stripes is. Of course it can easily be estimated by dividing width by pitch.
LG E2341 landscape and Acer X193w portrait. LG was $40 at a pawn shop for 1080p and the Acer was $10 at a thrift shop. Gets the job done til I can afford matching monitors or an ultra widescreen.
Some quick calculations:
22.5" viewable diagonal gives it a width of 484.6mm.
If the stripe pitch were an even .22mm that would give you ~2,203 stripes.
If the stripe pitch were an even .23mm that would give you 2,107 stripes.
Even the .22mm calculation seems like it would be too low for a crisp 2560 horizontal. I would think it would look noticeably crisper at 1920.
I measured at the ends and the middle and the halfway point. It was consistent. The old FW900 I had that broke was .23-.24 in the middle and .28 at the sides.
I measured it as .23-.24 through the entire thing but usually the stripes are a hundredth of a millimeter bigger than they actually are in the aperture grille so I took one off. Clearly smaller than my old one. I've been trying to see if its a prototype or something. Manufactured in August 2000, which was a month before it was released.
Phosphor stripe isn't 100 percent the determinant of crispness, they can be semi-activated and the "ideal" resolution is usually something like (stripes/.8) iirc.
That's very interesting... Sounds like you have something special there.
I was thinking more along the lines of stripes*.8 for ideal resolution, not actually taking it higher... Maybe it's just because I've never had the opportunity to use a "high end" CRT, but my experience with mid-low range Trinitrons was that they were noticeably crisper when used well under the number of stripes. Also the manufacturer's recommended resolutions are usually lower than the amount of stripes, but that might have more to do with maintaining 85Hz refresh rate than the stripe count.
Just ordered a new one today. I've been using a U2211H for about 5 years now so it's a pretty big increase in pixels.
It was between this or the PG279Q and between the mixed reviews and being out of stock literally everywhere I've looked, I just didn't want to wait and/or take a gamble on the panel lottery.
and a iiyama I saw outside a block of offices so decided to take
not the best picture. Its blurrier because I just turned the monitor on. The convergence settles into place and the colors calm down after 45 minutes or so.
>I traded an IBM T221 for one last month. Love it.
I remember having a T221 for about a 2 months or so before higher resolution monitors started becoming common. The number of pixels was pretty cool, but beyond that, it just wasn't worth the hassle.
I loved it actually. I program and I love having a ton of windows open. Good colors and I didn't mind the lower contrast.
I think its become less of a hassle over time with hidpi displays becoming more common.
It was the connector interface that was a real problem. It already had the adapter board installed and my GPU had two DVI outputs, which was fine. The issue was that I was running Windows 7 at the time, and I didn't have an AMD card (or an nVidia Quadro) so running at full resolution with a "striped" display was only possible if I unplugged one of the DVI cables and ran it at like 30Hz or something really low like that.
It was a software issue in that I couldn't use both DVI adapters at the same time because nVidia are a bunch of faggots with their consumer drivers. I could run the display as high as 55Hz at full resolution, but it was actually display two mirrored desktops. AMD's drivers and nVidia's Quadro drivers had a "merge" desktop ability, but nVidia's consumer GPUs only have the "surround" option which only works with exactly 3 monitors.
It was a software issue more-so than the actual adapters, but since the monitor was of course too old to use something like DP1.2a which has the bandwidth necessary for the full resolution and high refresh rate, it was just a hassle to use.
It was a neat monitor to use though while I had it. A hassle, but it was my first experience with DPI displays.
>Plus a couple of crappy TN panels I've had for years
I am quite happy with my Korean 1440p memepanel..
It's very barebones and I wish I splurged on something with a few more inputs and features, but for media is it great.
I'll probably upgrade once 4k content is more readily available and gaymen hardware is more powerful and affordable.
Looks a little soft, but definitely usable.
It's been a long time since I've actually used a Trinitron computer monitor, unfortunately. I did a lot of thrift store hunting for a good one from 2008-2012 or so but I didn't have any luck and eventually found a decent IPS LCD and mostly gave up on reliving the CRT glory days.
took another one. Look at the "All trademarks..." at the bottom. Seems reasonable at 2560x1600 for small fonts. A bit soft, but still not making anything unreadable at all.
Photos make it look worse than it is too imo.
these two beutes are on the way should arrive today or tomorrow.
soon to be feeling ultrawide goodness
Need a sort of budget triple monitor stand that supports rotation, any recs?
Right now I'm using some shitty 5 year old asus TN panel
Just bought a s2415h, gonna pick up 2 more if I like it and the glossiness doesn't bother me.
>order monitor, delivered via USPS
>says it was delivered to my door 30 minutes ago
>check every fucking nook and cranny
>call usps at 8:00, they close at 8:30
>mfw expected wait time is 30 minutes
Just started looking for a new monitor, can someone help me out. I'd be using it for console/pc gaming, watching movies and general programming. Price range is anywhere up to about $400. Some of the choices I've been looking at:
Should I? I'm running dual 1440x900 monitors now but ever since I started using i3 i've never felt the need for more real estate. I also never game.
Korean 4K panels, senpaitachi
Thinking about getting this one.
Is IPS all that important?
I'm trying to decide between a 24 inch for $155 (Acer K242HL), or an IPS 23 inch (23MP47HQ-P) for $175.
I'm an Ausfag so both are probably terrible options for the price.
Those are equal to or lesser than what the USD prices are. Some IPS panels have higher levels of glow at the edges (appears depending on angle of viewing, not consistent like light bleed) than others but my LG has a small amount visible on a 100% black image.
still using the rebranded korean thunderbolt displays i bought in 2012
i got a 4k display and it was just too fucking big to use comfortably. too much hassle to ship it back to korea so good waste of $800 i guess
going to hold out for whatever apple replaces the thunderbolt with i guess. if the korean rebrands for discarded panels come out around the same time ill probably risk buying one, but maybe not
Would now be a good time to buy a monitor? I know that something better/cheaper is always coming but what I mean is if these things have cycles or habits of dropping prices at x time of the year and that's close or stuff like that.
I'm thinking of getting an Asus VX228H (or 23 but I don't really need the extra inch) and I was wondering if I should hold off for now. I don't follow the monitor market now so I have no idea.
Just bought a Asus MG279Q.
Only shit thing i dont like is that freesync caps at 90hz, tho i heard you can mod the range.
Lets see if this 144hz is good as they say.
I was using a TN 4K korean panel and its viewing angles were the worst shit i've ever seen, it was an upgrade of my glorious PLS korean 1440p (i actually miss it). Now im using an LG 34UM95 that is quite the best monitor i've ever used (not interested in curved displays).
MG279Q 1440p 144hz IPS freesync monitor
Didn't buy PG279, G-Sync monitor which would've cost rouhgly 250 euros more and put it at 950 euros.
I have 980Ti.
It's a good monitor. It can go really dim, doesn't flicker, has good response time.
I'm looknig for a 5:4 monitor, What do you recommend?