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I am tired of waiting for LCD monitor manufacturers to come up with cheap high resolution monitors. These days you can get a 1080p monitor for less than 150$, but you need to be willing to spend over 1000$ for 1440p or 1600p. I want to change my old CRT monitor, which does 1920x1440 @ 75hz. I won't go with multiple 1080p monitors because of the bezels primarily, and also because i play older games too, which would have problems with the field of view and multi-monitor driver bugs.

Why does anybody downgrade to 1080p when you can get a 1920x1440 or 2048x1536 monitor for 30$ ? What's wrong with monitor manufacturers ? I read countless replies about how "it costs more" because they need to have no dead pixels.. but.. smartphones now have almost the resolution of a monitor PC !

And regarding "supply and demand" argument, now everybody and their dog are getting 1080p monitors. Are there really that few that would buy a TN panel 2560x1440 monitor, which is 1.8 times bigger in megapixels, which would cost what ? 3 times more ? 450$ ?

I had a used 24" 1920x1200 LCD monitor, and guess what ? i sold it, i prefer the extra 240 pixels on the CRT one, and other bad points were poor viewing angles and back-light on the edges.

Also, because of good AMD drivers, i can run 1080p on my CRT with black bands on the up and bottom of the image, and am i playing on 1080p ? No way, i love the extra clarity brought by the extra pixels, i always chose 1920x1440. I am playing driving and shooting games on 4:3 and i love the extra detail brought by higher resolution vs the extra fov on 16:9.

Why are so many gamers ditching their 1440p and 1536p CRT monitors ? Why are you happy with the lowly 1080p ? If this CRT blows, i will hunt all the used PC ads for another one, I just can't handle downgrading in image clarity. Yes, 1920x1440 on a CRT is crispier than a 1920x1200 LCD, which you also have to deal with the damn "sieve effect". All the square pixels have blackness around them, which i spot from normal viewing distance.
Edited by AngEviL - 5/11/11 at 6:31am
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Did you sign up to post about how terrible 1080p is? I love 1080p. It looks nice.
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Originally Posted by kuehlman View Post
Did you sign up to post about how terrible 1080p is? I love 1080p. It looks nice.
But 1440p is definitely better, and something I wish I could afford to do my photo work on.

Big +1 to the OP's post. It's a huge ~$500 jump from a U2311H to U2711, and really, I don't think a 1440p IPS even should be that expensive.
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Sorry, i had to get this off my chest. I had a 1920x1200 lcd monitor, and i sold it, i love more the extra pixels of 1920x1440 on a CRT. I can't imagine how horrible gaming at 1080p is.
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I had no idea there was anything over 1080p tbh. Not really my cup of tea looking into that stuff, lol.
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Originally Posted by AngEviL View Post
Sorry, i had to get this off my chest. I had a 1920x1200 lcd monitor, and i sold it, i love more the extra pixels of 1920x1440 on a CRT. I can't imagine how horrible gaming at 1080p is.
Meh, no worries. It's something that I QQ about myself. I love higher resolution monitors, but I simply don't have the pocket change for them


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I had no idea there was anything over 1080p tbh. Not really my cup of tea looking into that stuff, lol.
It's absolutely great for me since I do a lot of post-processing for my photos. 1440p or even 1600p is just absolutely amazing for post-processing work.
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I could never go back from my SPVA 30" 2560x1600.

I always lawl when I see expensive hardware driving 1080p. Which is a lot on this site.
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It sounds so expensive though just for a few more pixels. I think a 1080p resolution looks nice and big without it, but I can just imagine having a wall for a monitor. Hahaha.
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It sounds so expensive though just for a few more pixels. I think a 1080p resolution looks nice and big without it, but I can just imagine having a wall for a monitor. Hahaha.
Hence the rant, why 1080p is so cheap but 1440p+ is so darn expensive
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Why are so many gamers ditching their 1440p and 1536p CRT monitors ? Why are you happy with the lowly 1080p ? If this CRT blows, i will hunt all the used PC ads for another one, I just can't handle downgrading in image clarity. Yes, 1920x1440 on a CRT is crispier than a 1920x1200 LCD, which you also have to deal with the damn "sieve effect". All the square pixels have blackness around them, which i spot from normal viewing distance.
I used to have three FW900 CRTs, which had a 2304x1440 max res and a 160Hz max refresh. I ditched them because I was pretty much forced to. I moved to a new house, and in the room where I put my desk (the only one in which it fits) there's some sort of EMF interference that makes the image on any CRT jiggle. That's why I bought a 30" LCD, because I figured if I was going to switch I should at least get SOME benefit to make up for the loss in image quality.

So yeah, IMO the only LCDs I feel are worth buying -at any price- are the higher end 27" and 30" ones. There rest only exist to be secondary monitors.
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