Originally Posted by HyperMatrix
Honestly I have no idea why so many people have asked about running their consoles on this display
There are no other 27" glossy IPS panels except for the Apple Cinema Display which is 1000$. The ACD requires a bunch of extra costly equipment to get it running with consoles and as far as I know the altona converter does not support the proper black level range (16-255 vs 0-255)=grey blacks and washed out colours with consoles. IMO buying an ACD to play console games w/o input lag would be idiotic considering that one can buy a low lag plasma 50" plasma with much better picture quality for the same price. I already have a TV and prefer gaming at my desk so I can multi-task as well.
Sure I could buy the Dell ST2220T but it costs 330$ here and is to small.
These IPS panels are <400$ and the basic models do not have any input lag. I have an S27A850D which has 18ms of input lag (just like the other IPS with scalers and extra inputs) which is 2 much for precision aiming on consoles and killer for vsync'd game play on PC. I use my Asus VG236H for most games which has 2-3ms of input lag, but it is a TN panel.
Finally I have the option to buy an IPS panel that is not super grainy, is sRGB, does not have low contrast and has low input lag. Knowing that the HP ZR27440w works with consoles makes me think it is possible that these new models will as well, which is why it is important.Edited by MenacingTuba - 3/12/12 at 3:36am