Originally Posted by jincuteguy
Why do you guys always going with 27" ones? And not the 30" ones? Just wondering, cause Im looking for one of these Korean monitor as well and I kinda like the 30" 2560-1600 res, but I see so many ppl buying these 27" ones. Is there an advantage from these 27" ones? besides the 120hz overclock from some of them
The matte CCFL back-lit 30" models all use the same grainy matte coating, have poor contrast (500-800:1 vs. 900-1300:1 for the 27")/black levels and are wide gamut (google this)=inaccurate and over-saturated colors for consumer media. Unless you know how to enable color management in the very few programs which support color management or have an AMD graphics card+use these settings (AMD Catalyst Control Center>display color section and check "Use Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)" in Color Temperature Control) the colors will be wrong. None of the Korean 30" monitors have sRGB modes so there is no way to get proper colors for games and movies unless you own and AMD graphics card. The Crossover 30X does not use a grainy matte coating
but suffers from the same obvious overshoot ghosting
as the Dell 3014
30" monitors also have far more IPS/PLS glow vs. a 27" when viewed from 60-90cm/2-3ft, so, unless you want to sit at least 121cm/4ft away the bottom sides of the screen will exhibit far more glow in dark scenes vs. a 27", especially if the brightness is cranked. The increase in resolution from 1440-1600 is minimal.
All 30" monitors are a rip off since 2x 1440p monitors can be purchased for the same price. The 27" monitors typically have superior overdrive solutions (less ghosting), better color and brightness uniformity, and glossy+matte options. The 30" which use Tempered Glass have very poor black levels, for example, the Samsung 970D on the left in the below image uses the same tempered glass as the Apple Cinema+Thunderbolt Display, Dell S series and Korean monitors. The NEC on the right uses LG's semi-glossy coating which is basically the same as the coating the matte Qnix+X-Star use.Edited by MenacingTuba - 11/20/13 at 7:39pm