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Tempted to buy into the whole 3D Vision thing

post #1 of 10
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should i buy the Asus VG278H or is there a better alternative, i've seen some good reviews and some bad. Looking for some input from you guys.
post #2 of 10
I enjoy it but I wonder sometimes if I use it enough to warrant the cost of it. I do like the 120hz monitor more for FPS games though! That makes it all worth it smile.gif
post #3 of 10
If you get migraines and/or headaches easily (like me), I wouldn't do it.

Otherwise, for sure.
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I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009300 and I love it. The ability to watch 3d movies and play games in 3d is amazing, plus you can run at 120hz. Sadly I do not use it as much anymore because i got a Dell U3011 for xmas.

Edit: I saw a poster mention not to do it if you get migraines easily I think this is a sort of case by case thing. I get migraines frequently but 3d does not bother me. I think it depends on what triggers them
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post #5 of 10
The vg278h is a very good monitor, depending on what you want it for. I mostly program and play sim racing games and some RPGs. 3D is very nice for gaming, but I really like sim racing at 120fps too because it is so smooth with little to no motion blur that I always saw on 60Hz panels. I've read lots of posts debating the pros and cons of 120Hz and IPS monitors. Let me tell you that I own a Dell u3011 and I would game on the vg278h any day over the 30" IPS for one simple reason - that the vg278h does not have the bad motion blur. The hi-res u3011 is great when there is no action, but hi-res textures look blurry when moving. So to me, I would rather have crisp textures at 1080p than blurry ones at 1600p. The main advantage of the u3011 is the EXCELLENT color accurracy, which my wife needs as a professional photographer.

I did have some major backlight issues with the first 3 that I received when they were first released in November last year, but I sent all of those back.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1179486/vg278h-backlight-bleed


I recently ordered 3 more and the backlights are great. No noise in 3d mode either so I really cannot complain about the monitors now. Believe it or not, these are my first TN panels. I also have a Dell u3011 and Dell u2407 for comparision. Running through the Lagom tests the vg278h does very well except on viewing angles as expected. However, the sweespot is fairly large, You need to be looking more than ~45 degrees off center before the "golden" colorshift is noticeable and it mostly affects white and light grays. I run them in Nvidia surround and have no issues with the viewing angles.

Steve
Edited by Steve_Lab - 4/15/12 at 9:34pm
post #6 of 10
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wish me luck guys, im gonna bite the bullet.
post #7 of 10
Good Luck, let us know what you think when you get it in.
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Good Luck!!! thumb.gif
post #9 of 10
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lil update guys, loving the monitor, no backlight issues. Tried TF2, L4D2, Batman: Arkham City, might buy some 3D Blu-Rays and test those out.
post #10 of 10
if you have a ATI radeon 5k or better , you only need one card and a 3d display, in my case i use a 42"Vizio 3d, they have a 26 and a 32 version as well.
than you download a 3rd party middleware like TriDef, or IZ3d
the shutter glasses annoy me, most can not notice it but when my adrenaline kicks in and i focus at doublespeed, it gives me a migraine. like wearing sunglasses indoors.
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