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.
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.
SteveEdited by Steve_Lab - 4/15/12 at 9:34pm