Originally Posted by keiths
> Catleaps are more trouble than they are worth in terms of getting hold of one
>it's a serious PITA to get one replaced.
This greatly depends on where you’re located. For people in NZ, for example, the answer sure as hell isn’t “no”.
Originally Posted by octobeast
can someone link me to where to get a catleap 120hz?
120Hz X270OC available in October.
Originally Posted by hellzlegend
It's not just the viewing angles.
The colors are more accurate and it just plain looks better than a TN panel.
Generally, yes. But too many people harp on about colour accuracy when they really have no intention of ever actually calibrating their display, or using it in any application where colour accuracy is an issue. And then there are the people who hear someone talking about high quality IPS displays and their marvelous colour accuracy, so they go out and buy a half-arsed 6bit IPS and think they're well hard because "I have an IPS like the big kids"
. For those people, 'colur accuracy' is mostly placebo, and they use ridiculously bright and over-saturated preset modes anyway. I think there is a 'fad' element to the popularity of IPS displays at the moment. A few years ago everyone was saying that "TN's are much better than they used to be and perfectly acceptable for the average user. IPS displays are mainly for professional use"
. Then suddenly everyone had a dire need for colour accuracy in... games, movies and browsing?
That's not to say that there are aren't people like me who are driven nuts by TN banding etc. even in standard applications. At the moment i put up with it because I can only get 120Hz from TN displays.
Originally Posted by Mhill2029
I thought it was rather obvious, IPS panels are usually preferred due to viewing angles. Most people sit directly in front of their PC so it's all a bit meaningless for the majority. Even in surround the angles aren't substantial enough for IPS to make that much of a difference over a TN.
TN's poor viewing angles are still blatantly obvious, even when sitting centred directly in front of one. On my 23" TN, I can see a shift between the image at the top and bottom of the screen. You don't have to be sitting at some wild angle to notice it.However
, viewing angles on IPS displays aren't all they're cracked up to be either. Certainly now that no-one uses A-TW polarizers anymore. In general, IPS has better viewing angles than TN. But they're still poor compared to CRT or plasma, especially in dark scenes thanks to the IPS glow. In fact, in dark scenes, on an IPS, I'd say that the viewing angles are worse than they are in light scenes on a TN.
Originally Posted by Mhill2029
That's nonsense, it's all down to personal preference of the individual. Same argument can be said for Glossy or Matte displays......it's user preference.
No, TN displays have some unavoidable limitations when it comes to certain colours/shades (You can clearly see banding in gradients), and this can makes even fairly basic image work very difficult. My TN just about drove me mad when I was trying to touch up some shadow details in an image. There was this posterization effect that I couldn't seem to smooth out, and soon realised that the image it'self was fine and I was trying to edit out an artifact being cause by the display itself. Now I go straight to the IPS for any image work.
Originally Posted by CaptainChaos
IPS panels are preferred because of the color accuracy, and the higher resolution
you can get in the bigger panels. Viewing angles are also a reason but not the main reason.
You mention 'higher resolution' like it's some kind of exclusive characteristic of IPS technology. There's nothing to stop them from making high res TN displays. They tend to limit the size due to the poor viewing angles (or at least they used to), but as I said, IPS viewing angles aren't exactly stellar, especially on larger displays. The U2711 has that white glow, no matter where you sit.Edited by Oubadah - 8/12/12 at 11:01pm