Originally Posted by s1rrah
The Dell is no different .. IPS = PLS ... in so far as my humble experience goes. The only real difference I saw between the U2711 and the Sammy 850D was the whites performance ... and I think that is mostly due to the semi-glossy screen on the Sammy vs the grainy coating on the Dell ... but the experience I was referring to when gaming will most likely be identical .. super vibrant and "poppy" ...
Also, among the Dell IPS screens I tried (the 27" and the 24") ... I found less backlight bleed issues than with the Samsung (I had to return my first 850D cause it was HUGELY screwed up with backlight bleed...just crazy bad...but the second one is practically 100% perfection in regard to backlight evenness...luckily for me, I was buying local at Micro Center and so could just take a 5 minute drive to exchange it) ...
Otherwise ... any IPS screen or PLS screen is going to look much more vibrant in game than a TN panel as far as I know ... but until playing Borderlands 2 on my bros TN rig, I hadn't really realized how much of a difference the PLS technology makes ... seriously ... it's like turning the "lights off" on the graphics or something ... IPS/PLS might not be the fastest screen ... but they sure as heck are the best looking.
I think on wiki it says that PLS is Samsung's better version of IPS, but I'm getting the Dell no matter what. It's a little better in lag terms, it's pretty "cheap" now (went down $100 this month)+ there's $25 discount in one shop, so it's $650, but I will be using the $25 discount card to upgrade my warranty to 4 years since Dell has amazing customer service from what I heard.
Today, while waiting for bus, I was lurking in electronics shop and they finally got an IPS monitor. It was placed right next to TN, both 24' and same wallpapers, I spent there around 5 minutes looking at the difference and only thing in my head was "want want want want want". 24' monitor is just fine size (compared to my 21.5' which is also fine), 27' seems little big, maybe getting closer to television but I think it will be perfect.
I just hope my monitor will be all right and I won't have to call support guy, I don't really want anyone going in my room, there's totall chaos here.