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post #11 of 31
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I currently have a 120hz 27" IPS on pre-order and cant wait for that to come in.

Is that a 2B Catleap overclocked by 120hz.net?
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post #12 of 31
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Not a big fan of the ASUS matte coating (if its anything like the VS248H-P, VH242H, P238QR - also an IPS monitor) yes ive owned a lot of Asus monitors lately haha
Since I've found the Korean 27" IPS variants i cant go back - i currently have a CrossOver LED-P because it comes with a great pivot/swivel/height adjustment stand and the glossy coating makes the display pop. I currently have a 120hz 27" IPS on pre-order and cant wait for that to come in.
Plus theyre at least 50% cheaper than major brand IPS diplays, and not having multiple inputs is great if your a gamer - less input lag.
The only thing this monitor might have on the korean monitors is its level of backlight bleed since its an A+ panel, and its contrast ratio which is a 8million:1 tongue.gif seems kinda crazy...but i believe most korean panels (and the Apple Thunderbolt currently is 1000:1)
Up to you i wouldnt be surprised if this monitor is around $800 tho
Iirc, massive contrast ratios like that are dynamic contrasts, basically just marketing. It's actual contrast will be about the same as other monitors.
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post #13 of 31
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I currently have a 120hz 27" IPS on pre-order and cant wait for that to come in.
Is that a 2B Catleap overclocked by 120hz.net?

Nope, the 120hz.net 2B's shipped out a couple weeks ago - but i'm waiting on an Overlord 120hz 1440p monitor (end of the month)
post #14 of 31
Made an account just so I could sound off on this monitor since I just bought it.

Just unpacked it, and I am blown away so far by how good it looks. Whites are crisp, colors are bright and vibrant. To sum it up best, I'll quote Mark Renton from Train Spotting; "It's good.. Oh, it's really f**king goooooood!"

Cheers
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Thanks Tinman12
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Tinman 12, welcome! How about a brief review on the monitor when you have finished marvelling at its brilliance? One of the most sought after pieces of information on this monitor is the input lag figure.

If you do not have a means of testing for input lag how about playing a few FPS games and letting us know what your frame rates are and a general view on smoothness during gameplay? (Your rig details would be useful too)
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I certainly am willing to test out anything that might be helpful to the community, unfortunately I think your going to be disappointed when you see what my rig is tongue.gif

I'm currently limping on a 3yr old Dell Optiplex 920 that I put a ATI 7750 recently lol...

I have a new system build patiently waiting in my Newegg wishlist, when the pre-order for this LCD came out I pulled the trigger after months-years hemming and hawing on Dell/HP 27's with all the anti-glare scandal. So for gaming I'm kinda cart-before-the-horse at the moment.

Only thing I'm playing right now is Mechwarrior Online -BETA. I'm playing it in window at the moment since my system only gets like 22FPS at full screen lol.

I did look at backlight bleed last night and this morning. It's very minor, and what is there is even around the bezel with no hot white spots. I'll take a pic when I get home and post it up.

If there is something useful to you I can run that would help with input on the LCD let me know I'll take a look tonight.
post #18 of 31
+1 for hoping for some more impressions from Tinman, this monitor looks great, but I'm not sure whether to go for it over a Korean monitor.
post #19 of 31
Tinman12 you will need to have a second monitor to measure input lag (preferably a CRT monitor which will have next to no lag) http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/response_time.php . You may struggle to get acceptable frame rates @1440 with a 7750 nonetheless any first hand feedback on this new monitor would be appreciated by all! (i have pulled the trigger and pre-ordered a PB278Q but it has a 7 day lead time via Scan) mad.gif
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I don't have a CRT available (Think I saw one in a museum tongue.gif) I do have my Dell 20" LCD though, I can use that and see if there is anything noticeable.

I was going to use http://tft.vanity.dk/monitorTest_scale.html to test for the input lag "drag" effect (If anyone has a better recommendation let me know). Question for any of you that have done something like this before; I want to capture any visible drag on camera, what are the right numbers I am looking for? From what I read online, I should double my frame rate to capture video rate, so if I want to capture any drag at 60Hz, I should setup to the camera for 1/120 exposure.

I played around with the OSD settings also (I'll take pics tonight), turned the Brightness down to ~30 and the contrast to around 50, it was scorching my corneas when I first turned it on lol.

Oh; and if anyone uses F.lux (I tried it for the first time last night); when it goes into "night" mode after a couple minutes I noticed the edge lines on my white mouse pointer started started to turn a high-contrast blue. So I removed that.
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