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Hello everyone,

I'm currently in the market for two 27'' monitors for the purpose of
- photoshop and illustrator (I'm a photographer)
- casual gaming (CS:GO, Borderlands 2)
- word processing
- video, films, television

They must have a VESA mount.

I've been considering CrossOver monitors although I haven't read much on its color accuracy, usually more on how vibrant the monitors are. I currently own a Samsumg SyncMaster 2493HM and Dell U2410 (which has a terrible AG coating).

Any recommendations for which models I should be looking at? I'm currently leaning towards Korean IPS monitors.
post #2 of 9
check out overlordcomputer.com they are 2560x1440 120hz monitors with pixel perfect guarantee..they are in california and they are american.. there are several monitors to choose from rangeing from 3 to 5 hundred dollars..best monitors you can buy..they just hit the market last week
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Originally Posted by snitchkilla11 View Post

check out overlordcomputer.com they are 2560x1440 120hz monitors with pixel perfect guarantee..they are in california and they are american.. there are several monitors to choose from rangeing from 3 to 5 hundred dollars..best monitors you can buy..they just hit the market last week

I don't have a priority for 120Hz monitors but thanks for the tip!
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no thers like 5 different models.. only one is the 120hz.. they use the same pcb as the koreans but they are tested...no more lottery..the guy guarantees all his monitors
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no thers like 5 different models.. only one is the 120hz.. they use the same pcb as the koreans but they are tested...no more lottery..the guy guarantees all his monitors

Very interesting, I've never heard of these before. Does anyone have any input on these? They seem to be on pre-order currently.
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they may be.but i thought they were in..if not they will be in the next week or two..they use the same pcb as the catleaps and crossovers but the new higher quality..trust me you will not be dissapointed...read on the website..he explanes his products and specs..
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They are A+ panels in that they will have the allowable dead/stuck/bright pixels in the batch - and yes the 120hz Tempest OCs are on pre-order with current ship date estimated for around late October - but if youre a photojunkie - then i would think twice about these Korean monitors

Only because i believe color accuracy wise they may not be up to the same level as major brands - you may have to dig around a bit but manufacturers like Dell/Asus etc probably have the best quality, including blacks. That and another thing is that these monitors have absolutely no OSD for color calibration (there are color profiles though) - while this is great for gaming, no extra processing that adds input lag - it may not meet your needs for your photography. You can probably get a Colorimeter but youll be calibrating via software.

Other than that..for general purpose use, non-professional photo editing, and especially gaming - these monitors will be awesome. I was one of the first to pre-order an Overlord Tempest OC and i can not wait till it arrives.

These will be glossy, and Scribby will provide multiple color profiles - so for me they will be awesome.

I currently have a CrossOver - and it is *amazing* - just wish it was 120hz frown.gif But at the same time i am betting that the Tempest will have better backlit bleed (or lack there of) since they will be essentially A+ panels.

Hope this helps.
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They are A+ panels in that they will have the allowable dead/stuck/bright pixels in the batch - and yes the 120hz Tempest OCs are on pre-order with current ship date estimated for around late October - but if youre a photojunkie - then i would think twice about these Korean monitors
Only because i believe color accuracy wise they may not be up to the same level as major brands - you may have to dig around a bit but manufacturers like Dell/Asus etc probably have the best quality, including blacks. That and another thing is that these monitors have absolutely no OSD for color calibration (there are color profiles though) - while this is great for gaming, no extra processing that adds input lag - it may not meet your needs for your photography. You can probably get a Colorimeter but youll be calibrating via software.
Other than that..for general purpose use, non-professional photo editing, and especially gaming - these monitors will be awesome. I was one of the first to pre-order an Overlord Tempest OC and i can not wait till it arrives.
These will be glossy, and Scribby will provide multiple color profiles - so for me they will be awesome.
I currently have a CrossOver - and it is *amazing* - just wish it was 120hz frown.gif But at the same time i am betting that the Tempest will have better backlit bleed (or lack there of) since they will be essentially A+ panels.
Hope this helps.

Thanks, although, for my price range, I really don't see any monitors that have little or no AG coating that reproduce colors accurately.
post #9 of 9
Buy the CrossOvers and a good color calibrator. Should give better results than the factory calibrated panels, and will be cheaper.
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