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I've bought cables, speaker wire and various adapters off monoprice for years.
Good quality, amazing prices.

This 27" 1440p is a little surprising though but I think its great.
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Yea they are. Are you still cranky that TV has advanced yo huge sizes? Still watching your shows on 10" screen?
Or maybe you want to tell me how bad PC gaming is on 40" screen?

Um... Nope.

If you want to game on a huge display use a TV instead, why wait for huge monitors to show up? From the viewing distance TVs are used you won't notice any stretching side effects.

PC monitors should continue being PC monitors. A PC monitor should never exceed 30" (or should I say 27") as it becomes difficult to focus your view on it from such a small distance. They are meant to be used on desks, and their size is exactly as it needs to be. Higher resolutions at the same inches (aka higher pixel density) is the way to go now.

I don't get it why people want bigger screens on phones and desktops. They have already started being impractical...
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Do these 1440p Korean monitors have buttons for manually calibrating RGB levels (via OSD) or is that expecting too much for <$400? I'm guessing that they are able to adjust for brightness and contrast only.
    
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Do these 1440p Korean monitors have buttons for manually calibrating RGB levels (via OSD) or is that expecting too much for <$400? I'm guessing that they are able to adjust for brightness and contrast only.

 

Some do and some do not, you have to do your research.

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My Shimian is only able to adjust the brightness of the back-lighting. Anything else needs to be done via nVidia control panel.
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$390 would be a good deal if the monitor has multiple inputs.

It has low input lag because it lacks many inputs (less complex circuitry). It can be a good and/or bad thing I guess
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Even then, how are you supposed to use a 40" screen on a computer desk where it's ~2' away from your eyes?

I do it and would never go back to a smaller screen thumb.gif
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Um... Nope.

If you want to game on a huge display use a TV instead, why wait for huge monitors to show up? From the viewing distance TVs are used you won't notice any stretching side effects.

PC monitors should continue being PC monitors. A PC monitor should never exceed 30" (or should I say 27") as it becomes difficult to focus your view on it from such a small distance. They are meant to be used on desks, and their size is exactly as it needs to be. Higher resolutions at the same inches (aka higher pixel density) is the way to go now.

I don't get it why people want bigger screens on phones and desktops. They have already started being impractical...

Who made you the king of what size screen I should have? I used my 30" HP zr30w for a few years, and could see it being usable if it was larger... lots of people have eyefinity or multi monitor setups essentially giving them 40" or higher screen size (with a very horizontal aspect ratio).

I'd be all for a wide 40" PC monitor, especially if it kept a similar pixel pitch to the 27" 1440p displays.
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Even then, how are you supposed to use a 40" screen on a computer desk where it's ~2' away from your eyes?
TV's =/= Monitors, don't compare the two.

TV's are meant for viewing across the room, not on your desk. Also I feel like you're getting screen size and resolution mixed up. What's the point in using a 40" 1080p TV as a computer monitor when you can view more stuff on a 1440p 27" monitor?

Cause that's not condescending at all.....

I've been using one with a approx three and half foot viewing distance for a few years. They compare quite favorably, figured this out five years ago back when I plugged my rig into my uncle's Samsung 1080P 55in DLP and found out how much better you can see simply by making everything bigger. Lower system horsepower overhead than 1440p, see better = no brainer.
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Cause that's not condescending at all.....

I've been using one with a approx three and half foot viewing distance for a few years. They compare quite favorably, figured this out five years ago back when I plugged my rig into my uncle's Samsung 1080P 55in DLP and found out how much better you can see simply by making everything bigger. Lower system horsepower overhead than 1440p, see better = no brainer.

 

What you find better, doesn't mean it's better for everyone.

 

Like wise, modern OS's (Windows 7, 8, varieties of Linux, & OSX) all support scaling. So you can scale a 2560x1440 display to be roughly that of a 1920x1080 display.

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