Originally Posted by TurboMach1
Most of the "premium" panels come factory-calibrated but the cheaper ones don't, so your image quality out of the box may be off. Colorimeters (Spyder4, ColorMunki, BlueEye etc) can correct that. It's not a big deal since I assume you're not doing design work, but if color accuracy is important to you, or you think you might want to run more than one monitor (and want them to actually match), it could be a good investment.
If you're curious, TFT Central has an in depth write up on it: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/calibrating.htm
Of course you can always try to eyeball it using the free Windows tool, or just download an ICC profile online, but nothing beats real hardware calibration.
i see you have an auria, i was thinking about going to MC and grab one, how do you like it? only thing im worried about is that they dont have the non AG ones anymore, i really like non AG monitors better.
Honestly my Auria surprised the hell out of me.
Before buying one, I kind of figured these "A- panels" would have some glaring defect or would be barebones on the features, but I was wrong on both counts. My Auria came pixel-perfect, without any backlight bleed or color banding, and with a full range of inputs (DP, HDMI, DL-DVI) and very comprehensive OSD (which made it very calibration friendly). Side by side with my U2711 I can't find any faults with it.
Mine is matte, but the AG isn't as grainy as it is on the U2711.
AFAIK the glossy ones are no longer being stocked, but the matte screens seem to have a better track record for being pixel-perfect thus far (going by other posts in the Auria thread). Unless gloss is a must have for you, I'd definitely recommend grabbing one.
Originally Posted by Black Octagon
Wrong. Dual Link DVI is capable of the bandwidth needed (I know because I am doing it myself). For a technical explanation why read this: http://overlordforum.com/topic/44-2560x1440-120hz-possible-over-dvi-d/#entry349
As you see from that post, discussion of 120Hz-capable 1440p IPS screens has been taboo on OCN for most of the past 12 months. The fact that an OCN mod linked to the Tempest X270OC in this very thread makes me dare to hope that we're now allowed to discuss this issue openly.
Hmm, interesting. I thought it was a physical pin in/out limitation to the cable.
There was another thread here recently claiming they actually frame skip and interpolate when "overclocked" using DL-DVI.Edited by Booty Warrior - 2/14/13 at 6:01am