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I figured a lot of people used that one. I've just become obsessed now that I took home the equipment and made profiles for my Dell and then the 278q asus I sent back and and the 248q asus I got a few months ago. The problem is these displays all used to look good to me. Now after using the spectrophotometer ,telling me the real numbers, I'm shocked how bad all of them are. The asus 24" hardly made a difference calibrated the color fidelity was so bad. I already borrowed another i1 cause I thought the first was broken since out of 4 monitors I tested and profiled not 1 could even get a delta E avg of <2.5 and that was only on 1. Tft shows almost every monitor at <1 after calibration and I'm using the same hardware/software as them.

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The fact that the displays used to look "so good to you", until you ran some tests and let a piece of software tell you otherwise is silly. It's like an audiophile enjoying his speakers until a frequency chart shows a response with all sorts of dips and spikes.
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post #92 of 3079
As with speakers/headphones, there are two things that people look for: something that looks/sounds nice, and something that has a flat curve. For professional photo editing (just like for sound editing/studio monitoring) you want a monitor that shows colors that are conforming to some standard so your monitor itself isn't affecting what your image will look like. The same thing goes with recording/mastering music; you need a flat curve, as you aren't making music that is going to be played only on your headphones/speakers. If you use speakers or headphones that don't have a flat frequency response curve, they will "color" the sound and you won't be hearingwhat is actually happening.

However, even audiophiles like headphones that have some "color" and don't have a perfectly flat response curve; some people like more bass or more treble, and if you are an end user listening to music for enjoyment you don't need a flat response curve, just something that sounds how you want it to. The same goes for monitors; if you don't do photo editing and don't care about color accuracy then a monitor may look good with more red or more blue; it is all down to personal preference if you are just watching a movie or playing a game.
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I am an audiophile so no need for a refresher there. However, even audiophiles want to just enjoy the music, so it depends on what your prerogative is. If you're aiming for a certain standard so you can use the equipment as a calibrated monitor of some sort, then I understand. But if you're just looking to enjoy the monitor or speaker, you shouldn't allow tests and charts to influence that decision.
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Yes, that was my point. Flat curves are good for mastering, but not necessarily what you want for recreational use.
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Ok, then we're on the same page. The reason I said that to nizda is because I am assuming he's not using the monitors for professional applications. But if he is, my apologies.
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How much of an improvment would this display be with anime and other video viewing compared to a 23.6" TN panel? I'm looking ot upgrade monitor size and IPS attracts me. I've never had an IPS before.
    
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How much of an improvment would this display be with anime and other video viewing compared to a 23.6" TN panel? I'm looking ot upgrade monitor size and IPS attracts me. I've never had an IPS before.

I am 99% sure you would be very happy upgrading to this monitor. I love mine and I wondered the same thing before I bought it, so glad I did now. smile.gif
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I am 99% sure you would be very happy upgrading to this monitor. I love mine and I wondered the same thing before I bought it, so glad I did now. smile.gif
The 8MS response isn't that bad at all as long as it is not being used for games right? At most it would be for MPC-HC and Twitch.tv. Can this monitor do 75hz safely? Excuse me for not reading.
    
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Yes 75Hz is easy with your Nvidia card. It can be done on AMD cards, but not with their utilities.

Also, unless you're spiderman, the 8ms response time shouldn't affect your gaming enjoyment.
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post #100 of 3079
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Yes 75Hz is easy with your Nvidia card. It can be done on AMD cards, but not with their utilities.

Also, unless you're spiderman, the 8ms response time shouldn't affect your gaming enjoyment.
I have three 23.6" monitors all from asus. The monitor in the middle is 120hz and the two side monitors are 60hz. I'm replacing the far right monitor so I can enhance my chinese cartoon viewing experience. This is the first time I'd be spending >$500 on a monitor. I saw some reviews complain about bleeding. DO these monitors have bad bleeding? Also does the calibration make significant improvements?
    
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