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oh, I referring back to your post about receiving the wrong display(matte I believe, instead of glossy) which seller did you purchase that monitor from? And I'd like to hear some of the reasons why you chose glossy over matte. I know the whole glossy vs. matte topic has been discussed to to death but I always like to hear more opinions and thoughts about it from different people.

my original plan was to get glossy but after seeing so many people not recommending it, it kind steered me away. From my knowledge the matte coating is very light but having experienced the horrors of heavy-anti glare coating on my current monitor, any mention of ag coating makes me shudder.... but then you have the whole reflection and glare issues with glossy. I'm assuming though, that since these displays are quite vibrant and bright it would help alleviate these problems?

Thanks for your reply.
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I don't know then, it just works for me, 120hz and all. Also no mine does not have the USB cable. From what I'm pulling up online I"m showing it's possible as well.
Something is up then. What exactly is your setup?
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oh, I referring back to your post about receiving the wrong display(matte I believe, instead of glossy) which seller did you purchase that monitor from? And I'd like to hear some of the reasons why you chose glossy over matte. I know the whole glossy vs. matte topic has been discussed to to death but I always like to hear more opinions and thoughts about it from different people.

my original plan was to get glossy but after seeing so many people not recommending it, it kind steered me away. From my knowledge the matte coating is very light but having experienced the horrors of heavy-anti glare coating on my current monitor, any mention of ag coating makes me shudder.... but then you have the whole reflection and glare issues with glossy. I'm assuming though, that since these displays are quite vibrant and bright it would help alleviate these problems?

Thanks for your reply.

Ah that was Seonghyung on Amazon. As for Gloss vs matte, its all personal taste, my friend loves matte w/ a passion, I just love the vibrant colors on gloss tbh, I work with matte monitors at work and gloss at home, so I can clearly feel/see the difference when working with them. Gloss just has richer/deeper/darker colors where areas matte you'll lose some clarity/vibrance in exchange for AG. This isn't always the case but there will always be a difference.

Enter the Xstar/Qnix/DP2710 series.

Their Matte coat is VERY thin it seems, but it's still easy to tell its matte, due to super blurred reflection. The coating isn't grainy at all and feels high quality. So this is one of the few times I'll compliment matte for being so elegant. That said, here's how I see it with gloss. Either way you're going to see a semi reflection, whether blurred as in "somethings there just can't make it out" or "here there's me"
Next depending on how controlled your lighting situation is you'll have minimal to no reflection at all. Anytime my monitors are on I can't see any reflection, and blacks are super deep and rich, and I love it.

If you're by a window w/ the sun directly coming in then that's a different story I guess. Just like if you have your phone outside it's harder to see it though in doors with the brightness on high enough it overlays. For me I covered my window w/ my DVD shelf so there's no bigger there.

Coming from owning/working w/ both for years since the early days of X-Brite from sony to today's versions, I can say this, gloss is more of an acquired taste, while matte is more of a standard , which is why many are so used to it. Gloss is amazing though, given the correct application and quality, though low end glossy's next to high end professional mattes will make people favor matte more.

These are professional style displays I'll give it that, as my artwork, comics, etc in adobe photoshop/flash/Maya etc look way more vibrant (without oversaturation) allowing me to get the most accurate color pallete out.

tl;dr version
Gloss = sexy, and bring out the best in a monitor IMO,

Think of it like a standard photo printing on your printer or using kodak/premium gloss paper to print, you definitely notice the quality of the gloss.
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Something is up then. What exactly is your setup?

Twas just my m11x Alienware using DP -> DVI-D cable provided to the monitor to test it while I was at work. Nvidia 335m graphics (optimus)
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Twas just my m11x Alienware using DP -> DVI-D cable provided to the monitor to test it while I was at work. Nvidia 335m graphics (optimus)
Single input, or multi-input monitor?
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Single input, or multi-input monitor?

Single 1x DVI-D
X star DP2710
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Single 1x DVI-D
X star DP2710
Needs further investigation. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Something is not right here.

DP cannot, as in physically cannot, pass through a DL-DVI signal.
DL-DVI is needed to drive these monitors at native resolution and refresh rate.
SL-DVI is not compatible with DL-DVI signals - they are not interchangeable, and they are not easily (if at all) convertable between each other.
A DP->DVI cable does not have any conversion electronics in it; they are passthrough cables only.
The only person to drive a monitor such as these at native resolution, and native refresh rates, did so via an HDMI->DVI adapter, and seriously violated the DVI spec in doing so, and even then, barely managed to hit native refresh at native resolution.

So. What's going on, hm.... I think we need to figure out what exactly is happening here.
post #9737 of 25891
So im interested in buying a Qnix monitor. I saw one on Newegg and was wondering if it was the Over Clockable one. I thought it was because its the one with only the DVI input but i want to check here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2RY0X59885

Thanks for helping in advance! biggrin.gif
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The brightness hurts my eyes atm but I can't see anything w/o it up when it comes to blacks and others, they're way to deep lol.
Could try f.lux

http://sleepjunkies.com/tools/flux-app-review/

I found it useful to automatically change the brightness according to the time of day and also has keyboard shortcuts to lower/raise the brightness. thumb.gif
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