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Honestly dude, you should chill out. Your attitude goes against what these forums stands for. You can have plenty of fun with FPS games on a 1440p 60hz monitor with that panel. Are you trolling?

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Been using my zero-G for more than a week and it's perfectly fine for gaming and probably whatever else an average user will use it for. Since I'm an average user...this gets the "Average Joe 4-Star Rating". As others have said it's very glossy but manageable, the controls on the back are hard to reach/get at...but for less than US $400 it's a steal...and I suspect it will start to drive the prices down on the higher-end versions.
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removes VERY easily.
VGA will not support 1440p. Nothing but a straight up Dual Link DVI cord will.
To answer future questions, you can NOT convert from anything to dual link DVI. It must be native. AND you must buy a high quality cord or its possible that it will not be real dual link DVI.

This entire comment is completely wrong. On my laptop (Lenovo Y560), I have a VGA cable running the full 2560x1440 resolution of the monitor and a simple HDMI Female to DVI-D Male Video Adaptor ( http://www.amazon.com/Importer520-Plated-Female-DVI-D-Adaptor/dp/B0035B4LJM ) which is only capable of outputting the display at 1920x1080 resolution. The Monitor comes with a dvi-d cable so you do not need to "buy a high quality cord" unless you want a longer cord. In which case, you can purchase the cheapest dvi-d cable you can find and it will work just fine (I have done just that with a $5 10ft cable from Amazon).

To answer future questions, do not ask TehOnlyMITTENS for the answers (unless you want inaccurate information, in which case, go right ahead).
Edited by giantdhk - 6/24/13 at 2:27pm
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I don't know if it has been mentioned, but there is a massdrop going on for some variant of the monoprice monitor right now. I think the price was $330
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This entire comment is completely wrong. On my laptop (Lenovo Y560), I have a VGA cable running the full 2560x1440 resolution of the monitor and a simple HDMI Female to DVI-D Male Video Adaptor ( http://www.amazon.com/Importer520-Plated-Female-DVI-D-Adaptor/dp/B0035B4LJM ) which is only capable of outputting the display at 1920x1080 resolution. The Monitor comes with a dvi-d cable so you do not need to "buy a high quality cord" unless you want a longer cord. In which case, you can purchase the cheapest dvi-d cable you can find and it will work just fine (I have done just that with a $5 10ft cable from Amazon).

To answer future questions, do not ask TehOnlyMITTENS for the answers (unless you want inaccurate information, in which case, go right ahead).

Huh, this article seems to say you are wrong
http://superuser.com/questions/332099/does-a-hdmi-to-dvi-dual-link-adapter-exist-i-dont-care-about-the-price

And as for me.saying you should buy a high quality DVI-D cord, please go read some reviews of cheap DVI-D (dual link) cords. Thankfully I did, so I avoided buying a "fake". Even on new egg they are questionable!

But yes, I forgot there is an included cord, that will work. Its too bad mono price doesn't say "what's in the box" on their site.

Edit : In fact, I just used an HDMI to DVI-D (dual link) cord from my laptop....Yeah, 1080p Is the highest it will go.
Here, lets try VGA.
Okay...this is 1440p....but it looks GAWD AWFUL. The screen is flickering and all the color/clarity looks off.

Sir, if this is what you use, please save your eyes and get a desktop with a graphics card.
I'm turning this off, my head hurts....

Now you see, the problem here is that a monitor at this resolution will need to transfer quite a bit of data between itself and the PC. That is why the VGA won't work, it can't transfer nearly enough data in time. That is why DVI-D is 9 more gold-plated data transfer bridges (as compared to DVI).
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Huh, this article seems to say you are wrong
http://superuser.com/questions/332099/does-a-hdmi-to-dvi-dual-link-adapter-exist-i-dont-care-about-the-price

And as for me.saying you should buy a high quality DVI-D cord, please go read some reviews of cheap DVI-D (dual link) cords. Thankfully I did, so I avoided buying a "fake". Even on new egg they are questionable!

But yes, I forgot there is an included cord, that will work. Its too bad mono price doesn't say "what's in the box" on their site.

Edit : In fact, I just used an HDMI to DVI-D (dual link) cord from my laptop....Yeah, 1080p Is the highest it will go.
Here, lets try VGA.
Okay...this is 1440p....but it looks GAWD AWFUL. The screen is flickering and all the color/clarity looks off.

Sir, if this is what you use, please save your eyes and get a desktop with a graphics card.
I'm turning this off, my head hurts....

Now you see, the problem here is that a monitor at this resolution will need to transfer quite a bit of data between itself and the PC. That is why the VGA won't work, it can't transfer nearly enough data in time. That is why DVI-D is 9 more gold-plated data transfer bridges (as compared to DVI).

Just to say...Monorpice does list that the cable is included.

Linky

Its a bit hard to find, but its on the specification tab, you have to scroll to below all the hardware specs. Section is titled "Included in the Package" and it clearly says the cable is included.
post #48 of 57
The first one I received was dead, wouldn't detect any input..
Opened an RMA, and they shipped a new one to me the same day.
That alone made the purchase worth it, I would have been pissed if I had ordered one of the Korean via eBay monitors.

Today was my first day using it, but my initial impressions are very positive. The monitor is absolutely gorgeous, both the bezel and the panel.
Once I have my rig benched, I will look into overclocking the monitor.

Only complaint so far: The tapped holes for the VESA mount are quite shallow. Had to use some spacers between the mount and monitor chassis. No big deal. On the flipside, it allowed me to run a large zip-tie between the mount and monitor, to secure the VDC power brick, so it is hidden and the desk looks much cleaner because of it.
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Originally Posted by TehOnlyMITTENS View Post

Huh, this article seems to say you are wrong
http://superuser.com/questions/332099/does-a-hdmi-to-dvi-dual-link-adapter-exist-i-dont-care-about-the-price

And as for me.saying you should buy a high quality DVI-D cord, please go read some reviews of cheap DVI-D (dual link) cords. Thankfully I did, so I avoided buying a "fake". Even on new egg they are questionable!

But yes, I forgot there is an included cord, that will work. Its too bad mono price doesn't say "what's in the box" on their site.

Edit : In fact, I just used an HDMI to DVI-D (dual link) cord from my laptop....Yeah, 1080p Is the highest it will go.
Here, lets try VGA.
Okay...this is 1440p....but it looks GAWD AWFUL. The screen is flickering and all the color/clarity looks off.

Sir, if this is what you use, please save your eyes and get a desktop with a graphics card.
I'm turning this off, my head hurts....

Now you see, the problem here is that a monitor at this resolution will need to transfer quite a bit of data between itself and the PC. That is why the VGA won't work, it can't transfer nearly enough data in time. That is why DVI-D is 9 more gold-plated data transfer bridges (as compared to DVI).

For me, the 1080p over hdmi looks a little blurry but the VGA @ 2560x1440 looks perfectly fine. I suppose it may not be a good solution for everyone so; disclaimer; YMMV when using VGA for 2560x1440 to this monitor.

I do have a desktop with two Auria 27 inch IPS 2560x1440 monitors from Microcenter (and two 1080p monitors) - http://www.microcenter.com/product/384780/EQ276W_27_IPS_LED_Monitor - Difficult to compare the two because I haven't seen them side by side but I'd say the vga from my laptop looks just as good as the DVI-D on my desktop. I don't have complaints with either monitor and I think they're both great choices. That said, the monoprice monitor's bezel looks nicer. I did have an issue with the power supply of one of the Auria's but Microcenter let me exchange the power supply from an open box they had so it worked out. I may order another Monoprice monitor to send to my desktop's location but I somewhat want to have the same monitors so I may never get the monoprice and the auria's together for a party. My 670 sli desktop setup could certainly handle a good number of these ultra high res monitors and although I don't really need that many monitors, it doesn't stop me from wanting them...

I'm not really in the market for anymore DVI-D cords but I'm sure there are shady dealers out there selling crappy DVI-D cords so I won't argue with that. As long as you get it from a reputable dealer with a good return policy, it shouldn't be a problem. That said, the only reason you'd need a DVI-D cable is if you needed a longer one.

I haven't tried gaming on the Monoprice monitors (have only ever had my laptop connected to them) so I can't speak to the quality of gaming over VGA but it works fine for non-gaming duties in my case. Maybe my situation is an exception rather than the rule but VGA works perfectly fine for me.
post #50 of 57
Does anyone have any quick settings I can input for better color calibration for this monitor?

Currently I have:

Brightness 70%
Contrast 50%
Gamma off

Color temp 6500k

According to the anandtech review, brightness caps out at 50% and contrast falls after 70% brightness.

But it seems to me that the reds could be redder and blacks blacker with a user defined setting for RGB.

Has anyone done a color calibration and have the settings I can change quickly with the monitor settings?

Thanks!
Edited by LagunaX - 1/13/14 at 11:37pm
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