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Should I buy the S27A950D or S23A950D? I want a big screen size, but I read that 1920 x1080 resolution is not so nice on a 27inch monitor. Is there really a big difference in image quality? I'm also leaning towards the S27A950D because it is not so much more expensive than the S23A950D. Thanks in advance for your input!

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on a 27" screen 1080P will look much more pixelated. What is the PPI for each monitor? If you're planning on using either for for the 3D aspect, some searching shows that the 3d isn't up to par. Again this could be up to user preference, so results may vary. I personally have used a 23", 24", and 22" monitor and work fine for everything that I do to include gaming.
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Originally Posted by nakoni47 View Post

on a 27" screen 1080P will look much more pixelated.

No offence, but that's a typical exaggeration you see from people who haven't actually seen a 27" 1080p monitor. Everything appears somewhat larger but at a reasonable viewing distance (even as close as 50cm) things do not suddenly look 'much more pixelated'. The pixels are certainly larger, that's a given, but they are still tiny. On a monitor like the S27A950D with a glossy screen surface the clarity is actually surprisingly good. I say this as a person who has used countless 27" and 23" 1920 x 1080 monitors side-by-side (including the SA950s).
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Originally Posted by PCM2 View Post

No offence, but that's a typical exaggeration you see from people who haven't actually seen a 27" 1080p monitor. Everything appears somewhat larger but at a reasonable viewing distance (even as close as 50cm) things do not suddenly look 'much more pixelated'. The pixels are certainly larger, that's a given, but they are still tiny. On a monitor like the S27A950D with a glossy screen surface the clarity is actually surprisingly good. I say this as a person who has used countless 27" and 23" 1920 x 1080 monitors side-by-side (including the SA950s).

None taken, you definitely have much more experience with the 27" 1080P screens. I have never had the chance to use 1080P 27" and a 23" side by side, but I've used them in an office setup with a laptop next to it. I returned a 27" 1080p in favor for 2 x 21.5" IPS screens. I wanted to jump up to a 1440P but can't justify the price point unless I go with a korean monitor or a monoprice monitor from massdrop.

I would definitely look into this monitor if 3d isn't something that you would be utilizing. 1440P IPS

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/monoprice-monitor?s=ips
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It's definitely a subjective thing (just like everything to do with monitors, really). And I certainly can't argue with the 3D being pretty lacklustre on these ones. I actually own an S27A750D as one of my monitors and can count the number of times I've used the 3D feature on one hand. It's sort of nice (ish) on single player games and perhaps 3D Blu-rays but the drawbacks really outweigh the 'benefits'. I quite enjoy LG's passive 3D experience myself (at least on 3D Blu-rays) but you have to be about 2 miles back for the effect to work on a 27" model! thumb.gif
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Just to throw my 2 cents in, I own a Samsung S23A700D 23.6 inch,120 Hz, 3D ready Ultra Clear TN panel monitor and it looks fantastic. The Samsung Ultra Clear panel is almost (I said almost) as good as an ips panel. I know the 3-d works well with ATI video cards, but have not tried it with Nvidia. I was very impressed by the pop of colours and the picture quality. You will not be disappointed. Am currently using an HP 27bw (just to test the 27 inch 1080p quality) and while some text looks a little pixelated, overall with some tweaking everything looks pretty good. BF3 looks amazing, with very little pixellation. This is an ips panel, however i am about to purchase a Samsung S27A950D and my expectation is that the picture quality, even at 1080p will be astounding.

Canada Computers has the S23A700D on for $299.00.

They have the S27A950D on for $549.00.
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The S23A700D is definitely not PLS. There would be an awful lot more noise about that one if it was. It's simply a 'cut down' version of the S23A750D (DVI rather than DP, different stand, slightly narrower colour gamut and lack of Eco Motion and Light sensors). It is a TN panel, a rather good one, but certainly not comparable to PLS in its colour consistency or general image characteristics.
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I stand corrected. The S23A700D has an Ultra Clear TN panel. Previous post edited. However,I would debate the claim that it is not comparable to PLS or ips. I have tried 27 inch ips panels and the S27A950D and still stand by the superb image quality and colours of the S23A700D. However, more to the point of op's original question regarding text, pixellation and 27 inch monitors at 1920 x 1080 resolutions. I decided to purchase an Asus VG278H instead of S27A950D due to getting a really good private deal. After viewing the Asus I was impressed with the image quality and colours, despite not liking Asus brand monitors due to usually dark image quality and AG (anti glare) coating. But it impressed me, so here are some screen shots from VG278H 27 inch 120 Hz monitor at 1920 x 1080 resolution on default settings. You be the judge.








I think they look pretty good, remember this is at default, no tweaking or calibration. As PCM2 and others have said, it is all about personal preference. Good Luck.
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Users of these Samsung 120Hz monitors, should be aware that the Samsungs have a strobe backlight mode (normally for 3D) that can reduce motion blur for 2D game play. See Samsung Zero Motion Blur HOWTO. The LightBoost monitors have less input lag during their strobe mode, however.
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