Originally Posted by Blindsay
I Paid $550 for my Dell U2713HM if you want a more comparable option.
Ive done both eyefinity and a single larger display and i prefer the large display, eyefinity was cool but some games dont support it or work correctly and then i was stuck on a single small display. It is also even more demanding to run than a single 1440p screen.
Just my opinion from usage on both though
(ive run a u3011, 3x u2311h and currently my U2713HM)
I actually had that issue too. I run in portrait now, it solves the game compatability thing.
And yes, the U2713HM is a much better comparison. Nice choice.
Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
Originally Posted by KyadCK
Hmm, three good IPS 1080p screens
with DVI/VGA/DP inputs and a 4-port powered USB hub for Eyefinity for $510 backed by 3-year Dell Support and Warranty
, or one nice IPS 1440p 60hz (potentially Overclockable to 120hz)
that only has DL-DVI input (which doesn't have the bandwidth to do 1440p 120hz, so I guess you've overclocking that too) with frankly a not so great 1-year warranty (with a lot of restrictions) for $500.
Ya, the 1080s are a real ripoff alright, what with the better connectors, more features, much better warranty, higher total resolution, not being held back by the cable standard, and so on.
How about "I like 1440 more and it's not as expensive as you think" next time. 1080p is still kicking.
Uhh.....DL-DVI can do 120Hz at 1440P, I am doing it. The specifications for DL-DVI was updated years ago stating there isn't really a limitation on it, but a limitation on the cable and the output source. The major factor right now is the fact that the card makers have their pixel clocks on lock down, and you have to unlock that to ramp it up to actually produce it. Proper gauge cable, proper source, it will do it just fine.
As for inputs, I would prefer a DP, but at the time that wasn't an option. Also, a single input cuts down on input lag, as it isn't scanning multiple inputs, just the one. Oh, and my main display is an Overloard with a warranty, pretty no frills or restricted either, they are out of California.
You can go to Monoprice and have them back their 1440P.
The entire "warranty" argument might have been valid when the "Koreans" first hit the market here in the states, but there are now several US based sources with US based warranty. So it really isn't valid at this point anymore.
Something else on the warranty...
If you can buy a "Korean" for ~$200, and the Dell for $500+, you can buy the Korean, and if it breaks buy another, and still have spent less than the Dell cost. Paying double+ for a name and warranty isn't exactly the smartest thing. Oh, but it has more inputs.....do you hook up 2 and 3 sources to your display at one time? If you do, you are a rarity. The Dell uses the same damn panel as the Korean, so you aren't gaining there. You do get an OSD, but you already have that in CCC and NVCP, so not a gain there either.
Point is; for the cost they charge, you aren't really gaining anything with the Dells or Apples, etc, etc.
The real point here is that we have bee over paying for 1080P for a long time. We already know there was price fixing between the major producers, and that shafted the industry and consumers by untold number of years. People need to start voting with their money and stop happily paying for overpriced OLD technology, and then maybe we will see change affected.
Think about it, when you can buy a 4K display for the same cost as a 1080P display.......there is an issue!
Oh, and these displays are backed by Amazons return policy, which is the best on the planet!
So you are limited somewhere in the DVI process. Yes, that is still a DVI limitation.
Lets lake a look at your Overlord's waranty since that's actually what I linked:
Panel Warranty: One (1) year. No more than 3/3/5 bright/colored (stuck)/dead pixels shall appear during the warranty period.
Internal Components: One (1) year.
Power Brick: One (1) year.
Spare/Replacement Parts: Ninety (90) days.
Please follow this link to read all the dirty warranty details for yourself - WARRANTY INFORMATION.
That is crap. Sorry if that offends you.
Oh, yes, MonoPrice's warranty...
As you've come to expect from Monoprice, we stand behind our products and offer a full 1 year warranty
It's pathetic too.
Warranty argument... So on your hand, we have shipping to a small business that has a few shops in the US only. On my hand, we have Dell, which has certified repair and return facilities worldwide. Real fair comparison there. And
Dell's is three times as long, and covers more.
Scanning multiple inputs reduces responsiveness... Nope, nice try though. When you have more than one input, and can actually use them at the same time, you select them
. It scans one, you chose which one.
Yes as a matter of fact I do use multiple inputs on the same monitors. Let me introduce you to Anvil and my Precision M4600. They share the Landscape Eyefinity I have to my left. Anvil is for play, the Precision for work.
Nice Tinfoil hat argument. I've seen no such thing before now, but whatever.
Seiki: Oh wow, a whole 30 days of tech support!? That must be a new record, that totally doesn't seem sketchy at all! Good thing 3rd party support is available like SquareTrade, but I think I'll just buy non-crap the first time around.
Aaaaand Amazon Return... Lasts a whole 30 days last I checked. Real impressive there.
You get what you pay for. Does it even remotely worry you that just maybe there's a reason
it's so cheap? Like, maybe, the thing you're buying kinda sucks and/or was made from reject parts? It's not cheap because they're nice. The world doesn't work that way, and none of them (Overlord, Catleap, Seiki) are in a position to be doing it just to gain market share.
Anyway, at least Blindsay's U2713HM is a good deal. Look at that, getting all the perks the 1080s do for just $100 more than your Overlord.