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Perfect Pixel worth extra $20? Matte vs Glossy for basement use

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  • 50% (2)
    Qnix Perfect Pixel - 319
  • 50% (2)
    X-Star - 299
  • 0% (0)
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post #1 of 5
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I'm down to the last three options, I know you guys are probably tired of seeing posts from these Korean Panels, so I'll make this quick.

X-Star $299 - From DreamSeller

Qnix [Perfect Pixel] $319.00 - From storewithstory

I'm planning on doing an eyefinity setup if that means anything. Also, I see that the glass model of the monitors is $10 less. As a gamer/video editor working in the basement with a single 13 watt lightbulb or no light at all, is it worth it to get matte? Doesn't glossy displays look nicer?
post #2 of 5
I've never heard of storewithstory. Doesn't mean it's a bad seller, but I'd suggest you do a little research before you buy to find out.

That said, their pixel perfect policy looks good (one black, zero bright) so long as they actually honor it. for $20 more I'd personally go for it if the seller is reputable and honest.


In general though, don't worry too much about pixel perfect. I've seen pixel perfect offerings from a single seller as much as $150 more than their normal counterparts, and still arrive with dead pixels when people buying from the "normal" batch got perfect screens.

Furthermore, reports from these particular PLS panels generally have few if any dead pixels, even among the "normal" batches.

Personally, my GF, one of my best friends, and I all bought X-Stars, and all 3 came with no pixel flaws. Friends had some backlight issues which we fixed after opening it, mine came with a gimp stand that leans over to the right and had to be replaced, but all the actual panels are great. smile.gif



As for matte vs glossy, I prefer matte. Glossy certainly looks better if you can 100% control your lighting, but I've found that to be nearly impossible.

Some people just don't seem to care if they can see their own face reflected in the screen, or if half of the screen is completely blocked out by glare. Others literally use their computers in windowless rooms with the lights off and have no lights on their computer or other devices that could reflect off the screen.

If you fit into one of those two camps, glossy is for you. Otherwise I'd suggest matte unless you already know you have a preference for gloss.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

I've never heard of storewithstory. Doesn't mean it's a bad seller, but I'd suggest you do a little research before you buy to find out.

That said, their pixel perfect policy looks good (one black, zero bright) so long as they actually honor it. for $20 more I'd personally go for it if the seller is reputable and honest.


In general though, don't worry too much about pixel perfect. I've seen pixel perfect offerings from a single seller as much as $150 more than their normal counterparts, and still arrive with dead pixels when people buying from the "normal" batch got perfect screens.

Furthermore, reports from these particular PLS panels generally have few if any dead pixels, even among the "normal" batches.

Personally, my GF, one of my best friends, and I all bought X-Stars, and all 3 came with no pixel flaws. Friends had some backlight issues which we fixed after opening it, mine came with a gimp stand that leans over to the right and had to be replaced, but all the actual panels are great. smile.gif



As for matte vs glossy, I prefer matte. Glossy certainly looks better if you can 100% control your lighting, but I've found that to be nearly impossible.

Some people just don't seem to care if they can see their own face reflected in the screen, or if half of the screen is completely blocked out by glare. Others literally use their computers in windowless rooms with the lights off and have no lights on their computer or other devices that could reflect off the screen.

If you fit into one of those two camps, glossy is for you. Otherwise I'd suggest matte unless you already know you have a preference for gloss.

Oh my god.. My monitor came in, it had a sticker, "NO DEAD PIXELS". Opened it up, no dead pixels, not any noticeable back light bleed. :O
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Did you get the pixel perfect from storewithstory?
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Did you get the pixel perfect from storewithstory?

Yeah, it came with US power adapter too.
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