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post #1811 of 8206
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Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post

I am really glad they are reconsidering the AR film from full matte. Semi-gloss is the perfect compromise.

Now I just need to get my hands on some of these bad boys!

I can't wait for you to get your hands on this as well biggrin.gif

Let us know how the bezel/anti-glare coating is and if you can do your usual magic with it.
post #1812 of 8206
For the people that like glossy, do you game in a room without windows or only at night? I typically need some kind of AG coating due to glare from my windows. I don't like the older style pure matte, but newer AG coatings are great at splitting the difference.
 
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post #1813 of 8206
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For the people that like glossy, do you game in a room without windows or only at night? I typically need some kind of AG coating due to glare from my windows. I don't like the older style pure matte, but newer AG coatings are great at splitting the difference.

I like glossy because it means i'm not looking through grainy window. With glossy all colors are so solid and deep and contrast is great. Instead of that hazy effect from AG coating. No idea why they use AG coating for gaming monitors...none of us are working in offices with bright overhead lights. Your usually in your room. If you experience glare then move your stuff around. Glare isn't even that bad...Its nothing.

Oh god I hate my dell monitors AG coating.
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post #1814 of 8206
Sure I love the way glossy's look under ideal conditions but even most lights from a lamp or ceiling fan can cause super distracting glares and reflections. And most of the really aggressive AG coatings really diminish visual quality as well. But I haven't seen any of the newer semi-gloss type coatings. How well do they work?
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post #1815 of 8206
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I like glossy because it means i'm not looking through grainy window. With glossy all colors are so solid and deep and contrast is great. Instead of that hazy effect from AG coating. No idea why they use AG coating for gaming monitors...none of us are working in offices with bright overhead lights. Your usually in your room. If you experience glare then move your stuff around. Glare isn't even that bad...Its nothing.

Oh god I hate my dell monitors AG coating.

Do you sit in a dark room to game? I'm not talking about big overhead lights, I sometimes game during the day and enjoy the natural light through my windows. I can see my face in the monitor if the scene is dark in the game with a glossy finish. I dislike gaming in the dark as it is very bad for the eyes. I keep a light on in the room at all times.
 
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post #1816 of 8206
Yeah, when I game with the lights off, my eyes get bloodshot the next morning, and I look like a drug addict or something. I'm pretty sure a lot of my college professors thought I was actually a drug addict back in college because of my gaming habits. I'm better about taking care of myself these days - so yeah I don't game in the dark any more. Always have a light on slightly above me while gaming.

I've actually always been curious about doing some research on lighting in general, but there's not a lot out there on the net about it. I had a thought a while back to maybe redo the lighting in my house, but I couldn't find much out there on the net about it.
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post #1817 of 8206
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Glossy makes everything more clear, especially text and colors look better, at least on all TN panels I've used. Hopefully AG coating on this is very light, it can ruin the screen otherwise. Dell and some other brands use atrocious AG coating on their IPS screens, with white background it looks like there's dirt all over the monitor.

 

Dell and Asus both use an extremely light matte coating on their recent monitors that provides the benefit of a matte coating, plus nearly the clarity of a glossy monitor. Heck, if you actually look at the moinitor turned off at an angle, it nearly looks like a glossy monitor.

 

AG coatings have come quite a ways, and I think you'd be surprised to see how good the AG coating is on modern 1440p monitors such as the U2713HM/PB278Q.

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I like glossy because it means i'm not looking through grainy window. With glossy all colors are so solid and deep and contrast is great. Instead of that hazy effect from AG coating. No idea why they use AG coating for gaming monitors...none of us are working in offices with bright overhead lights. Your usually in your room. If you experience glare then move your stuff around. Glare isn't even that bad...Its nothing.

Oh god I hate my dell monitors AG coating.

Way to generalize.

I don't game in a dark room, and I hate dark rooms unless I am sleeping. When I sleep, I want it cold and black as black. The rest of the time I enjoy natural lighting, and a lot of it. That being said, I have a glossy display and very large windows all over my house. So glare is very much an issue for someone like myself.

I would love this display to come out with a semi-gloss
    
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Dell and Asus both use an extremely light matte coating on their recent monitors that provides the benefit of a matte coating, plus nearly the clarity of a glossy monitor. Heck, if you actually look at the moinitor turned off at an angle, it nearly looks like a glossy monitor.

AG coatings have come quite a ways, and I think you'd be surprised to see how good the AG coating is on modern 1440p monitors such as the U2713HM/PB278Q.

I completely agree with how far AG coatings have come. Right now I am typing on a VP2770-LED with a light AG coating. My secondary monitor is a Yamakasi Catleap with a glossy coating. I can see my face in the Yamakasi with the windows open while the VP2770 is clear as day. Both look the same with the lights dimmer. The old AG coatings from the early Dell LCD days were terrible, but they are much better now.
 
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There is currently a Gloss vs. Matte poll on Asus's facebook page. Seems like the majority chooses matte over glossy on there.

https://www.facebook.com/asus.n.america
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