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This needs to come out already! So much for early Q2 mad.gif

I really want to go 1440p, but I'm unwilling to lose the high refresh rate. Plus I want an excuse to add a third 780 tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Simkin View Post

Ok. So what you are saying, is that if im gonna buy a Asus monitor, i also have to get a colorimeter? And have someone to calibrate it for me?

Well, then i rather buy a Samsung that is almost perfect straight out of the box, and i will say it again. The Samsung S27A950D literally raped the VG278H i therms of PQ.


The thing is that i did alot of research about he Asus, but i did not get it the way i wanted. I stand to what i said earlier. The 120/144Hz Asus'es out there today is crap i therms of PQ.

No, I am saying you should buy a colorimeter and calibrate EVERY display in your house. TV, computer, laptops, etc, etc; they are absolutely worth it. I am also saying you shouldn't judge a display until it is calibrated.

Yes, it is true some manufacturers have a better look out of the box than others, and that even changes within same model box by box. However, outside of those professional pre-calibrated displays, there isn't a manufacturer out there that really does a great job out fo the box.
    
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

No, I am saying you should buy a colorimeter and calibrate EVERY display in your house. TV, computer, laptops, etc, etc; they are absolutely worth it. I am also saying you shouldn't judge a display until it is calibrated.

Yes, it is true some manufacturers have a better look out of the box than others, and that even changes within same model box by box. However, outside of those professional pre-calibrated displays, there isn't a manufacturer out there that really does a great job out fo the box.

I understand what you trying to say. But the Samsung worked straight out of the box for me, everything was right. The colors, gamma and contrast was just spot on, i really enjoyed that monitor. It was a thrill to game with.

Now, maybe you are right, and the VG278H would have been a nice monitor to game on after calibration, but honestly, why did not either the VG236H or the Samsung need to be calibrated? first of all i think the horrible anti glare coating is one thing to blame, but i dont think the anti glare Asus'es would be anywhere near the S27A950D or the VG236H i therms of PQ.

Just to have it clear. I have a Asus laptop and i am happy with the PQ, and i also have a Panasonic Plasma VT30 65" which have not been calibrated, and still the picture quality is bad ass.

I dont think you can blame calibration on this one.....
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This is the one I've been considering for reference.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/798930-REG/X_Rite_EODIS3_i1Display_Pro.html

I think it'll do a good job, anyone disagrees hope they jump in.
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Is this a good Colorimeter?

http://www.amazon.com/Datacolor-Spyder4Pro-S4P100-Colorimeter-Calibration/dp/B006TF37H8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398035683&sr=8-1&keywords=colorimeter

I'd never even heard of one until mentioned in this thread.

Yup, I use the Spyder3Pro, the version prior to 4.
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This is the one I've been considering for reference.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/798930-REG/X_Rite_EODIS3_i1Display_Pro.html

I think it'll do a good job, anyone disagrees hope they jump in.

This is a good one as well, although I have been told the software isn't as user friendly as the DataColor Spyder series.
    
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Originally Posted by Krulani View Post

Is this a good Colorimeter?

http://www.amazon.com/Datacolor-Spyder4Pro-S4P100-Colorimeter-Calibration/dp/B006TF37H8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398035683&sr=8-1&keywords=colorimeter

I'd never even heard of one until mentioned in this thread.

I recently bought this...

http://www.amazon.com/Datacolor-Spyder4Express-S4X100-Display-Calibration/dp/B006TF3746/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398041575&sr=8-1&keywords=spyder4+express

...for my Samsung, because I thought things were looking a little washed out and heavy on the red spectrum. Made quite a difference, in a good way. Colors are richer, spectrum is more even.

Unless you're also using your monitor for serious photo-editing, or other uses which require better color precision, it doesn't seem like it's worth paying extra for the Spyder Pro. I would definitely recommend hardware calibration, though, even for gaming. I just wouldn't spend more that $100 on hardware if that's the only reason I'm doing it.
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I recently bought this...

http://www.amazon.com/Datacolor-Spyder4Express-S4X100-Display-Calibration/dp/B006TF3746/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398041575&sr=8-1&keywords=spyder4+express

...for my Samsung, because I thought things were looking a little washed out and heavy on the red spectrum. Made quite a difference, in a good way. Colors are richer, spectrum is more even.

Unless you're also using your monitor for serious photo-editing, or other uses which require better color precision, it doesn't seem like it's worth paying extra for the Spyder Pro. I would definitely recommend hardware calibration, though, even for gaming. I just wouldn't spend more that $100 on hardware if that's the only reason I'm doing it.

The advantage of the Pro is you can convert it with free software to allow TV calibration. biggrin.gif

Also if you have multiple displays, like surround, that you want to calibrate to the exact same colors you want the Elite version. Spyder was oh so nice enough to only put calibration cloning in their Elite software.
    
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Calibrating a TN panel is like polishing a turd -- almost a waste of money imo.... almost.

Give us some high-res IPS/PLS G-Sync monitors, please manufacturers! Please! redface.gif
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Calibrating a TN panel is like polishing a turd -- almost a waste of money imo.... almost.

Give us some high-res IPS/PLS G-Sync monitors, please manufacturers! Please! redface.gif

Nvidia currently has G-Sync modules for the LG IPS panels you see in the Korean and Overlord displays in queue.

Unfortunately even at 120Hz IPS still has too much motion blur going on for a lot of gaming situations.
    
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