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In your experiences what would be a great set of monitors for an eyefinity set up?
     
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60hz or 120hz? Also, what budget?
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60hz or 120hz?

60hz? 120 gets pretty pricey doesn't it
     
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post #4 of 14
Asus vn247h is a good place to start for 60hz. Won't break the bank and have very thin bezels for a 3x1 setup. You can often find them for around $150.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236307
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Asus vn247h is a good place to start for 60hz. Won't break the bank and have very thin bezels for a 3x1 setup. You can often find them for around $150.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236307

Around that price you might as well just get VN248H-P instead and have IPS monitors. At the kind of pixel responsiveness that gets and reasonable overdrive, the 60 Hz refresh rate and sample-and-hold are the larger problems for motion blur anyway, and those issues are shared by a 60 Hz TN.
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Around that price you might as well just get VN248H-P instead and have IPS monitors. At the kind of pixel responsiveness that gets and reasonable overdrive, the 60 Hz refresh rate and sample-and-hold are the larger problems for motion blur anyway, and those issues are shared by a 60 Hz TN.

what does the IPS mean?
honestly you said a bunch of stuff that made little to no sense to me.
     
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what does the IPS mean?
honestly you said a bunch of stuff that made little to no sense to me.

There are different types of technologies for thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal displays (LCDs), which are what computer monitors are.

The VN247H-P uses the cheaper and more common twisted nematic (TN) panel type, whereas the VN248H-P uses a relatively new and cheap in-plane switching (IPS) type. As a result, the VN248H-P has much more consistent color reproduction and off-angle viewing color stability (the colors being the right shade, contrast still being reasonable, etc.). However, it also has something of a disadvantage in pixel transition speed. When it comes time to draw a new image every 1/60th of a second, the colors don't actually change instantaneously at all on LCDs. IPS type monitors change colors slower than TN types in general, and it should be the case for those two. Thus, you can expect a little more of a "ghosting" or trailing effect on moving objects as a result of the pixels taking a little longer to change. The transition time and characteristics depend on which colors it is going between and the properties of that panel and any pixel overdrive implementation. To improve transition times, sometimes the pixels are essentially temporarily driven to a value past the desired one (overdriven) to make the transition to the correct value happen sooner. Both monitors should have overdrive implemented and have multiple strengths available as settings in the on-screen display menu.

However, as I mentioned earlier, when you're talking about motion clarity, the fact that these displays show a constant image (ignoring pixel transition time) for the duration of each frame means that there is perceptually a decent amount of motion blur even if the pixel transition times were instantaneous. That is because while the eye may be moving to track something, the image itself is stuck between refreshes and not actually shifting between the sample points.

In other words, I am saying that a relatively fast IPS panel like a VN248H-P should perceptually be somewhat similar to a TN of the same refresh rate like a VN247H-P in terms of motion clarity. i.e. both should be pretty decent for a wide variety of stuff but honestly bullocks compared to CRTs and some more expensive options these days. So for a modest price increase, you get an improvement in color rendering with little drawbacks. Hence I would not recommend VN247H-P at that kind of price when VN248H-P is available unless you really don't care about color consistency.

For a quick-and-dirty look at what stuff is like on whatever monitor you're currently using, see this:
http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php

Now imagine those large blocks of all the same color actually looking like mostly all the same color instead of a gradient from top to bottom.
Edited by mikeaj - 3/31/14 at 10:38am
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There are different types of technologies for thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal displays (LCDs), which are what computer monitors are.

The VN247H-P uses the cheaper and more common twisted nematic (TN) panel type, whereas the VN248H-P uses a relatively new and cheap in-plane switching (IPS) type. As a result, the VN248H-P has much more consistent color reproduction and off-angle viewing color stability (the colors being the right shade, contrast still being reasonable, etc.). However, it also has something of a disadvantage in pixel transition speed. When it comes time to draw a new image every 1/60th of a second, the colors don't actually change instantaneously at all on LCDs. IPS type monitors change colors slower than TN types in general, and it should be the case for those two. Thus, you can expect a little more of a "ghosting" or trailing effect on moving objects as a result of the pixels taking a little longer to change. The transition time and characteristics depend on which colors it is going between and the properties of that panel and any pixel overdrive implementation. To improve transition times, sometimes the pixels are essentially temporarily driven to a value past the desired one (overdriven) to make the transition to the correct value happen sooner. Both monitors should have overdrive implemented and have multiple strengths available as settings in the on-screen display menu.

However, as I mentioned earlier, when you're talking about motion clarity, the fact that these displays show a constant image (ignoring pixel transition time) for the duration of each frame means that there is perceptually a decent amount of motion blur even if the pixel transition times were instantaneous. That is because while the eye may be moving to track something, the image itself is stuck between refreshes and not actually shifting between the sample points.

In other words, I am saying that a relatively fast IPS panel like a VN248H-P should perceptually be somewhat similar to a TN of the same refresh rate like a VN247H-P in terms of motion clarity. i.e. both should be pretty decent for a wide variety of stuff but honestly bullocks compared to CRTs and some more expensive options these days. So for a modest price increase, you get an improvement in color rendering with little drawbacks. Hence I would not recommend VN247H-P at that kind of price when VN248H-P is available unless you really don't care about color consistency.

For a quick-and-dirty look at what stuff is like on whatever monitor you're currently using, see this:
http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php

Now imagine those large blocks of all the same color actually looking like mostly all the same color instead of a gradient from top to bottom.
wow awesome ty and +1
     
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Although it's not 1080p I would suggest going for 3x 27'' 2560x1440 Koreans - they are the best bang for buck atm basically. Unless you are up into doing some hardware hacking yourself like building your own "screen" from controllers & replacements screens for laptops / tablets from ebay. Although some of the 4K screens are also already creeping into affordable price ranges even though atm they are usually either TN screens or limited to 30 Hz at 4K bcos of using only HDMI input.
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Although it's not 1080p I would suggest going for 3x 27'' 2560x1440 Koreans - they are the best bang for buck atm basically. Unless you are up into doing some hardware hacking yourself like building your own "screen" from controllers & replacements screens for laptops / tablets from ebay. Although some of the 4K screens are also already creeping into affordable price ranges even though atm they are usually either TN screens or limited to 30 Hz at 4K bcos of using only HDMI input.

what's the price range on them?
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