Originally Posted by boredgunner
That's the truth. And like you imply, we are getting milked hardcore for computer monitors. That's why they don't use any really good SPVA panels in any computer monitors. I'd go bananas for a monitor using said panel with full array backlighting, good build quality, high refresh rate, and G-SYNC, but as long as people are willing to pay $700-800 for crap (like me, lol) it won't happen. On that note, at least I don't pay money for crap games or other hardware, and this is the last time I'll ever spend so much money for an IPS or TN panel, let alone one with so many QC issues.
True, mate. But how can we resist while there is just NO CHOICE for us. It is either this 144Hz, G-Sync IPS 1440p or....yea.... 120 Hz VA but not G-Sync and 1440p....144Hz G-Sync but TN....or VA G-Sync but 1080p....
So what can we do....
We can only play lottery. I will be playing mine until I get close to perfect PG. I don't care how many times my local store will have to return and replace me monitors. They can write complainments to ASUS for their shirt quality that make clients return defect units.
I have bought in my life quite lot of TVs on the other hand and I never had any issues like that. Every screen was perfect. Why can't gaming monitors be like that?
Because lts face it- Asus and Acer have monopoly right now for that kind of monitor so they demand price waaaay over the top.
I bet that in reality developing of this new monitors (PG and XB) cost less than 300 euros, maybe 350. And we are paying 850 for it.
Guess we are lemmings after all
But what we can do. Grow grey beards waiting for OLEDs?