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This is graphics design and movies an bit of gaming.
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The Samsung is VA, the LG is IPS. IPS has better color accuracy which is beneficial to your graphics design, VA has much better blacks and contrast which is beneficial to your movies and gaming. So you have to pick your poison really. The LG will probably have a lot of IPS glow, the Samsung will have black crush although IPS glow is way more detrimental. Regardless of which one you choose, I recommend calibrating it.
 
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See the problem is you mention movies before gaming. IPS suck for movies period. I mean unless you are watching content that takes place in bright sunny conditions then ips looks decent. As soon as you want to display dark scenes, IPS just tanks. First the contrast is ridiculously poor and then since the picture is mostly dim/dark, suddenly you see all this glow.
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Movies are fine on good IPS monitors. With black levels of 0.12-0.14 and contrast of 1000:1 you're good to go, and for many IPS this is now basically standard. Never mind exaggerations or generalizations of how poor one display tech may be vs another. Have 3 IPS monitors and was never bothered by IPS glow, since its mostly noticeable at off angles (one has no glow at all). Thoroughly enjoy movies and the rich vibrant colors (and great blacks) on mine.
Edited by blued - 10/27/15 at 1:25pm
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Movies are fine on good IPS monitors. With black levels of 0.12-0.14 and contrast of 1000:1 you're good to go, and for many IPS this is now basically standard. Never mind exaggerations or generalizations of how poor one display tech may be vs another. Have 3 IPS monitors and was never bothered by IPS glow, since its mostly noticeable at off angles (one has no glow at all). Thoroughly enjoy movies and the rich vibrant colors (and great blacks) on mine.

0.12-0.14 black levels and 1000:1 contrast are both terrible.
 
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Hmm thanks for the reply guys- so IPS has better color accuracy than VA. thumb.gif
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IPS does not have better color accuracy than VA, it has better color consistency due to the viewing angles. The Samsung has a pretty bad factory calibration though.
The UC97 has input lag 3 times higher than the Samsung and noticeably slower response times. The Acer X34 monitors are much better in this regard.
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0.12-0.14 black levels and 1000:1 contrast are both terrible.
Thats what your $700 monitor is capable of. Thats what many $1000 monitors are capable of, incl the latest hot item Predator X34. Why didnt you buy a VA for those 'awesome' black levels, they're a bit cheaper than that.
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Thats what your $700 monitor is capable of. Thats what many $1000 monitors are capable of, incl the latest hot item Predator X34. Why didnt you buy a VA for those 'awesome' black levels, they're a bit cheaper than that.

Closer to $800 actually, so yeah I am speaking from experience. I already have a nice SPVA TV, Steam Link will enable me to play games on it easily. But I bought the XB270HU primarily for resolution and G-SYNC. G stands for Godly because I can't live without G-SYNC anymore.

Like Sedolf said the Samsung won't look as good out of the box. That one will need calibration far more than its IPS competitors. Once calibrated I'm sure the colors will be plenty good for your graphics design.
 
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