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  • 33% (19)
    Full gloss
  • 28% (16)
    Semi-glossy AG
  • 22% (13)
    Light AG (like today's high refresh rate IPS monitors)
  • 10% (6)
    Moderate AG (suggests you have natural light shining on the monitor)
  • 5% (3)
    Heavy/thick AG (why?)
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post #11 of 65
I want full blown gloss but I'm just calling it now, whatever AUO comes with, it will be matte mad.gif
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post #12 of 65
Glossy or PDC. The PDC I have (DS270) retains the full glossy clarity/appearance without reflections, just that it does not have as good black levels as the others. Also have a Qnix matte which I like and which supposedly has one of the best matte finishes, just that it does not look as striking or impressive as the Glossy or PDC.

Friends who see my glossy or PDC displays tend to say "wow, must get one of those" while no one comments about the matte Qnix.

Reflections are a complete non-issue for me, I can rearrange lighting or close windows blinds. I care too much about image quality to let such a trivial issue as reflections get in the way.
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post #13 of 65

Yeah, well when you don't have the luxury of avoiding or eliminating reflections, it's not trivial in the least bit.

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post #14 of 65
Its trivial to me. I would rather board up my windows and shoot the lights to keep the glossy look.
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post #15 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by blued View Post

Its trivial to me. I would rather board up my windows and shoot the lights to keep the glossy look.

 

heh all I'm saying is, from over here it sounded like you were trying to say that you think it's a trivial issue for everyone and anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong. It sounded to me like you were forgetting that it's the opposite of "trivial" for some people.

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post #16 of 65
Maybe 'trivial' is not the right choice of words, although I was basing it on the assumption that its so easy to control reflections that it may as well be a 'trivial' issue. Perhaps a better word is 'priorities'. Some may prioritize a well lit room over display clarity/image quality, I'm just not one of those. wink.gif
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post #17 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by blued View Post

Maybe 'trivial' is not the right choice of words, although I was basing it on the assumption that its so easy to control reflections that it may as well be a 'trivial' issue. Perhaps a better word is 'priorities'. Some may prioritize a well lit room over display clarity/image quality, I'm just not one of those. wink.gif

 

Like I said, some of us do not have a choice. Some of us absolutely have no option to eliminate reflections, blued. Some of us cannot change things that way. Some of us will have absolutely no choice but to live with reflections if using a glossy monitor.

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post #18 of 65

Light AG. I am oversensitive to light probably, due to stress, so can not use brilliant colors anyway. And I suspect, it will be more and more important, that I do not see my one reflection, as I grow older:) I am 52.

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post #19 of 65
Matte. Preferably moderate or even heavy matte (I answered moderate because there have been some "heavy" monitors that really truly went overboard).

Unless you wear a full black ski mask, a black turtleneck, black gloves, while playing on a black desk with black unlit mouse keyboard and mousepad, in the middle of the night, windows fully curtained off, all light sources (including any little LED in your phone, speakers, UPS, etc) turned off (which in many cases means physically modified and disconnected), and use your monitor at the minimum brightness setting, you will get massive, image quality ruining, incredibly distracting reflections on full gloss.

Even on my matte X-Star (Qnix if you prefer), in the night time, with lights off, I can see myself reflecting in my monitor just from the light shining on me from the monitor's own backlight if I wear a brightly colored shirt. Turn the (well placed to minimize reflections) lights on to avoid the incredible eyestrain that gaming in a dark room is guaranteed to give you, and it is even more obvious. I literally cannot play darker games during the daylight, even with my blinds fully closed, because enough light seeps in through the narrow gaps to completely blind me.

Glossy has very nice rich vibrant colors and sharp lines. They certainly look more impressive than matte... but only at first glance unless you only ever use them in unrealistic conditions. Anyone who actually wants semi consistent IQ from their monitor without shaping their entire life around said monitor should know to stay away from glossy or semi glossy - especially when it comes to gaming, where your ability to quickly see the target is more important than how rich its colors are.
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post #20 of 65
Quote:
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Matte. Preferably moderate or even heavy matte (I answered moderate because there have been some "heavy" monitors that really truly went overboard).

Unless you wear a full black ski mask, a black turtleneck, black gloves, while playing on a black desk with black unlit mouse keyboard and mousepad, in the middle of the night, windows fully curtained off, all light sources (including any little LED in your phone, speakers, UPS, etc) turned off (which in many cases means physically modified and disconnected), and use your monitor at the minimum brightness setting.

Just do that then biggrin.gif
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