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Poll Results: What kind of screen coating do you prefer on a gaming monitor?

 
  • 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 #21 of 65
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post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

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.

 

Thank you! Exactly!

 

Sigh. Well said, Zero4549. This is a relief.

 

Now do you understand, blued?

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post #23 of 65
I understand that people have different views and tastes. Apple see where I'm coming from (all their displays are glossy or PDC) and I guess that why they have the most coveted displays and manage to sell them for a premium. All premium phones, tablets and laptops are also glossy. Their makers know they wouldnt sell with matte. I prefer my displays that way too.
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post #24 of 65
Full glossy. Colours are very important in games.
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post #25 of 65
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I understand that people have different views and tastes. Apple see where I'm coming from (all their displays are glossy or PDC) and I guess that why they have the most coveted displays and manage to sell them for a premium. All premium phones, tablets and laptops are also glossy. Their makers know they wouldnt sell with matte. I prefer my displays that way too.

 

I'm personally not saying I have a different view or taste. I'm saying that I don't have the option of getting a glossy monitor because I cannot do anything about the glare and reflections.

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post #26 of 65
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Oh no, it's a brand new panel recently announced. 35" 3440 x 1440 AMVA or AMVA+, and 144 Hz. I really wonder why they went with a thicker coating on their 35" 2560 x 1080 AMVA panels compared to their AHVA. You'd think most people buying a VA monitor care more about image quality and thus want a thinner/glossier coating.

Hmm I don't know but I would not be expecting a different coating, maybe a slightly lighter AG or the same as the Z35, unlikely to be glossy or semi glossy. The coating on the X34 is the best I have seen for a balance of image quality and AR.
post #27 of 65
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I'm personally not saying I have a different view or taste. I'm saying that I don't have the option of getting a glossy monitor because I cannot do anything about the glare and reflections.
Bottom line is some people are more bothered by reflections than others. I can work with a glossy even with window shades open behind me (although not my preference). Sure I can see the reflections when I focus on them, but the brightness/vividness of the content on the display usually overpowers the reflections, and I can therefore 'blot out' the reflections in my perceptual view. Something similar to "Troxler's fading". Its a matter of flexibility with focus, I guess some people manage that better than others.
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post #28 of 65
I believe it is safe to say that everyone would prefer glossy displays, given a perfect environment. Hence I reckon the thread title to be a bit misleading. tongue.gif

My current environment simply does not allow for glossy displays. In fact, before I finish my new desk and rearrange my room in a proper way, I sometimes suffer even with the BenQ running @ 144Hz with the LightBoost mod.
But it will be about another month like this. I miss home where I had a nice setup. redface.gif
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Today's 27" QHD high refresh rate IPS monitors aren't light AG, they are crap AG.
Light AG are the new 23.8" 1080p AMVA monitors.
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Bottom line is some people are more bothered by reflections than others. I can work with a glossy even with window shades open behind me (although not my preference). Sure I can see the reflections when I focus on them, but the brightness/vividness of the content on the display usually overpowers the reflections, and I can therefore 'blot out' the reflections in my perceptual view. Something similar to "Troxler's fading". Its a matter of flexibility with focus, I guess some people manage that better than others.

 

Maybe it's the older the eyes get, the more of a problem this is. I'm going to be 37 in April, and I only started noticing how much this bothers me in the past couple of years (on my parents' laptop when they need me to help them with it). Whenever I'm looking at content that isn't bright enough to blind me to my own reflection, it's irritating. Whenever I can see any reflections, it's irritating.

 

It kinda reminds me a little bit of driving at night. I absolutely must flip my review mirror into the shaded mode. Any cars behind me are too distracting and some headlights are too bright, even with the low beams.

 

None of these things bothered me when I was younger.

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