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Hypothetically, if you were living in an apartment and move every three to five years, would you have three monitors or one big monitor? Case in point:

3x Asus 25.5 1900x1200 vs 1x Asus/Samsung/Acer branded 27 1900x1080

I've kept my 1900x1200 screens and triplehead2go to build a triple monitor system again later. However the avail of my matched Asus 25.5 1900x1200 monitor is disappearing. I also wouldn't want to buy it before I move again (which is this year). Thus I'm debating to let go of the triple monitor dream as I've already had it while I was on 22s and 23.1s. I would sell my asus 25.5's on craigslist and kijiji classifieds and get a 27incher.

You're thoughts?

Secondly, does DCR matter a bit more now?

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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Ignore all the dynamic contrast claims of 20,000:1, 5,000,000:1, etc. Every professional calibrator will tell you that stuff just hurts the picture and should be disabled anyway. Marketing scheme.

Contrast ratio isn't very important anymore. Just make sure you get a PVA, S-PVA, or IPS panel.
The above still holds true? Why I ask: Acer 27incher has 12000000:1 dcr, where as samsung, asus has around 70k:1. Should I use it as a deciding factor or follow Murlocke's guideline?

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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone View Post
Hypothetically, if you were living in an apartment and move every three to five years, would you have three monitors or one big monitor? Case in point:

3x Asus 25.5 1900x1200 vs 1x Asus/Samsung/Acer branded 27 1900x1080

I've kept my 1900x1200 screens and triplehead2go to build a triple monitor system again later. However the avail of my matched Asus 25.5 1900x1200 monitor is disappearing. I also wouldn't want to buy it before I move again (which is this year). Thus I'm debating to let go of the triple monitor dream as I've already had it while I was on 22s and 23.1s. I would sell my asus 25.5's on craigslist and kijiji classifieds and get a 27incher.

You're thoughts?

Secondly, does DCR matter a bit more now?



The above still holds true? Why I ask: Acer 27incher has 12000000:1 dcr, where as samsung, asus has around 70k:1. Should I use it as a deciding factor or follow Murlocke's guideline?

Appreciate the responses.
The first question seems like a user preference type of deal (unless I misunderstood) so I'm just going to skip that one for now.

As for your second question, dynamic contrast ratio is, more or less, a marketing scheme. This is because there is no standardized way of testing dynamic contrast and each company comes out with their own appraisal.
It's best to find a monitor with a good response time, reviews, viewing angle, and brightness.
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Even though they use it to market monitors, would it also be a way to differentiate good looking bad and good monitors? Most are just 1k:1 static CR. However the up to the millions to 1 DCR tv's I've seen look to be great along with blue rays. It's still hard to find objective reviews to some specific monitors. A lot of them are puff pieces.
    
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