Originally Posted by Manyak
I may have made the pixelation sound worse than it is. Because in reality you'll only see if it you're sitting there measuring it, looking REALLY hard for it.
You've got to remember, when you move the monitor farther back it's apparent size is smaller than when it's up close. So even though the pixels are a tiny bit larger, the extra foot or two of distance is going to offset it, and then some. So in reality you'll probably end up seeing smoother edges after all. Hell, worst case you can always bump AA up one notch and be done with it. Plus, even if you ignore distance for a second, if you compare the pixelation to the overall size of the image the pixelation is relatively smaller because the image is so much larger, and so many more pixels are being used to draw the same line.
If you want my personal opinion, yes I think 30" panels are worth every damn penny, and since you can afford one there's no reason not to buy it.
And 400,000 pixels is a LOT to lose, personally I wouldn't give them up
. If you're on a 30" and want the wider aspect in games you can always set the resolution to 2560x1440 yourself, but if you're on a 27" monitor and want some more vertical headroom you're out of luck. And there's actually a very noticeable size difference between 27" 16:9 and 30" 16:10. You're talking about 311 sq.in vs 432 sq.in - that's a 38% increase in size (or a 28% decrease depending on how you want to look at it). Either way it's quite a large difference. IMO, between that and the vertical resolution you give up too much for pixels that are only 7% smaller.
You bring up some great points, this is exactly the discussion I needed to assure myself before dropping that money on a 30".
That also makes sense about the monitor being farther back, which I will need to do only because I'm assuming there will be a point where I can't get it any closer without breaking my neck
I plan on running full eye candy, 4xAA and getting 44-96 FPS range (min-max) in BC2 which is my game of choice right now.
So you've pretty much cleared up any doubts I have on 30" and 2560x1600 being what I want and being sufficient for gaming.
It seems that tiny bit of extra input lag and slightly larger dot pitch, even for gaming, is pretty negligible here.
Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle
U2711, if it helps;
Thanks, it gives a good perspective. I like the bench, and your desk setup.
Offtopic question, with monitors like that, how is the lower octave reproduction?