Originally Posted by Motley01
Here's a vote for the LG IPS. Don't even bother going with HDR because there are no games, and windows HDR still sucks, so not worth it.
I would strongly suggest getting a monitor with good HDR support if it's not out of your budget. HDR really is the best thing, along with g/freesync to happen to monitors since the 90's, imo.
Many or most new games do support it perfectly, and HDR in windows works perfectly fine too, including HDR->SDR conversion (it was really bad early on, but I have no issues with it now, a few windows versions later).
It can be slightly inconvenient to switch hdr on/off, and many browsers still don't support HDR playback, but as long as you use for example edge for hdr playback there's no issue. Games automatically toggle it on/off.
More importantly, all the higher HDR certifications require decent blacklevel measurements in the corners, so it more or less guarantees good uniformity and blacklevel for SDR as well.
Personally, there is no way i would use a standard monitor after having used a hdr1000 monitor for almost a year. Even if it was just for 100% SDR use.