Originally Posted by wingman99
No there is no new IPS panels with better advertised contrast ratios for next year. Return the LG 27GL850 and Purchase the AOC that measures 1500:1. What monitor is the AOC that measures 1500:1?
The new 1080p model with IGZO IPS.
Opus131: "White sheen" That's just contrast difference. Higher black level. Other than that it can also be caused by messed up gamma curves calibration, 16-235 vs 0-255 difference of output and expected input.
If you have some decent meter you can measure the black level and compare with data on web for those panels. But you really need a decent meter to measure accurate black level and thus contrast. Some reviews are thus quite skewed and inaccurate in black level and contrast measurement due to the meter they use.
i'm wondering if this means IPS screens are going to improve in the future?
It's always been like this, it is unlikely to change drastically.
TN <1000:1, fastest, awful viewing angles, dark glow
IPS ~1000-1200:1, fast, best viewing angles, brightest glow in corners
VA >2000:1, slowest, awful viewing angles, dark to bright glow circular all around
Dual layer exists a while but like everything else in the display market, they only implement and mass produce features that they can make a bank on. You may find great TVs with advanced panels, you may find great mobile displays on phones etc. yet monitor market stagnates on 10 year old tech.
There is dual layer with IPS, 1M:1 contrast, there is 8k 27" 120Hz, etc. It's all been done, problem is who's gonna "risk" and bring it to mass market.
IPS vs VA, as before there is tons in my thread, in the end you have to decide what pros and cons of each matter to you more. VA you get a little better contrast but often pay for it heavily in response times from blacks and viewing angles.
Display <1000:1 contrast is pretty abysmal though.
The selection is very limited no matter the LCD type and prices high for 100Hz+ for no reason other than some panels have high defect/return rate and when people spend that kind of money they won't tolerate defective panels.
Maybe your black level (= contrast for most part) is really high and then everything looks washed out and bright, which at 700-800:1 I wouldn't be surprised.
Measure your black level and check the gamma curves for each color. With a meter this should be easy but even without a meter you can check some of it.