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08-19-2019 10:45 PM
ttnuagmada
Quote: Originally Posted by drewafx View Post
This'll be irrelevant when LG comes out with its own 120Hz OLED TV for next gen console.
Replacing 60Hz 100 Adobe RGB IPS monitor for 100% sRGB ultrawide 120Hz was no brainer...but replacing a 65" HDR1000 OLED TV with Dolby Vision? It's got to be very very good...
The C9 is already HDMI 2.1 120hz capable, including VRR. It's ready to go for next gen consoles.

Whenever a GPU finally comes out with HDMI 2.1 support, it will be ready for that too.
08-19-2019 10:08 PM
rluker5
Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
i go back & forth between my PC & shield, depending on what I'm doing.

I built a custom XXL keyboard tray that fits perfectly with my favorite electronic recliner. Comfort is key either way.

I'll definitely be whipping up new solutions for both, once I get into a new place... ~18-24 months from now. I'm currently downsized to a single room, so I'll have no choice but to get & build all new stuff. We'll also have a plethora of HDMI 2.1 stuff on the market in ~24 months, so that's perfect.
Looks like I misunderstood the hangup with giant screens again. I'm an oddball with screens. That avatar is from my bedroom from 2014. TV's there since my house is 1100sq ft and was the only real option for a big screen over my lap. The other potential walls are block and the thing would pull out. Plus I noticed my 13'x7.5' living room wall was basically 16x9 so I made that one a bit over 14' projection screen But the daughter and I usually watch the 65" qled in that room instead since the sectional has to be rearranged for the projector. Small houses are cheap. But you can still do some nice things with limited space.

HDMI 2.1 is worth waiting for. I just picked up the qled since my plasma TV started putting up a big vertical bar and I unexpectedly found the 2018 Samsung for over 40% off. No sale announcements, I walked in to the Walmart 3 days after I was there last to check out a questionably adequate Vizio in my budget and most of the tv display wall was bare. Closeout clearance. The Samsung was $900 so I settled, otherwise I would have waited. For a while longer at least, until having my sectional cutting across my living room with the blackout curtains closed way too much to watch the projector drove me nuts.
Been connector bandwidth limited for too long.
08-19-2019 08:11 PM
drewafx This'll be irrelevant when LG comes out with its own 120Hz OLED TV for next gen console.
Replacing 60Hz 100 Adobe RGB IPS monitor for 100% sRGB ultrawide 120Hz was no brainer...but replacing a 65" HDR1000 OLED TV with Dolby Vision? It's got to be very very good...
08-19-2019 06:03 PM
skupples i go back & forth between my PC & shield, depending on what I'm doing.

I built a custom XXL keyboard tray that fits perfectly with my favorite electronic recliner. Comfort is key either way.

I'll definitely be whipping up new solutions for both, once I get into a new place... ~18-24 months from now. I'm currently downsized to a single room, so I'll have no choice but to get & build all new stuff. We'll also have a plethora of HDMI 2.1 stuff on the market in ~24 months, so that's perfect.
08-19-2019 05:19 PM
rluker5
Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
agreed, my 34 is about as big as I can handle, even in ultra-wide. I rather add on additional panels at that point due to basic functionality of a truly independent display.

I've actually got it all laid out now, I've found perfect little 24 inch monitors that'll match (in portrait) the sides of the 31.5" wide screen size everyone uses.
When you get rid of the desk, a big screen doesn't look oversized anymore. Get yourself a footrest, a comfy office chair on wheels, a lapdesk and park yourself under the living room tv for a bit. Desks just get in the way of comfort. They are for organizing papers, pens, staplers and envelopes. They are like putting your flat screen in an entertainment center made for crt tvs. So twentieth century.

You can handle bigger. You probably look through a bigger "screen" everyday when you drive to work. Is your reaction time or focus impaired while driving by having a full sized windshield?
A broad fov has been popular since they started making plays. Popular in movie theaters and vr. I've found it to be quite pleasant and don't understand the hangup with it.
08-19-2019 04:09 PM
CallsignVega Update: Dell has gotten back to us, confirming that their original spec sheet was wrong, and that the monitor comes with DisplayPort 1.4 rather than 1.2. So the display does in fact have enough bandwidth for [email protected] with 8bpc color.
08-19-2019 01:53 PM
Seyumi What a disappointment....

$4000 price tag
Freescync Only
No HDMI 2.1
400 Nit Peak Brightness
No HDR

DEAD ON ARRIVAL and I'm even an Alienware fanboy too...

No HDR on an HDR LG panel is a big head scratcher. They were probably too scared about burn-in warranty returns so killed off the HDR brightness to prevent this issue. Remember, Alienware caters to the lowest common denominator to dumb or rich kids who know nothing about how to build a PC or how to properly use/maintain an OLED monitor. They want plug & play with no maintenance and so does Dell.
08-19-2019 12:01 PM
skupples the HDMI2.1 rev won't hit until after the new consoles start shipping.
08-19-2019 11:47 AM
Asmodian Wow, glad I didn't wait for it and got my C9 instead. I really thought this was going to make me regret it with a DP 1.3 port too...

A very impressive fail, what is the point of this display with those ports?
08-19-2019 11:36 AM
Imouto https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/19/2...e-date-pricing

$4K

DP 1.2 and HDMI 2.0

What a failure.
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