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    News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    Offers an Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at a 60Hz refresh rate.
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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    D-Sub will never die it seems...
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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    Paying £500 and receiving a TN panel (no matter the resolution) feels like a scam...

    But look how fast 4K monitors are falling!!
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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    i find the DPI almost too high on 1600p 30" monitors, so I bet it is terrible on a smaller, higher-res screen

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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    i find the DPI almost too high on 1600p 30" monitors, so I bet it is terrible on a smaller, higher-res screen
    ... and the "any rez less than 4K sukz" folks are preparing the tar and feathers for you as we speak...

    Quite like most of the specs of this. Apart from (a) the price, need it a bit more SWMBO-friendly and (b) speakers? speakers AOC - what were you thinking?

    Pivot option also seems a bit strange on such a large screen - suspect that the mechanism is going to have to be pretty stiff to handle that large a panel.

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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    D-Sub will never die it seems...
    Hm, used to know how to calculate/estimate the horizontal clock (KHz) and pixel clock (MHz) for analog signals back in the CRT days. Think it was vertical lines * refresh plus ~10%. So that means 142KHz and (I guess) around 115MHz. So anyone wanting to use the D-Sub would have to use lead of exceptional quality if the picture is not going to be full of interference.

    While graphic cards still boast 400MHz RAMDACS 'which support QXGA displays up to 2048x1536 @ 85 Hz', I wonder if the analogue know-how is good enough to send a clear signal. Back in the CRT days, Matrox used to get praise for their good signal but everything has been digital for so long now that I can't recall the last review I read where the VGA output was even tested never mind compared.

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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    Paying £500 and receiving a TN panel (no matter the resolution) feels like a scam...

    But look how fast 4K monitors are falling!!
    i guess you wont get retina for 499 at 4k, ips not good for this kind of monitor so what else ..?
    ohhw maybe you just need to wait 1 year for broadwell ,another one for 24x blu ray and ultimately 2.5 years for a decent graphics card for 4k resolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    ... and the "any rez less than 4K sukz" folks are preparing the tar and feathers for you as we speak...
    Well for now there only seem to be so-so TN panels at high prices, but eventually IPS type TVs 4K should come down in price. My eyes are comfortable with 24" 1080P (0.250mm dot pitch) and a 42" 2160P TV would have a similar, 0.250mm, dot pitch.

    I did actually consider a 42" IPS TV as a monitor but at 1080P each dot is 0.436mm which is a bit too big unless I sit well back. So at some point when the price of panels has come down I might consider using a TV for my monitor. Obviously it would have to have an IPS panel (a 42" is wide enough for a TN panel to show colour differences even if viewed from the front), Chroma 4:4:4, and hopefully a non-glossy coating. Say in about 4 year time...

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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    I would like to think that the D-Sub is only used for PIP. If not that is going to have to be some crazy output rate for the analogue signal. Or it's just 1920x1080 upscaled to look like crap xD

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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by xslavic View Post
    i guess you wont get retina for 499 at 4k, ips not good for this kind of monitor so what else ..?
    ohhw maybe you just need to wait 1 year for broadwell ,another one for 24x blu ray and ultimately 2.5 years for a decent graphics card for 4k resolution
    AFAIK Retina only refers to pixel density, not panel type. A 4K IPS panel would be beautiful too look, I'd imagine so I'm sure it'll be good.

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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    AFAIK Retina only refers to pixel density,
    it's not even purely pixel density, a 'retina' display is the resolution that a particular screen size needs so that it can be viewed at normal viewing distance without seeing the pixels.... in essence a 1080p 32inch tv at 6ft is a 'retina' display.

    And to be perfectly honest there is no such thing as a 'retina' display because the display would need to shrink it's pixels the closer you get to it. It's purely a marketing term that apple coined and non tech savvy journalists/users lapped up... all apple has used is a high resolution display and given it a marketing term.

    Most techy people just use retina purely as a quick way to describe the high density rather than have to explain hi dpi etc although thankfully with 4K we can just use 4K instead because we'd need to explain that anyway

    Oh and for the record, I'd rather pay more for IPS/PLS than a tn panel.... but then I'm after colour accuracy (there's less shift) over frame rate
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    Re: News - AOC launches ultra-sharp u2868Pqu 28-inch monitor

    urgh, wish there was more competition in the 1440p arena be it 21:9 or 16:9 though hopefully 4K will bring down 1440p prices....

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