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    LG and Samsung reveal curved widescreen gaming monitors

    These lovely screens will be revealed in public at IFA 2016 this week.
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    Re: LG and Samsung reveal curved widescreen gaming monitors

    I used a Samsung C24F390, for a few days, only to find that the curved screen just seemed really odd. I searched for practical reasons, or any proof, as to why a Curved screen is better and I found... absolutely nothing. There's zero reasons to own a curved screen other than marketing and pointless bragging rights.

    They do look nice though.

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    Re: LG and Samsung reveal curved widescreen gaming monitors

    I can imagine a curved screen having little benefit at smaller sizes. At 38" though, maybe it's benefits would be more apparent?

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    Re: LG and Samsung reveal curved widescreen gaming monitors

    I'm waiting for the 5120x2160 screen announcements, for me it's not worth going for a high end screen without the superior text quality HighDPI provides.

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    I used a Samsung C24F390, for a few days, only to find that the curved screen just seemed really odd. I searched for practical reasons, or any proof, as to why a Curved screen is better and I found... absolutely nothing. There's zero reasons to own a curved screen other than marketing and pointless bragging rights.
    Smaller viewing angles to the edge of the screen, meaning less distortion from the matrix (IPS glow etc.). Although of course the trade-off is that you get geometry distortion because everything outputting to it is expecting a flat screen.

    The wider colour gamut should provide your peepers with richer and more revealing imagery in games.
    A.K.A. more lurid colour than the game designer intended.

    Wider gamut either needs software support in place or they need to start introducing it alongside 10-bit colour depth so all 8-bit signals can be treated as sRGB.

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    Re: LG and Samsung reveal curved widescreen gaming monitors

    I've been hankering after a 21:9 for a while, but nothing quite hits the spot to warrant the outlay. For PC gaming, at a desk, 34" is really the maximum limit for the vertical space to get too much, you land up looking around the screen to see what's going on. And at 34" it must be over 1080 res. 30" @ 1080 or 34" at 1440 seems to keep the pixel density about right.

    IPS is a bit lack-luster - whilst far better than TN, it just doesn't offer the blacks and static contrast ratios of a VA panel. I don't think any of these are VA unfortunately.

    So I'm still on the hunt for:
    - 30" 1080 or 34" 1440 (probably the former, easier on the old gfx card)
    - VA panel (or anything else that can muster 2000:1 or better static contrast)
    - > 60Hz refresh rate (frankly, 72Hz would do).
    - VESA mount

    Not interested in speakers, who'd buy a srubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishy gaming monitor and then use built-in speakers?

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    Re: LG and Samsung reveal curved widescreen gaming monitors

    Well, amazing that they made a 34 inch with 144 but why no Gsync? AMD doesn't have a card to do that, even in crossfire.

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    Re: LG and Samsung reveal curved widescreen gaming monitors

    Anything from an overclocked R9 290 will make good use the monitors FreeSync range at this resolution.

    The need for adaptive sync at 144Hz is questionable.

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