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    Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Existing players to be challenged by Samsung, LG, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and AOC/Phillips.
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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    might get more competitive

    Looks like it'll be business as usual to me, I don't think people replace their monitors often enough to see significant increases in sales volume.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    "Monitor manufacturers 'big up' next year in fear that monitor sales will drop further due to the economy and HMDs"
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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    might get more competitive

    Looks like it'll be business as usual to me, I don't think people replace their monitors often enough to see significant increases in sales volume.
    To be fair, if all those companies do release high-refresh gaming monitors the market will get more competitive. The level of competition has nothing to do with the size of the market; indeed, adding players to a small static market should have more impact on competition than adding them to a large or growing market.

    Whether that will have any subsequent impact on consumers - in lower prices or higher availability, for instance - is questionable.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Due to a change in circumstance I don't think I'll ever get round to buying my "perfect" monitor now. I was holding out for OLED, but it has never arrived.

    So I guess I'm wanting:
    21:9 30-35" 1080-1440 (depending on the first size).

    75Hz+ (I don't need any over inflated numbers, but 60Hz is too slow).

    Now we need to add in HDR 10-bit display

    Wide viewing angles

    And often neglected, high-static contrast ratio (should go hand-in-hand with HDR).

    Oh, yeah, and zero lag.

    Obviously apart from the resolution, we're beginning to come close to replacing a CRT then.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    So manufacturers will start releasing the same monitors that already exist but with gaudy bezels, crappy stands and totally unnecessarily extravagant packaging.

    High refresh rate, high resolution, freesync ultra wide at a bargain price and I will bite your hand off. Otherwise I'm ok with what I have.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    "Shipments of monitors overall have been disappointing in 2016"


    Maybe because even the most expensive ones seem to have shocking build quality thesedays when it comes to light bleed levels.

    If you're buying a new monitor and expect and demand a decent screen, be prepared for RMA hell, as it may take you 2,3 or 4 returns to get a decent one.

    My idea of acceptable levels of light bleed seem to be wildly different to that of the manufacturers.

    When it comes to PC components, nothing, and I mean nothing, is as stressful as buying a monitor.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    "Shipments of monitors overall have been disappointing in 2016"


    Maybe because even the most expensive ones seem to have shocking build quality thesedays when it comes to light bleed levels.

    If you're buying a new monitor and expect and demand a decent screen, be prepared for RMA hell, as it may take you 2,3 or 4 returns to get a decent one.

    My idea of acceptable levels of light bleed seem to be wildly different to that of the manufacturers.

    When it comes to PC components, nothing, and I mean nothing, is as stressful as buying a monitor.
    you are in bad luck

    bought a pq278qr a month ago and no trouble with it, had 1 pixel that looked bad but it has corrected it self.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Quote Originally Posted by hellig View Post

    you are in bad luck

    bought a pq278qr a month ago and no trouble with it, had 1 pixel that looked bad but it has corrected it self.
    I never said anything about stuck pixels, my problem is with excessive light bleed that manufacturers deem to think is acceptable.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    I am thinking about replacing my Dell 2407-HC with a Dell S2417DG; 24", 1440p and G-Sync. The resolution and G-Sync are the two important things I am looking for, but it is a shame that there doesn't really seem to be anywhere you can go to compare them for yourself to see the difference (certainly no where local anyway).

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    "Shipments of monitors overall have been disappointing in 2016"


    Maybe because even the most expensive ones seem to have shocking build quality thesedays when it comes to light bleed levels.

    If you're buying a new monitor and expect and demand a decent screen, be prepared for RMA hell, as it may take you 2,3 or 4 returns to get a decent one.

    My idea of acceptable levels of light bleed seem to be wildly different to that of the manufacturers.

    When it comes to PC components, nothing, and I mean nothing, is as stressful as buying a monitor.
    Damn straight. It's even worse if you need a monitor for colour critical work where you need uniform brightness around the screen, no bleed from edges, accurate colour or even a wide gamut. Cheaper brands like Dell have the specs but you have to be really lucky with what panel you receive, a real lottery.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    It'd be great if FreeSync scalers significantly stepped up their frequency range to match current panel performance.
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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    It'd be great if FreeSync scalers significantly stepped up their frequency range to match current panel performance.
    How fast can modern panels go then???

    I find freesync makes games far more forgiving of poor frame rates, so I can't really see it as a huge issue. But then I didn't see the point of a 144Hz panel until I tried one

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    I have an Acer 27" w/G-Sync....not changing anytime soon ....only change if I were to go to 4k gaming

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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Nope. Don't care.

    G-sync ties you to nvidia, freesync ties you to AMD and 4k means a remortgage for GPUs that can drive the thing at a reasonable rate. I'll stick with my "non-gaming" 2560x1600 Dell that, surprisingly, I can play games on.
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    Re: Gaming monitor market to get more competitive next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    G-sync ties you to nvidia, freesync ties you to AMD
    Yeah this is a pain and Nvidia are 100% to blame for segregating the market... what a surprise.

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