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    Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor launched at Gamescom

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    Re: Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor launched at Gamescom

    At these sizes, it should just be called what it is clearly aimed at being (especially with it being tagged as "gaming") - a TV.

    Sure, without the tuners it is technically correct to call them monitors, but in practical terms screens sized 32" and above are generally used as TVs for home users.

    There are so many so-called monitors with newer tech at stupidly large sizes, yet the sizes that they would be most desirable at for monitor usage, such as 22" to 24", there seems to be a distinct lack of them - and even when you do find them, the stupidly large sized versions are usually still cheaper.
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    Re: Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor launched at Gamescom

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    At these sizes, it should just be called what it is clearly aimed at being (especially with it being tagged as "gaming") - a TV.

    Sure, without the tuners it is technically correct to call them monitors, but in practical terms screens sized 32" and above are generally used as TVs for home users.

    There are so many so-called monitors with newer tech at stupidly large sizes, yet the sizes that they would be most desirable at for monitor usage, such as 22" to 24", there seems to be a distinct lack of them - and even when you do find them, the stupidly large sized versions are usually still cheaper.
    Thanless you're this guy https://dailypicdump.com/media/20160328/cool-tv-grandfather-playing-games-computer.jpg

    They're TV sized but the specs are more in line with what you get from a monitor than TV. Isn't anyone else worried about burn-in? Especially if used as a monitor with a lot of static elements on screen.

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    Re: Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor launched at Gamescom

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    True, but it's clearly not really practical to try to use such a large screen in those circumstances.

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    They're TV sized but the specs are more in line with what you get from a monitor than TV. Isn't anyone else worried about burn-in? Especially if used as a monitor with a lot of static elements on screen.
    My point remains though, they keep producing them at the very large sizes, yet the more practical sizes don't seem to be getting a look-in.

    I would have thought that burn-in prevention had been figured out by now though, given the static elements regularly present when various sports are shown on TV, as well as any channel logos that some channels may like to include on all of their broadcasts.

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    Re: Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor launched at Gamescom

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    My point remains though, they keep producing them at the very large sizes, yet the more practical sizes don't seem to be getting a look-in.
    The only manufacturer producing OLED panels, bigger than those for Phones and tablets, is LG and they start at 55". Others plan to start production but, are some way off bringing panels to market and until they do, I suspect LG will continue to concentrate on the higher margin big panels. Most interesting is Samsung as they are developing micro-led panels without the organic compounds used in OLEDs, which should address OLED's weaknesses.

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    Re: Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor launched at Gamescom

    Got all excited by their new ultrawide for a moment, until you realise it's still not an HDR panel Really want to make the leap and was hoping they would make a new version of the AW3418DW with HDR and with the panel OC'd to 200, like LG et al have done this year.

    Sadly we just got a base refresh, which is a bit of a shame - very little reason to pick one up over the AW3418DW which can be had for 750-850£ depending on the day at the moment. I know that HDR400 is a total waste of time, but seems a missed opportunity for them not to even push for that.

    Maybe next year eh! At least waiting a year means we might see a more sensible price point given the LG one I mention is over £2100

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    Re: Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor launched at Gamescom

    OUCH 4K for a monitor... ouch of my price range

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    Re: Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor launched at Gamescom

    Quote Originally Posted by chj View Post
    Thanless you're this guy ://dailypicdump.com/media/20160328/cool-tv-grandfather-playing-games-computer.jpg

    They're TV sized but the specs are more in line with what you get from a monitor than TV. Isn't anyone else worried about burn-in? Especially if used as a monitor with a lot of static elements on screen.
    bad eyes, in a few years bad neck :S

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