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    Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    Is a 2,560x1,080-pixel resolution right for you?
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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    I totally might get this monitor, would be good to find out a specific reading for input lag though.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    Now, get 3 of these. That'll be true surround gaming.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jingee View Post
    Now, get 3 of these. That'll be true surround gaming.
    My house mate suggested putting one of top of the other (you would obviously have to rotate the top one 180) if you want to go back to a normal aspect ratio

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    I was wondering about the screen coating. It looks like a matt finish but is it aggresive or light?
    I dont like the egg shell effect on heavily aggresive screen coatings.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    `The stand, which takes but a moment to attach, enables the monitor to be pivoted into portrait mode - though we're not sure why you would want to`


    `Problems can arise when viewing web pages, as most websites aren't optimised in spanning to ever-wider displays. HEXUS runs a standard 1,920x1,080-resolution width, and you can see the extra unused space on either side of the Radeon site skin.`

    Hellooo?

    Answered your own question- try browsing in portrait mode, you won`t go back, I promise you.

    Lol.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    I'd much rather a 2560x1600 (16:10 FTW), 120Hz display with 'amateur-photographer grade' colour reproduction and as low input time as possible.

    I have the money saved up, and I'm waiting for someone to make a monitor that I want to buy. This is completely the wrong direction as far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    I'd much rather a 2560x1600 (16:10 FTW), 120Hz display with 'amateur-photographer grade' colour reproduction and as low input time as possible.

    I have the money saved up, and I'm waiting for someone to make a monitor that I want to buy. This is completely the wrong direction as far as I'm concerned.
    Might have a bit of a wait on your hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Might have a bit of a wait on your hands!
    Yeah, unfortunately. Though I suspect that monitor makers will go str8 to 4k instead...

    Hopefully 16:10 is not going the way of 4:3 but it certainly looks that way.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    Hopefully 16:10 is not going the way of 4:3 but it certainly looks that way.
    For consumer products it's already long gone.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    Do games suffer from a fisheye lens effect with this monitor? You can expand your FOV, but i'm guessing it'll curve a bit to the left & right. You can angle the left and right monitors in a triple screen setup to avoid this effect.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I totally might get this monitor, would be good to find out a specific reading for input lag though.
    Why would you get this one instead of 2560x1440? It's roughly the same price, but more real estate and much more practical aspect ratio of the screen.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    for gaming?

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    I still prefer 3 monitor than this. but yeah if you're rich and you can set up multi-monitor with this. im not sure how it will look considering the screen ratio / reso.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    for gaming?
    Looking the business with a super-slim design and outputting a high-quality picture in all regards, the £415 Philips is ideally suited to readers who want more screen real estate without having the encumbrance of an intervening bezel between two cheaper monitors situated side by side. The superwidescreen viewing works particularly well for gaming and watching aspect-correct movies, though our concern is that prices will be kept high due to a lack of volume production; it already seems as if 2,560x1,440 monitors are fast becoming the next de facto luxury screens.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    oh sorry didn't read the whole conversation.

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    Re: Reviews - Philips 298P4QJEB superwidescreen monitor

    Make it 2560x1200 and I'd be interested but give me this 2560x1080 and, after putting a double height or triple height taskbar (yes, really, even with nine virtual desktops to play on, lol), that's one cramped workplace. I'll stick with three 1920x1200's thanks (one in portrait mode for the aforementioned "never go back" browsing ;-). Unless I'm tempted and get the budget to upgrade to 2560x1600 30"ers.

    I'll leave this monitor to the gamers and other people whose eyes don't seem to go up and down. ;-P

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