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#1 Posted by demi0227_basic (1007 posts) -

Picked up a cheap $269 HP 27xi from Amazon, overnighted it for $4 more.

 

Anyways...it's just a 1080p screen, which I had before, but it's an ips rather than tn panel.  I have to say, WOW.  The beauty of the picture is just great, like getting a new video card.  This monitor will last me until they have some 1600p 120hz monitors out for a decent deal.  I just wanted to post this so others thinking about going with an ips panel can have my approval.  ;)

 

PS:  My panel has a 7ms gtg response time, and I haven't noticed any lag at all, so an older/slower ips panel may not be as good for gaming?  Just some consideration.

#2 Posted by XaosII (16672 posts) -

Response time issues are generally a thing of the past. Only a very small portion of people will notice any kind of ghosting from any kind of modern monitor due to aggressive response time compensation techniques.

But yes, IPS is very good. Hopefully 120Hz/3D will come down in price making it an actual debate of preference in IPS vs 120Hz, instead of one about price.

Then in a few years, we can get 120Hz/3D IPS monitors.

#3 Posted by lostrib (40227 posts) -

still waiting for 1440p ips to come down in price and not have to order from korea

#4 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Welcome to the club.
#5 Posted by mitu123 (154504 posts) -

I'll join the IPS club in the summer but congrats, sounds amazing, and I don't see 1600p 120hz monitors happening...

#6 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4243 posts) -
I concur, IPS is the way
#7 Posted by TheProdigy619 (287 posts) -

how do you know if it is a 6-bit 8-bit or 10-bit pannel?

im not finding that in the specs of the monitors

 

any recommendations for a HD 7870?

#8 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4243 posts) -
8 bit is so 1984
#9 Posted by Gambler_3 (7582 posts) -

Yes I agree but the future should be OLED monitors, IPS or any other LCD will never give us great contrast.

#10 Posted by Chris_53 (5124 posts) -
Im considering getting a Dell U2412M which is IPS, its my birthday soon so il have to see how much birthday money I receive. My LG 2261VP has served me well, but I want an upgrade now, especially since ive gotten into photography lately
#11 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7539 posts) -

Yeah eet does. Got mines for $170, it was $150 black friday last yr.

#12 Posted by Chris_53 (5124 posts) -
Can I throw in a question? To those that are using IPS, is colour banding less obvious than it is on a TN Panel? Even on lower end IPS such as a Dell U2412M?
#13 Posted by Byshop (12204 posts) -

Can I throw in a question? To those that are using IPS, is colour banding less obvious than it is on a TN Panel? Even on lower end IPS such as a Dell U2412M? Chris_53

I wouldn't call a u2412m a lower end IPS, but I can tell you on that specific model of monitor it's not an issue.

-Byshop

#14 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

Can I throw in a question? To those that are using IPS, is colour banding less obvious than it is on a TN Panel? Even on lower end IPS such as a Dell U2412M? Chris_53

I am offended! :evil: and no. :P

#15 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2604 posts) -

I guess from what everyone talks about its way better than the LG one i have (IPS236V) because it being an ips and all my TN panel blows it away. not in terms of smoothness but in colors, contrast, and sharpness.

#16 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7539 posts) -

I guess from what everyone talks about its way better than the LG one i have (IPS236V) because it being an ips and all my TN panel blows it away. not in terms of smoothness but in colors, contrast, and sharpness.

_SKatEDiRt_

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1710531

It could be, my friend was desperate for a new monitor and went for some LG last fall then returned it shortly after due to red tint. Could be bad QC and overly aggressive ag coating.

He bought a s2340 dell and showed me how it look. Bought it a couple a weeks later, ~$160 with half inch bezels, so yes I am total fanboy for this monitor.

A solid ips should beat TN easily on picture quality.

#17 Posted by Gambler_3 (7582 posts) -

My only problem with my IPS monitor is the bloody aggressive AG coating.

#18 Posted by XaosII (16672 posts) -

My only problem with my IPS monitor is the bloody aggressive AG coating.

Gambler_3

Thats not an issue inherent to IPS, just the lack of models makes them mostly be matte. Unfortunately, theres only, like, 3 choices for IPS glossy screens.

#19 Posted by Gambler_3 (7582 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

My only problem with my IPS monitor is the bloody aggressive AG coating.

XaosII

Thats not an issue inherent to IPS, just the lack of models makes them mostly be matte. Unfortunately, theres only, like, 3 choices for IPS glossy screens.

I dont want a glossy screen but atleast the coating could have been less harsh.

#20 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7539 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

My only problem with my IPS monitor is the bloody aggressive AG coating.

XaosII

Thats not an issue inherent to IPS, just the lack of models makes them mostly be matte. Unfortunately, theres only, like, 3 choices for IPS glossy screens.

What 3 do you speak of? Off the top my head is Dell S series, Korean brands, and Apple plus Asus semi glossy.

#21 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7539 posts) -

I dont want a glossy screen but atleast the coating could have been less harsh.

Gambler_3

If you are feeling bawsy than you can try to remove the AG yourself.

#22 Posted by Gambler_3 (7582 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

I dont want a glossy screen but atleast the coating could have been less harsh.

Bikouchu35

If you are feeling bawsy than you can try to remove the AG yourself.

Haha no way as I said I want a "semi-matte" device not a completely glossy one. I would rather still have a very harsh matte device than an apple cinema like mirror.

#23 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2604 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

I dont want a glossy screen but atleast the coating could have been less harsh.

Bikouchu35

If you are feeling bawsy than you can try to remove the AG yourself.

any guides in doing this? i might do it myself

#24 Posted by XaosII (16672 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bikouchu35"]

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

I dont want a glossy screen but atleast the coating could have been less harsh.

_SKatEDiRt_

If you are feeling bawsy than you can try to remove the AG yourself.

any guides in doing this? i might do it myself

Very few people have done it, so a guide for your specific monitor is not likely to exist. But heres one: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1674033

#25 Posted by Horgen (110314 posts) -
8 bit is so 1984acanofcoke
To bad it is still the norm. I got a 10 bit panel, but only use 8 bit.