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    Ah cool, definitely back on the cards when I get a PC then.



    If you don’t know what the numbers are telling you, you certainly shouldn’t worry about them. The greyscale values are DeltaE values where lower is better. So no, certainly no need to worry about them. A gamma of 2.14 recorded is absolutely fine, especially for a VA model where perceived gamma depends varies at different points of the screen anyway.

    The last two white squares of Lagom aren’t always visible, certainly not the last one. The second last one should be visible (but faint) in a dim room, check if it is. If you’ve touched the contrast control of the monitor or made significant colour channel adjustments this might affect it. And ignore the ‘sharpness test’. It’s completely subjective, not at all scientific and extremely misleading.


    The overshoot (‘purple trailing’) occurs during specific pixel transitions, usually involving very dark shades. The black equalizer feature modifies shades, specifically lightening many of the darkest shades. The problematic transitions with very dark shades are therefore avoided in many situations.


    No, because as pointed out in our C24FG70 review it is just how the overdrive is tuned. And it needs to be done that way for the panel used, the alternative being more obvious ‘smeary’ trailing.



    I have here two Samsung LC27FG73 and I would like to know which is better according to these parameters in the photo:
    What do you think?



    There are no significant differences there and certainly nothing that would offset natural changes over time. You’ll have to seperate them based on other criteria such as uniformity or if you notice more backlight bleed on one that the other etc.


    @ PCM2

    Thank you very much for the reply.

    Don’t know: the first monitor (left) is a bit more brillant but maybe not so sharp as the second monitor (right) which as maybe a better color balance? I mean: the white color of the second monitor is just white while that of the first monitor has a tendency to the red. What do you think?

    Also: Do know the difference between the CFG73 and the Predator Z271T. Which could be better (= colors, sharpness, lag etc.) for gaming?

    Again, thank you for your time!


    Well you’ll have to trust your eyes, unless you own a colorimeter. Just be aware that the one that ‘has a tendency to the red’ could actually have a white point closer to the common 6500K target, whereas the one you think is more neutral could actually be slightly blue. The Acer Z271T uses a variant of the panel without Quantum Dot technology, but features G-SYNC and Tobii Eye Tracking. So you can expect less vibrant colours, but it depends how important those other features are to you. As I haven’t tested it or received useful user feedback, I can’t say any more than that.


    @ PCM2

    Does it mean that the one with the tendency to the red is better than the other with more neutral colors? I noticed that the white color of the last one is just “white” and the black a very little bit sharper compared to the other one more red/green. What do you think?


    No, I was simply suggesting that your assessment will have to be your own and you might be biased by the comparison based on personal preferences. Which is fine, if that’s all you have to go on. It sometimes helps to look at each individually. not together. There’s no point in asking what I think though, it’s you who can see the monitor, not me. I’m not sure what you mean by black being ‘sharper’, either. I assume you mean deeper.


    yeah, I mean “deeper”.


    But do you know “better” gaming monitor (27 / Full-HD) than the CFG73 in regards for example to the lag and pop-up colors?!

    What do you think about the S2718H or HP 27x Curved?

    Samsungs quality control is just bad: now I noticed that this new monitor has a really bad color uniformity! Also: it is normal that at 144Hz and pixel response “fastest” the colors are more dark and not so pop-up?!


    Nope, at least not anything near as affordable or with a Full HD resolution. I don’t comment on models I have no experience with or user feedback to share. With the S2718H you’re looking at a significantly lower refresh rate. It’s not comparable.

    And it is unfair to single out Samsung for “bad quality control”, so welcome to the world of modern monitors. It ain’t pretty, but inter-unit variation occurs with any model from any manufacturer. Admittedly some of the VA models seem more affected by this than average. But I suggest you try to enjoy the monitor rather than specifically looking for and focussing on flaws. Otherwise you’ll remain unhappy and stressed no matter what you get. All monitors are a compromise in one way or another.



    The MSI Optix GC27C is the same panel as the Sammy apparently and its cheaper.


    He was looking for better, not cheaper. Plus with the punchiest possible image. And that’s not it, it lacks a Quantum Dot backlight and therefore has an inferior colour gamut.

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