September 26, 2017 at 7:21 pm #44879
Ah cool, definitely back on the cards when I get a PC then.
Thanks.October 16, 2017 at 7:17 am #45022
I bought this monitor and had purple issues with it, I returned it to get one with the same issues. I realize that purple ghosting is always going to be a thing on this monitor unless you set the black Equalizer pretty low or high. My color papersheet says Gamma 2.14 and Greyscale 1.53. Gamma looks acceptable but something closer to 2.2 would be better but should I worry about the really low Greyscale Numbers? Doing some color calibration, or at least trying, I couldnt see the last two white squares at all. And on sharpness test was pretty bad as well. I cant seem to find a color calibration that suits me its either too cold (blue-ish) or seems there is a Yellow surface on the image like warm white (over saturated red?). Should I return the monitor and try yet again to get one with better Gamma/Greyscale?October 16, 2017 at 7:21 am #45025
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.October 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm #45029
Ive read more about the subject and it looks fine. What I just cant figure it out is why the purple trailing is somewhat connected to black Equalizer? Also thanks for the great review on the CFG70 there is a lot of usefull information. You are right, there is no such thing as perfect monitorOctober 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm #45030
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.October 17, 2017 at 3:47 am #45031
Do you think its possible to have a CFG73 with 0 purple issues? I can always send this back but the more I do the harder it will be.October 17, 2017 at 6:36 am #45032
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.November 20, 2017 at 8:07 pm #45435
I have here two Samsung LC27FG73 and I would like to know which is better according to these parameters in the photo: https://imgur.com/a/KM3Tj
What do you think?
Thanks!November 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm #45438
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.November 21, 2017 at 6:35 am #45441
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!November 21, 2017 at 8:17 am #45442
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.November 21, 2017 at 8:22 am #45443
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?November 21, 2017 at 8:30 am #45444
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.November 21, 2017 at 8:39 am #45445
yeah, I mean “deeper”.November 21, 2017 at 9:08 am #45446
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?!
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