August 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm #44340
Just a response to the Dell u2515h, I currently use one with my brightness set at 20 and contrast set at 50 on the standard pre-set which I have calibrated.
Out of the box this monitor is bright and I was used to a Dell CRT monitor before this.
One thing that I will mention is that if you don’t have a recent enough graphics card you will not get 2560×1440 out of this monitor and will default to 2048×1152 and the text will not be as sharp.August 9, 2017 at 5:21 pm #44341
Drekod, brightness at 20 for the U2515H is still very uncomfortable to me. White backgrounds on this display are like staring into a fluorescent light to my eyes. After a week of fiddling with the thing I have not been able to come up with a brightness and color temperature combination that is comfortable to my eyes. The best comfort range I have achieved has been with a 10-15 brightness level with a VERY warm color temperature, such as 4500k. The very poor TN panel on a laptop that I have causes much less eye fatigue. Keep in mind that my primary use is working with text. I have also tried darker colored backgrounds on the U2515H, but it isn’t much help. There is an underlying glow that fatigues my eyes. I think this is an issue with W-LED backlighting.
Also, my graphics card is capable of the native resolution for the U2515H. But I find myself wanting sharper fonts unless I up the display scaling quite a bit, which of course makes fonts way too big and uses up too much screen space. I think that high res scaled to 200% would be good for text clarity without scaling headaches, which is essentially what apple has been doing with retina displays since 2012. I used to gawk at Apple hardware prices, but now I better understand.
The problem here is in finding a wide gamut display (because of the different backlight type) that is also 4k. At that price point, along with upgrading my video card for 4k, I might as well get either an oled laptop or an imac, both of which would offer a different backlight type and good ppi for text clarity.
To be critical about it, I think that finding a display with comfortable backlighting is likely more important than increased clarity of higher ppi. Tomorrow I’m going to have a good look at various display types to see what I think. The problem in that is having enough time in front of a given display type and not having time to make adjustments for finding out what is most comfortable. But maybe it will better clue me in on what I might find to be comfortable.August 12, 2017 at 8:06 am #44349
Hey PCM2. I’m new here, and I’ve reading the suggestions that you gave others. It seems like the LG 22MP58VQ could work for me, but I’m not sure because of the response time. That’s why I was wondering if you could tell me which one of these monitors is the best for reading and gaming (shooters), please? The most important thing is that it’s easy on the eyes. My old monitor just died (2233rz,) and I’m kind of afraid to switch to another monitor because of the HZ. Anyway, here’s the list with the ones that I can go for:
I’d be great if you could help me out with this – I’d be very grateful!August 12, 2017 at 8:07 am #44352
If you are getting significantly above 60fps in your games, then the downgrade to a 60Hz monitor most likely will be noticeable. Why are you not considering high refresh rate models? What was it about your 120Hz Samsung that you did and didn’t like?August 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm #44353
Unfortunately, I have a low budget to buy a monitor at the moment. I can buy anything between $150 and $220. The problem is that in my country they’re selling things kind of way overpriced, and I don’t have much variety to choose from either. They only have:
They’re not selling 120Hz monitors anymore. Otherwise, I would go for one of those right away. For example, here they’re selling the Asus VG248QE for $360, while in the U.S. it’s only $279. So at the moment, I’m limited to the options that I just pointed out. I can share the two websites I’m browsing if you want to take a look. I thought about ordering a good one from the U.S., but then there will be more cash involved because of the taxes.
My old monitor was working nicely until one day, the power supply stopped working the way it should be; it shows me image for 2 secs and then it goes black again. I contacted customer support, and they told me that they don’t have the part that I need anymore. That’s pretty much it. Thanks for taking the time to help me out!August 13, 2017 at 7:51 am #44354
Yeah, those prices are rather steep. In that case you may be able to set some of the models you list to 72-75Hz or so, some models like this run at such refresh rates without issue at 1920 x 1080. I know for a fact you can do with the Samsung S24E390HL – but you didn’t list this so I assume that’s not available at a good price? I’ve also had a user state that 75Hz works properly with the LG 24MP48HQ. And it seems a perfectly decent monitor for the price.August 13, 2017 at 8:44 pm #44358
Thanks for letting me know about that. I didn’t know that they could run at such refresh rates – that’s great! Sadly, they don’t have the Samsung S24E390HL. And it doesn’t seem like any store around here is selling it either. The other two models that they have are the Samsung LC24FG70 and the Samsung LU28E590DS/ZS. But as you can imagine, they’re kind of overpriced as well. I’ll definitively take a look at the LG 24MP48HQ that you’re suggesting. It seems like a nice one to go for. Also, if you don’t mind, is there any difference between the LG 24MP48HQ and the LG 24MP48HQ-P? I just found out that there is a version with the letter “P” at the end. Thanks for the help!
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