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  • January 23, 2017 at 6:10 pm #41439

    mclebron23
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    Thanks, I knew about that monitor but the white bezel is a deal breaker for me. Any other alternatives, or upcoming 2017 1080P VAs? Thanks.

    January 23, 2017 at 7:31 pm #41442

    PCM2
    Keymaster

    Nothing that has yet been announced or has made its way onto any Samsung product pages.

    January 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm #41445

    mclebron23
    Participant

    OK thanks. Is the CF591 the same as the SF591, only difference being the curve of the CF? Did you review, or plan on reviewing any of them? Thanks again.

    January 23, 2017 at 9:12 pm #41446

    PCM2
    Keymaster

    No, it is unfortunately considerably less responsive. According to a user who has tried both. Samsung have no samples, so I’m not going to be reviewing them. And I have plenty of other models which I would prefer to look at or are more in demand anyway, so they will take priority I’m afraid

    February 28, 2017 at 9:20 am #41823

    PCM2
    Keymaster

    If you’re specifically looking at upgrading to the Xbox Scorpio, you’d be able to take advantage of the ‘4K’ UHD resolution of a monitor as long as it had HDMI 2.0. So my recommendation is the LG in the appropriately named recommendations section – https://pcmonitors.info/recommendations/ (third model down). It is slightly beyond your budget but about as affordable as you’ll find a UHD model of decent size with HDMI 2.0 support. It’s a good monitor by all accounts.

    February 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm #41830

    hmouland
    Participant

    Would like to quickly jump on this, as a fellow console gamer.

    I have been using the 27MP58 LG IPS Full HD monitor for about 2 years and it has been a brilliant investment. The picture quality is brilliant with a good range of settings to avoid any ghosting. There is some motion blur but it’s marginal and given consoles only output at 60Hz it’s to be expected.

    After the growth in budget 4K TVs in recent months, I was considering swapping it. however, after seeing a few in action, I’m now convinced that your money is best spent on a monitor for console gaming, or an OLED if you have the money.

    The newly announced 32UD99 and 32UD89 monitors from LG are worth considering if you can afford it too. Otherwise for me my next monitor will be an upgrade from my 27inh model to the 32 inch one.

    February 28, 2017 at 9:28 pm #41831

    austin7
    Participant

    Hello, What do you think of the AOC I2757FH? I’m between that or the Asus MX279H which seems pretty popular.

    February 28, 2017 at 9:41 pm #41838

    PCM2
    Keymaster

    Hi austin7,

    The AOC I2757Fh is a solid monitor and was one that I used to frequently recommend some time ago. It is similar to the I2757Fm that we reviewed at the back end of 2012. As with the ASUS MX279H, though, it uses PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) to regulate its backlight. It is not flicker-free, which some users find visually uncomfortable or somehing that accelerates eye fatigue during prolonged use. It also introduces artifacts during motion as explained with a video example in this article (look for ‘PWM artifacts’).

    Some alternatives which are recommended here all have DC-dimming for their backlight regulation, meaning that they are flicker-free and avoid these potentially unwanted consequences. I dare to mention the HP 27er (or HP 25er), given the allergic reaction that set off last time I did so. But I’m sure you can see from the text in the recommendations section and the huge volume of positive feedback (and no convincing negative feedback) on Amazon that this is a compelling choice. You can also search for feedback on its predecessor the 25xw if you like, which is essentially very similar in terms of performance.

    You may of course prefer matte monitors, in which case some of the flicker-free LG models may be worth considering, like the LG 27MP58 for example owned by hmoulond or ViewSonic VX2776 which I’ve received some good user feedback on. Although you have already pinpointed some cheaper and more readily available alternatives. It may be that you are not sensitive or bothered by the side-effects of the PWM-regulated backlight of the ASUS MX279H, for example, and you can see from feedback that it doesn’t put everyone off. The monitor is configured for vibrant colours which are reasonably accurate (not technically as accurate as the HP models, but good for gaming really) and has good responsiveness, PWM artifacts aside.

    March 1, 2017 at 1:21 am #41841

    austin7
    Participant

    Thanks for the reply. I’m gonna go with the AOC. The HP looks good as well, though. I think that person might have been concerned that the input response looks low on paper, as you said. And also it seems many reviews are from people who aren’t using it for the same reason that this forum is.

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