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The LCD Monitors Thread: Tips, Tricks, Tweaks, New Products and Reviews

  • @Dr_Mike
    I guess ill stick to 27" monitors. Naisip ko rin na baka mahirap makita lahat if its 32inches and i read somewhere na pareho lang pixel density ng 1080p 24" at 1440p 32" so i might be sacrificing sharpness and clarity for a bigger screen.

    Usually for 1440p, recommended ang 27-inch monitor because it gives good pixel density and sharp looking fonts when you are seated close to the monitor like at a desk. But if you are seated farther away like reclining on your chair or you have a deep desk, then a 32-inch monitor will provide the same benefit. Yung maganda din sa 32-inch screen is you don't need to lean forward from your reclining position just to read text because the fonts are still readable.

    Ill be upgrading to a 2nd hand 1070ti once i get a monitor. Plan ko ilower nalang muna yung settings to get high framerates.

    Yung GTX 1070 should be fine for 1440p gaming and with Apex Legends kaya naman ang 70 fps - 90 fps framerate at 1440p. I don't recommend upgrading to GTX 1070 Ti kasi parang maliit yata ang jump from GTX 1070. Mas sulit kung ang next GPU upgrade mo is at least RTX 2060 or if budget is willing, RTX 2070 or 2nd hand GTX 1080 Ti.

    Regarding TN panels. I dont think i can live with the viewing angles. Although primarily for FPS ko gagamitin, baka magswitch ako entirely to a traditional desk setup if magustuhan ko yung visual upgrade ng 1440p. If mangyari yun, i need to be able to play in a slouching position for comfort.

    Unfortunately weakness ng TN panel ang viewing angles, especially when viewing the screen from above or below. Pero yung side-to-side viewing angles niya are passable as long as centered ka parin sa screen. If you are seated farther away but centered ang view mo, hindi na noticeable ang off-angle color shift ng TN panel. Yun lang mas nagiging conscious ka sa seating position mo kasi you want to be viewing the screen straight on hehe...

    Keep in mind na yung HKC MG271Q and Gamdias Atlas DHD-323C are curved monitors, so may sweet spot din sila when it comes to viewing distance. You want to be close enough para yung screen will fill-up your field of view and give a sense of depth to the image. At the same time you also want to be far enough na hindi hirap ang peripheral vision mo keeping track of objects near the edges of the screen.

    Sana walang ghosting sa HKC. Medyo kulang yung discussion sa mga reviews available online kasi. Pero so far im leaning towards the HKC because of the price.

    Yung ghosting or smearing usually makikita mo yan when doing quick side-to-side movement with a dark object on a lighter background. Mas nagiging noticeable siya at low refresh rates (like around 50Hz - 70Hz) kasi yung pixels ng VA panel bumabagal din the lower the refresh rate. If you keep your monitor's refresh rate high (like around 100Hz - 144Hz) then almost hindi na noticeable ang ghosting kasi mas-mabilis mag transition ang pixels. Yung suggestion ko when using FreeSync / G-Sync on a VA gaming monitor is try to keep your framerate high para maintained din ang high refresh rate ng panel.

    I think most VA gaming monitors now like HKC and Gamdias are using Samsung SVA panels which are decently fast and hindi masyado prone to ghosting. Although case-to-case basis parin kasi some monitors have better overdrive circuitry than others. You have to check for reviews and user feedback to see which monitor has less visible ghosting. In real world use mahirap din mapansin ang ghosting sa VA panel kung mataas ang refresh rate like 144Hz. Pero once you see it sometimes mahirap din "unsee" kasi yung eyes mo naturally follow the smeary trail. So depende din sayo kung magiging bothered ka by the ghosting or hindi naman noticeable to the point na ini-ignore mo nalang when gaming :-)
  • Thank you sir sleepygeepy! Ill take note of everything you said. As much as I want to splurge for a more expensive and better monitor from known brands, di talaga kaya ng budget. Ill go for the HKC model. Just looking for a good deal right now in the used market. Thanks!
  • @ennovy12
    I have a 60hz IPS monitor and I am planning to upgrade. Will I notice a difference kung bibili ako ng 75hz na freesync monitor or should I go with 144hz?

    I would say from 60Hz to 75Hz baka hindi noticeable ang difference and both will look almost the same when playing games. Ang 75Hz refresh rate is only 3.33 milliseconds faster than 60Hz and I don't think most gamers can tell the difference if both monitors are placed side-by-side.

    Para noticeable ang difference I suggest going for a 144Hz monitor with FreeSync. Hindi lang sa games mo makikita ang improvement but also when browsing, watching movies, or working on the Windows desktop kasi napaka-smooth at steady yung image quality. Once nasanay ka sa 144Hz refresh rate mahirap bumalik sa 60Hz kasi parang flickery na yung image.

    I have i3 8100 and rx 570 btw. Di ko din kasi sure kung mama-maximize ng gpu ko yung 144hz eh. Thanks !

    Kung may FreeSync yung monitor masusulit mo yung performance ng RX 570 kasi yung monitor pwede makisabay sa videocard from 48 fps to 144 fps. So kahit mag below 60 fps yung framerate mo sa games, smooth parin ang display dahil sa FreeSync. Kung maglaro ka naman ng games with high fps tulad ng DOTA2, CS:GO, Fortnite etc kaya parin ng monitor i-display ang frames na binabato ng videocard (up to 144 fps max).

    Yung disadvantage kasi ng 75Hz monitor is hanggang 75 fps max lang ang kaya niya i-display. Kung mag upgrade ka ng videocard to RX 590 or higher hindi mo malalagpasan ang 75 fps framerate dahil sagad na sa refresh rate ng monitor. So any excess frames above 75 fps masasayang lang.
  • Thank you sir sleepygeepy. I’ll go for 144hz monitor upgrade na lang since CS:GO, NBA and FIFA lang naman madalas ko nilalaro.
  • Any suggestion for my profrssional esport player brother? Current setup is I5 6500+16gb ram+gtx 1070.. pangcompetitive po sana..
  • @bjva2k12
    Any suggestion for my professional esport player brother? Current setup is I5 6500+16gb ram+gtx 1070.. pangcompetitive po sana.

    Look for TN panel monitors capable of 144Hz - 240Hz refresh rate, around 24-inches to 25-inches in size to reduce eye movement. Pwede din ang 27-inch monitor but ideally the viewing distance should be farther so the whole screen is still visible from your brother's field of view.

    For very high fps games like CS:GO, Overwatch, Fortnite etc where framerates can reach above 200 fps - 300 fps, I suggest go for a 240Hz monitor to minimize reaction times and input lag as much as possible. But for games where very high fps is difficult to achieve like PUBG, Battlefield V, Apex Legends etc then a 144Hz - 180Hz monitor should be fine.

    Some suggestions if you are looking for a 240Hz capable monitor:

    Php 24,300 = ASUS ROG Swift XG258Q (240Hz with FreeSync)
    Php 28,500 = BenQ Zowie XL2546 (240Hz with DyAc)
    Php 29,999 = ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q (240Hz with G-Sync)
    Php 34,430 = BenQ Zowie XL2740 (240Hz)

    -- edited by sleepygeepy on Feb 21 2019, 11:04 PM
  • Nakuha ko na NB34C mga 3 days ago. Ngayon ko lang popost since tinest ko muna kung papalya agad o hinde.

    Dapat matagal ko na makuha kaso pinapalitan ko isang beses may 2 stucked pixel, etong nakuha kong kapalit may dumi? pero mukha siyang dead pixel pero isa lang, at nasa dulo ng monitor hinde pansin so kinuha ko na. Sa lapad ng monitor di ko din pansin anyway, kelangan ko pa hanapin o lumingon ba.. para makita.

    Medyo hassle din magpapalit since isosoli kay distro yung monitor, aantayin pa mag clear mga isang linggo? bago dadating sa shop. Ginawa lang ni shop nag order na lang ule at yun ang ginawa replacement nila. So pag dating nung replacement monitor, magiging (dead?) stock na ng shop nila yun.

    As for the monitor itself, gusto ko build quality nya. yung stand nya sturdy IMO. tinry ko hampasin mesa ko, at hinde nag wobble yung monitor di katulad nitong gamit ko na LG ultrawide sa opis. Matte black ang finish, mas ok compared sa rebrands nya. Bonus points kasi mukha din siyang dell monitor (older U series monitors) dahil medyo makapal yung bezel nya trip ko mga monitor ng Dell e. Yung logo print lang, pwede mo bakbakin gamit acetone at q-tips, or kung anong preferred method mo para bakbakin. di ko pa ginagawa may warranty pa e!

    May backlight bleed siya pero di ko pansin pag malapit ako sa monitor. Napapansin ko lang pag malayo ako, at nakapatay ang ilaw, which is yung actual test nya. Mas accurate siguro kung "slight clouding" instead of backlight bleed ang term ang itawag ko since medyo negative ang term na backlight bleed ata dito, hehe.

    Stock colors medyo washed out, kelangan imano-mano settings since wala ako makita ICC profile para sa NB34C at mga rebrand counterparts nya. Pwede din siguro mag tanong sa mga M27G1Q users since parehas ata sila ng panel? para sa color settings.

    100hz using Displayport, di ko matry yung super dvi cable ko kung kaya din mag output ng 100hz kasi di kasya. masyado makapal yung strain relief, sayang.. at di ko tinry hdmi, wala ako hdmi cable e. medyo wierd lang pag may multiple programs/games na nago-output ng magkaibang refresh rate, parehas sila ima-match dun sa mas mababa na refresh rate. Baka may kelangan lang ako settings na galawin or something? Di naman ako bothered doon so moving on..

    Popping issue, lagi ko nababasa sa web yan, at meron itong unit ko. Safe naman siya ayon sa nababasa ko so good na ako dun. Maririnig lang sila usually pag nakapatay na yung pc/monitor. Hinde naman yung sobrang lakas na tunog na pop sound medyo mahirap explain pasensya na. Kung may makakapag sabi sakin otherwise na hinde safe, sabihin nyo na agad habang nasa 7 day replacement pako LOL =))

    All in all sulit 21k ko dito, pero sasabihin ko na na hinde to pwede sa maarte, kahit brand new pa siya. Unless mahaba pasensya mo kakapalit sa distro since every 7 days mo bibisitahin yung monitor ayon sa binilihan ko na shop, specially sa popping sound since may mga unit ata na walang ganung issue. Though mate-test nyo lang yun pag nasa bahay na. Malabo matest sa shop maingay e at kelangan nakabukas ng medyo matagal?