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Old August 28, 2013, 03:04 AM
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29" ultra-wide isn't exactly new.. Dell have had theirs out for about a year now I think? No interest then... no interest now.
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Old August 28, 2013, 05:07 AM
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No. Not new. But Philips is the first to throw a ton of marketing cash behind their attempt.
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What the crap is that? The only thing an ultra wide monitor is good for is gaming and movies. So why make one with an absolutely horrid response time?
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Old August 28, 2013, 08:55 AM
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Why would gaming be good on ultra wide when you'll be losing a ton of vertical visibility? I can only imagine the nightmares this thing would cause in RTS games...
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Old August 28, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Why would gaming be good on ultra wide when you'll be losing a ton of vertical visibility? I can only imagine the nightmares this thing would cause in RTS games...

Useful for the FPS players, I guess...I could see a use for the width in BF... Although for the price, yeah, the extra vertical pixels in a true 16:9 27" would be better...!
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Old August 28, 2013, 09:21 AM
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And you wouldn't care about FOV issues in the countless games that don't support FOV modifications?
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Old August 28, 2013, 09:45 AM
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my eyes are getting really bad or something because I couldn't see any difference when comparing most of the calibrations . of course I noticed the blurs but how does one calibrate a monitor and actually how does one know which say in a game or a movie which color is supposed to be in there of course I know grass is green and in some places the sky is still blue.
looking at the price when compared to the other monitors it doesn't seem that bad .
this also makes me start to wonder if I need to calibrate my 27" Samsung LCD TV that I use for a monitor.
You need to buy a hardware colorimeter. Full stop. Totally worth the price. I calibrate every display I can get my hands on with my Display LT, even friends' displays.
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Old August 28, 2013, 10:58 AM
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You dont even have to spend a lot of coin. Get the entry level Spyder. DL and use ColorHCFR. Spyder will take care of gamma. Color HCFR will take care of RGB. ;)
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These displays would be good for FPS gaming if supported right, but more resolution than 1080 would be nice.
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Old September 1, 2013, 02:52 AM
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It's really unfortunate that a monitor geared towards production and the work place would leave anyone working with documents all day constantly scrolling up and down because they could not provide a little more than 1080 pixels high. Twelve hundred wouldn't have been ideal, but it does make quite a bit of difference when viewing documents, spreadsheets.....well any kind of window for that matter. This would have been the perfect time to bring back the 1200 vertical pixels.
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