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Old August 27, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Default Philips 298P4QJEB 29” UltraWide Review Comment Thread

How wide is too wide for a monitor? That’s the question the new Philips Brilliance 298P4 dares you to ask. With a 21:9 aspect ratio and AH-IPS panel, it is certainly blazing a new trail.

Read more here: Philips Brilliance 298P4QJEB 29” UltraWide Monitor Review
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Old August 27, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Sorry, I'm not interested in a =/+ 24" @ 1080P let alone something bigger. I don't watch movies on my computer monitor and I generally don't play games on my TV..............

This reminds me a lot of the transition from 4:3 to widescreen where I had to damn near arm wrestle the sales person @ FS to buy a 19" 4:3 vice a 19" widescreen... couldn't get it through his head that there was more real estate on the square. Same goes for my attempt to find a X 1200 at a local store... the salesperson's answer was that the best I'd need was 1080p as that was the highest res for bluray... again my answer to him was that I don't watch movies on my PC screen.
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Old August 27, 2013, 07:15 PM
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I heard this ships with a piano bench so you can slide across your seat to see the other half of the screen....
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Old August 27, 2013, 07:39 PM
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I heard this ships with a piano bench so you can slide across your seat to see the other half of the screen....
I doubt that would be an issue. People have been doing ultra wide screen for a long time. Only, no bezels.
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Old August 27, 2013, 08:29 PM
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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.
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Old August 27, 2013, 08:30 PM
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I doubt that would be an issue. People have been doing ultra wide screen for a long time. Only, no bezels.
I was just making a smart-alek quip. Obviously people running 3 monitor set ups are used to more width.

I think I'd be bothered by the loss of the vertical space in this model, maybe after a bit of use you'd stop noticing it thouhg.
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Old August 27, 2013, 08:32 PM
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Capturing the essence of a calibration is almost impossible in a picture. If you look at the beiges and tan tones, there is a huge difference IMO. If you have a good IPS or PVA panel on your screen, you'll see it.
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Old August 27, 2013, 09:17 PM
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I thought your attempts at calibration were stellar. Big difference. Not so washed out and a lot warmer. It might have just been me but the glove hand looked much better as well. Seemed to have a little more sheen. Objects don't seem quite so flat on the ground and the foliage on the wall.

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Old August 27, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Might be interesting to see three or six of these run in portrait mode...
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Might be interesting to see three or six of these run in portrait mode...
You do realize there is about an inch of bezel on the bottom.

To me this monitor is beyond useless at that price, (though I still see Phillips as the cat's ass of home electronics). Once I saw the nice table on page one with a NO in the color calibration rubric this thing was in trouble, then, in the conclusion, AkG just confirmed my disappointment.
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