I think VA has improved. My Samsung Q7F is pretty acceptable but not perfect (in 4K 60Hz)
My newest monitor is an IPS though, not sure I want to roll the dice with VA again unless I get confirmation it's fixed (especially at high refresh).
I thought Radeon Image Shapening was okay, but there were too many artifacts to be solid.
It seems they added a sharpness percentage now in the driver panel, and that does help a bit.
However FidelityFX is a step beyond RIS and doesn't suffer from as many artifacts.
HDR is very confusing, and it doesn't help that many sets claimed "HDR Ready" when they could only process the signal and not display it correctly.
However, at least now we have Vesa certification, even though some people still think it's bogus.
Let me just say my old Samsung TV had HDR...
It's hard to say for sure, depends what type of VA.
The early VA displays had a lot of black smear and overall a motion blur type of look. It wasn't the worst thing, but definitely noticeable.
I know at least on my Samsung TV (2018) the blur is much less and pretty decent, but it didn't have...
So my new LG monitor is HDR 400, and I love it, but I'm interested in at least seeing what HDR 1000 looks like in gaming.
What would be the best way to test out a set to see if I'm missing anything?
I usually don't like using store return policy as a rental program, but what options do I have...
Honestly, games today should be $100 if you consider how long they are and how much the budget is.
NES games sold for like $50 bucks (which is much more today w/ inflation not even considering the developement time and budget were much less). Or you can consider a movie you might pay $20 and...