Excuse my ignorance regarding the BenQ or any 4k monitor for that matter, Im looking to build a new pc to go along with one of these 4k monitors, will any current video card work regarding getting the full 4k res? Thanks
i don't wann sound like a naggers, but frame skipping test does not assures correct results if your exposure tiem only captures 3 squares. adjust the ISO or lower ambioent light so you can capture more blocks at the same time. 3 blocks proves nothing.
Soon a 32 inch IPS Samsung can be added to the list for consideration. It has freesync on board, a first for that panel size and I think an interesting feature for a 4K monitor.
The problem right now is all of these displays are DP 1.2 and not HDMI 2.0. And anyone with experience with displayport 1.2 knows about boot issues, no image, flickering, desktop re-sizing, and no-image on post when building a new computer with no OS installed yet. Anytime you have computer issues you have to have a backup HDMI cable. DP 1.2 is just a serious pain. I have a Acer B326HK but I can't wait to dump it for a 2015 model with HDMI 2.0. Of course these probably won't come until at least winter holiday season 2015.
On mine there one issue, it tends to lose signal during boot, but it seems to be a GPU (GTX 970) issue and not the monitor itself.
True, though this monitor still does not have HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.3 so either another round of waiting or buying to know something better is behind the corner .
I have the new BenQ and absolutely z-e-r-o problems with the DP 1.2 so there is no need for HDMI 2.0. Thus my experience with DP 1.2 is totally positive, monitor just got connected and I forgot about connectivity.
Regarding your problems it is also hard to think for me that the reason is Acer monitor. Maybe there is problem with your computer? It is true my computer is new Win 8.1 with the GTX 970 graphics card.
Hello. How good or bad do this monitors display youtube.com videos? I watch a lot of music videos and most of them are decoded at 720p and 1080p (and in some instances at just 480p). Question is: when watching 720p and 1080p videos would I get the same, worst or better results than when I watch those videos in my 1080p/1440p monitors? The other question is how good do the monitors handle video games at 1080p? I mean, if I decided to play a game not at 4K but at 1080p, would I get the same results as playing with a native 1080p monitor?
Received a BL3201PH last week and am supremely impressed since it exhibits very minimal glow and is actually useable from my normal viewing distance of 45-60cm compared to 30" IPS which I had to sit 121cm/4ft away from in order to not see vast amounts (30% of the display is lost to glow) of white glow in the bottom corners when viewing dark content. The colour presets are nearly perfect once set to the User Picture Mode and the User Colour Temperature is selected, the contrast is impressive (>1000:1 with minimal glow and a nice sparkly matte bezel which increases the perceived black depth) and it can cover 100% of the sRGB colour space. Its main draw backs are the placement of some of the connections and overshoot ghosting when the AMA is set to High (Default), but it's not severe (I think I may have a new unit or one with different firmware since the overshoot is minimal while PRAD's measurements suggest that it is extreme) and the AMA off setting is still pretty fast (oscilloscope measurements by PRAD). Aside from Steams tiny chat windows, I have not had any problem with Windows 7 scaling, but I only use Word, Powerpoint, Lightroom, Sony Vegas and Firefox. I think Displayport still has some issues since the colour presets changed significantly (became nearly perfect) after I restarted my PC, and this is the third monitor with DP which has had this issue. BenQ BL3201PH Before and After Reset colour measurements. The preset colour accuracy can be further improved once switched to the User Picture mode and User Colour Temperature is selected.
I too can not see any ghosting at High AMA or any other artifacts.
If I go with the BenQ, I'll use the DVI connection to try to avoid any DP issues.
Any gaming problems?
I recall you posted the same thing about the 4k Samsung VA TVs with 120hz PWM...
It can only do 4K over Displayport (Specifications). To avoid issues, simply reset your PC after first connecting it. No need to worry about anything if you also like the Samsung 4k VA TVs with 120hz PWM, and I linked to PRAD's oscilloscope measurements above.
If I go with the BenQ, I'll use the DVI connection to try to avoid any DP issues. Any gaming problems?
Yep, my bad. I thought DVI was 4K capable.