40-43" 4k Monitor?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by dgingeri, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:09 PM.

  1. dgingeri

    dgingeri 2[H]4U

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    Anyone know of a 40-43" 4K monitor that doesn't cost and arm and a leg?

    I keep seeing Samsung 40" 4K TVs at only $299, and I'm seriously considering switching, but I'd rather have an actual monitor so I can get DisplayPort inputs instead of HDMI.

    I would think computer monitors would be cheaper to manufacture at the same size, considering HDMI ports have royalties associated with them, and TVs have to include a tuner and audio systems, where monitors don't. So, why are the only 40" 4k monitors I find in the $700-800 range?

    If anyone has a contact in the TV/monitor manufacturing realm, maybe you can give them a little hint.
     
  2. Kdawg

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    nope. they all cost arm and leg.

    because a lot of them are IPS screens, some with wider color gamut. Some with extra tweaks.

    TVs can't wake up from sleep connected to pc.

    At $300, you only get a VA panel. But it's still pretty good after calibration.

    I'm also puzzled why they don't add a royalty-free DP to TVs. Some TVs have had VGA ports in the past.

    But go ahead and switch now. DP is unnecessary, and you won't see any added benefit over hdmi 2.0 in this case, as 4k 60hz is max output.
    A displayport certainly isn't worth the $400-500 difference.
     
  3. Later

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    It has nothing to do with monitors being cheaper or more expensive to manufacture, it's just that monitors in that size range are niche products and need much higher margins to cover the R&D, whereas TVs are sold in large quantities.
     
  4. dgingeri

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    It would be easy to just take the TV production line, not install the tuner and audio, and dump it out on the market as a monitor. It doesn't need R&D.
     
  5. Later

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    What would be the point of such a product? The cost of the tuner is insignificant anyway.
     
  6. dgingeri

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    The point is an inexpensive, large, 4k monitor for computer gaming, in the sweet spot of 110ppi, which has been a mainstay for over a decade.

    As far as the tuner being low in cost, I've seen manufacturers drop things or change things, as little as one connector, to fix under 10 cents from the cost of a high production unit before. Nothing is "insignificant" to manufacturers.
     
  7. Later

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    Again, it's a niche market. And those who buy in that category are likely to demand features such as DisplayPort connectivity, proper monitor OSD, accurate gamma tracking and low input lag. Lots of programming needs to be done, and a different controller board may require changes to casing as well.
     
  8. Kdawg

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    vizio already makes a big screen 4k without a TV tuner. It's the E series, and closest thing to what you would call a monitor.

    They call it a 'home theater display' that you can cast things to
     
  9. OmegaStarAlpha

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    The Vizio has the lowest input lag of all the 4k TVs.