Quantum Dot display, or just a regular IPS or VA?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by euskalzabe, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. euskalzabe

    euskalzabe Gawd

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    Anyone here has experience with QLED monitors? I've been looking to replace my 40" 4K TV/monitor and I'm gearing up for black friday. I'm considering a 29WK600 because some games refuse to scale properly at 21:9 within my giant 16:9 monitor. However, it'd be no better than my current panel, only fixing the aspect ratio problem in a handful of games, so I'm not sure it's worth the hassle and I'm back to looking at 16:9 options.

    I just noticed Samsung's QLED monitors like the C32H711 and now I'm intrigued. I don't care about high refresh, 60hz is fine. I don't need 4K, I have it, it's nice, but I I'm fine with 1440p at 32 (and I could still force-res games to 21:9 with exceptions that refuse to work, giving the same size as the 29WK600 within the 32" display). I'm very sensitive to colors, not so much with adaptive sync or definition, so the H711 might fit the bill: 3000:1 contrast ratio VA panel with 1 billion colors. Both the 29WK600 and C32H711 support freesync, so that'll be a plus when I get an AMD GPU next year - but not a priority right now.

    Thing is, I've never seen 1 billion color display. How does that look on Windows? If Windows uses SRGB, how would this monitor look exceeding that range at %126? QLED TVs look great but I have no idea how that translates to monitors. I'm checking youtube for videos, though you can't really see much difference, so I'd love to know what the [H] people think about this.
     
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  2. jbltecnicspro

    jbltecnicspro [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have a quantum dot display - CFG73 - 24-inch model. I use the sRGB mode because the native gamut is way overly saturated. It's very similar to someone taking the "color" dial and upping it to MAX - very annoying and very incorrect. Fortunately (and I have yet to actually measure this from the display), the sRGB mode on my monitor looks pretty correct.

    My opinion is that it's just a design flaw that's been marketed into a "feature." As far as I can tell, it doesn't cover P3 gamut, so it's useless there, and it's way over sRGB, so it's useless there too. Only saving grace is that (at least on my model), the sRGB emulation mode looks spot on.
     
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  3. euskalzabe

    euskalzabe Gawd

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    That's actually a really good point I had no idea about. I don't want oversaturated colros. I like punchy colors, but not something that's going to look unnaturally saturated. Maybe I'll make my peace with the 29WK600, and if next year or 2020 we finally get decent 29" ultrawides (DisplayHDR600) I'll use the WK600 as secondary and ditch my current secondary 22" old Dell. Thank you!
     
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    jbltecnicspro [H]ardness Supreme

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    No problem. Eventually I plan on measuring the monitor's primaries in sRGB mode to see how close it is. Though if the CFG70 review is anything to go off of, it's spot-on.
     
  5. wyqtor

    wyqtor Limp Gawd

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    I had the same concerns when I bought my 23 inch CFG70 monitor. The colors are slightly oversaturated in standard mode, but if anything, they subjectively look much better this way. The oversaturation is very slight. If you don't like it, just turn on SRGB mode. My opinion is that no other monitors except for the Samsung QD VA monitors can offer the colors and black levels they do in their price bracket.
     
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    jbltecnicspro [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hear, hear - I'm definitely a fan of this monitor. I would prefer it allow us to lower the backlight in strobe mode though. But that's the only real downside I can find for the monitor at this price.
     
  7. jbltecnicspro

    jbltecnicspro [H]ardness Supreme

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    So I'm going to be trying to reach out to Samsung about a firmware update that will allow us to adjust the brightness of the monitor while using the high-response (ULMB) mode. There's no reason that this monitor can't do it.