View Poll Results: 30" IPS or 54" LCD/Plasma

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    17 85.00%
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    High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    Would you rather have a top of the line 30" IPS screen or say a LCD/Plasma TV in the 54" range. Assume money is not an object in the choice of these two

    to further clarify we are talking 2560x1600 res on the monitor like the dell u3011 or the hp ZR30w or a 1080p LCD/Plasma
    Last edited by viper12580; May 10, 2011 at 01:54.

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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    Contrast ratio is fundamental to me and I haven't yet seen PC screens that could rival TV's in that area, so I vote TV.

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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    Quote Originally posted by valtterieranen View Post
    Contrast ratio is fundamental to me and I haven't yet seen PC screens that could rival TV's in that area, so I vote TV.
    what sort of static numbers are you looking for?

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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    As high as I can find when I'm shopping for a new one. My current TV is around 3000:1. It's OK, but could be better in dark games and movies scenes. My 800:1 monitor looks terrible.

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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    I use my HL67A750 as a monitor. It's quite the beast. Although it's not an LCD TV...

    I hear the new Sony LCDs are quite nice.

    There's just something about big screen gaming.

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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    Even disregarding image quality advantages, I find the big screen does tend to bring out the scale of things better in games. One example was Bulletstorm, when you were walking the streets of the city while building were tumbling down. It all seemed too detached, small and unimpressive on the 23" screen, while the 40" screen made it look epic as I'm sure the developers intended. Another case I've played on both recently is New Vegas. The scope of the wasteland just comes through much more impressive on the 40" screen.
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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    Quote Originally posted by valtterieranen View Post
    Even disregarding image quality advantages, I find the big screen does tend to bring out the scale of things better in games. One example was Bulletstorm, when you were walking the streets of the city while building were tumbling down. It all seemed too detached, small and unimpressive on the 23" screen, while the 40" screen made it look epic as I'm sure the developers intended. Another case I've played on both recently is New Vegas. The scope of the wasteland just comes through much more impressive on the 40" screen.

    big difference between a 30" monitor and a 23" though, i have 2 23's on either side of my 30 lol

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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    For sure, but you can get TV screens up to how large now?

    Never cared for multiple screens personally. If it works for you then great.

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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    i guess i should have made it with the same budget for each. but i did state 54" in the poll

    but for me i prefer color accuracy and resolution over "big"
    Last edited by viper12580; May 10, 2011 at 03:20.

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    Re: High Quality Monitor or TV for your computer screen?

    How's your grayscale Delta-E? Mine's 0,5 average, 0,9 highest.

    I'm going to assume some things now and if I'm off then forgive me. I get the feeling you're putting up this thread to convince yourself you made the right choice with your monitor. You seem to place a high value on color accuracy, but do you even have a hardware calibrator? Even the lowly TN screens are capable of more accurate color with a calibrator than IPS screens are without. I get the feeling you've just read some reviews or user opinions and base assumptions of TV's image quality on those without ever having a good hardware calibrated LCD TV to compare to. TV screens can get very accurate color with hardware calibration. So can TN monitors ( at least to the one spot on the screen you can view head-on ). Better than the best IPS screens do without hardware calibration.

    There are certainly advantages to monitors compared to TV's, but I think color accuracy is among the least of the differences.
    Last edited by valtterieranen; May 10, 2011 at 04:09.

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