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

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  • Quality matters 30" IPS

    17 85.00%
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    3 15.00%
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  1. #11

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

    If you plan to type, go for a monitor. I've typed on a 37" 1080p and the dot pitch was huge. Dot pitch on a 50"+ TV would be ridiculous. There is a reason 30" monitors are 1600p and not 1080p.

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

    I have 2 lcd tvs.. I have a 42 inch and a 46... The 42 is awesome.. The 46 was too big.. I used a 26in lcd tv for years and just upgraded to this 42 and I really love it.. I would go for the tv..

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

    Quote Originally posted by valtterieranen View Post
    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.
    Actually for the record i have a 54" Panasonic G10 Plasma and i wouldnt use it as a monitor over my U3011 any day of the week. I highly doubt your tv can match the color accuracy of a top IPS panel, viewing angles, pixel density, color gamut (1.07 billion colors anyone?) and calibrated the U3011 is capable of a .3 Delta-E average with .7max

    and TN panels suck for anything but fast pace games so dont even mention them lol
    Last edited by viper12580; May 10, 2011 at 11:51.

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

    I wouldn't use a plasma for a monitor either. That's a terrible idea in my opinion.

    I checked and the black level on u3011 is terrible at 0.26 out of the box, or 0.19 calibrated in FlatPanelsHD's tests. My Sony is at 0.07. My LG, which I consider bad, is at 0.22 IIRC. Despite your color accuracy and gamut, your image is flat and washed out compared to almost any TV, no matter how you set it up or calibrate it.

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

    Quote Originally posted by valtterieranen View Post
    I wouldn't use a plasma for a monitor either. That's a terrible idea in my opinion.

    I checked and the black level on u3011 is terrible at 0.26 out of the box, or 0.19 calibrated in FlatPanelsHD's tests. My Sony is at 0.07. My LG, which I consider bad, is at 0.22 IIRC. Despite your color accuracy and gamut, your image is flat and washed out compared to almost any TV, no matter how you set it up or calibrate it.
    its hardly washed out, and to be honest if you really care about black levels so much get a plasma..

    FlatpanelHD did a review on your tv and they said even my panasonic G10 was better, much less something like a kuro elite (which is about 0.0017). And id still take my u3011 over my g10.

    tftcentral got a calibrated black level of .16 on the u3011.
    Last edited by viper12580; May 10, 2011 at 15:20.

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

    Much better for TV use, yes. Plasma fails for monitor use.

    I guess everything's said that can be said.

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