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Old 12-26-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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I love Monoprice cables and I have two of their stands (three if you include the one at my mother's), a few of their adapters, and two of their hubs/switches -and I've had zero issues with any of them.

But...this...I dunno:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&ref=cj

The price is FUCKING AMAZING!!! That's a 1440p 27" LED Monitor for <$400. I was price checking one (since I got an itch to upgrade something) and the cheapest I could find was $600 ball park.

I'm debating buying one and being the test subject. Monoprice can move a ton of these units IF they are reliable. If you guys ever saw the Catleap craze, people were importing ~$500 monitors from Korea with shitty support around the enthusiast forums like crazy.

Need to do more research. If I can sell my Samsung for $200 to my BFF then I can easily pick one of these up. ZOMG!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:33 AM   #2
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Don't know if you saw this or not or even if it makes a diff;
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This monitor is designed for the high end. It only supports Dual Link Digital DVI-D input
this bodes well though
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The heart of this monitor is the beautiful IPS (In-Plane Switching) LED panel made by LG in Korea. This is the same panel that is used in the 27" Apple Cinema Displays, which are famous for their stunning color reproduction and ultra-wide viewing angle
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I love Monoprice cables and I have two of their stands (three if you include the one at my mother's), a few of their adapters, and two of their hubs/switches -and I've had zero issues with any of them.

But...this...I dunno:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&ref=cj

The price is FUCKING AMAZING!!! That's a 1440p 27" LED Monitor for <$400. I was price checking one (since I got an itch to upgrade something) and the cheapest I could find was $600 ball park.

I'm debating buying one and being the test subject. Monoprice can move a ton of these units IF they are reliable. If you guys ever saw the Catleap craze, people were importing ~$500 monitors from Korea with shitty support around the enthusiast forums like crazy.

Need to do more research. If I can sell my Samsung for $200 to my BFF then I can easily pick one of these up. ZOMG!!!
Well if you've ever dealt with their service rep, their returns policy is usually very liberal, in case you ain't happy with it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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this bodes well though
Yerp, I read that and since I would only be using this for gaming, it matters not. After tasting 3D on my ASUS, I've decided that it is something I'm not interested in either. The higher resolution would add natural AA to all my games and give my HD 7970 some more work to do, that and more screen real estate (which I love!)

They won't get their first batch until January, and with no reviews it would most definitely be a shot in the dark.

However, I bought my first Spectre LCD monitor on a clearance sale (22" for $120 in 2006ish was a great price) and that monitor was amazing. So I'm open to trying unproven vendors.

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Well if you've ever dealt with their service rep, their returns policy is usually very liberal, in case you ain't happy with it.
I've only had to deal with customer service once, and it was via email. I ordered a 6FT cable but got a 3FT, within a day or two I got a 6FT cable and a 10% off coupon AND I got to keep the 3FT cable.

I'd buy from them without question, of course, they aren't making the monitors - just rebranding.



There is a high chance I just might buy one and try to pawn my 27" Samsung off (since it doesn't have DVI-D and oh God Help me PC gaming without DVI-D is a nightmare!)
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Yerp, I read that and since I would only be using this for gaming, it matters not. After tasting 3D on my ASUS, I've decided that it is something I'm not interested in either. The higher resolution would add natural AA to all my games and give my HD 7970 some more work to do, that and more screen real estate (which I love!)

They won't get their first batch until January, and with no reviews it would most definitely be a shot in the dark.

However, I bought my first Spectre LCD monitor on a clearance sale (22" for $120 in 2006ish was a great price) and that monitor was amazing. So I'm open to trying unproven vendors.



I've only had to deal with customer service once, and it was via email. I ordered a 6FT cable but got a 3FT, within a day or two I got a 6FT cable and a 10% off coupon AND I got to keep the 3FT cable.

I'd buy from them without question, of course, they aren't making the monitors - just rebranding.



There is a high chance I just might buy one and try to pawn my 27" Samsung off (since it doesn't have DVI-D and oh God Help me PC gaming without DVI-D is a nightmare!)
How so I use HDMI and works like a charm.
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You are not factoring in the cost of a telescope to view that tiny screen.

I can't imagine gaming hunched over at a desk. How do you recline your chair?

50" or more for me...
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How so I use HDMI and works like a charm.
I have two monitors (an ASUS and a Samsung) and I know with some games (Crysis based ones) there is a nice funky HDMI related issue where it restricts to 24hz (24 FPS).

Coloring can be an issue, at least I think so, but perhaps that is more the monitor issue. I can't get my Samsung to look as rich as my ASUS>.

That and DVI-D has more bandwidth and you can't use the higher resolutions through standard HDMI.
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You are not factoring in the cost of a telescope to view that tiny thing.

50" or more for me...
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:14 PM   #9
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That looks pretty awesome...

Too bad I have absolutely no use for it.
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kamspy says that one of these monitors is the next step for me in my PC gaming addiction now that I have an SLI setup. Lol.
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I kind of want one of those monitors, alas I have zero free cash right now. Maybe if this big job I'm working on getting comes through I'll buy myself a gift as a bonus.
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kamspy says that one of these monitors is the next step for me in my PC gaming addiction now that I have an SLI setup. Lol.
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kamspy says that one of these monitors is the next step for me in my PC gaming addiction now that I have an SLI setup. Lol.
Um... no. Every PC gaming nerd secretly wishes they had a 50" Elite plasma to game on and a nice couch setup with full theater quality surround sound. They hunker over their desks getting sore backs and carpel tunnel and they swear they prefer to have their nose touching the screen, but deep down, whether they know it or not, every PC gamer would rather have a setup like this.

The extra pixels don't make the picture quality better than the Elite, which is still the best picture quality of any display ever released to the public.
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Um... no. Every PC gaming nerd secretly wishes they had a 50" Elite plasma to game on and a nice couch setup with full theater quality surround sound. They hunker over their desks getting sore backs and carpel tunnel and they swear they prefer to have their nose touching the screen, but deep down, whether they know it or not, every PC gamer would rather have a setup like this.

The extra pixels don't make the picture quality better than the Elite, which is still the best picture quality of any display ever released to the public.
Yeah, I'll be sticking to my 50" Kuro Elite...
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I only use monitors for things like Le WoWz and SW:TOR. Everything else goes on the big screen...

Well gamepad friendly stuff is what I mean.
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