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Re: Advice/Help Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2018, 01:38:36 am »
What can you suggest now that I've narrowed down my selection.

AOC AG271QG (review links) unless the Acer XB271HU is 100$+ cheaper since that 100$ can be put towards an X-Rite colormunki colorimeter (150$) which will vastly improve the monitor via calibration.  All four 144-165hz 1440p AUO AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) suffer from an obvious preset green/yellow tint to varying degrees.

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Thanks again NCX, I know I saw you post a paypal earlier, do you have a bitcoin address perhaps?

I do but I haven't researched how to get the fiat-shekels out of crypto and back into my bank account in Canada.  I guess I can buy some TRX and hope it sky rockets from 2 cents to 30 cents again in December or January before the crash.

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Mmm maybe 1440p UW 120hz gsync should be my target?  (No HDR though is lame, I don't believe any current UW models support all those features)

UW 1440p results on 2080 ti:

The newest UW LG with G-Sync has 1/3 HDR support (8 bit +FRC panel with >90% DCI-P3 coverage but very low brightness and lack of local dimming) at 1200$ and lacks an sRGB mode to prevent vast over-saturation when not viewing non DCI-P3/HDR media.  The Acer and Asus UW IPS are very inconsistent and inaccurate preset color accuracy wise in their 2-3 year market life (launch Asus PG348Q's  from 2015-2016 were very accurate while the store bought unit Rtings tested this year was awful) and the Alienware, which while consistent, has non linear and very high gamma which causes black crush and makes colors and shades too dark.  The Acer (updated version with 120hz OC has even worse preset black crush and non-linear gamma than the Alienware), Alienware and Asus are all embarrassments preset color accuracy wise to the point that I can't recommend any of them, especially since they're all 2-3 years old.