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Re: Advice/Help Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2018, 01:46:14 am »
Just use them at newegg :P

NewEgg is one of the worst places to buy electronics from in Canada due to their price matching ease, return policies, and shipping prices, especially since their are better Canadian retailers to buy from.

Quote from: viisual
Sounds like you're not to happy with the newest LG model.

Vast color over-saturation (LG 34GK950G=98 %DCI=P3 coverage and 133% HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB=33% over-saturation) disrespects the effort and time content creators put into making their content look the way it does, as well as evoke the atmosphere or mood intended.  Fallout and Gears Of War would not be the same if they had the same art style as Candy Land.

In 2006, a year after decent affordable (<1000) IPS and VA monitors became common both LG (IPS) and Samsung (S-PVA) switched to wide gamut panels without proper color-space emulation or sRGB modes for years; I'm afraid companies are going to do this again since I've seen a few other DCI-P3/HDR monitors which lack sRGB modes like the LG.  We might be entering the last days of decent "high end" consumer monitors without over-saturation for a while.

Quote from: viisual
Just to be clear, is the Alienware any good post calibration, or is it so scuffed it's incapable of achieving good results even with calibration.

Calibration by a colorimeter (250$ X-Rite i1 display pro is appropriate for the AW) and an ICC profile is required since the Acer, Asus and Alienware lack gamma settings which can improve them and provide normal gamma.  The AW is good once calibrated (see below), and could be worth buying a colorimeter for since the new LG 950G costs 200 (178 for i1 display pro) more than the others in the UK, and because the next batch of UW G-Sync monitors might also lack HDTV/REC 709 or sRGB modes, or have poor ones which under-saturate the colors, lock the brightness and color controls which is typical for sub 1000$ wide gamut panels.  Usually only 24" 1200p 60hz Eizo and NEC wide gamut monitors under 1000$ offer decent and/or fully customize-able color space emulation modes.

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/alienware-aw3418dw#comparison_1467 (linked in text in previous reply)
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_alienware_aw3418dw.htm#calibration

Quote from: viisual
any 1440p UW 120hz is in a consumer's bracket, eh

I don't keep track of UW prices.