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Re: Advice please
« Reply #210 on: May 22, 2020, 05:34:18 am »
Thank you for the kind comments.  The MSI has a fake-bezel/frame-less casing with a perceived black depth decreasing black bezel which partially negates the point of having a VA panel, especially when also dealing with the slower pixel response times and less sharp text vs AHVA/IPS/PLS, and warped curved image.  3$ silver tape can be put on the inner bezel, but the MSI, but there are better 32" 4K VA panels, though no monitor come close to the Samsung plasmas.  I highly recommend saving up for the BenQ PD3200U.  The PD3200U competes with VA panels perceived black depth wise since the PD has a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel and low glow AHVA panel.

I use this silver Scotch tape on a few fake border or frame-less monitors I own such as the HP 24 Envy (HP 24 Envy with and without tape and HP 25er without and without tape) and 25er.  I've removed and re-taped a few monitors after a few months and not had issues with residue, however I must warn that adding tape to a monitor may void the warranty.

If you really want a VA panel the BenQ EW3270U (review links) and LG 32UD59 review links both have better image quality than the MSI, proper bezels/cases and should be competitively priced against it.  The BenQ requires some research and set-up to use properly since it has a native DCI-P3 (wide gamut) panel, passable HDR and a good SDR mode.

Hi NCX and monitor community - a crazy update on this. Firstly, I'm enjoying the MSI MAG321CURV, nice black levels, colours are good, like the curve, but I found somewhat noticeable dead pixels up close and the backlight bleed can sometimes be noticeable.

More importantly, when I decided to ask BHPhotoVideo about an exchange for the LG 27UL550 due to a potentially defective monitor, they didn't even give me a chance to confirm and just decided to issue me an exchange, immediately informed me of the new order and even threw in that there is no need to return my 'defective' monitor.

So now I get to keep the MSI and I'm getting a brand new LG 27UL550, the one you NCX reviewed so well, for free. Maybe it's meant to be that I got that one, as I had my eye on it for quite some time, plus it's IPS and seems to have rendered great reviews by you and across the community for its many pros.

A part of me doesn't want to try it once I get it because I don't want it to veer me off from the MSI or see the difference and become subjective. It will be my second monitor that I never planned to get hah. But alas I digress, I'll update on the new monitor LG27UL550 once I've tested it out.

Thought you'd enjoy/appreciate this update. Take care and be safe all.