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« on: June 22, 2019, 06:52:40 pm »
Conclusion: Planar Superiority?

HP 24 Envy TO 1886 Statue Tape Off vs Tape On by Dr NCX, on Flickr

Neither of these monitors will likely appeal to non-casual gamers due to their 20-27ms delays and 60hz refresh rates, but I think they are some of the best monitors around for casual gaming, media viewing and text, especially if non-stick perceived black depth increasing grey or silver tape is put on the bezel.  I use this silver Scotch tape on a few fake border or frame-less monitors I own such as the HP 24 Envy (with and without tape) and Acer G257HU. 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.

Lastly, it may seem that the Planar is the outright superior monitor since it is more accurate, has lower input lag and higher contrast (1100:1 measured by Tom's Hardware versus Nixeus <800:1 measured by Tom's Hardware), however, it has one flaw which some may deem fatal which is the very high minimum brightness of 174cdm/2 versus the Nixeus which can dim down to 58cdm/2 when the menu brightness is set to zero.
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