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General Category => Best Reviewed Flicker Free Monitor Buying Guides => Topic started by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:54:49 pm

Title: Best 32" 4K 3840x2160 AHVA/IPS/PLS & VA Monitors
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:54:49 pm
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Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS

Always purchase from retailers with hassle free return and exchange policies.  Read retailers return and exchange policies before buying.[/center]

My recommendations are based off of testing more than 60 monitors and reading in-depth reviews from over fifteen reviewers across the realm.

Many monitors not found in this thread likely perform well, but it makes more sense to buy well reviewed monitors, and I like having sources to refer to, even though I do not always agree with them.

If a monitor is not mentioned it is because it has not been reviewed properly, been reviewed at all or is mediocre.  All monitors suffer from regular quality control issues: back-light bleeding and pixel issues (dead and stuck pixels).

Recommendations are PWM or Flicker Free:

I do not recommend monitors which use low LED PWM Dimming frequencies since they ruin motion clarity (https://flic.kr/p/qSbVjo) and cause some people to suffer from health issues like head aches and eyestrain.  LED PWM Dimming Side Effects (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm#side_effects)
Title: Re: Best 32" 4K 3840x2160 AHVA/IPS/PLS Panels
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:55:27 pm
Table Of Content

Best Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg43/#msg43)
Correct Display Height=Reduced IPS/PLS Glow (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=44)
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=45)
Acer (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=46)
AOC (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=47)
Asus (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=48)
BenQ (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=49)
Crossover (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=50)
Dell (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=51)
Eizo (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=52)
HP (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=53)
iiyama (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=54)
LG (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=159)
NEC (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=160)
Philips (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=161)
Qnix (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=162)
Samsung (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=163)
Viewsonic (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=164)
Title: Best Monitors
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:56:21 pm
Best AHVA/IPS/PLS

All 4k monitors are matte aside from the HP Spectre 32 and Qnix UHD32R which use an almost-glossy coating or low haze (more information (https://steemit.com/monitors/@ncx/glass-glossy-matte-and-plasma-deposition-coatings-part-1)).

The BenQ EW3280, (wide gamut AHVA with 40-60hz Free-Sync), BenQ PD3200U (low glow AUO AHVA 2017 monitor with HDMI 2.0 and a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel), Eizo EV3285-BK and, LG 32UD99 (AMD Free-Sync, Hardware Calibration via LG True Color Pro and HDR Color), Qnix UHD3216R (low glow AUO AHVA panel with AMD Free-Sync), Qnix UHD325 Plus (PLS with Free-Sync) and ViewSonic VP3268-4k (AH-IPS with hardware calibration and 14 bit 3D LUT) are the best. The Eizo has the best preset color accuracy, but like most Eizo 1440p+ monitors, the EV3285 has high input lag (27-28ms) for no reason, and is very expensive.

The BenQ PD3200U is the best for non-Sync gaming and media viewing since it has a low glow AHVA panel and perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.  The BenQ EW3280 is similar, has 40-60hz Free-Sync, but has a wide gamut panel which over-saturates SDR color (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) significantly (around 40%), and has a perceived black depth decreasing inner black bezel since it has a fake bezel or frame-less casing.  The EW3280 does have a REC 709 mode, but it locks the color controls and raises the gamma to 2.4 which causes black crush or loss of detail in dark scenes.

The LG 32UD99 is is competitively priced against the BenQ, supports hardware calibration (requires a colorimeter like the X-Rite i1 Display Pro) and decent HDR color support (it actually has a wide gamut panel and offers 550cdm/2 brightness unlike most HDR monitors), but does not have good preset color accuracy for the price.  The LG is a great display for experienced users with quality room lighting and a colorimeter to truly take advantage of the monitors hardware calibration feature.  Since HDR cranks the brightness, proper display height (more information (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=44)) and decent room lighting are imperative (more information (http://)), otherwise AHVA/IPS/PLS look awful when not used properly.  The 32UD99 is a waste of money if not purchased by a colorimeter owner since it needs to be hardware calibrated to ensure maximum performance, and lacks preset color accuracy worth of its 1000$ price tag.

The almost-glossy/low haze coated Qnix UHD32R is also good, but has a few significant flaws which are the preset green tint, the overdrive (choose between slightly slow pixel response times or some obvious overshoot), and build quality of the casing which is flimsy, does not properly support, as well as puts pressure on the panel which causes back-light bleed. I was able to reduce the bleed by loosening some of the screws of the front casing pieces and putting them back in with the lights off while looking at a black screen, but not get rid of it completely.  It can be considered delay free, but the pixel response time or overdrive performance is a bit slower than many newer AHVA/IPS/PLS panels matte 32" 4K monitors like the Acer XB321HK and BenQ PD3200U which are more competitive with 60hz TN panels pixel response time wise.

The Qnix UHD325 Perfect Plus is good value, but it has a 22ms delay and lacks a proper warranty and can not be easily returned and exchanged since it must be ordered from South Korean eBay sellers.  The same applies to the Qnix UHD3216R as well, which has a 30ms delay (15ms with connected to a PC with the Free-Sync setting in the menu enabled).

The NEC PA32W is also great since it supports hardware calibration (requires purchase of the NEC SpectraView kit which comes with a colorimeter) and has uniformity compensation, but it uses a wide gamut panel and needs to be calibrated to be used properly.

The Acer XB321HK is the only 4K 32" monitor with G-Sync, is less accurate and less consistent panel quality wise compared to the BenQ PD3200U, but the Acer does offer top tier gaming performance with 60hz overdrive or pixel response time performance which rivals "1-2ms" TN panels.

Blur Busters G-Sync Input Lag Testing & Optimal Lag Reducing Game Settings (https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/gsync101-input-lag-tests-and-settings/14/)

Best VA (A-MVA & S-MVA)

The Philips 328P6VUBREB is the best of the 32" 4K VA panels image quality wise followed by the BenQ EW3270U, LG 32UD59 and Samsung S32R750UEI which do not have a wide gamut panel with HDR support like the Philips (best; HDR 600 certification) and BenQ do.  Unlike most semi-wide gamut VA panels the Philips and BenQ have a good sRGB mode which gets rid of the over-saturation without under-saturating colors.  The Philips has a 28ms delay while both the BenQ and LG have negligible input lag. 

The Philips 326M6VJRMB has low input lag, offers very accurate DCI-P3 color accuracy out of the box, but the sRGB mode significantly under-saturates colors which leaves one with over-saturated and inaccurate color when viewing SDR or non-HDR content created for the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB color spaces.  The HDR image quality offered is quite good due to the high brightness (>700cdm/2), high DCI-P3 color space coverage and edge-lit back-light dimming. 

The curved MSI MAG321CURV and Philips 328E1CA offer great 60hz gaming performance for VA panels, are fairly accurate, but have slightly too low preset gamma (2.1 averages), the MSI can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces, the Philips over-saturates colors, and both and have a fake bezel or frame-less casing with a perceived black depth decreasing inner black bezel.

The Samsung S32R750 is a good, non-curved and wide-gamut VA panel, but only has 1x HDMI, 1x mini-Displayport and low contrast (<2,400:1) for a VA panel.
Title: Correct Display Height=Reduced IPS/PLS Glow
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:56:44 pm
Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow

Read The Article (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/display-improvement-advice/ips-vs-tn-right-wrong-ways-to-use-or-view-how-to-vastly-reduce-ahvaipspls-glow-i/) and/or watch The Extended YouTube Version (http://tinyurl.com/y98akyte)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAQ4Toxt9U
Title: Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:57:11 pm
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting

Read the Steemit Article (https://steemit.com/displays/@ncx/high-display-brightness-and-room-lighting-the-importance-of-light) and/or watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Dnp7RTZWs
Title: Acer
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:57:40 pm
Acer

Acer B326HK

The Acer B326HK has excellent color presets and fast pixel response times, but very high input lag (30ms) and is usually not competitively priced.
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Acer BX320HK

The Acer BX320HK has excellent color presets and fast pixel response times, but a ridiculously high 43ms delay.  It's fine for very regular desktop use and very casual gaming.
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Acer BM320

It has high input lag (30ms) and worse color accuracy the the other two Acer's and the best 32" 4K options.

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Acer XB321HK

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://4k-monitor.ru/news/obzor_acer_predator_XB321HKbmiphz/) (=DEAD=)
Review by Sweclockers (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/21810-acer-predator-xb321hk-ar-32-tumsskarm-i-4k-uhd-med-nvidia-g-syncl)
NCX (Original review lost; the Acer is compared to the Monoprice 274K multiple times throughout my Monoprice review starting here (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/monoprice-27'-4k-rtd2795-ultra-slim-aluminum-ips-review-matte-27'-3840x2160-ahva/msg417/#msg417))
Review by Tom's Hardware (http://tomshardware.co.uk/acer-predator-xb321hk-uhd-monitor,review-33619.html)

The Acer XB321HK is the only 4K 32" monitor with G-Sync, is less accurate and less consistent panel quality wise compared to the BenQ PD3200U, but the Acer does offer top tier gaming performance with 60hz overdrive or pixel response time performance which rivals "1-2ms" TN panels.  The XB321HK has G-Sync, a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel and a low glow AHVA panel, but suffers from significant gamma lottery and may need calibration with a colorimeter to compete with non-G-Sync panels like the BenQ PD3200U and Viewsonic VP3268-4K.


Acer PE320QK

Review by TFT Central (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/acer_prodesigner_pe320qk.htm)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/acer-pe320qk-hdr-freesync-monitor,5470.html)


Acer BM320

Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_prodesigner_bm320/)

The Acer uses a 3840x2160 matte wide gamut AUO AHVA panel with color/uniformity compensation, Displayport, mini-Display-Port, Dual-Link DVI (3840x2160 @30hz) HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio In & Out and a fully adjustable stand.  Since it uses a wide gamut panel the Acer's colors are vastly over-saturated for SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content, but has multiple color space emulation modes such as the Adobe RGB, sRGB and REC 709 (HDTV/ movies), however, severe and non-reduce-able black crush is introduced when the color space emulation modes are selected, which makes them useless and leaves on at the mercy of their operating system and/or programs ability to use color management to prevent vast over-saturation.
Title: Crossover
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:58:11 pm
AOC


AOC U3277PWQU

Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-u3277pwqu/)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/index.php?mid=dpreview&page=3&document_srl=56008237)

Innolux MX315DJJ-K30 AAS wide gamut panel (VA type) with a mediocre sRGB mode (85% sRGB coverage resulting in significant denaturation) and over-saturated and inaccurate colors when the sRGB mode (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-u3277pwqu/#Colour_reproduction) is not used.  Not recommended.

Title: Asus
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:58:42 pm
Asus

Asus PA238Q
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Asus PA239Q

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Asus PA32UC-K

Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8161/asus-proart-pa32uc-k-review-eerste-4k-hdr-monitor-met-echte-local-dimming) & Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/427635/asus-proart-pa32uc-k/testresultaten)
Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/asus-pa32uc/) (inaccurate; 7800k preset color temperature)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/index.php?mid=dpreview&page=2&document_srl=56232906)

Matte 4K wide gamut HDR supporting AUO AHVA panel with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync, but slightly more than 1 frame of input lag and vast over-sharpening when the sRGB is selected to prevent over-saturation when viewing non-aRGB and HDR content.  It supports hardware calibration with an accurate colorimeter such as the X-Rite i1 Display Pro, and local dimming which increases the contrast by more than 30%. 


Asus PA32UCX

Review by NL Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9821/asus-proart-pa32uc-x-review-de-beste-monitor-van-2019) (poor sRGB mode sharpness (https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9821/5/asus-proart-pa32uc-x-review-de-beste-monitor-van-2019-helderheid-contrast-en-kleurweergave-sdr))
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pa32ucx-k-4k-monitor-mit-helligkeitsrekord/)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asus-proart-pa32ucx)

Matte fully adjustable 3840x2160, wide gamut/HDR panel with Back-light Dimming (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pa32ucx-k-4k-monitor-mit-helligkeitsrekord/8/#DVDVideo), Displayport, Hardware Calibration (Asus ProArt which does not work properly) (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pa32ucx-k-4k-monitor-mit-helligkeitsrekord/6/#Software-Kalibrierung), 3x HDMI 2.0, 2x Thunderbolt USB-C (1 In & 1 Out), 3x USB 3.1 and Uniformity Compensation which reduces the contrast and does not work very well (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pa32ucx-k-4k-monitor-mit-helligkeitsrekord/4/).  The PA32UCX-K is quite accurate (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pa32ucx-k-4k-monitor-mit-helligkeitsrekord/5/) (2.14 out of the box gamma is disappointing), but needs to be set to the accurate but too red REC 709 (https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2TMDVji6CgFzNVfTvsLQL3-650-80.jpg) (Tom's Hardware preset color accuracy section (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asus-proart-pa32ucx/3)) or sRGB mode to prevent the over-saturation of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content since the PA32UCX-K uses a an HDR-capable wide gamut panel which is preset to use the native DCI-P3/HDR color space, and unfortunately locks the color controls when the HDR mode is enabled (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asus-proart-pa32ucx/4).  According to NL Hardware (http://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9821/5/asus-proart-pa32uc-x-review-de-beste-monitor-van-2019-helderheid-contrast-en-kleurweergave-sdr), the PA32UCX suffers from sharpness problems when the sRGB mode is selected.

The PA32UCX-K's color temperature changes and normalizes over a period of two hours when turned on after calibration (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pa32ucx-k-4k-monitor-mit-helligkeitsrekord/7/), as well as suffers from varying color accuracy depending on how long it is turned on and which settings are changed.  The Asus has low input lag and fast pixel response times (for a 60hz non-TN panel) with minimal overshoot ghosting (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pa32ucx-k-4k-monitor-mit-helligkeitsrekord/7/#Reaktionsverhalten) when the preset Trace Free 60 setting is used, and almost full HDR support (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pa32ucx-k-4k-monitor-mit-helligkeitsrekord/9/) thanks to the 1152 zone back-light dimming, 1500cdm/2 maximum brightness and wide gamut panel. The PA32UCX-K is a good 60hz gaming and media viewing display, especially once calibrated, but is not suitable for professional use over monitors from Eizo and NEC due to the Asus's improperly working hardware calibration (ProArt) and Uniformity compensation modes, and color-changing issues which occur over time after being turned on, and when settings are changed.


Asus CG32UQ

Measurements by NL Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/monitoren.8/asus-cg32uq.549189#testresultaten)

Fully adjust-able, matte, semi-wide gamut, 3840x2160 VA panel with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync (G-Sync compatible), Displayport, 3x HDMI 2.0, 3x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.

https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/549189/19/asus-cg32uq.jpg

https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/549189/23/asus-cg32uq.jpg
Title: BenQ
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:59:01 pm
BenQ


BenQ BL3201PH & PT

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BenQ PV3200PT

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BenQ SW320

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/52770679)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-benq-sw320.html)
Review By PC Mag (https://www.pcmag.com/review/366859/benq-sw320)

Fully adjustable matte, wide gamut (98% Adobe RGB color space coverage after calibration) 10 bit 3840x2160 AH-IPS with a 14 bit 3D LUT, Displayport, Hardware Calbiration (requires compatible colorimeter; the X-Rite i1 Display Pro & i1 Pro 2 are the best compatible colorimeters), HDMI 2.0, mini-Displayport, monitor hood, perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel, SD Card Reader, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In.  The BenQ SW320 is preset to the Adobe RGB mode which vastly over-saturations the colors of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces unless the monitor is used with programs which support color management such as Photoshop.

The SW320 has negigble input lag (2.3ms top screen Leo Bodnar device measurement) and passable (but not great) overdrive (AMA Off; the preset High setting causes obvious overshoot ghosting (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-monitor-benq-sw320/6/)) for media viewing and casual gaming.  The SW320 is a waste of money if not bought to make use of its Adobe RGB color space coverage and hardware calibration which requires a compatible, and ideally accurate colorometer such as the X-Rite i1 Display Pro & i1 Pro 2. though the hardware calibration BenQ offers is not as good as the programs offered by Eizo and NEC according to PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-monitor-benq-sw320/9/#Bewertung).   


BenQ PD3200U

Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/7545/benq-pd3200u-review-monitor-voor-ontwerpers) & Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/376670/benq-pd3200u/testresultaten)
Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://3dnews.ru/948810)  (=DEAD)
Review by IBXT (http://ixbt.com/monitor/benq-pd3200u.shtml)
Review by Obzor One (https://obzor.one/blog/benq-pd3200u/)
Review by PC Mag (http://pcmag.com/review/352618/benq-pd3200u)
Review by PC Monitors (http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-pd3200u/)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/54046504)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-benq-pd3200u.html)
Review by Toms Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/benq-pd3200u-32-inch-uhd-monitor,4983.html)

2017 successor to the BL3201PH/PT with equally as good performance (very accurate), a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel, HDMI 20 and an SD Card reader.


BenQ EW3270U

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/969897) (=DEAD=)
Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/434775/benq-ew3270u/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8685/5/ultra-hd-update-23-monitoren-op-de-testbank-benq-bl2711u-el2870u-en-ew3270u)
Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/benq-ew3270u-p55955/test.html)
Review (video) by Lim's Cave (https://tinyurl.com/yadktrk4)
Review by PC Mag (https://www.pcmag.com/review/360436/benq-ew3270u)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56421224)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/benq/ew3270u)

Matte, wide gamut, 3840x2160 VA panel with an extended color space, 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync and some HDR support (DCI-P3 color space coverage).  The EW3270U over-saturates SDR color (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) since it natively covers the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space by default (93.9% (https://3dnews.ru/969897/page-2.html#Результаты%20измерений)).  The EW3270U has an accurate sRGB mode (98.5% color space coverage with minor blue under-saturation (https://3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2018/05/18/969897/sm.sRGB_100nit_Gamut.800.png)) which prevents over-saturation and does not significantly under-saturate colors like some 4K 32" VA panel using competitors, but does lock the color controls.  The EW3270U has negligible input lag and decent over-drive for a 60hz VA panel when the default AMA High overdrive setting is used.


BenQ EW3280U

Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-ew3280u/)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57673877)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/benq-ew3280u)

Matte, 3840x2160, wide gamut AHVA panel with partial HDR support, a remote, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C.  The EW3280 offers accurate (https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/NXEGyGXLgc7wNLPCV7TJEh-650-80.jpg) DCI-P3 color space coverage, but over-saturates the SDR color spaces by over 40% unless set to the REC 709 mode which has high (2.40) gamma (https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/U2CmYCHJYoYmAi6SPpDD5h-650-80.jpg) and locks the color controls.  The EW3280U has good HDR accuracy (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/benq-ew3280u/4) but only partial support since it lacks local dimming, has low brightness and lacks a true 10 bit panel; the HDR mode is best left turned off.  The EW3280U has negligible input lag (2-3ms measured with the SMT Tool) and http://=https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-ew3280u/#Responsivenessfast pixel response times for a 60hz non-TN panel when the default AMA High overdrive setting is used.


BenQ PD3220U

Review by =DEAD= (https://3dnews.ru/1001114/obzor-benq-pd3220u)

Fully adjust-able, matte, 3840x2160, wide gamut IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, 4x USB 3.1, 1x mini-USB and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The PD3220U is preset to the Display P3 mode which covers 94% of the DCI-P3 color space (https://3dnews.ru/1001114/page-2.html#Результаты%20в%20режимах%20DCI-P3%20и%20Display%20P3)  over-saturates SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color by 33% and causes black crush due to the 2.6 average gamma.  The User Picture mode (https://3dnews.ru/1001114/page-2.html#Результаты%20в%20режиме%20User%20и%20после%20калибровки) unlocks the color controls, provides accurate 2.2 gamma, but also covers the DCI-P3 color space (95%) and over-saturates SDR color by 38%.  The sRGB mode provides accurate color space coverage and gamma (https://3dnews.ru/1001114/page-2.html#Результаты%20в%20режимах%20sRGB%20и%20AdobeRGB), but locked color controls.  The default AMA High overdrive setting provides good results (https://3dnews.ru/1001114/page-2.html#Качество%20градиентов%20и%20скорость%20отклика) for a 60hz non-TN panel, but =DEAD= does not test the input lag or signal delay.  The PD3220U is a good monitor for those who need to work with the DCI-P3 color space, especially when set to the User mode and calibrated, but there are better professional/wide gamut oriented monitors, and much better SDR color space covering monitors available.


BenQ SW321C

Review by =DEAD= (http://3dnews.ru/1009616/obzor-benq-photovue-sw321s/page-1.html)

Fully adjust-able, matte, 3840x2160, wide gamut AUO AHVA panel with a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel (https://3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2020/04/28/1009616/sm.photo10.400.jpg), 16 Bit 3D LUT, BenQ Palette Master Element (hardware calibration), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB 3.1, 2, USB 3.0, and SD Card Reader and 3.5mm Audio Out.   The SW321C has a mediocre 680:1 contrast ratio, is preset to the Adobe RGB mode which is accurate, covers 94.8% of the aRGB mode, and over-saturates sRGB color by 42% (https://3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2020/04/28/1009616/adobergb_gamut.png).  The sRGB mode covers 97.6% of the sRGB mode (https://3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2020/04/28/1009616/srgb_gamut.png) wh


Title: Crossover
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:59:39 pm
Crossover


Crossover 324K

It has really high input lag (50ms) but offers similar pixel response times and image quality as the more expensive, but superior BenQ.  It can't be returned and exchanged easily, but it is cheap.
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Title: Dell
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 11:59:55 pm
Dell

Dell UP3216Q

Review by PC Mag (http://pcmag.com/review/353438/dell-ultrasharp-32-ultra-hd-4k-monitor-up3216q)
Title: Eizo
Post by: NCX on August 01, 2017, 12:00:22 am
Eizo


Eizo EV3237

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Eizo EV3285

Review (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8783/eizo-flexscan-ev3285-review-mercedes-onder-de-monitoren) and Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8783/10/eizo-flexscan-ev3285-review-mercedes-onder-de-monitoren-specificaties-en-testresultaten).
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-eizo-ev3285-bk-premium-4k-monitor/)

Matte 32" 4K IPS panel with outstanding preset color accuracy, >1300:1 contrast, a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel, a height adjustable stand, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C and 2x USB 3.0.  Like most Eizo monitors the EV3285 has high, or nearly 2 frames (33ms) of input lag (30ms) delay (top screen Leo Bodnar measurement).
Title: HP
Post by: NCX on August 01, 2017, 12:00:55 am
HP


HP Spectre 32

Almost=Glossy/Low Haze Coating, 20ms delay and blu ray play problems with consoles.
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Title: iiyama
Post by: NCX on August 01, 2017, 12:01:28 am
iiyama


iiyama X3272UHS-B1

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-monitor-iiyama-prolite-x3272uhs-b1/)

Matte 4K VA panel which can not display YCbCr 4:2:2 and YCbCr 4:4:4-signals properly (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-monitor-iiyama-prolite-x3272uhs-b1/5/#DVDVideol) which results in very dull and pink color.


Iiyama ProLite XB3288UHSU

Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/product/527889/iiyama-prolite-xb3288uhsu-b1#testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9619/no-nonsense-ultra-hd-op-27-en-32-inch-aoc-u2790pqu-en-iiyama-prolite-xb3288uhsu-review) (2.4 gamma)
Review by IT Hardware PLS (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/iiyama_prolite_xb3288uhsu_b1_test_32_calowego_monitora_4k_va-11366.html)

Fully adjust-able, matte 3840x2160, wide gamut VA panel with 38-60hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The iiyama is fairly accurate, but suffers from slightly too high gamma (2.4 average) a minor preset green tint and does not (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/527889/9/iiyama-prolite-xb3288uhsu-b1.jpg) and does not have a properly functioning color space emulation mode to prevent SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content over-saturation (>40%) since the iiyama covers the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space natively.  The iiyama has negligible input lag (https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9619/no-nonsense-ultra-hd-op-27-en-32-inch-aoc-u2790pqu-en-iiyama-prolite-xb3288uhsu-review#gaming-responstijd-en-inputlag) and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel.
Title: LG
Post by: NCX on August 01, 2017, 12:01:50 am
LG

LG 31MU97

The 31MU97 is a wide gamut monitor and should only be purchased by those who intend to calibrate it with an accurate colorimeter, and use the monitor wiith programs which support color management.
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LG 32UD59

Matte 4K VA panel with perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel.

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32ud59-b)


LG 32UD99

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_lg_32ud99_w/) (=DEAD=)
Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/7727/lg-32ud99-review-eerste-4k-hdr-monitor) & Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/395895/lg-32ud99-w/testresultaten)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/54439564)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32ud99-w)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lg-32ud99-ultra-hd-hdr-freesync-monitor,5469.html)

2017 Monitor with AMD Free-Sync, hardware calibration via LG Tru Color Pro (requires compatible colorimeter) and good HDR color support.  The LG 32UD99 is is competitively priced against the BenQ, supports hardware calibration (requires a colorimeter like the X-Rite i1 Display Pro) and decent HDR color support (it actually has a wide gamut panel and offers 550cdm/2 brightness unlike most HDR monitors), but does not have good preset color accuracy for the price.  The LG is a great display for experienced users with quality room lighting and a colorimeter to truly take advantage of the monitors hardware calibration feature.  Since HDR cranks the brightness, proper display height (more information (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32%27-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=44)) and decent room lighting are imperative (more information (http://)), otherwise AHVA/IPS/PLS look awful when not used properly.  The 32UD99 is a waste of money if not purchased by a colorimeter owner since it needs to be hardware calibrated to ensure maximum performance, and lacks preset color accuracy worth of its 1000$ price tag.


LG 32UL950

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/504345/lg-32ul950) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/9033/lg-32ul950-review-ideale-compagnon-voor-de-mac)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-lg-32ul950-w-nano-ips-und-hardwarekalibrierung/)
Pro Hardware PL (https://prohardver.hu/teszt/lg_32ul950_monitor_teszt/lg_32ul950.html)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32ul950)

Fully adjustable matte 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz) Displayport, hardware calibration (requires compatible colorimeter), HDMI 2.0, HDR Color*, Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.0, USB-C.  The LG needs to be hardware calibrated to be truly competitive, as well as operate as well as possible.

*Belgium Hardware was able to achieve 90% DCI-P3 (HDR) color space coverage through hardware calibrate with an accurate colorimeter (X-Rite i1 Spectrophometer) while Rtings unit was limited to 76% DCI-P3 which is achievable by standard or non-wide gamut panels, and basically fake HDR.

The unit PRAD tested uses high khz PWM (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-lg-32ul950-w-nano-ips-und-hardwarekalibrierung/6/#Backlight) (non detect-able flicker), has high DCI-P3 color space coverage (91% before calibration and 95% after) and decent preset color accuracy.  The preset color accuracy of the unit Rtings tested is mediocre for the price, and it uses motion clarity ruining 240hz LED PWM Dimming or flicker (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32ul950#comparison_1425).
Title: NEC
Post by: NCX on August 01, 2017, 12:02:20 am
MSI

MSI MAG321CURV

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57407810)

Matte, curved (1500R) 3840x2160 and fully adjustable VA panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C 3.1, 2x USB 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The MAG321CURV offers great 60hz gaming performance for a VA panel, is quite accurate, but has slightly too low preset gamma (2.13 average), can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces, and has a fake bezel or frame-less casing with a perceived black depth decreasing inner black bezel.
Title: Philips
Post by: NCX on June 27, 2018, 08:00:42 pm
NEC

NEC PA3222UHD
Review by Extra Hardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/clanky/nec-multisync-pa322uhd-sv2-4k-dokonalost-s-igzo-hw-kalibraci)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2015/test-nec-pa322uhd.html)
Review by Toms Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/nec-pa3222uhd-ultra-hd-monitor,4128.html)

The NEC PA32W is supports hardware calibration (requires purchase of the NEC SpectraView kit which comes with a colorimeter) and has uniformity compensation, but it uses a wide gamut panel and needs to be calibrated to be used properly, or to its full potential.  The NEC is fully adjustable, has proper color space emulation modes to prevent wide gamut color over-saturation, color or uniformity compensation, has accurate color presets and a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.
Title: Re: Best 32" 4K 3840x2160 AHVA/IPS/PLS Panels
Post by: NCX on June 27, 2018, 08:00:53 pm
Philips

Philips BDM3275UP

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Philips 328P6VJEB

Matte 4K VA panel with extended color space coverage which causes some color over-saturation.  It has an sRGB mode which is superior to the U32H850UMI, but not the BenQ EW3270U which is the superior VA panel using 32" 4K monitor.

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/951932) (=DEAD=)

Philips 328P6VUBREB

Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-328p6vubreb/)
Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/philips-brilliance-328p-328p6vu)

Matte 4K VA panel with wide gamut HDR panel, HDR 600 certification, very accurate color presets and a high quality sRGB mode which does not under-saturate colors.  It has a matte black bezel (superior to glossy black but still decreases the perceived black depth compared grey bezels), a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C, 3.5mm Audio Out, 4x USB 3.0 and RJ-45 Ethernet power port.


Philips 329P9H

Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_philips_brilliance_329P9H/) (1240:1 contrast)
Review by Global HD (https://ru.gecid.com/disply/philips_brilliance_329p9h/) (1300:1 contrast; inaccurate preset RGB (https://ru.gecid.com/disply/philips_brilliance_329p9h/?s=1))
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-philips-329p9h-sehr-gutes-preis-leistungs-verhaeltnis/) (1400:1 contrast)

Matte fully adjustable 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport In & Out, Gigabyte-LAN port, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C 3.1, 4x USB 3.1.  The Philips has accurate preset gamma and 1300:1 contrast, but inaccurate preset RGB (https://ru.gecid.com/disply/philips_brilliance_329p9h/?s=1) levels and a 25ms signal delay which is almost a two frame delay (32ms), which is far too high for competitive 60hz gaming, but is fine for casual gaming and in line with most TV's.


Philips 326M6VJRMB

Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-326m6vjrmb/)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-philips-326m6vjrmb-4k-monitor-mit-displayhdr-600/)

Matte, wide gamut (HDR), 3840x2160 Innolux VA (TPV-M315DJJ-K31) panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz), Displayport, edge-lit back-light dimming for HDR, 3x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The 326M6VJRMB offers very accurate DCI-P3 color accuracy out of the box, but the sRGB mode significantly under-saturates colors which leaves one with over-saturated and inaccurate color when viewing SDR or non-HDR content created for the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB color spaces.  The HDR image quality offered is quite good due to the high brightness (>700cdm/2), high DCI-P3 color space coverage and edge-lit back-light dimming.


Philips 328E1CA

Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-328e1ca/)

Curved, matte, semi-wide gamut, 3840x2160 Samsung VA (TPV TPM315WR1-FP01.S) panel with AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Philips has negligible input lag (<4ms measured by the SMT Tool) and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel  (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-328e1ca/#Responsiveness)(Smart Response Faster), but has a semi-wide gamut and sRGB mode free panel  (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-328e1ca/#Colour_reproduction)which over-saturates some colors, and has slightly too low preset gamma (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-328e1ca/#Calibration).
Title: Re: Best 32" 4K 3840x2160 AHVA/IPS/PLS Panels
Post by: NCX on June 27, 2018, 08:01:03 pm
Qnix

Qnix UHD3216R

2016 AHVA with 15ms (Free-Sync On) or 30ms delay, HDMI 2.0 & Free-Sync
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Qnix UHD325

2015 PLS with negligible lack& no HDMI 2.0
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Qnix UHD325 Perfect Plus

2017 PLS with Free-Sync & <25ms delay
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Title: Re: Best 32" 4K 3840x2160 AHVA/IPS/PLS Panels
Post by: NCX on June 27, 2018, 08:01:21 pm
Samsung

Samsung U32E850R

40-60hz Free-Sync.  It uses PWM which ruins motion clarity and may make users see flicker and/or suffer from health issues like headaches and eyestrain when the brightness is set below 15%=100cdm/2.
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Samsung U32H850UMI

Matte 4K VA panel with extended color space and a poor sRGB mode which under-saturates color and is unable to fully cover the sRGB color space like the BenQ EW3270U.  The Samsung uses LED PWM Dimming or flicker when the brightness is set below 30%.

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/958316) (=DEAD=)

Samsung U32J590

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/972878) (=DEAD=)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56759289)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/samsung/uj590)

The Samsung uses a fairly accurate matte semi-wide gamut 32" 4K VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz range supported by Displayport & HDMI), but isn't as accurate as the more expensive BenQ EW3270U, LG 32UD598 (non-wide gamut) and Philips  328P6VUBREB (28ms delay vs competitors low/negligible lag), and the Samsung uses LED PWM Dimming or Flicker when the brightness is set below 50%, as well as lacks a properly functioning sRGB mode to prevent wide gamut color over-saturation.  It has Displayport, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (4K @60hz + Free-Sync support), and 3.5mm Audio Out.


Samsung S32R750

Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/samsung-s32r750uei-review.html) (2,400:1 contrast)
Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/samsung-space-monitor-s32r750ueu-p53915/test.html) (2,000:1 contrast)
Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/samsung-space-monitor-s32r750u)

Non-curved and non-semi-wide gamut matte 60hz 3840x2160 Samsung VA panel with HDMI 2.0, mini-Displayport and USB 2.0.  The 32" version IBXT and Les Numeriques tested is very accurate, as well as more accurate than the 144hz 2560x1440 27" S27R750QEI =DEAD= tested which has low preset gamma which can be improved by selecting Gamma Mode 2.  The S32R750 has low contrast for a VA panel (2,000:1-2,400:1), negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel when the Fast setting is used.


Samsung U32R59C

Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-ur59c-4k-curved-32-inch-monitor,6265.html)

Matte 3840x2160, curved (1500R) VA panel with Displayport, HDMI 2.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The U32R59C has very skewed and black crush (loss of detail) inducing gamma (https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/wVcrQAiBsRDhBuAuFT68CF-650-80.jpg) caused by the incorrectly preset HDMI Black Level setting (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-ur59c-4k-curved-32-inch-monitor,6265-3.html) which is preset to Low for a 16-235 signal while the Samsung outputs a 0-255 signal and needs to have its HDMI Black Level set to Normal.  The U32R59C has negligible input lag (for a 60hz panel) and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-ur59c-4k-curved-32-inch-monitor,6265-4.html).
Title: Re: Best 32" 4K 3840x2160 AHVA/IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 29, 2019, 08:41:10 pm
ViewSonic

ViewSonic VP3268-4K

Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_i_testirovanie_4k_monitora_viewsonic_vp3268_4k/)

Matte, fully adjustable 10 bit (8 bit +FRC) 3840x2160 AH-IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, mini Displayport, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The VP3268-4K is very accurate, and supports hardware calibration with a compatible accurate colorimeter such as the X-Rite i1 Display Pro and has a 14 bit 3d LUT which reduces banding and preserves the quality of gradients when calibrated.  The overdrive (Response Time) is set to Standard, but can be improved without adding overshoot ghosting by selecting the Advanced setting.


ViewSonic VX3276-4K-mhd

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vx3276-4k-mhd-guter-allround-monitor/)

Matte 3840x2160, wide gamut VA panel with 38-60hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, Mini Displayport, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The VX3276-4K-mhd's preset Native mode is fairly accurate (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vx3276-4k-mhd-guter-allround-monitor/4/#Farbwiedergabe), but suffers from an obvious preset blue tint.  The VX3276-4K-mhd has a 12ms signal delay (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vx3276-4k-mhd-guter-allround-monitor/5/#Latenzzeit) and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vx3276-4k-mhd-guter-allround-monitor/5/#Overdrive).