Author Topic: Monoprice 27" 4K RTD2795 IPS Review: Matte 27" 3840x2160 AHVA with AMD Free-Sync  (Read 1221 times)

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Playstation 3 & 4 & Pro

The Monoprice scales 1280x720 and 1920x1080 without issue, and it does lack an HDMI Black Level setting which requires one to change the Playsation consoles RGB Range setting to Full to prevent the monitor from being washed out.

PS3:
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PS4 & PS4 Pro:
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Xbox 360

The Monoprice scales 1280x720 and 1920x1080 without issue, and it does lack an HDMI Black Level setting which requires one to change the Xbox 360's Color Space setting to YCbCr709 to prevent the monitor from being washed out.

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Xbox One

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Settings & ICC Profile

DSC_0798 by Deepinthesky Teslastorm, on Flickr

These are the only settings which need to be changed if one wants to use my calibrated settings.

Brightness 37
Red 126
Green 118
Blue 119

Monoprice 274K ICC Profile

Use Color Sustainer to install ICC profiles

If not going to use my settings, set the Temperature in the Color Menu to Warm and Brightness to 30 (140cdm/2) if using a 2600 lumen light as a ceiling light or light which shines on the monitor. I recommend using a 5000 lumen bias light (light placed behind the display) for 140cdm/2 brightness, or to use less than 100cdm/2 display brightness with a 2600 lumen light as a bias light.
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Conclusion

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+Low Price
+Directly Competes with "big brand" competion
+Build Quality
+Easy to use Menu controlled by joystick
+2x Displayport, 2x HDMI and 3.5mm Audio Out
+Nearly Grain/Sparkle Free Matte Coating
+LED PWM Dimming/Flicker Free
+Above Average Contrast
+AMD Free-Sync (not tested)
+Fast Pixel Response Times with almost no overshoot
+Negligible Input Lag
+Accurate color presets (Warm color Temperature setting)
+Excellent Calibrated Image Quality
+Low Glow AHVA Panel
+Non-Restrictive Viewing Angles
+Minimal glow and contrast shift/loss when viewed from >1.5/90cm away
+1080p & 720p Resolution Scaling

-Strong Preset Green Tint
-Fake Frame-Less Casing with Inner Black Bezel
-Inner Black Bezel Reduces Perceived Black Depth
-Menu Gamma Settings not accurate and decrease color accuracy

? Lacks Height Adjustable Stand
? No HDMI Black Level Setting
? Monoprice Warranty?
? Can't Overclock
? Tiny Default 4K Text Size

The Monoprice RTD2795 or 274K is an excellent 27" 3840x2160 or 4K monitor. Its main performance related issue is the strong preset green tint, but it can be reduced by changing the Temperature setting in the Color Menu to Warm. The rest of its flaws (listed above and throughout the review) may be considered as nit picking, or are a result of user error and/or improper use such as wrong display placement (view from same height as a TN panel resulting in obvious off angle glow) and cranking the brightness in a dimly lit or light-less room.

The default 4K text size at 27" is indeed tiny, but I have no problem using 150-200% scaling for web pages. I keep the Windows Scaling set to the default of 100%

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