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[Amazon.ca] Prime Day: LG 43UN700-B 43 Inch 4k IPS Monitor $679.99

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[Amazon.ca] Prime Day: LG 43UN700-B 43 Inch 4k IPS Monitor $679.99

43” UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS display
HDR10 support
4 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort 1 4 1 x USB Type-C Inputs
10W x 2Ch built-in speakers
Picture in Picture - Up to 4 screens
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Is there any downside to using this as a TV instead of a monitor?
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almost pulled the trigger until I saw this video:



Peronsally it might be is too big to be used a monitor (Even though its 4k, but because its 43 inches, the desitiy is actually not that high), too small to be used as a TV.

Awkard spot . . .

Edit: I meant the density is not good with the same sitting distance when you use a regular 27 1440p or 32 4k monitor
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gotglint wrote: thanks OP. looks interesting.

didn't know about this monitor so i started looking into it. FWIW looks like the pixel structure is BGR which could result in less than ideal performance as a monitor:

https://hardforum.com/threads/looking-f ... o.1993974/
Yup, it is. If you're looking at panels this size and price range you're stuck with BGR though (at least I couldn't find any RGB panels).

There are ways to tune a BRG panel so that text isn't that bad, but if you're primary use is text (and I don't know why you'd buy this for gaming) it'll be less than ideal.
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sghgigi wrote: almost pulled the trigger until I saw this video:

Peronsally it might be is too big to be used a monitor (Even though its 4k, but because its 43 inches, the desitiy is actually not that high), too small to be used as a TV.

Awkard spot . . .
Na, 43" is perfect for 4K. It gives the same pixel density as the 31.5" Acer at QHD. But no FreeSync, so no point paying the premium imo.
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A few things

(1) 43" is the classic TV-Monitor size. While this monitor might be better for color accuracy, for most users, they should just go with the IPS-variant of the LG UN7300 43" TV and save their money. However, at this price, the delta is small and this pure monitor may be worth considering.

(2) 55" TV-Monitors are now a real and enjoyable prospect. The list is long, but my goodness is it satisfying to operate 2x3 = 6 quadrants out of one large 55" panel. Some good options in this space include:

LG UN7300 - 43", 55", 65"
LG CX OLED - 48", 55", 65"
Hisense H8G / H9G - 55", 65"
TCL 6-Series - 55", 65"


You may say that some of these panels are VA and shouldn't be considered. To that, I say, these VAs aren't terrible in 2020.

Keep an open mind, folks.
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kramer1 wrote: Na, 43" is perfect for 4K. It gives the same pixel density as the 31.5" Acer at QHD. But no FreeSync, so no point paying the premium imo.
It is not simple as saying if 4k is perfect for 43 inch.

Theoretically 4k is definitely good for 43, my tv is actually 4k for 65 inch.

But it will only work if you are sitting in certain distance.

With this 43 inch, you can't use it as a regular 27 or 32 inch monitor.
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sghgigi wrote: It is not simple as saying if 4k is perfect for 43 inch.

Theoretically 4k is definitely good for 43, my tv is actually 4k for 65 inch.

But it will only work if you are sitting in certain distance.

With this 43 inch, you can't use it as a regular 27 or 32 inch monitor.
What?

My point was simply that 43” is the perfect size for a monitor with 4K res, based on pixel density.
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Thanks, Bought one!! This is the format I was looking for, it's gonna be great for coding / video production given my siting distance (~3ft)
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zero64 wrote: Yup, it is. If you're looking at panels this size and price range you're stuck with BGR though (at least I couldn't find any RGB panels).

There are ways to tune a BRG panel so that text isn't that bad, but if you're primary use is text (and I don't know why you'd buy this for gaming) it'll be less than ideal.
thanks, didn't know that! that sucks, cos i am scoping out 43"
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I am using one of these right now at work. It is great for what I use it for (2D CAD and office apps). I like that it has a proper pedestal stand, though wish it would go down just a bit lower--I don't use the top inch or so a lot. I have it set at 4k with no scaling. I wouldn't want a monitor any bigger than this on my desk.
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kramer1 wrote: What?

My point was simply that 43” is the perfect size for a monitor with 4K res, based on pixel density.
I get it. I was just trying to say that you might need to sit further in order to use this monitor comfortablely.
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sghgigi wrote: I get it. I was just trying to say that you might need to sit further in order to use this monitor comfortablely.
Yea, you will, although it's actually not that bad. I have a 43" panel (ended up getting the Asus ROG instead of the LG) and at a 3-foot viewing distance it's pretty good. Ideal viewing distance is probably closer to 4 feet, but everybody's preference will vary.

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