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[Amazon.ca] Samsung Odyssey G9 49" 240Hz WQHD Monitor - $1549.99 ($450/23% off)

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[Amazon.ca] Samsung Odyssey G9 49" 240Hz WQHD Monitor - $1549.99 ($450/23% off)

Been eyeing this monitor for a long time, hottest price yet since launch!

About this item
Samsung Ultra-wide 49" G-Sync Compatible Monitor
Samsung QLED delivers purer, brighter, and more lifelike colors
Hdr (high dynamic range) technology. HDMI: 2 EA (2.0). The power consumption on stand by mode is less than 0.3 Watts and the wall mount size is 100 x 100 mm
240Hz Refresh rate when paired with the appropriate system
Designed for gamers with multiple game modes WQHD gaming with HDR1000
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rockxxxlee wrote: the resolution is kinda low tho
You can't really power anything higher from a vertical perspective and have that kind of refresh rate.

This isn't about resolution so much as it is real estate, refresh rate and overall immersiveness.

I'm really tempted.
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VA? too big for my desk, otherwise tempting.
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2560 X 1440... at that size. Yeah, I was interested initially til I saw that.
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It's 5120x1440 and like having 2 1440p monitors side by side with a boatload of cutting edge stuff like HDR1000 certification, 240hz refreah and QLED.

Anyone who thinks this is low resolution for this size is out to lunch. Biggest issue for this monitor is how will you get 144+hz in games on max resolution.
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Yeah you'll likely need a 3080/3090.

I have a 2080 - I think it won't be sufficient to get more than 100, but let's see.

Also it requires actually biting the bullet...
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There’s a typo on the page the resolution is 5120 x 1440
It’s literally the equivalent of having 2*2560 x 1440 next to each other just no bezel Similar to the RG90 Samsung from the previous year but with a slightly steeper r curve To be more immersive for single person use And HDR 1000 support
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Leggo84 wrote: Price beat at Visions 15% of the difference.. brings it down to $1,482.40 plus tax.

Model: LC49G95TSSNXZA

https://www.visions.ca/product-detail/5 ... G95TSSNXZA
Not sure , Visions website say

"If product is being sold during a limited time event, such as any of the following events the Lowest Price Guarantee does not apply:
Boxing Day, Boxing Week, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Friends and Family and VIP Sale."


And on amazon website its advertised as black friday deal :

23% off
Black Friday Deal
CDN$1,549.99 CDN$1,999.99
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Wtf was sumsung thinking with a 2k 49 inch 240hz monitor? What audience are they targeting? They could've easily drop the gimmicky 240hz and added in 4k and this thing would be so much better. 240HZ 2k? Maybe when gtx 6k comes out /s.
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Patrickpete wrote: Wtf was sumsung thinking with a 2k 49 inch 240hz monitor? What audience are they targeting? They could've easily drop the gimmicky 240hz and added in 4k and this thing would be so much better. 240HZ 2k? Maybe when gtx 6k comes out /s.
What hardware do you have? There's no GPU that can drive this thing at a higher resolution at a reasonable frame rate. The 240hz is pretty tight for higher fps games, where people will be running 2k not 4k.
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I read a lot of quality issues with this monitor at launch... Are those issues fixed now?
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Patrickpete wrote: Wtf was sumsung thinking with a 2k 49 inch 240hz monitor? What audience are they targeting? They could've easily drop the gimmicky 240hz and added in 4k and this thing would be so much better. 240HZ 2k? Maybe when gtx 6k comes out /s.
It's a curved ultra wide screen, it can't have 4k. 1440 is the max that any curved screen goes.

Agreed on the 240Hz.
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I DO NOT need this !

*repeat 100 times, breathing heavily*
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tunda11 wrote: What hardware do you have? There's no GPU that can drive this thing at a higher resolution at a reasonable frame rate. The 240hz is pretty tight for higher fps games, where people will be running 2k not 4k.
3840x2160 technically has more pixels than 5120x1440. So anything that can game at 4k >120fps would be more than enough (yes, that's still high, but there are some games).
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For real though, if you want immersiveness and have the desk space, at this price range you should consider an LG CX OLED 48 or 55” TV as a computer monitor. This TV will blow your mind at 4k@120hz, Gsync, VRR, near instant response time, perfect blacks, infinite contrast ratio.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/cx-oled
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bigjzus wrote: For real though, if you want immersiveness and have the desk space, at this price range you should consider an LG CX OLED 48 or 55” TV as a computer monitor. This TV will blow your mind at 4k@120hz, Gsync, VRR, near instant response time, perfect blacks, infinite contrast ratio.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/cx-oled
Not the same ratio. Completely different use cases. You have a lot more useful space in an ultrawide monitor than a widescreen TV.
To whoever thinks that 1440px is not enough, probably never used an ultrawide screen.
I have the AOC AGON and it is amazing for productivity and gaming.
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caio4686 wrote: Not the same ratio. Completely different use cases. You have a lot more useful space in an ultrawide monitor than a widescreen TV.
To whoever thinks that 1440px is not enough, probably never used an ultrawide screen.
I have the AOC AGON and it is amazing for productivity and gaming.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the G9 is not a good screen. I think widescreen is epic and I considered it. But:

1. once you’ve tried OLED, it’s really hard to go back. To anything else. I really wish Manufacturers would start producing OLED computer monitors.
2. Gaming in 4k (assuming you have an RTX 3080 or 3090) is actually visually impressive. I was previously using a 1440p monitor and thought it was high res but now, for the first time ever, the ball in rocket league is actually round! In 4k, you can no longer see the pixels of a round object. It’s actually round lol

I was debating between the G9 and LG CX with dual monitor for productivity and ended up going with the latter. 4k OLED for gaming + a 1440p (non-wide) for productivity
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bigjzus wrote: For real though, if you want immersiveness and have the desk space, at this price range you should consider an LG CX OLED 48 or 55” TV as a computer monitor. This TV will blow your mind at 4k@120hz, Gsync, VRR, near instant response time, perfect blacks, infinite contrast ratio.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/cx-oled
But since that's not an ultrawide, the dimensions are quite different. A TV's 48"/55" aspect ratio is much different than an ultrawide with the same specification. I don't know if I'd ever want a 55" TV on my desk at the same distance away as a monitor.

Furthermore, the Rting link doesn't review the two panels from the same perspective. The LG TV gets a great gaming score because it has features most TVs don't when it comes to gaming. However, although the G9 has a lower score for gaming, consider that it was reviewed relative to other monitors. So I believe it's actually more capable.
bigjzus wrote: 1. once you’ve tried OLED, it’s really hard to go back. To anything else. I really wish Manufacturers would start producing OLED computer monitors.
Burn in is the #1 problem. Computers have way, way more static areas on the screen.

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