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lincoln wrote: The cheapest 4K 40" monitor I've seen is an open box for $575. Do you know of any monitors around this price?
I’d take a 40” over a 43” any day for using as a monitor. Just that little bit sharper and less neck cranking. I’d go with one of the eBay Korean IPS panels with a zero pixel guarantee, they have proper inputs and are generally true 10-bit LG panels. The PPI vs readability vs viewing distance is just about right @ 40”. I haven’t looked recently at pricing but it’s around there.
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superchuko wrote: I've had two monitors with analog audio outputs, and they've both been terribly noisy with active speakers. I'd definitely recommend getting speakers with a toslink input, or even Bluetooth for this kind of setup
I use homepods throughout my house for music and have an external audio card with lots of ins and outs including toslink on my workstation. The use case I was referring to was being able to dock and undock a MacBook quickly from a large display and speaker setup, and easily (USB-C/Thunderbolt).

The LG does have Bluetooth but it’s supposedly laggy and glitchy, not ideal for real-time multimedia like games or music creation. Good for movies, TV with audio delay compensation.
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Torque wrote: No need to crap on the guy.
It seems very unlikely that he's getting compensated in any way.
Just excited for whatever reason, and it may be the ideal alternative for some people.
There are a lot worse things in life to be passionate about.
As far as misinformation, consumers should always do their research. This is just one source.
Agree! @redflagdealsguy has been super helpful with all info in this thread. I didn't buy the UM7300 in end but he took time to answer mine + everyone's questions in a LOT of detail. Thanks @redflagdealsguy
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Thank you for the positive feedback.

My employee inherited my LG 2018 for her workstation and she has an HD 4000 in her system. I tried the guide and it reported 'invalid input', I'm thinking this is due to the DisplayPort to HDMI cable, as the DP should be able to output that signal.

Essentially, 2560x1440 @ 55Hz @ CVT-RB may not be possible on the DisplayPort to HDMI cable I've selected. Alternatively, this workaround may not work on the DP-wired version of HD 4000 for whatever reason. NotebookReview seems to have tested this with laptop variants of the HD 4000, which may or may not operate differently..

I may give up and try 30 Hz, but I want to avoid unnecessary eye strain on the part of my staffer.

We'll see.
You might be right about your displayport to HDMI cable being faulty / not supported.

What I can share is that I utilize the mini-display port on my T430s, and by using the existing cables I have, it was actually: mini-display port to HDMI female adapter -> HDMI cable (only v1.3) -> LG TV.

Interestingly, T430s is connected to an docking station (got it from ebay) which comes with 2 display port, but i could not getting any signal at all on the TV. I tried that at my previous TV and it already did not work. I just assume they are faulty.

Hopefully that might provide you with some ideas.
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Xom wrote: You might be right about your displayport to HDMI cable being faulty / not supported.

What I can share is that I utilize the mini-display port on my T430s, and byusing the existing cable I have, it was actually: mini-display port -> HDMI female adapter -> HDMI cable (only v1.3) -> LG TV.

Interesting, T430s is connected to an docking station (got it from ebay) which comes with 2 display port, but i could not getting any signal at all on the TV. I tried that at my previous TV and it already did not work. I just assume they are faulty.

Hopefully that might provide you with some ideas.
It's 9:22pm and I'm in my office. I'll go to her empty workstation and fiddle for a bit before heading home. Thank you, @Xom.
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So I'm on the fence between a few different monitors, just curious what everyone's input is?
Does anyone have any other recommendations?

ViewSonic VX4380-4K 43
https://www.amazon.ca/ViewSonic-VX4380- ... ics&sr=1-3

Philips BDM4350UC 43
https://www.amazon.ca/Philips-BDM4350UC ... ics&sr=1-4

AOC U4308V 43
https://www.amazon.ca/AOC-U4308V-Monito ... ics&sr=1-5

LG 43UD79-B 42.5
https://www.amazon.ca/LG-43UD79-B-Scree ... cs&sr=1-10



These ones are more than I want to spend really:

Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB 43
https://www.amazon.ca/Momentum-436M6VBP ... ics&sr=1-6

DELL P4317Q P Series 42.51
https://www.amazon.ca/P4317Q-42-51-Scre ... ics&sr=1-8
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DFS 360 wrote: I’d take a 40” over a 43” any day for using as a monitor. Just that little bit sharper and less neck cranking. I’d go with one of the eBay Korean IPS panels with a zero pixel guarantee, they have proper inputs and are generally true 10-bit LG panels. The PPI vs readability vs viewing distance is just about right @ 40”. I haven’t looked recently at pricing but it’s around there.
Do you have a link? Or do you mean 27"-32" monitors? I got two qhd 27" monitors 4-5 years ago, and they were great.
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lincoln wrote: So I'm on the fence between a few different monitors, just curious what everyone's input is?
Does anyone have any other recommendations?

ViewSonic VX4380-4K 43
https://www.amazon.ca/ViewSonic-VX4380- ... ics&sr=1-3

Philips BDM4350UC 43
https://www.amazon.ca/Philips-BDM4350UC ... ics&sr=1-4

AOC U4308V 43
https://www.amazon.ca/AOC-U4308V-Monito ... ics&sr=1-5

LG 43UD79-B 42.5
https://www.amazon.ca/LG-43UD79-B-Scree ... cs&sr=1-10



These ones are more than I want to spend really:

Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB 43
https://www.amazon.ca/Momentum-436M6VBP ... ics&sr=1-6

DELL P4317Q P Series 42.51
https://www.amazon.ca/P4317Q-42-51-Scre ... ics&sr=1-8
They all seem good 10 bit ips panel displays. I was looking at the LG, myself. They seem to be all PWM too? The viewsonic has poor reviews. I'd wait for a price drop on the AOC or the LG. The philips has a 4 year warranty but it's also an older model, I think.
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Cursory examination.

The AOC seems like the best value of the bunch, if it lives up to it's claims and presents with good uniformity. It appears to be a 2019 panel.

The LG 43UD79 (2017) panel is about on par with the LG UM7300, but it's tested and well liked as a midtier IPS monitor at 43".
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redflagdealsguy wrote: You too, and have a great weekend to everyone that partook in this thread.

I feel like most of you garnered some value from this exchange and/or the product it was based around.

Cheers folks.
Thanks for the great info in this post. Ignore the small posts from the haters. I appreciated everything you did for us in this thread. Thank you again.
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When I have this setup as a PC monitor (w/ @redflagdealsguy settings - ty) I get a slight round screen effect, like inverse curved screen. Anyone experience that and/or know how to fix? AMD RX580 GPU.
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Ridha wrote: When I have this setup as a PC monitor (w/ @redflagdealsguy settings - ty) I get a slight round screen effect, like inverse curved screen. Anyone experience that and/or know how to fix? AMD RX580 GPU.
Good question.

If you're referring darkening effect around the corner, this may be due to your proximity to the screen. If you sit closer than 1.5' to 2.0' you may notice darkening of far corners due to your severe viewing angles relative to the corners.

If you're referring to a glitch with the RX580, I too noticed a slightly zoomed in view until I went through the Display Connector wizard and assigned the input as PC. At that point, the TV enabled some key optimizations and mapped the pixels 1:1 to the screen.
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Ordered 49 inch from Costco and now waiting for it to be delivered. Thanks OP for all the information and help along the way
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For current owners of the LG UM7300 43" TV

Until I see evidence pointing to problems with this feature, I'm recommending QuickStart+ if your TV is used as a monitor.

No matter how long I'm away and my computer idle, I hit the power button on the remote and my screen is instantly on. No boot up, no Smart Features in the way, just pure monitor enjoyment.

The downside? Minimal power draw in TV standby mode.
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Unfortunately I'm noticing mild burn-in issues. I like to use split-screen view in MacOS a lot, so there are areas that stay static for a while (like browser tabs and address bar).

Attached a photo. You can just about see the “prime video.com” and address bar.

EDIT: I just realized how compressed RFD makes uploaded pics, so you can't really see it here. Apologizes.
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