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[Staples] Acer 31.5" WQHD LCD IPS Monitor with AMD FreeSync Technology - ET322QU $299

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[Staples] Acer 31.5" WQHD LCD IPS Monitor with AMD FreeSync Technology - ET322QU $299

On Sales again, can be cheaper with Staples coupons (that $25 off $75 coupon code: 65957 , Still works for me)

Acer 31.5" WQHD LCD IPS Monitor with AMD FreeSync Technology - ET322QU
cer ET322QU 31.5" WQHD IPS Monitor with AMD FreeSync Technology.

31.5-inch LCD IPS panel monitor
2560 x 1440 display resolution
100,000,000:1 contrast ratio
178-degree Horizontal/178-degree Vertical viewing angle
Energy Star Qualified
Stereo speakers
Ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA
Dimensions: 20.84" x 28.73" x 9.71"
3-Year Limited Warranty
96TB Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 / 72TB Raid 50 on Mediasonic H8R2-SU3S2
48TB Node 304 / i5-3570 / Server 2016 Essentials
12TB HP Mediasmart EX 495 (E8400, 3.0GHZ, 4GB Mushkin), with Server 2016 Essentials
16TB Qnap TS-459 Pro
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$25 off $75 coupon code: 65957 , Still works for me
96TB Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 / 72TB Raid 50 on Mediasonic H8R2-SU3S2
48TB Node 304 / i5-3570 / Server 2016 Essentials
12TB HP Mediasmart EX 495 (E8400, 3.0GHZ, 4GB Mushkin), with Server 2016 Essentials
16TB Qnap TS-459 Pro
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Obligatory.

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Tweaks and Tricks
chewysc wrote: DISCLAIMER: I neither advocate or guarantee performance of my ICC profile that I'm sharing. Use it at your own risk.

Updated ICC profile has been uploaded along with PDF reports! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

Settings are as follows:
Mode: User
Gamma: 2.2
Brightness: 27 (for 120 cd/m2)
Rgain: 47
Ggain: 50
Bgain: 51

All other settings left at default factory but feel free to adjust performance settings to taste.

Commentary: Man, this monitor calibrated really nicely second time around! Probably because I remembered a bit more of what I needed to do for set up.

Gamut coverage is 99.8% sRGB, 85.2% Adobe RGB and 90.2% DCI P3. Gamut volume is 134.5%, 92.7% and 95.3% respectively. I was able to achieve a measured whitepoint of 6480K. Colour Temp, Gamma and Grayscale all tracked well, especially for a budget screen.

Enjoy!
Keigotw wrote: This monitor has PIP (Picture in Picture ) function
chewysc wrote: I just checked and it looks like it's "User" mode for both picture and color section [for the above calibration]
Wildout wrote: I just finished calibrating my monitor with a Spyder4Pro. Hooked up to a late 2013 MacBook Pro.

I was able to achieve 100% SRGB with the following settings

Mode: User
Gamma: 2.2
Brightness 23 (100 cd/m2)
Rgain: 63
Ggain: 44
Bgain: 44

Colour Temp was measured to 6514k

I didn't bother calibrating for the other colour spaces as I never use them.

I think that covers everything.

Hope that helps.
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Keigotw wrote: How to enable Nvidia G-Sync on your unsupported FreeSync monitor
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/12/1825 ... nc-monitor
rui wrote: I downloaded this application Acer Display Widget from acer's site.
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I've been looking for a 32" 1440p for an upcoming build (3700x + 5700 XT). Budget is not an issue but I'm not sure if I need to spend $500 on one. Because i don't do FPS competitive or MOBA games; mostly single player, do I need 120 hz or above? Would this be a good option?
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AlienKing wrote: I've been looking for a 32" 1440p for an upcoming build (3700x + 5700 XT). Budget is not an issue but I'm not sure if I need to spend $500 on one. Because i don't do FPS competitive or MOBA games; mostly single player, do I need 120 hz or above? Would this be a good option?
75 should be enough for non-competitive anything. If the game is scaling its difficulty to you as a player, then you don't really have as much to worry about. Even competitively, unless you're reaching higher leagues of play, you won't need beyond what 75Hz can offer.

Good specs, sounds like it fits your needs. Tempting, but I'm looking for a curved monitor, and already have a non-curved "easy on the eyes" one, and a 43" media display.
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AlienKing wrote: I've been looking for a 32" 1440p for an upcoming build (3700x + 5700 XT). Budget is not an issue but I'm not sure if I need to spend $500 on one. Because i don't do FPS competitive or MOBA games; mostly single player, do I need 120 hz or above? Would this be a good option?
prodacc wrote: 75 should be enough for non-competitive anything. If the game is scaling its difficulty to you as a player, then you don't really have as much to worry about. Even competitively, unless you're reaching higher leagues of play, you won't need beyond what 75Hz can offer.
What does the monitor refresh rate has to do with the game difficulty scaling?
The higher refresh rate monitors will be smoother during gameplay, single player or multiplayer, competitive or non competitive. Doesn't matter.
For the specs above IMHO you should try and get a higher refresh rate monitor (120hz-144Hz) because that GPU/CPU combo will be capable of producing much higher fps numbers than 75, but you won't be able to enjoy the benefits because your monitor caps out at 75Hz.

You can always grab this monitor from Staples and try it. BF is just around the corner if you find a better deal just return it.

Edit: Here's an alternative for not much more money: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/amazon-c ... 0-2327205/
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SpectralMeat wrote: What does the monitor refresh rate has to do with the game difficulty scaling?
The higher refresh rate monitors will be smoother during gameplay, single player or multiplayer, competitive or non competitive. Doesn't matter.
For the specs above IMHO you should try and get a higher refresh rate monitor (120hz-144Hz) because that GPU/CPU combo will be capable of producing much higher fps numbers than 75, but you won't be able to enjoy the benefits because your monitor caps out at 75Hz.

You can always grab this monitor from Staples and try it. BF is just around the corner if you find a better deal just return it.

Edit: Here's an alternative for not much more money: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/amazon-c ... 0-2327205/
Same as if you have high ping going into a low ping multiplayer game: there's a feeling of nothing you can do to get that edge your opponent (that in theory is also a human) has on you.

On the other hand, if you're only against the CPU and you don't actually have other benchmarks to compare yourself against, you won't get that same experience. Plus, I don't know any games that really have a better experience from having a 120Hz monitor game-performance wise. Many people (that aren't into competitive FPS, or rapid camera-angle changing games like Rocket League) won't be able to tell the difference anyway.
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How is the brightness on this monitor? 250 seems pretty low by today's standards.
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...Tempting, but I'm looking for a curved monitor, and already have a non-curved "easy on the eyes" one, and a 43" media display.
What do you consider an easy on the eyes monitor?
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prodacc wrote: Good specs, sounds like it fits your needs. Tempting, but I'm looking for a curved monitor, and already have a non-curved "easy on the eyes" one, and a 43" media display.
Keep an eye out for the following sales, if you're on a budget.
Sasmung Q60R 43" QLED
LG UM7300 43" IPS

TV-Monitors options, the LG is most reasonably priced.

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LG UM6910 43 4K IPS TV (2019) - $398 [Lowest Price Ever]

Deal: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/lg-43-4k-u ... 0200514327

The UM6910 is the sister panel to the UM7300, purportedly with the same panel, but slightly different software and/or I/O. I'm told it was created to fractionate product offerings and deter price matching. The only other time this was on sale, was through Western Canadian London Drugs, some months ago. Unlike the 2018, it has perfect 1:1 pixel mapping using a 4K60 RGB 4:4:4 input.

Source: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/london-d ... r-2314384/

I'm a big fan of the LG 2019 panels, as I believe they've achieved a level of monitor-like adequacy unseen in previous generations of TVs.
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LG 4K IPS TV: 2019 vs 2018
- Better Consistency
- Deeper Blacks
- Greater Color Vibrancy (Borderline Wide Gamut)
- UI Improvements
- IPS 4K Display
- webOS 4.5
- Google Home Compatible
- Amazon Alexa Compatible
- Quad Core Processor
- TruMotion 120
- 4K Active HDR (HDR10, HLG)
- DTS-HD Audio Decoder
- Wi-Fi (802.11ac)
- HDMI x 3
- USB x 2
- Composite x 1
- Optical Audio Output x 1
- Ethernet x 1
- RF Connection x 1
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75hZ enough for GT Sport?

This seems like a nice monitor for some driving SIM.
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prodacc wrote: 75 should be enough for non-competitive anything. If the game is scaling its difficulty to you as a player, then you don't really have as much to worry about. Even competitively, unless you're reaching higher leagues of play, you won't need beyond what 75Hz can offer.

Good specs, sounds like it fits your needs. Tempting, but I'm looking for a curved monitor, and already have a non-curved "easy on the eyes" one, and a 43" media display.
Some have recommended, just as @SpectralMeat below did, that I go 100 hz or above regardless because the upcoming build should be able to handle 100+ fps for most games on high. I was originally thinking of TUF Gaming VG32VQ and hoping it'd go sale on BF/BD. That has HDR + curve for $150 more (current pricing).
SpectralMeat wrote: What does the monitor refresh rate has to do with the game difficulty scaling?
The higher refresh rate monitors will be smoother during gameplay, single player or multiplayer, competitive or non competitive. Doesn't matter.
For the specs above IMHO you should try and get a higher refresh rate monitor (120hz-144Hz) because that GPU/CPU combo will be capable of producing much higher fps numbers than 75, but you won't be able to enjoy the benefits because your monitor caps out at 75Hz.

You can always grab this monitor from Staples and try it. BF is just around the corner if you find a better deal just return it.

Edit: Here's an alternative for not much more money: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/amazon-c ... 0-2327205/
According to some reviews that I've read/watched, 144hz is 'not necessary' for my needs. That doesnt mean there isnt a difference between the two. Of course it's gonna be smoother. That's just facts. The only reason I asked because do i really need to spend the extra money if it's not necessary?

But then again, couple of other people have said the same thing you said above. About how I should go 100 hz or above regardless because of the build. So...that's that. I'm currently at 1080p 60Hz haha. So ANYTHING will be an upgrade for sure.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Keep an eye out for the following sales, if you're on a budget.
Sasmung Q60R 43" QLED
LG UM7300 43" IPS

TV-Monitors options, the LG is most reasonably priced.

=========

LG UM6910 43 4K IPS TV (2019) - $398 [Lowest Price Ever]

Deal: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/lg-43-4k-u ... 0200514327

The UM6910 is the sister panel to the UM7300, purportedly with the same panel, but slightly different software and/or I/O. I'm told it was created to fractionate product offerings and deter price matching. The only other time this was on sale, was through Western Canadian London Drugs, some months ago. Unlike the 2018, it has perfect 1:1 pixel mapping using a 4K60 RGB 4:4:4 input.

Source: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/london-d ... r-2314384/

I'm a big fan of the LG 2019 panels, as I believe they've achieved a level of monitor-like adequacy unseen in previous generations of TVs.



Image

LG 4K IPS TV: 2019 vs 2018
- Better Consistency
- Deeper Blacks
- Greater Color Vibrancy (Borderline Wide Gamut)
- UI Improvements
I was eventually gonna add a secondary 4K TV/monitor to my PC for movies but all these have really bad rating for HDR movies at RTINGS. Any panels you know that's good for 4K movies with HDR?
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AlienKing wrote: I was eventually gonna add a secondary 4K TV/monitor to my PC for movies but all these have really bad rating for HDR movies at RTINGS. Any panels you know that's good for 4K movies with HDR?
You are correct, this is not an optimal 4K HDR TVs for HDR movies, it makes a decent PC monitor rather.

At 55" or larger: the TCL 6-Series is a cost-effective option for wide gamut HDR.
https://www.amazon.ca/TCL-55R617-CA-Ult ... 07DY5152H/

At 43" or larger: The Samsung Q60R 43" QLED has piercing colors, wide gamut, proper HDR... and it's bright.
https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-QN43Q60RA ... 07NV6PD8N/
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AlienKing wrote: I've been looking for a 32" 1440p for an upcoming build (3700x + 5700 XT). Budget is not an issue but I'm not sure if I need to spend $500 on one. Because i don't do FPS competitive or MOBA games; mostly single player, do I need 120 hz or above? Would this be a good option?
you should go to CC or bestbuy and check out 144hz. Once you experienced it, you can't go back. I feel like 75 is barely noticeable compared to 60hz. I think at least 100hz if you want high refresh rate.

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