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# 81400 12-Apr-2011 20:55
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Hey GZ,

Was just wondering i recently bought myself an LG 2ms HD1080p monitor.Was just curious as to if the picture quality varies from monitor to monitor. Would all 1080p's look equal in terms of quality and responsiveness?

Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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  # 457988 12-Apr-2011 21:03
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Nope - not all monitors are made equal.
Overall luminescence, motion performance, accuracy, reflection of the panel, speakers, connectivity (USB's / multiple inputs etc), contrast etc etc etc. There are a host of differences, some better suited to different usages etc.

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  # 457995 12-Apr-2011 21:10
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Most cheaper monitors are TN panels. More expensive monitors are usually IPS panels.

There really aren't that many different manufacturers making LCD panels and most TN panels are fairly similar from what I have seen; IMHO most 'differences' are mostly speculative on the part of reviewers/punters and it really comes down to the lesser features (speakers, USB, input ports) which never concern me.


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  # 458007 12-Apr-2011 21:34
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Defiantly not equal. In looking around at monitors, all the affordable ones are quite frankly total junk. 5 degree change in vertical angle and it goes from having no detail in the black to no detail in the brights, off axis and colours change several degrees around the colourwheel.

IMO, getting a sub $350 or whatever 1080p monitor is a step backwards for me in every way, the good ones are still way expensive for what they are, and if I was to spend money I would not want to downgrade to 1080, and 1200px ones are rare as nowdays since people have been duped into thinking that 1080 is a high resolution by all the tv marketing material.


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  # 458446 13-Apr-2011 21:29
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In 2008, this happened - looked like there were only a few true LCD manufacturers, then all the other brands just used the panel in their housing.

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  # 461451 21-Apr-2011 20:44
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Lads I'm after a 27inch panel for desktop stuff and I want to be able to plug my ps3 into it... or can you not have the best of both worlds due to the resolution stretch?

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