- Jan 28, 2014
IPS and VA fanboys do have some valid criticisms about TN panels, but I find none of them affect my real-world gaming experience. But for so many to come in here and crap on the thread constantly is a bit annoying. Everyone on this forum should know what they're getting if considering the purchase of a TN panel.This thread is like a long echo.... the same shit over and over...
I personally can't wait for this monitor. I am not picky, when it comes to obviously the best monitor when available. The reviews and first impressions are all stellar, and I've read/heard/watched nothing but positive from this monitor. Except this thread.... It's been awhile since I unsubbed a thread. But, I see no reason why I keep coming back here...
Viewing angles? Why would I be looking at any angle but straight on while I'm gaming?
Black levels? This was a by-product of most TN panels using 6-bit+FRC. This is a true 8-bit colour panel so it should put black levels on par with IPS.
Contrast ratio? TN has always had comparable levels of contrast ratio to IPS, but VA panels will always be superior in this regard.
Matte coating? This is a subjective opinion. I have never noticed any graininess with monitors using a medium AG coating when compared to semi-glossy or even glossy.
Colour reproduction? The only valid criticism against TN in my opinion, an it is simply the reality of the pixel matrix structure. For gaming purposes, the differences in colour between IPS/VA and TN are not enough for me to jump onboard a panel technology with inferior response times.
I am really excited for this monitor, so this 2 week wait is going to be torturous .
Just to add, I'm not saying stop that type of discussion, but the discussion should be about the monitor and not a constant argument about panel technologies.Nothing wrong with discussing tradeoffs and imperfections in a monitor before, - and perhaps more importantly after - people buy them and discussing it in threads. That's one of the main reasons for these threads, being informative (helping people decide on purchases, helping people get the most out of their purchases, etc.).
Plainly, there will be plenty of reason to keep viewing this thread to see owner's report back on their purchases and experiences with them.