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#1 capr

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 17:51

OK, finally a 60Hz 4k monitor with a nice stand and vesa mounts~ PB287Q

 

My setup -- late 2013 macbook pro running windows 8.1 and 10.9.3 --

 

it took a bit of fiddling to get everything just right (WTF is vividpixle, text looked terrible until I turned that off). 

 

no screen tearing and at 60Hz there is no response lag. 4k streaming is great but of course you can't really tell the difference at this size. 

 

I have no games to play so can't really say much about that part of things. 

 

Side to side viewing angles are great with no color distortion. viewing angle from above is just fine. from below, everything gets a yellow tint but text is still readable.

 

 

Ask me questions! I will put it to the test for you.  




#2 T3X4S

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 19:52

Grab the LG 4K video they use to demo their 4K monitors  -- its about 500MB for a 2 minute loop -

But run it through VLC and you will either get an erection or start crying or both.

 

 

If you cant find it I'll send it to you through wesendit - its free and non-copyright so this isnt a violation ;)



#3 +warwagon

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 20:27

But run it through VLC and you will either get an erection or start crying or both.

 

Like this ... ? 1239788892_jizz-in-my-pants.gif



#4 T3X4S

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 22:29

Like this ... ? 1239788892_jizz-in-my-pants.gif

That was my look exactly !!   Then I was really tired for some reason.



#5 T3X4S

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 23:48

Also check out Tears of Steel - its a free download movie @ 4K - I watched about 5 minutes of it, and did that face above -

Tears of Steel



#6 T3X4S

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 20:38

In regards to the 4K Dell 32" @ $2200 I mentioned -- its only 30Hz

 

So , I dont want it anymore - will stick with my boring 2560x1440 ASUS



#7 SinsOfCube

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 20:53

In regards to the 4K Dell 32" @ $2200 I mentioned -- its only 30Hz

It should only be 30Hz if you use HDMI, DisplayPort can do 4K@ 60Hz.

 

But perhaps you were better off not knowing (no more temptation :rofl: )



#8 OP capr

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 21:47

It should only be 30Hz if you use HDMI, DisplayPort can do 4K@ 60Hz.

 

But perhaps you were better off not knowing (no more temptation :rofl: )

 

don't know about that one but there are monitors that limit you to 4k at 30Hz regardless of what your computer can do. 

 

the Dell one is like that. I spent hours trying to "hack' my way to 60hz on that one but it never happened. 



#9 SinsOfCube

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 17:07

don't know about that one but there are monitors that limit you to 4k at 30Hz regardless of what your computer can do. 

 

the Dell one is like that. I spent hours trying to "hack' my way to 60hz on that one but it never happened. 

When I read this, I thought "Yeah right, like anyone is stupid enough to produce a 30Hz monitor"

But it turns out you're right, the Dell P2815Q only supports 30Hz  :|

 

I guess their train of thought was, well HDMI 1.4 only supports up to 4K @ 30Hz, why go above that. The other 2 Dell 4K monitors I could find do however support 4k @ 60Hz



#10 OP capr

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 22:59

When I read this, I thought "Yeah right, like anyone is stupid enough to produce a 30Hz monitor"

But it turns out you're right, the Dell P2815Q only supports 30Hz  :|

 

I guess their train of thought was, well HDMI 1.4 only supports up to 4K @ 30Hz, why go above that. The other 2 Dell 4K monitors I could find do however support 4k @ 60Hz

haha that's what I said!! ended up finding some hacks to do it but wasn't worth all the effort. 

 

I actually think there is a bunch of 30Hz only 4ks. 2 months ago when I was doing the research it was surprising.



#11 Jason S.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 23:57

can we get some hardware pron?

 

(pron is still used, right? im still hip and with it and pop n fresh)



#12 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 00:00

I noticed  "28" 4K Ultra High Resolution (3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz) display, 4 times the pixel of FHD (1920 x 1080), 157 ppi for impeccable visuals"

 

I may be getting my wires crossed here, so what's the ppi for a 23 inch 1080 monitor?

(just so I'm not confusing myself further)



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 00:13

In regards to the 4K Dell 32" @ $2200 I mentioned -- its only 30Hz

 

So , I dont want it anymore - will stick with my boring 2560x1440 ASUS

 

At least this Asus does seem to use SST for single stream instead of MST at 60Hz which means you can lower the resolution down without getting black bars like most 4K 60Hz monitors.  But despite Asus's claims this is a true 10 bit display, it's an 8bit that uses frame rate control which is a temporal dithering to achieve "10 bit" colors.  They really cannot claim it is 10 bit colors if they use dithering to achieve it, that's why I like certain Dell premier color monitors, true 10 bit without dithering.  I'll keep sticking to my Dell U2713H until a true 10bit, 60Hz, SST IPS 4K display is out.



#14 T3X4S

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:16

I agree with you Martog - stick with what I have until a true, 4K badass monitor comes that isnt $3000 - Then I'll switch - until then... this monitor is nice enough.

I just feel sorry for all those people who bought 27" monitors @ 1920x1080 - :x



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:07

I agree with you Martog - stick with what I have until a true, 4K badass monitor comes that isnt $3000 - Then I'll switch - until then... this monitor is nice enough.

I just feel sorry for all those people who bought 27" monitors @ 1920x1080 - :x

 

If they have been buying 1080p the last few years, ick, as 1440p has been out and that's what I have in 27" at the moment.