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High resolution monitor
« on: August 08, 2021, 15:29:45 »
I am looking for a new monitor.
I remember a thread where a BenQ monitor was praised a lot as a very good affordable monitor?
Is that still the case?

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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2021, 19:00:43 »
This was a thread running previously.
Specs & choices may have moved on, but I'm happy with what I bought

https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=9242.msg153090#msg153090

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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2021, 20:42:36 »
I will have a look what BenQ offer today.
Don't know if 8k is available for PC-monitors or it is only TV monitors......

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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2021, 21:12:23 »
BenQ SW271C may be an option.......?

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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2021, 10:04:35 »
I use the NEC Multisynch PA 302W and am happy with it.
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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2021, 23:29:40 »
The NEC is also a nice monitor (fine reviews).

I just went for the BenQ SW271C as 27" is a fine size for me. It will be an upgrade from my HP 2509m monitor.
I wonder if my very old Xrite i1 Eye-One Display2 can still work to calibrate the new monitor......and if I can download the software for from Xrite.com......we will see.

I also looked at Eizo monitors but seems to be a "price-jump" up for a 4k, 27" monitor. They are probably good also.....but I am sure the BenQ will be "good enough" for my purpose.
It is also part of a "home office" solution.....

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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2021, 22:45:10 »
BenQ SW271C monitor is now up and running.
Images looks much better than on the old monitor. It looks quite impressive.
I installed the vendors driver for the monitor.
The video adapter is a standard cheap Gforce adapter that can just do 4k (at 60 Hz).

Only strange behavior is that some very small text has some red/blue discoloration. It seems that installing the vendors driver helped a bit but it is not 100% gone.
Anybody knows this problem?

The font size is set to 150% which is the recommended setting.
Maybe the small fonts that shows the "problems" was not made for 4k monitor?
It could also be the relative cheap Gforce adapter?

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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2021, 23:20:48 »
Scaling set to 200% and problem solved.
It is also good for my eyes.......

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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2021, 23:42:17 »
Scaling set to 200% and problem solved.
It is also good for my eyes.......

I also did this with the sw270, but does scaling only effect text? I can never get my head around this, as I can’t ‘see’ how scaling can’t have a negative impact on images.

I just wish the software makers would stop friggin’ around with tiny text on a dark background! Total madness :-(

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Re: High resolution monitor
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2021, 08:04:22 »
The images viewed here is also viewed larger when when I increased scaling from 150 to 200%.
Images then uses more of the screen which is a good thing.