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Teach me why I want IPS

#1emidasPosted 11/23/2013 12:25:28 AM
I'm in the market for a 3rd monitor now for BF, and Newegg has a couple of decent deals right now.

This is $130 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236174&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112213&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112213-_-EMC-112213-Index-_-LCDMonitors-_-24236174-L0B


This is $210 after rebate, is (very) slightly bigger, and is IPS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236331&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112213&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112213-_-EMC-112213-Index-_-LCDMonitors-_-24236331-L010A

I want to understand why IPS is such a big deal and why I should (or should not) pay the extra $80 (if I buy one of these).
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#2ctrl_alt_de1337Posted 11/23/2013 12:32:08 AM
emidas posted...
I'm in the market for a 3rd monitor now for BF, and Newegg has a couple of decent deals right now.

This is $130 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236174&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112213&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112213-_-EMC-112213-Index-_-LCDMonitors-_-24236174-L0B


This is $210 after rebate, is (very) slightly bigger, and is IPS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236331&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112213&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112213-_-EMC-112213-Index-_-LCDMonitors-_-24236331-L010A

I want to understand why IPS is such a big deal and why I should (or should not) pay the extra $80 (if I buy one of these).


Better color (Over cheap TN panel monitors), better viewing angles, and more importantly:

Better color.
#3Mr kittyPosted 11/23/2013 12:43:16 AM
It's hard to explain, but the best way to compare is to take a pic of the same picture on both display. IPS display color appear less grey around the border & the white look less oversaturated. When you're used to use an IPS display, it's hard to go back.
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#4emidas(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2013 12:47:51 AM
Mr kitty posted...
It's hard to explain, but the best way to compare is to take a pic of the same picture on both display. IPS display color appear less grey around the border & the white look less oversaturated. When you're used to use an IPS display, it's hard to go back.


So it's something like going from 30fps console games to 60+fps PC games.
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#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 11/23/2013 12:59:07 AM
emidas posted...
Mr kitty posted...
It's hard to explain, but the best way to compare is to take a pic of the same picture on both display. IPS display color appear less grey around the border & the white look less oversaturated. When you're used to use an IPS display, it's hard to go back.


So it's something like going from 30fps console games to 60+fps PC games.


No, more like going from a crappy HDTV with terrible colours to a nice HDTV with good colours.
Going from a 60hz to a 120hz is like going from 30fps to 60fps.
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#6AcquirePosted 11/23/2013 1:34:53 AM
Way better colors. I would suggest getting a 1440p monitor while you're at it. I have two PLS monitors. Once you see it you won't be able to go back to a crappy TN panel. Beautiful colors and 78% more pixels are a fantastic thing to witness.
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#7emidas(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2013 1:37:28 AM
Acquire posted...
Way better colors. I would suggest getting a 1440p monitor while you're at it. I have two PLS monitors. Once you see it you won't be able to go back to a crappy TN panel. Beautiful colors and 78% more pixels are a fantastic thing to witness.


What is the difference between IPS and PLS?

I have been looking at 1440p IPS monitors, too.
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#8Pepys MonsterPosted 11/23/2013 3:28:38 AM
Buy the second one, it has the superior 16:10 aspect ratio.
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#9AlleRacingPosted 11/23/2013 3:59:26 AM
PLS is basically Samsung's word for IPS.
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#10JudgmenlPosted 11/23/2013 4:58:55 AM
There isn't a reason

Also 16:9 > 16:10. They're called opinions.
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