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Is this thing worth it for PC gaming?

#1xKANONxPosted 3/27/2014 7:45:02 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050SZ49Y?ie=UTF8&at=&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

I found one for like $120 and I was wondering if you guys think it would be worth it at that price? I play all of my games at 1080p btw, which appears to be the native resolution for this, so that wouldn't be an issue. If not are there any better 3d monitor alternatives close to that price range?
#2wildog2006Posted 3/27/2014 8:13:22 AM
The active 3d on that monitor/TV made me physically ill after using it for about 3-4 hours of gaming. Also, the screen is glossy, so unless you're in a dark room you'll see yourself in the reflection. I wouldn't use it if someone gave it to me. I wouldn't even give it to someone I hate, it was that bad.
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#3gastamanPosted 3/27/2014 8:39:50 AM
As far as I know, that display can't be used in 3D with a PC without some kind of workaround (hacked driver or something). Even then, it only accepts 1080p30 or 720p60 for 3D modes (in addition to the SbS and TaB 3D modes). Honestly, if you want to experience 3D gaming with the PC, you're better off saving up for better display.

wildog2006 posted...
I wouldn't use it if someone gave it to me.


Funny you should say this. I actually received one of these for free, but I've never used it.
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#4Marshall_LawPosted 3/27/2014 8:42:06 AM
I have heard numerous people complain about the screen dying within months and various other issues of the screen I however bought mine almost 2 years ago and it was my primary screen for my PlayStation three I have had no problems with the TV whatsoever
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#5xKANONx(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 9:43:49 AM
gastaman posted...
Honestly, if you want to experience 3D gaming with the PC, you're better off saving up for better display.


Like what? What would you recommend?
#6ShubPosted 3/27/2014 9:47:27 AM(edited)
xKANONx posted...
gastaman posted...
Honestly, if you want to experience 3D gaming with the PC, you're better off saving up for better display.


Like what? What would you recommend?


Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313
Note: must use DVI dual link or DisplayPort for true 120+ Hz @ 1920x1080.
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#7xKANONx(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2014 10:05:15 AM
Got it, thanks.
#8PsythikPosted 3/27/2014 10:11:34 AM(edited)
gastaman posted...
As far as I know, that display can't be used in 3D with a PC without some kind of workaround (hacked driver or something). Even then, it only accepts 1080p30 or 720p60 for 3D modes (in addition to the SbS and TaB 3D modes). Honestly, if you want to experience 3D gaming with the PC, you're better off saving up for better display.
Most 3D displays support only SbS @ 1080p60. This is due to a limitation of HDMI. I play in that mode and it isn't that bad. I'd take that any day over full HD 2D.

Once you've settled on a 3D display, TC, look into TriDef. It allows you to play games in 3D that don't have native support, and works with just about every game that uses DirectX (even emulators).
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#9gastamanPosted 3/27/2014 11:13:09 AM
Psythik posted...
Most 3D displays support only SbS @ 1080p60.


For 3D gaming on a PC, there are tons of displays capable of 1080p60 without using SbS.
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#10ShadowOfTheKmanPosted 3/27/2014 11:17:14 AM
I've been using this as my gaming TV for PS3 and PS4 for the past 2 or so years. The image is great and the colors are decent-good but there is weird ghosting in some games. I don't know the technical term for it but it's very annoying. Other than that it's great, good response time, good image, but I've read that people have had bad luck with getting broken ones. I've only had one and I've been using it the past two years. Also like someone said the screen is glossy I don't like that. It's decent but I wouldn't recommend it.
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