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Pros: BIG. 4K. IPS....
If you don't have $2K+ to drop on a 32" 4K IPS screen from the competition, it makes this choice a bit of a no-brainer.
This can be used at 4K without any OS scaling - if that's your things. It's not perfect. Text still appears a little too small. I've managed to get by without scaling so far. 36" inches may be the more ideal size for a 4K desktop, unscaled. I run graphics applications and the desktop area for tools and panels and content is astounding! After years of feeling slightly squished in a 1440p work areas this is so liberating! You simply can't do this on a 28" 4K display.
Colors look great. I used a color calibrator and there was little difference when applied. As always with IPS, whites always look very slightly blue, but nothing that is going to affect the color work I do in my graphics-related jobs.
Cons: Experiencing wake-from sleep issues others have reported. I bought a 10ft. DP1.2 cable from newegg a while back. Tried to get it to work with this. It does, but sometimes just drops the signal on some reboots. Random, and frustrating. I ordered a Accell UltraAV which I haven't tested but it is certified DP 1.2 and I'm optimistic my wake issues will be a thing of the past. It is unfortunate that this cable was not shipped with this monitor but I suppose it reflects the huge savings made by not going with a higher end brand with the same tech specs.
Also, I really hate powering up and seeing the power logo take forever to display. AND the acer logo. ugh...
Other Thoughts: I'm running this with a GeForce GTX 980ti. Far Cry 4 ultra settings at 4K look pretty good. Getting good frame rates. I find that the photo realism enjoyed by the power of modern graphics engines loses quality on a screen this size. Perhaps because the screen is just so large and details are thus enlarged. It could just be me, but I find games look better on my 24" display (with nVidia 3D Vision glasses enabled). Playing the Witcher3, graphics appear higher quality on a smaller, more compressed screen compared to what I'm seeing on this monitor. I'm just not that impressed with 4k gaming so far. Seems a bit hype to me... 4K video and still images look gorgeous however. There's next to no 4K content available so right now I'm mostly gaining more pixels in my applications over any other use right now, which is fine by me.
For me, this screen is really going to give me the edge I've needed in my professional applications. I've tried 2 and 3 screen configurations in the past accompanied by countless annoyances and I find that a single large screen lets me organize my desktop the most efficiently with the least trouble.
Overall, I'm so glad I got this screen. No regrets.
This review is from: SAMSUNG USB 2.0 Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer Model SE-506CB/RSBD
Pros: I bought this drive on sale.
Needed an external drive because my computer tower is in another room (acoustics) and I run wires through the wall. I burn discs, play movies and install software with this. It's quite versatile and burns data and home movie discs on blu-ray. I'm very happy with it.
I was pleased to find out that it also supports 3D blu-ray movie discs (for owners with nVidia 3D vision hardware). I've encountered a few instances where the USB 2.0 line was saturated and couldn't load some 3D movies. I simply tried a different cable (perhaps it had a better build quality?) and the problem was resolved.
I would buy this again.
Cons: USB 2.0 does the job, but it seems that 3.0 would make this perfect.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NVIDIA NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses Kit Model 942-11431-0007-001
Pros: Yes, I owned V1 of these glasses. Many years ago. I think they worked for a whole of 30 minutes. They're in the landfill. I'm pleased to say nVidia has indeed come a long way with this technology. Needless to say I was a little hesitant to take the V2 plunge as it meant a little more financial investment this time around (3D vision compatible monitor as an addition)
Initially I could not get anything to work (apart from the nVidia 3D logo demo). It was not the fault of the glasses, it was just an unexpected compatibility issue relating to my UPS (surge protecting battery). Further, it was my ignorance why I could not get 3D blu-ray movie to run for the longest time (powerDVD which is advertised as being compatible). Thankfully before I returned my purchases I realized that I had to have windows set my monitor (Asus VG248QE) to 120hz, not he 144hz I originally was using.
All works well now. Finally. The tweaking doesn't end there, however. As most will know, or eventually learn, there are community sites with modded files and settings to help you get your particular game looking its best in 3D. I like minecraft, but I first will have to set aside an hour or so to work through the tutorial to get it going in 3D. Something I just don't have time for yet. So yes, there are some expectations that advanced techniques will be required for optimal results. My current game right is FarCry4 and I did find some modded files/settings and it was fairly quick to employ. The game looks insane in 3D. I love it. I cannot go back to 2D. Period. Using 7.1 surround headphones makes the experience even further immersive.
I was planning on delving deep into the world of Witcher 3 using these glasses. Looks like I'll either have to cancel those plans or wait a while for the patching community to step in. The game is unplayable. It's ok, I can wait as FarCry still has its grip on me for a few more weeks.
Cons: A bit advanced. Fine by me, but maybe not others.
Tricky to finally get working. Had some seriously frustrating curse-uttering moments. Not the fault of the nVidia, thought the potential to run into unforeseen bumps seem more likely with this sort of technology.
Other Thoughts: Loving the direction gaming has been shifting to these past few years. 4K.... VR..... 3D displays..... 3D audio..... eventually peripherals for 3D gesture-interaction. It's a good time to be a gamer. These glasses are a really nice preview of what's to come if you're tired of waiting.
Just waiting for my additional glasses to come in so that others to enjoy movies as well.