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ViewSonic VP2770-LED Black 27
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I am in love with this monitor; it is absolutely beautiful! My previous monitor was a CrossOver korean IPS monitor, and while it was decent, it has nothing on the VP2770. I upgraded, as I needed DisplayPort input, and the CrossOver only supported DVI. I'm glad I did, as the color accuracy and AG coat on this monitor make it infinitely better than that korean junk! This monitor is easily the best I have ever used, and I highly recommend it to anyone who isn't scared of the slightly high price tag. After all my research and personal experience with this monitor, I believe it is one of the best (if not the best) WQHD displays on the market!

Pros:
-2560x1440 is stunning. I couldn't imagine going back to 1080p or anything less again. It is just so much better!
-The PLS panel has stunning color production and extremely wide viewing angles!
-The input lag is fairly low compared to some other IPS displays (I haven't noticed any in fact).
-The monitor comes pre-calibrated from the factory and looks very accurate out of the box (the colors on my CrossOver were very saturated, but the colors on this monitor are far more true to life).
-It has a wide variety of inputs and comes with a large selection of cables.
-The OSD is intuitive and allows for a wide variety of options
-Bright backlight and no stuck/dead pixels
-No PWM! I hate PWM backlight dimming, as I have sensitive eyes and can often see flickering on monitors using this technique.
-The AG coat is just enough to stop reflections while still maintaining clarity.
-The stand is heavy duty, stable, and strong and the monitor is extremely high quality. It's very well put together and the material used is solid.

Cons: Cons:
-The monitor has some backlight bleeding issues, but it's not too bad and better than my CrossOver. Seems to just be a common occurrence on these panels. Only noticeable with the lights off and a black screen.
-The stand is big and takes up a lot of desk space
-It's expensive, but you get what you pay for. In my opinion, it's worth every penny.
-Nothing else really. It excels in nearly every way.

Other Thoughts: When I was first looking to replace this monitor, I also looked at Dell's u2713hm and the Asus PB278Q. The u2713hm is known to have backlighting issues, cross-hatching in the AG coat, and general poor build quality. The Asus used PWM backlight dimming and many have had problems with the DisplayPort input not working correctly. The Asus also doesn't come factory calibrated which was also a big turn off.

After reading about all of the issues and drawbacks with those monitors, I decided to give Viewsonic a shot. I'm sure glad I did! It truly is a great monitor, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a nice, high resolution, and accurate monitor out of the box.

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Rosewill-Pellucid HD Series High Speed Swivel HDMI Cable with Ethernet (15 FEET)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice cord, extremely thick, durable, perfect length for my situation, swivel heads are nice, very cheap for HDMI 1.4.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: I use this to connect my PC to my TV to play 3D games like WOW and COD. Pretty cool stuff!!

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Samsung 50
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome 3D Television 01/20/2011

This review is from: Samsung 50" 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV PN50C490

Pros: This screen has a really nice picture. I previously had a 42" 1080P TV, and I must say this TV has a nicer picture. The TV is also pretty slim and very light weight for a plasma. I have played games, movies, and cable all in HD, and everything looked great. The 3D is also really cool. The 2D to 3D converter is pretty cool too; it brings a slight depth to the 2D content. Native 3D inputs or content looks really great on this TV. I have played Black Ops on my XBOX in 3D, and I have also played multiple games (WoW, ME2, etc.) using IZ3D, a 3D game converter, on my computer. The 3D effect is pretty amazing, especially when using my computer (I highly recommend doing this). The glasses connect very easy to the TV. Great picture. Great experience so far. Oh, it also has some measures to counter plasma burn-in.

Cons: Has one stuck pixel (actually, it blinks red)!!!! Although it is not noticeable from a normal viewing distance, it is annoying just knowing it is there. I tried to fix it, but I have not had any luck so far. Also, Plasma burn-in is a pain. I strongly suggest looking up plasma burn-in and how to protect from it before using the TV. Remember, don't leave any unnecessary static images on the screen. One other thing is that the glasses do not connect well if you are at the sides of the TV. Also, the 2D to 3D conversion is not as great as it may seem. It only does a mediocre job at making the image 3D, and is not worth wearing the glasses for.

Other Thoughts: I bought this TV on Circuit City for $700 and free shipping, although I usually try to make all my purchases at Newegg. Also, I highly suggest, if you are into gaming, either pick up a PS3 or the IZ3D driver on your computer.

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Jeff L.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeff L.

Date Joined: 04/08/10

  • Reviews: 30
  • Helpfulness: 16
  • First Review: 04/14/10
  • Last Review: 03/24/13
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