Joined on 09/07/06
Excellent TV or Monitor
Pros: I absolutely love this TV. Everything about it has made me happy. It actually exceeded my expectations. And for the price I cannot be happier. The 4k video mode is precisely as crisp as my original 22" computer LCD screen. I was not expecting it to look this well as I have used hi-def TV's as monitors before but this is the first one that actually has the quality of a regular computer screen. It feels like I have the desktop real estate of approximately four computer monitors but without any seams. As a programmer, the extra space is useful as I can layout all of my files at once without overlap and doing so assists greatly with productivity. When I finally located a true 4k video that matched the resolution of the screen I was literally blown out of my chair and across the room by the stunning quality.
Cons: In 1080p this monitor is blazing fast and most media is already in 1080p so as expected it looks incredible. Gaming is smooth and very responsive. You will notice the upscaling because unlike on a 1080p screen there are more pixels in there so the artifacts do exist, sit a few feet back and you can't see them at all. Better than any HD TV I've ever seen. In 4k resolution everything is crisp and beautiful, however 30hz may affect your decision. It certainly won't get in your way and personally I don't mind it when I'm gaming. However, if you are an elitist screen aficionado then you probably cringe at anything under 120hz, this monitor will probably make you want to give up your first born child. However, if you can't really tell the difference between 55hz 60hz 65hz 75hz or 120hz then do not fear the 30hz rate you will get used to it very fast as it is not really that noticeable if you are doing work and not actively analyzing the refresh rate under a microscope. The most noticeable disadvantage I've had so far is the desktop is so big it takes a couple flicks to get my mouse across the screen even on high sensitivity. This monitor is excellent and for the price it cannot be beat.
Overall Review: No regrets! Quality and surprisingly useful. Make sure your video card can handle the screen resolution. I upgraded to a GTX 760.