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November 1, 2012 5:05:48 PM

Okay so basically I'm looking for the best 27" 1080p LED 3D Monitor i can get. Price isn't really an issue.

I will be using the monitor as my main desktop monitor as well as using it with the PS3, this is where i want that 3d component to have fun with, i don't really plan on playing
3D games on the PC but if i do I'm sure my GTX 670 will handle it well enough.

So far I have only come up with 2 options

The Asus VG278H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Samsung S27A950D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both are priced at exactly the same $599 but which would suit me better?

Currently i have a Asus 23" LED 1080p monitor Matte and i've had it for about a year, no problems i think it looks fine but I've heard great things about the Samsung.
I'm not really worried about the fact that its glossy as compared to the Asus matte since i mostly game in a very dark environment so glossy vs matte is not a factor to consider.

I realize the samsung will not work with Nvidia cards to produce 3d unless that was false information but i read that was the case in various places, however again this is not a problem as i do not particularly plan to play PC games in 3d just ps3.

I have heard that the 3d capabilities and quality of it is better the Asus if not far better than Samsung in which case i think that would make me go with the Asus hands down. Although i believe the Asus lacks the ability to convert 2D-3D but thats not a huge issue at all cause the 3D of something converted would tend to suck anyway with ghosting etc.

Anyone have any input or more information to give me about which would be the better choice? Also if there are any other 27" 3d monitors out there please mention them. I'm not in a hurry to make a purchase either so if theres something new and better on the way i would certainly consider that.

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November 1, 2012 10:52:02 PM

Look at my signature for a monitor that will both support 3D Vision with DL-DVI-D (unfortunately not 3D Vision 2), and HD3D through HDMI. This would let you experience both. It is also brighter than the Samsung's due to having it use crazy high brightness, which causes me to use it at 30% brightness, and in 3D it automatically jumps to 100%. It doesn't have any quarks that I hear about from the ASUS either. It just works well.

Here is a link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The PS3 will work on the HDMI and you can leave your PC connected via DL-DVI-D. It really is awesome on the PC on games that support it well. Metro 2033, Crysis 2, Skyrim, Torchlight and Titan quest are a few I use it on, and it's pretty awesome.

If you read some of the reviews on the monitor, you'll see a few that had bought the Samsung 750 and 950's and returned them for the Acer due to the Acer having much better 3D in their opinion, which is due to the darkness that the Samsung's had.
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November 2, 2012 1:18:24 AM

Interesting recommendation... however, compared to the Acer the Asus is only $50 more, has tilt, swivel, AND height adjustment + comes with 3D Vision 2 which i read was a very noticeable improvement from 3D Vision 1 that the Acer supports.

Acer also has a bad rap of creating pretty cheap products especially their laptops which allows them to price them competitively but i would choose quality over anything else even if it means paying a bit of a premium.

It seems like I'm going to have to go with the Asus, coming from an Asus i feel the build quality is good, the cosmetics themselves are appealing to me although the Samsung looks sexy i know eventually it'll probably have a slight lean on the left side plus it wont support Nvidia cards.
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a c 135 C Monitor
November 2, 2012 1:35:44 AM

BlazenDemon said:
Interesting recommendation... however, compared to the Acer the Asus is only $50 more, has tilt, swivel, AND height adjustment + comes with 3D Vision 2 which i read was a very noticeable improvement from 3D Vision 1 that the Acer supports.

Acer also has a bad rap of creating pretty cheap products especially their laptops which allows them to price them competitively but i would choose quality over anything else even if it means paying a bit of a premium.

It seems like I'm going to have to go with the Asus, coming from an Asus i feel the build quality is good, the cosmetics themselves are appealing to me although the Samsung looks sexy i know eventually it'll probably have a slight lean on the left side plus it wont support Nvidia cards.


Well, I was trying to fit what you asked for. You won't be able to use your PS3 with the ASUS monitor. You will with the Acer, besides, while many of Acer stuff isn't all that great, this monitor is pretty good. While it doesn't have lightboost, as it was designed before 3D Vision 2 was released, it has its own form of lightboost in the way of extreme brightness levels.

Anyways, if you don't want to use your PS3 with it, which I thought was the main feature you wanted, then I'd probably would recommend the ASUS as well, though I might recommend the VG278HE instead, as it's 144hz and runs 3D at 72hz, but it does require the 3D Vision 2 kit, even though it is 3D Vision 2 ready, it doesn't have the built in emitter or glasses.
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November 2, 2012 1:47:33 AM

Show me where it says the VG278H wont work with the PS3
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November 2, 2012 1:49:20 AM

BlazenDemon said:
Show me where it says the VG278H wont work with the PS3


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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1 VG278H 3D feature can only be activated via Dual-link DVI cable connection with a NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit, a compatible NVIDIA-GPU graphics card, a PC with Microsoft Windows Vista/7 OS, and NVIDIA 3D Vision drivers installed. Moreover, the resolution/timing must be set at 1920x1080@120/110/100Hz


The PS3 cannot meet any of those requirements.
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a c 135 C Monitor
November 2, 2012 1:51:22 AM

As far as I'm aware, the only monitor ever made that supports both Nvidia 3D Vision and the PS3, is the Acer monitor I showed.
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November 2, 2012 2:26:37 AM

BlazenDemon said:
http://www.mtbs3d.com/index.php?option=com_content&view...

According to this guys review the monitor works just fine with the PS3 and 3D enabled

CTRL+F "ps3" will bring you right to where he describes it

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-3dvisi...

Another review showing that any 1.4 HDMI device will work with the display including the 3d features therefore the PS3 will do just fine :) 


All in all i made my decision to go with the Asus


Well, I'll listen to the review over Newegg. They do make a lot of mistakes.
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