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LG Teases 31-inch 4K monitor for CES in January

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December 17, 2013 3:32:35 PM

Looking forward to the day 20 inch 8k screens become standard.
Maybe then we'll be able to enjoy alias-free games (assuming they run at native resolution) without having to use AA?
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December 17, 2013 3:38:59 PM

Call me when these are ~500$
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December 17, 2013 4:06:59 PM

maxiim said:
Call me when these are ~500$
Well, when I said "become standard", I was thinking about ~200$.
Do mainstream screens really have to be that much more expensive?
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December 17, 2013 4:25:05 PM

Nolonar said:
maxiim said:
Call me when these are ~500$
Well, when I said "become standard", I was thinking about ~200$.
Do mainstream screens really have to be that much more expensive?


Mainstream? No, certainly not, but I just picked up a PB287Q for 500$ and its well worth it imo, when 4k is available for those prices I'll look into it, till then its not even worthy of time unless its for people who need the screen real(business) estate or those with more money than sense
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December 17, 2013 4:51:20 PM

I release this is newer tech, but seriously 1080p has been standard for the last what 5-10 years they had plenty of time to increase resolution size in that time period.

These monitors should all ready be priced in the $200 range frankly especially considering the price fixing the LCD monitor makers were found guilty of consumers got scroogled and trust me many of us haven't forgotten these can't be that much more expensive and difficult to manufacturer.
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December 17, 2013 4:54:42 PM

I'll buy it right away, if it comes with the girl, and she is a high tech cyborg.
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December 17, 2013 5:12:20 PM

big dreamers we have here on TH
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December 17, 2013 5:13:52 PM

4096x2160 is not 16:9, it's 1.9:1. To get 1.78:1 (16:9) you would need narrower resolution, 3840x2160.
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December 17, 2013 5:28:47 PM

If that screen was $500 I would seriously consider getting it...
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December 17, 2013 5:42:19 PM

Will wait for the time it will go mass production, then it will be cheaper than U$500... ;) 
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December 17, 2013 5:54:11 PM

I assume these will be LG's own panels? if so that'll be exciting
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December 17, 2013 5:56:05 PM

sublime: true lol. Nearest whole number ratio I can find is 256:135 hehe. Now THAT'S marketable...
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December 17, 2013 6:00:50 PM

Simon Anderson said:
sublime: true lol. Nearest whole number ratio I can find is 256:135 hehe. Now THAT'S marketable...

Yeah, I tried to look up what's the aspect ratio of 4096x2160, but 256:135 sounded too... Long?
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December 17, 2013 10:10:13 PM

A co-worker has a 21:9 monitor, mostly for SAP and Excel spreadsheets that require dozens of columns of data. It works for that, but the vertical depth is lacking compared to my 30" 2560x1600 16:10. It's a tradeoff. I can see where this would come in handy for gaming, watching movies (made in that format), and whatnot, but it depends on how you use your monitor at work in a "professional" environment. I prefer to have more vertical space for reading documents (and emails), programming windows that are open for coding, etc.
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December 17, 2013 11:08:58 PM

Call me when you get back to 16:10 :)  Wider is only better if it's on my car. :)  While you're at it make it illegal to show a black bar on my TV anywhere for any reason. Also (LOL, yeah got more wishes), if you want my money for any TV season etc in the future, put a SEASON on bluray instead of 5-7 dvd's with crap 480p. Why does netflix show me 720 or 1080p but amazon etc sells the same show ONLY in dvd on tons of discs?

How hard is it to sell me the HD version or at least put 5 dvd's on a bluray saving me craploads of space from discs. If you force customers to do this themselves you shouldn't be surprised when they sell the 5-7 dvd season a second after they merge them to bluray. They now have two copies of the same show, and all they wanted was FEWER discs or HD. If you merge the dvd's to a bluray, just leave them untouched (no need to squish SD vids, when 5 fit on one disc easily).

I have no need for anything but 16:10 monitors unless NONE are available when I buy next year. I understand how this works on an IT helpdesk (we have wide needs with spreadsheets etc of lots of data) etc, but on the web WIDE just sucks. Most pages are made for 1024x768 (you can zoom it, but that often doesn't produce good results even in full page zoom). We need more height on the web. If I full zoom a 1024x768 page on my 1920x1200 monitor I end up with a very short page top to bottom already, never mind the HUGE complaints I'd have on an even WIDER screen. No thanks pal.

Only at work. At home TALLER is better ;) 
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December 18, 2013 1:55:55 AM

Just checked and the 30" 2560x1600 monitors are still in the $900-1500 price range from the big name brands. They need to come down in price before 4k will :( 
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December 18, 2013 1:57:32 AM

Considering prices and depreciation, im guessing ill buy one of those in 5 years from now.
Took me 5 years to get a 300 EURO 32 inch flat TV, so...

Funny thing is, some tablets with higher than FULL HD resolution are cheaper than Monitors over FULL HD resolution.
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December 18, 2013 4:00:47 AM

Anyone hoping for these to ever be at average monitor prices need to get a reality check. The 30" monitor market (that's monitor, not TV) has always and probably will always be reserved for the high end $1000+ enthusiast and enterprise market. When they start showing off 20" 4k monitors, than you can start getting your hopes up for normalcy.

1080p took nearly 7 years from its introduction to high end consumers to finally break through into the low cost monitor market. Hate to burst your bubble but it's going to be a long wait since 4k is currently where 1080p was at in 2004.
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December 18, 2013 7:37:27 AM

A 27" 4k? Now I am listening
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December 18, 2013 7:42:28 AM

Unless that girl is a miniature, that 21:9 screen does look to have some decent vertical. If its at least as tall and a regular 27" screen then this will more than make up for the last 29" version that looked so squashed
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December 18, 2013 2:03:49 PM

21:9 no thanks. 21:10 like my 30 inch 2560 x 1600 one will do me fine, and under $1500 for a 4K. Gaming on my 30 inch for over 3 years now and there is no subsitute.
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December 18, 2013 4:02:57 PM

Really? No one has mentioned the babe?
I am disappoint.
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December 18, 2013 6:08:44 PM

They are already making 24" 4k monitors. And of course the iPad has 9.8" 4k monitor. So it won't be long before we see a 27" 4k monitor.

I concur with others who want to see a 16:10 ratio though.
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December 21, 2013 4:24:32 PM

magicandy said:
Anyone hoping for these to ever be at average monitor prices need to get a reality check. The 30" monitor market (that's monitor, not TV) has always and probably will always be reserved for the high end $1000+ enthusiast and enterprise market. When they start showing off 20" 4k monitors, than you can start getting your hopes up for normalcy.

1080p took nearly 7 years from its introduction to high end consumers to finally break through into the low cost monitor market. Hate to burst your bubble but it's going to be a long wait since 4k is currently where 1080p was at in 2004.


But I'm not rich and have had a Dell 24 1920x1200 since 2007 for $600 (the HC model, top end back then) and my parents had theirs a year earlier for only $650. So I'm still semi-hopeful I'll get a Gsync 1600p for $500-600 27 or 30in next xmas for around $800. Dell's 27in are from $300-800 right now, and of course 30in $1500 for top end 1600p. But things are evolving at record pace so...I'm thinking we migrating to even larger for 4K (mid 30in? Maybe a 34/36in soon?) so hope 30in moves down to 27in, just like the 24 did when I bought which replaced dells 22in lineup in pricing. When the model before hit (IIRC) that my parents bought (~2006, hit in 2005 I think), it was $800+ but quickly dropped to $650 as 27in took over high end at $1199 etc..Not long after I paid $600 for 24in (with 5yr warranty), they moved to $300 for avg 24in, and now you get a 24in for ~150, a quarter of my price though not the same quality IMHO. My dell weighs a lot and gives a serious quality feel where my 22in right beside it (LG W2242T) is super thin, light and cheap feeling with a junk base on it. Dell 2407WFPHC is quality all around. Of course the 24in were $50-60 less without the 5yr warranty we bought for both. We had employee discounts (company had a dell account) that made the warranty free otherwise not sure I'd do it today. Well I will if it's a 30in at $800, but not on anything under 500 probably unless I can weasel the warranty free again with coupon or something...LOL.

Dell UltraSharp 30 PremierColor Monitor - U3014 $1500. I really want this to be $800...LOL. Which is doable if a new size takes over 30in on the high end next xmas. Like a 34in 4K or something. The U3014 is also the only 2560x1600 on Dell's site at 27in+ (dell brand at least, but these are rare birds anyway today). I don't think it would be that high if 1440p though. Not sure why 1440p is more liked by monitor makers than 2560x1600. This wider crap sucks IMHO if not using excel or something that really uses width. The 27in has already moved into my price range, but no gsync until next xmas probably. BUMMER ;)  I want a Maxwell 20nm first anyway as that makes all my games much faster (than my 5850 radeon) vs. a larger monitor which can wait. My 24 is still pretty good.
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December 22, 2013 4:59:57 AM

epaciga said:
maxiim said:
Call me when these are ~500$


*RING RING* Starting at $450 for a 39 incher, one can also opt for 50 and 55" ($650 and $850 respectively)
http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digital-SE39UY04-39-Inch-Ul...


4k at 30hz....no thanks, I have no need for a TV and as a gaming/general PC use display that product is just not worth it.....at all
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December 22, 2013 6:32:59 PM

maxiim said:
epaciga said:
maxiim said:
Call me when these are ~500$


*RING RING* Starting at $450 for a 39 incher, one can also opt for 50 and 55" ($650 and $850 respectively)
http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digital-SE39UY04-39-Inch-Ul...


4k at 30hz....no thanks, I have no need for a TV and as a gaming/general PC use display that product is just not worth it.....at all


Agreed, reviews show these suck for even normal desktop use at times (IIRC it was sort of "acceptable" for browsing etc). Removing the gaming idea doesn't help, it still has issues. If you can't refresh fast enough many things become a blink fest. I could go on, but PC+30hz is a no go no matter how I slice it.
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