Viewing Angles, Uniformity, Response And Lag
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The PV3200PT doesn’t employ a wide-angle AHVA panel but it seems to excel in our photo test anyway. Light reduction in the horizontal plane is minimal and only a small shift to blue can be seen. From the top we can see a little extra red but detail is retained well due to only minor changes in gamma. This is one of the better panels we’ve photographed regardless of technology.
Screen Uniformity: Luminance
Black field uniformity is a tad over our 10-percent threshold due to a hotspot in the upper left zone. It’s pretty hard to see with the naked eye. Different samples will measure higher or lower than this. The compensation feature improves the number by a tiny amount but given its deleterious effect on contrast, we don’t recommend using it.
Here’s the white field measurement.
White field uniformity is affected by a center hotspot which is pretty much invisible. UniComp has a greater impact here but again, the output reduction is too severe for our taste. Given the numbers we recorded, there should only have been a small hit to brightness to fix the center zone; not the 40-percent we found.
Screen Uniformity: Color
Color uniformity is pretty much the same whether UC is on or off. Our sample came with a decent panel that showed no real problems. Our conclusion is that it works better left in its native state. Performance is a great deal more than adequate.
Pixel Response And Input Lag
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23ms is a fairly typical result for an IPS panel running at 60Hz. Until we get a faster signal interface, Ultra HD screens will remain at that speed. While the PV3200PT is no gaming monitor, its decent panel response means smoother video and less motion blur.
Here are the lag results.
Input lag is on the high side at 79ms. Casual players won’t have a problem but those with more skill may want to try one of the smaller monitors in the group. If you have a super-fast graphics board, you can game at 5K on the test-winning Dell UP2715K.