Eye Socket Extasy

High quality IPS displays are no longer extortionately expensive, particularly if you buy them directly from Korea. Currently, most of my monitors (and yours) are Twisted Nematic (TN) monitors with maximum resolutions of 1080P.  They are cheap and big and adequate for High end blueray playback, and photo\video editing of 1080p content.  If you are a photographer like I am and you really want to work like a pro,  higher resolution monitors are essential and right now most of the high end ones are In-Plane Switching (IPS) types with resolutions over 2000×1000.  Typical IPS monitors like the 27 Apple Cinema Display go for about 900 dollars and have a 2560-by-1440 resolution.  Enter the gray market Korean IPS 27 inch monitors with 2560 x 1440 resolutions.  Sitting down?  300-400 dollars with free shipping.

$(KGrHqVHJEgFD25UL!+VBRBmUGyN,!~~60_3IMG_2641My pair of monitors were waiting for me on my porch a week after I ordered them packaged it foam wrap and tape.  I set them up and decided to do a side by side with my old Dell 1080p 25 inch monitor before I permanently mount it to my multi monitor stand.  I turned both monitors on and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 in both OSx and Win8 set resolutions to the max 2560×1440.  Their is not alot of  inputs–only power and a dual link DVI input.  The first impression of these monitors is breathtaking.  The fonts seem at first too tiny to read until you focus and see that they are perfectly readable.  Photos are stunning and detailed.  1080P video seems crisper.  The color seems more realistic also.


When you look at the pictures close,  the detail of the pictures seem to pop out on the new monitors.  Some of my pictures that seemed blah have great detail.

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Th upper monitor is the IPS and the the lower is the TN Dell.  Check out the water on the hand and the detail in the fish’s skin.

I am extremely happy with the new setup.  I might just buy a couple more to view XRAYS in the office.  there are a few Korean CLoners with HDMI ports as well that may be worth checking out.  I would say for 400 bucks these could be the best 27 inch TV monitors on the market if the HDMI is any good at all.


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