150-1200$ (US) Monitor Gallery #1: Lighthouse Titan From Destiny

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Destiny Red Titan in the Lighthouse Gallery on Flickr. [] Image Source.


Due to vertical gamma shift (uneven color from top to bottom) TN panels should not be used for comparing these photos, nor should displays with extremely low brightness outputting less than 80cdm/2 brightness.

All monitors were calibrated as well as possible using their menu settings with an X-Rite i1 Display Pro colorimeter and Spectracal C6 HDR2000 (October 2017 and beyond), matched to 140cdm/2 brightness and connected to a PS4 or PS4 Pro (late August 2017 and beyond). The same camera settings and same 15$ CFL Philips 2600 Lumen 6500k/Daylight ceiling light were used for all photos. I continuously update this gallery with a photo of the same image on every monitor I test.

The matte Viewsonic VP2780-4K is the most accurate of them all, but is not my favorite since I prefer the increased clarity and vibrancy offered by glossy coatings.

Viewsonic VP2780-4k DRT.jpg

I'm making multiple other galleries of the monitors I have tested in the last 2 years, including off angle glow comparisons and long exposure photos of dark scenes (The Order 1886; example) with the lights off.

Monitor List:

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Acer XB271HU: Matte 1440p 144hz AUO AHVA Panel with G-Sync & ULMB.
Acer XB321HK: Matte 4K 60hz AUO AHVA Panel with G-Sync & ULMB
Asus PG279Q: Matte 1440p 144hz AUO AHVA Panel with G-Sync & ULMB
BenQ Zowie RL2460: Matte 1080p AUO TN Panel
Dell S2716DG: Matte 1440p 144hz AUO TN Panel with G-Sync & ULMB
HP 24 Envy: Glossy 1080p 60-75hz LG AH-IPS Panel
HP 25er/es: Glossy 1080p 60hz LG AH-IPS Panel
HP Spectre 32: Gloss* 4K 60hz AUO AHVA Panel
LG 32MP58: Glossy 1080p 60hz LG AH-IPS Panel
Monoprice RTD2795: Matte 4K 60hz AUO AHVA Panel with Free-Sync
Qnix QX2710 Multi Hot: Matte 1440p 60hz AUO AHVA Panel
Qnix UHD3216R: Matte 4K 60hz AUO AHVA Panel with AMD Free-Sync
Samsung C32F391: Glossy 1080p 60hz Samsung VA Panel with Free-Sync
SubGear AD-2701DQ: Glossy 1440p 60hz LG AH-IPS Panel
Viewsonic VP2770: Matte 1440p 60hz Samsung PLS Panel
Viewsonic VP2780-4K: Matte 4K 60hz LG AH-IPS Panel with 14 Bit 3D LUT

There are multiple kinds of both glossy and matte coatings, some of which are clearer or grainier, or more reflective than others.

Other Galleries:

150-1200$ (US) Monitor Gallery #2: Lord Shaxx & Green Titan From Destiny
IPS - TN - VA Gallery 1: Sweaters & Vertical Gamma Shift
IPS vs TN: Right & Wrong Ways To Use Or View; How To Vastly Reduce AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow & Increase The Perceived Black Depth