IPS vs TN vs VA Gallery 1: Sweaters & Vertical Gamma Shift

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Black Tommy Bahama Sweater Gallery on Flickr. [] Image Source.

Purple Tommy Bahama Sweater 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.

Monitor List:

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BenQ Zowie RL2460: Matte 1080p AUO TN Panel
BenQ Zowie RL2460 Calibrated TB PS.jpg
HP 25er/es: Glossy 1080p 60hz LG AH-IPS Panel
HP 25es Calibrated TB PS.jpg
Samsung F2380 & F2380MX: Matte 1080p C-PVA
Samsung F2380 Calibrated TB PS.jpg
Viewsonic VP2780-4K: Matte 4K 60hz LG AH-IPS Panel with 14 Bit 3D LUT
Viewsonic VP2780-4K Calibrated TB PS.jpg

The BenQ TN panels vertical gamma shift (uneven purple from top to bottom) should be very obvious. The BenQ is an example of a top tier TN panel. The Samsung C-PVA panels have very slow pixel response times versus newer VA panels, but fully cover the sRGB color space, only suffer from horizontal gamma shift and offer image quality on par with the best VA panels. A few low end 1080p VA panels suffer from both horizontal and vertical gamma shift.

The F2380 un-calibrated photos are featured to show the black sweaters obvious black crush it suffers from when un-calibrated due to its very high preset gamma.

Other Galleries:

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

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