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Hidden Orange

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    An abacus
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    Tin foil
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    2 Popsicle sticks
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    Virtual Boy
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    Cardboard box
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    3... Er... Make that 2 hamsters
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    Broken glass
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  1. I understand. Thanks for the help. So, the gist of the heavy stuff in the spoilers is that I bought the monitor a few days after my father had his second stroke that led to his death. As a college student whose parents are both dead, I need to be careful about money. A calibrator would be helpful in general, but I don't think it would be a good idea considering the situation. The monitor itself was about $400 after tax and if I really wanted to calibrate to address an issue I find does bother me, then it would kind of bring the total to $500 to $550. It might be better
  2. This would require a color calibrator, right? I don't have one and I know they can be expensive.
  3. I summarized it in the first paragraph: if it was possible to calibrate a wide gamut monitor so things do not appear oversaturated? I am going to guess no. Color management was something I forgot to talk about. I did read a bit on how some things are color managed and it is as you said, applications that are not color managed will appear oversaturated or not as how they should appear. I remember something about this where Windows 10 was not great at this unlike with macOS.
  4. To keep this short: I feel like I know the answer to this question, but would calibration, if I had the right tools to do so, be able to make it so a wide gamut monitor display colors more properly I think the word would be? Or is this not really possible due to the nature of a display's certain gamut or whatever properties? The long story is that I picked up a LG 32GK850F and the one thing that has been bugging me is how reds look off. If I were describe it in a different way than oversaturated, I would say that either reds look like they had a splash of purple, pink, or sometimes
  5. iGPU is integrated GPU, so onboard graphics on your motherboard. dGPU is discrete GPU, so the GTX 1060.
  6. Are you specifically looking for a VA monitor? The AOC CQ27G2U and the flat version, the Q27G2U are VA monitors. Your other listed alternatives the MSI Optix MAG271CQR and the next versions I guess you could call them, the MAG272CQR (curved) and MAG272QR, are VA as well while the Acer XF270 is TN. You could just wait for a restock or buy the AOC Q27G2U unless you are looking for curved monitor as well.
  7. The MSI MAG272QR the OP mentioned is a flat VA monitor. I figure that with the MAG271CQR and its successor or a refresh, the MAG272CQR, would have a different panel if they are curved monitors to the MAG272QR's flat. That said, the MAG272s could perform similarly with all the quirks and flaws of the MAG271CQR. In that case, if you are looking for a 2560x1440, 144 Hz, 27" IPS monitor, then the LG 27GL83A and Pixio PX7 Prime I mentioned would be good. They can be bought at a lower price if you are willing to go for used/open box. In particular, Amazon Warehouse. The LG 27GL850 is
  8. Can you raise your budget to $380 plus tax and shipping? The LG 27GL83A and Pixio PX7 Prime are around that price. The LG is not in stock from what I checked and it's only sold on Amazon while the Pixio may or may not ship to your location for whatever weird reason. There's also a Lenovo that uses the same panel as the LG 27GL850. On mobile, will check later. Edit: The Lenovo Legion Y27q-20.
  9. I've looked around on pcmonitors.info, rtings, TFTCentral, and here for reviews or opinions on monitors before I had a feeling of what monitors I would want and were in my budget. There's a lot and there are a lot of monitors that have not been properly reviewed or maybe even owned by a lot of people who said much about them. The last two sentences remind me of when I was looking for replacement phone when my Nexus 5 was dying. The idea of glass backs was not something I liked before even experiencing it considering I do not use and refuse to use phone cases and flagships are so ex
  10. I know, but I think it's this particular IPS monitor that makes me wonder if VA would be more noticeably different if not a different IPS or even TN monitor. The LG 27GL83A has comparable response time to recent, good TN monitors, but it also has not so great contrast ratio that makes it probably similar to an average TN monitor. At the very least to me the colors look similar to the Asus VH238. The Asus VH238 on the other hand, I don't know why a nine year old TN monitor has good viewing angles. Perhaps that model was an outlier, but it and other things I've looked into while looking for a ne
  11. If anyone cares at this point, I ended up purchasing an open box LG 27GL83A off of Amazon -- used, good condition from Amazon Warehouse -- and it arrived earlier today. I got fed up with looking into monitors and seeing things go out of stock, so I just bit the bullet to see what would happen. @SolarNova, the flexibility of using different resolutions is something I remember some of your posts talking about. It's one reason why I feel like a 27", 4K, +144 Hz monitor would be pretty nice. To sum up the initial impressions, so far so good. Part of me wonders if I
  12. The PS Vita? If I recall, it didn't help that Sony didn't really advertise or support the thing much overseas and I think there were a lot of ports or multiplatform dumps on the thing which did not help it stand out on its own. It had good games, but I think it was mainly Japan that got them. The PSP on the other hand was decently successful?
  13. The AOC 24G2 is a 1920x1080, 144 Hz, IPS monitor that left good impressions for those who were able to get it. It just came back in stock on Amazon and on Overclockers UK. In the US, it's currently the same price as the Acer XFA240 bmjdpr you linked. Hopefully the 24G2 doesn't go out of stock by the time either of you read this. Never mind on Overclockers UK. As I was typing this, I checked and it's out of stock. US Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-24G2-Frameless-Adjustable-Guarantee/dp/B07WVN6CWT/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8. Problem is that I don't know
  14. As the title says, does anyone want either game? Earlier in November, I subscribed to Humble Monthly since it had SoulCalibur VI and Yakuza Kiwami as early unlocks. First time I subscribed. Wished I didn't miss November's since the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro trilogy remasters would have been awesome to have. Wished I had known more about the thing before, but I digress. So, I don't think I want Regular Human Basketball or Fluffy Horde with the former being a multiplayer game that I would probably never play. Still on the fence about My Time At Portia. Anyway, send me a message for w
  15. Do you live in the US? Maybe this applies in other countries as well. That particular model drops down to $99.99 on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and probably other holiday sales. Good luck trying to nab one, though. Considering it's usually $150 when not on sale and there are other 1920x1080, 144 Hz monitors that are TN, VA, and even IPS panel when they are available like the AOC 24G2, maybe consider looking around for other models. Here's a review of the Dell 2419HGF: https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s2419hgf.