I have never tried a curved one, but i sat in fromt of my first the other day..a 1800 one...and for me, personally it felt almost just flat. So i suspect i will be ok with 1000 one as well.
It seems as well that the general quality offers such an experience and ease on the eyes that i think the monitor will supreice in it´s quality when we get them.
Looking forward to hearing your input on it, and if possible, would love to see a pic from above on how it looks on a desk
Here's my followup on the G7: Sadly i'm going to return it.
- Bad G-Sync support (Constant flickering in some games, only when G-Sync is enabled)
- Curve is too extreme (noticeable image distortion at any distance)
- Bad contrast for VA and much lower than advertised (mine was measured at ~2000:1)
- Very bad HDR implementation (this was no big issue for me as i have an OLED TV for HDR either way)
- Edge-Lit local dimming is very distracting (again, only an issue if you actually care about it's HDR performance)
- Huge amount of backlight bleed
- Very bad viewing angles
- Incredibely fast response times, input lag, etc...
- Great image clarity because of the good pixel response times
- Good colors
- Pretty accurate out-of-the-box (but i fully calibrated mine either way)
As i have a "i1DisplayPro Plus" i can actually measure the color and contrast performance and do a full calibration to get the most out of any monitor. At a contrast ratio of ~2000:1 it is very subpar for VA monitors. Yes, it can still display better blacks than any TN or IPS monitor. But modern VA panels can get more to 3500:1 or even higher, giving much deeper blacks. Samsungs own TVs like the Q90R, which are VA, can get to a contrast of 3200:1 or with local dimming even to 11200:1. Sadly the bad G-Sync compatibility and the extreme 1000R curve are the dealbreakers for me. Sure, as a buyer i should know about the curve when looking it up online, but when the monitor actually stands in front of you it's very, very distracing and causing noticeable image distortion for anything that is not directly in the center. Sadly i don't see myself getting used to it.
The worst thing was the G-Sync flickering i found in many games. I updated the firmware and have spent the last day looking for a fix online, but sadly nothing. Samsung is aware of this for a a while now and from what i saw in the answers their support gave to this issue, do not intend to fix it anytime soon. As i found out yesterday, this is a very big issue and most people with this monitor have it to no avail of fixing it.
All-in-all this is still a great performing monitor for motion, but for 730€ (what i paid) it just has too many quirks. There are 2 basic things samsung could've done to make this a much better choice:
- Make it a flat panel
- Rework the VRR implementation
Sadly, as it stands now, I'm gonna strongly advise against this monitor for now and the future. Additionally i'm gonna keep my hands away from samsung displays because from what i read these issues have come up in the past and they seem to make the same mistakes over and over again. I'll wait and see what other manufacturers have to offer in the next few months. Personally, AOC have never dissapointed me with any product i bought and the Eve Spectrum 240Hz seems like a good option aswell, but they're not on the market yet.
For now, i'm gonna keep my AOC AG352UCG6 and wait for another product.
Edit: Sorry for not taking pics. I don't have any, as i instantly repackaged it today after yesterday's frustrations to get a refund.