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Any recommendations for a curved 34" widescreen monitor? (seriously, I'm not the spam guy)

ZoomieZoomie Posts: 1,777 Valuable Player
I've been using a 32" as my primary monitor and used to have a 27" as a secondary.  The secondary died, so now I'm thinking a 34" widescreen with a slight curve would be perfect for my setup.  Essentially I want the vertical dimensions of the two monitors to be pretty much identical with the curved one being wider (of course).  

I don't play many FPS games anymore so it's more for games like Diablo or whatever killer MMO comes next.  I'm pretty sensitive to screen tearing so I'd love a low refresh.  I'm also very picky with image and colour quality, so I'm willing to pay a decent amount if it gets me a great product.  
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,617 Valuable Player
    edited August 2017
    Just use BigScreen or Virtual Desktop... you can have an Imax sized virtual screen that is curved to your liking. Sitting in a theater room or hovering in outer space.

    WTF is all this primary and secondary monitors measured in inches talk? That is sooo 1st Quarter 2016 ;)
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  • ZoomieZoomie Posts: 1,777 Valuable Player
    Um, I'm asking for a friend?  :)
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    edited August 2017
    I haven't tried any of those new ultra-wide/curved monitors yet, but this one looks good.
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-x34-series
    It's G-Sync so you want an Nvidia card. If you have AMD there should be a Free-Sync alternative.
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  • SyrellarisSyrellaris Posts: 1,035
    3Jane
    not 34 inches but the samsung C24FG70 (23.5 inches) and C27FG70 (27 inches) inch curved 144 hz gaming monitors aint at all bad. They have excellent colors and a 1ms refresh rate. VA panel as well.

    and with 144 hz or higher, you don't need gsync or Freesync :)


  • ZoomieZoomie Posts: 1,777 Valuable Player
    @cybereality, the Predator looks good, except for the fact it has integrated speakers.
    Find me a consumer who is looking for a high end 34' curved display but who doesn't have an external surround system.  It's like when they used to sell 50' rear projection TV's with integrated 20W speakers.  Like anyone was going to dish out $4000 for a TV and not spend at least a few hundred on decent sound.
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  • SyrellarisSyrellaris Posts: 1,035
    3Jane
    Zoomie said:
    @cybereality, the Predator looks good, except for the fact it has integrated speakers.
    Find me a consumer who is looking for a high end 34' curved display but who doesn't have an external surround system.  It's like when they used to sell 50' rear projection TV's with integrated 20W speakers.  Like anyone was going to dish out $4000 for a TV and not spend at least a few hundred on decent sound.
    Yeah, most gaming brands have intergrated speakers, you don't have to use them though.

    You only really have 3-4 choices at that size for gaming and they all have intergrated Speakers.

    Those choices are the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q and Acer predator X34A.
    and, if you want slightly lesser quality you can go with the LG 34UC79G.





  • ZoomieZoomie Posts: 1,777 Valuable Player
    It drives me nuts.  No enthusiast actually WANTS integrated speakers.  They just add cost, weight, and size to the monitor and no one in that price bracket will actually use them.
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  • SyrellarisSyrellaris Posts: 1,035
    3Jane
    Speakers in monitors cost nearly nothing and weigh less then 200 grams together lol. And the Speakers do have a usefulness. Considering these monitors generally have more then 1 HDMI connection, so you can add multiple devices to it. Devices which, you might not have connected to a sound system or your pc speakers. Removing them, does literally nothing for the price or the weight so yeah, better to just include them.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Yeah, I can sort of agree. I have an Nvidia Surround setup (3 screens) and it was really cool at first but I end up not using it because lots of games run slow at that crazy resolution, and many games do not support ultra-wide aspect ratio so you have to use mods and sometimes things still are wonky. Now I mostly play on a 40" 4K TV, and it's much nicer. Though 4K does take lots of horsepower, I haven't run into any glitches or bugs with it, just select 4K res in the game and it works. The larger screen also makes it more immersive. Plus, you can set a virtual 21:9 resolution and still play in ultrawide if you want (letterboxed). If you want to try 4K, just make sure you are ready to get a 1080 Ti, or something of that caliber, because it's really intense. 
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  • ZoomieZoomie Posts: 1,777 Valuable Player
    Thanks for all the input guys.  My desk can limit my vertical monitor size in the current config (there's a hutch) so that's why I was trying to get a larger screen but wide format.  I suppose I could put my current 32" under the hutch and have a larger newer monitor completely out from under the hutch portion.

    More research required!
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