Originally Posted by ivo welch
I am thinking of buying the seiki 39 as a computer monitor (linux) instead of a 30" 2560x1600 IPS display.
is the display matte or glossy?
is it good enough as a work computer monitor (browsing, textwoork, OS)?
are the viewing angles good or bad?
do we know what kind of panel this is? TN? IPS? Igzo? (latter almost surely not.)
any other observations for use in staring at relatively static images on it for hours?
I would say its mostly glossy but not 100% glossy.
It works great as a computer monitor IMHO. 30hz is fine for browsing, video text/work, programming, etc...
Viewing angles are very good.
Panel is S-MVA. Deeper blacks than IPS almost as good viewing angles.
I haven't had any problems with burnin.
Only thing I have been disappointed about is the panel is only updating at 60Hz at lower resolutions even if its getting a 120Hz or 240Hz signal. The 50 inch will display 120Hz but the 39 inch does not. The TV says its doing 120Hz but it unfortunately is not actually doing it.
I am also running linux but honestly your probably not gonna have a good experience unless your running it off a nvidia kepler based system (gtx 600 series). The driver support isn't there for intel or AMD (from my testing) and only the 600 series are supported by nvidia on the 319.23 drivers and above (requires some modevalidation over-rides to get it working).
My linux system with my seiki:
The 22 inch 4k display on the left is being driven via 4x single link DVI off a second gtx 650 ti boost (running two cards in the system). Here is what the cable situation looks like:
Using an HDMI -> DVI cable and active DP -> DVI adapter to give the vp2290b 4 inputs. Using XGL to get composite stuff working over multi-GPU.