Join Date: Jan 2005
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I'm certain i'm in the minority of what i'm experiencing but after much deliberation I decided to go with a triple E32-C1 setup for my desktop build.. I'm okay with 1080p when it's at about twice the distance I would normally have a smaller monitor so I figured for the low cost of a NICE 32" full array panel, this would be my next best idea.. Anyways, I bought ONE E32-C1 unit from Best Buy last night to make sure the panel will work for me in terms of picture quality and resolution/HZ, etc.. and here are my obversations:
1080p @ 60hz: WORKS, but not Full Chroma 4:4:4 (High lag input in this mode for some reason)
1080p @ 120hz: WORKS with Full Chroma 4:4:4 (No noticeable lag input, very fast, fluid, perfect for gaming, essentially true Monitor Mode because all the post-processing settings disappear from the tv menu)
Yes I realize that the panel acccepts 120hz but is only displaying 60hz.. however there is much more to the story here.
Furthermore, 1080p @ 60hz obviously uses a lot more post-processing going on in the tv causing high lag input (even with game mode enabled) I haven't figured out why or why how to fix this so far.. Also the gamma/darkness is way out of wack at 60hz.. far darker than the 120hz mode
1080p @ 120hz turns off all processing in the TV therefore creating a very nice capable monitor.. The gamma is near perfect here, it's basically as nice as any other high end monitor i've had the pleasure of using ove the years. The panel also has insane input lag/response time when feeding a 120hz signal.. It's truly a gem of a panel for the cost.
SO MY BIGGEST ISSUE that might be a deal breaker for me is the fact that most of the games i'm trying are forcing the panel to go back into 1080p @ 60hz mode.. completely ruining the picture quality and input lag.. I haven't found a way to force games to use 120hz or use "Desktop resolution".. Some games are very flexible and actually show 1080p @ 120hz modes but most just allow for a resolution change only... Apparently people who own gaming monitors are facing the same issue as I am when it comes to games that lack specific Hz changing.. but those folks don't have to deal with high input lag in 60hz like I do.
So, does anybody know of a way to force games/apps to run at a specific Hz rating? I bet the Xbox/PS4 people are irritated at the high input lag at 60hz on this unit.
I have late model Nvidia gpus which have a ton of options but do not see a way to force Hz under 3d settings.
TLDR; E32-C1 is a capable 4:4:4 full chroma AND gaming monitor if you can feed a 120hz 1080p signal to it. Issue is feeding 1080p @ 60hz causes dark gamma shift and high input lag and most games force the E32-C1 to run at 60hz ruining the "gaming experience".