Display Tech Compared: TN vs. VA vs. IPS

Gahl1k

Posts: 63   +66
I have used many different sorts of LCD/LED/OLED tv sets as monitors for almost 10 years now. Never had any serious problems with burn-in, on some older models the Windows taskbar would burn in occasionally but then it'd disappear completely after playing fullscreen content for about 40 minutes to 1 hour.
If that had been the case, it'd have entered mass production a long time ago. But I'd personally take OLED's burn-in possibility over those trash LCD monitors.
 

loki1944

Posts: 532   +364
VA panel for gaming???

Just about everyone I see in forums discussing getting a VA panel for gaming, regrets it because of 'smearing' issues with fast movements.

Disagree strongly there, I have 3xVA monitors including the ROG Strix XG35VQ and have no complaints for 'smearing' issues with fast movements, playing CSGO, Payday 2, Apex Legends, Battlefront 1/2 , Battlefield 1 as far as first person they are all smooth and look waaay better than my IPS and TN monitors.
 
I don't understand anything. On IPS panels, are the two polarizing filters parallel or perpendicular? I ask this because it says on wikipedia that they are parallel, but there are still several implementation schemes. So let me understand that there is also this variant in which the crystals are straight and only rotate and the second polarized filter is perpendicular to the first?
 
The problem with VA panels on gaming: horrible ghosting.
Even on high end Tv's or monitors I have seen this problem. That video shows the QLed of Samsung their highest set of Gaming TV's and still have that problem.
I guess the best option for gaming and overall usage is the IPS on current times.
 

Shadowboxer

Posts: 1,884   +1,498
I switched to a VA panel from years of IPS panels this year and in my particular case the new VA panel is the best to my eyes, the colours feel richer and more contrasty and I don’t notice a slower response time or any ghosting. I’ve seen ghosty VAs before though and would definitely avoid them.

I’m hoping my next panel will be a 32” 4K 144hz OLED though.
 

theruck

Posts: 436   +256
The problem with VA panels on gaming: horrible ghosting.
Even on high end Tv's or monitors I have seen this problem. That video shows the QLed of Samsung their highest set of Gaming TV's and still have that problem.
I guess the best option for gaming and overall usage is the IPS on current times.
I guess on my VA monitor I will see the video with double times the ghosting...
 

Arbie

Posts: 300   +542
What century are you from? Some of us were born THIS century and have never even seen a CRT. Just FYI.
He's simply saying he still likes CRTs. Quite a few people do. The fact that you know nothing about them is no reason to attack. Maybe when you're older...
 
Two words

Burn
In

TN's can suffer from burn-in as well as my friend with a Dell 27" TN panel realized two weeks ago after 3 years of use. The Windows TaskBar burned into his Dell. He did have it on almost all the time as a secondary monitor. I have also seen burn in on TN panels at my work with boardroom monitors that have static images like booking screens etc.

RTings actually did a great OLED test and is still ongoing on the level of burn in on OLEDs and it is no worse than some other screens. The burn in is a legacy introductory myth still ongoing. The reason OLED is not really on monitors is how it handles text as that still needs to be improved for close viewing.
 

Biostud

Posts: 66   +23
For some reason the development of new VA panels has been very slow. Samsungs new 240hz seems to crush any competition in compared to overall gaming experience. If they just released a 34" 21:9 monitor with this panel...
Also AU Optronics are launching new panels up to 165hz this year, also VA 21:9 34 inch.
 

AMDGeForceRX3090

Posts: 46   +54
Expensive/premium VA's are usually ok. But the cheaper or budget ones are crap. dark scenes with light details is a glowing ghosting smearing mess. Awful for games.
 

StrikerRocket

Posts: 92   +59
I recently bought a MSI MAG274QRF-QD (boy, that name...), a last-gen IPS panel, and except for IPS glow, it ticks all the boxes. Seems like you can't have response time, color accuracy *and* contrast at the same time. You have to "sacrifice" one of those three specs. For me, the IPS glow is the one that gets the boot. It's a subjective decision, of course. I'd love a nice OLED screen. That'll come in the not-so-long run. OLED TV manufacturers have been implementing software solutions to limit or even suppress burn in effect with fixed images/logo on OLED panels, using light intensity variation (invisible to the eye). This is why the problem is almost non existent on OLED TVs now AFAIK. Somes laptops even come with OLED panels.

Meanwhile, the MSI is just great, it has Quantum Dots technology for color accuracy and wide gamut, it is dead on with a delta E inferior to 0.6 on mine once calibrated with i1 Display pro. It does HDR10, not the best, but it's ok, and is 165 Hz. Coming from an ASUS PA279A a content creation 60 Hz model, it's night and day in games, even with my "old" GTX 1080. The only flaw in this model is the lack of a sRGB clamp. Come on MSI, a firmware update maybe?...