BFG displays - big monitors for rich people

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  1. havabeer

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  2. macktheknife

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    Get three for surround.
     
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    7k is just a crazy amount of money. I thought that they would start 42"-ish with 120hz and all that. Why did they go colossal from the get-go?

    That stand looks like something that you mount a machine gun on, too.
     
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    Unfortunately they've got no clue about the current market. Screens with HDMI 2.1 means AFR is likely built in, and HDR is easy enough to get as well, for a fraction of the price.

    No.
     
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    For that size? With the same response time?
     
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    Some bigger options, up to 82” or larger.

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-usage/hdr-gaming

    GSync is good, but not twice the price (and not having TV is a feature loss overall)

    These will likely sit on shelves for ages and eventually die from sale.
     
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    I can't imagine they'll make too many of these. Such a monstrously expensive halo product production run probably in the low thousands at best.
     
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    funny thing is these OLD backlit/fald type lcds are all out dated and so is oled before they are even out.
    Ill just wait for new high res backlit ones to come out
     
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    These monitors are so stupid since you have to sit far away from them to prevent eye strain. You'd get more effective use of a 27" from <1m.
     
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    The whole point of them is people who want fast, post-processing-free, PC-gaming style response from their living room displays for "couch gaming".

    Not everyone wants to sit at a desk less than 1m from a display. I personally hate gaming that way, regardless of the platform.
     
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    these might be a pinch too big for my desk, if the desk was maybe 30cm deeper i'd probably consider it.

    actually thinking about it i might be able to reconfigure my hutch to give me depth.

    hmmm
     
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    I do ok and I definitely wouldn't be entertaining these sorts of prices at all.
     
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    I used to have a 40" 4k monitor on a stand on my desk and it was fine. I think wall mounting a 55" would be fine.

    Hoping they might bring out some smaller versions for less $$$.
     
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    there's some nice 43's that look decent for less $$$
     
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    $7000. Considering the equivilent size TV comes in at about $5500 I doubt there is an extra $1500 worth of tech in this.

    (idiot) Gamer tax yo.
     
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    Is it "gamer tax", or is it just that they were too slow to market, and the consumer TVs have overtaken on price for the same performance and size?

    These displays have been sitting on Nvidia's website for at least a year. Maybe more. Sounds like they were just too slow.
     
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    Possibly. For me it's hard to see this is as anything but a stripped down TV that costs more than a TV.
     
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    Yeah, that's the bit that got me too.

    I read that, by FCC ruling in the US at least, in order to call something a "TV" it must have a free-to-air tuner built in. Anything missing that cannot be called a TV.

    So fair enough they called it something else. But as you rightfully say, when a TV already offers most of these features and this has just removed the tuner part, why does it cost more? And with sites like RTings, I don't have to take a chance on whether or not a particular TV has poor input lag any more.

    On the flip side, I see OLED PC monitors are starting to become more popular. Speaking as someone who prioritises colour, good quality dark levels and HDR over both resolution and frame rate, I'm more excited about improvements in that technology (especially reducing burn in) than I am in "fast but ugly" PC LCD monitor technology making it to my living room.
     
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    If these screens came out and cost less than their respective TV counterpart due to their limited feature set (dumb panel with inputs), I would jump at it as that's what I would really want as a TV. A dumb panel with all the inputs doing the heavy lifting which is what my plasma was before I had to leave it behind in Aus.
     
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