LG 34GK950F Curved Gaming Monitor Review: 144Hz Ultrawide With HDR

mischon123

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-No HDR calibration option
-Slight gamma errors

So its a faulty product and the panel is overdriven thus creating the many probs? Thats what a 4.5/editors choice means? Lucky Goldstar peddling off surplus in an advertorial.
 

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Is it flat? Nope.
Is 35"+? Nope.
Is it 16:10 or 16:9? Nope.
HDMI 2.1? Nope.
Is it full 10bit? ?

I guess that is just never going to happen as long as they can cut a display in half and sell it for more. :(
 

drivinfast247

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Is it flat? Nope.
Is 35"+? Nope.
Is it 16:10 or 16:9? Nope.
HDMI 2.1? Nope.
Is it full 10bit? ?

I guess that is just never going to happen as long as they can cut a display in half and sell it for more. :(
By yourself a 4k TV if you want those options. Or wait for the BFGDs to be released.
 

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Fair enough. If a product is bad then it shouldn't get a good review. I understand your sentiment.

I've pasted the list of Pros that the author gave for this review below. The cons are also down there. Read through the list one more time and weigh each of the points for Pros and for Cons. How important is each point to the overall monitor experience? Then tell me what kind of score you would have given this monitor based on the weight of its Pros and its Cons.

Pros:
Out-of-box color accuracy
Accurate sRGB mode
DCI-P3 color
144Hz refresh rate
FreeSync 2, HDR10 support
Good blur reduction

Cons:
No HDR calibration option
Slight gamma errors



Hey Tanquan. Please read this as being sincere when I say I looked through your list. I wanted to address your complaints with this monitor.

DrivinFast247 touched on this already, but I wanted to elaborate. Let's say that you were shopping for a new pet and you read a review for a turtle. In the comment section of the turtle review you list out the qualities that you think a pet should have:

-Does it have fur? Nope.
-Does it bark? Nope.
-Does it have paws? Nope.
-Does it eat dog food? Nope?

The reason you're so disappointed is because you're looking for a dog. Not a turtle.

Returning back to the reality of this article, this is an ultra wide display and a good one at that. If you're looking for a big, flat, 16:9 screen then you want a 4K consumer TV. The kind of display reviewed here is only going to disappoint you.
 

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I am struggling to understand why you didnt add any testing or reference for G-Sync functionality with this very popular Freesync monitor. It would clearly be one of the largest points of interest for buyers, and the review is published weeks after testing that would have been possible.
 
Am I right in saying we've yet to see any ultrawides with FALD and sufficient brightness for a better than HDR400 rating?

This monitor is almost exactly what I'm looking for, but if I'm spending big on a high end display I really want 5 years from it. HDR implementation in games is very much early days right now, but I expect to see this improve over the next two years and I'm not sure HDR400 is going to cut it.

144hz, 1440p ultrawide, Freesync 2 is perfect. Even the 8bit FRC is fine by me. I just want a better HDR implementation.

Am I the only one?
 

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I agree with the others requesting G-Sync Testing? Since support for Freesync is clearly available now with Nvidia cards, not testing this is a huge oversight!
 

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Me too. I would like to see G-sync tests with the slo-mo capture to determine if any flickering or tearing is occurring. I think the G-sync test should be a new standard test with any freesync monitor to determine compatibility.

There's tons of value in it because it could potentially save people hundreds of dollars for similarly sped'd freesync monitors compared to their G-sync counterparts.
 

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Brightness 200 nits 44
Brightness 120 nits 18
Brightness 100 nits 12
Brightness 80 nits 5
Brightness 50 nits 0

these are the calibration result,what setting does apply on the only brightness the monitor has? can someone explain?
 
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I have this monitor, and it is the bomb. Probably the best ultrawide currently available imho. I don't understand the comments above, why isn't it flat, why this, why that, why do you bag on a product if you know what it is and it's not for you? Anyway, reddit has some comments from folks that have enabled the new nvidia drivers and claim it functions flawlessly, it would have been nice to see it in the review also. I have an AMD card, so I am not in that camp, but so far it has been beautiful and I've noticed any input lag etc.
 
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im more concerned about slow g2g response time. tft central review says it has 8ms+ of true g2g response time even with overdrive and it's more suitable for 120hz instead of 144hz
 

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True, but the Dell has Gsync, which will cater to much more of the gpu owners out there (75% nV vs AMD ??). And frankly, when I'm sitting in a dark room and gaming, I don't want MORE brightness lol.
 
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The LG has a Gsync version of the same monitor with slightly worse specs. People have been reporting the the Freesync version with the new nvidia drivers works very well. I'd buy the cheaper Freesync version (if I didn't already have it!), or would recommend going that route, and it's cheaper. Have I said how much I love this monitor?
 
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Amazon reviews have one good review of a person running the Freesync version with a 2080Ti and claiming it is as good as Gsync and HDR works.
 

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