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Samsung C34F791 for $850

Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:00 pm

B&H has the Samsung C34F791 for $850 with free shipping.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... ormat.html

I am tempted, but I'm hoping that a better option will arrive by June.
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:11 pm

Nice price from an actual B&M store so you can return it easily in case of dead pixels. This monitor is the same price from Samsung at the moment: http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/mon ... 791wqnxza/

Some employer discount sites let you get 10% off of Samsung's site online, and once upon a time Samsung had a 10% off your first order if you get a pop up asking for your email. They stacked when I bought this monitor.
 
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:05 pm

Define "better option".
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:00 am

Gotta be hoping that AMD will release a GPU capable of powering this display if one wants to take advantage of the higher refresh rate for gaming.
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:44 am

Note that FreeSync isn't officially supported below 80 FPS and causes flickering in some titles/FPS ranges.
 
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:07 pm

Kretschmer wrote:
Note that FreeSync isn't officially supported below 80 FPS and causes flickering in some titles/FPS ranges.

Is that in general (I haven't heard of this) or just for this montior? AMDs own FreeSync page states the VRR range of this monitor is 48-100Hz.
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:12 pm

Kretschmer wrote:
Note that FreeSync isn't officially supported below 80 FPS and causes flickering in some titles/FPS ranges.
There are 3 modes: Freesync off (100Hz), Standard Engine (80-100Hz), and Ultimate Engine (48-100Hz). It goes to 48Hz and LFC below that. Flickering is present when the refresh rate changes rapidly or does not refresh somewhat constantly. For example, if a frame time spikes or if it crosses from 48Hz to Vsync or LFC, it will flicker slightly. I can induce it most in remote desktop sessions.

Flickering = brightening as pixels relax to white, similar to what's described here: http://techreport.com/news/27449/g-sync ... d-here-why

It's due to the nature of these new fast VA panels.

Even at a constant 100Hz, the colors and blacks on this monitor are far beyond anything I've seen except for some higher-end Dells. I strongly prefer it to IPS displays (no white corners). Freesync is a nice bonus but you have to keep frame rates above 50+ to get the most benefit, otherwise you get some flickering. I wouldn't buy this monitor specifically for FreeSync gaming, but as a 3440x1440 VA 100Hz ultrawide it's great for $850.

This monitor does not have multi-USB-input selection (some Dell monitors do) so you can't use this as a KVM so easily.
 
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:40 pm

I'm a little uncomfortable with the 1500R curve. I was planning to put a 1200p 24" monitor in portrait and put it on the side. Seems too much curve to put another monitor on the side? I would think a 1900R is better for that? Also it is deeper and eat into the depth of my desk.
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:10 pm

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I'm a little uncomfortable with the 1500R curve. I was planning to put a 1200p 24" monitor in portrait and put it on the side. Seems too much curve to put another monitor on the side? I would think a 1900R is better for that? Also it is deeper and eat into the depth of my desk.

1500R is amazing, but just eyeballing the curve it's still less than 3" of depth from the center to corner. If you're worried about depth I'd be more concerned with the enormous stand than the curve.

1900R isn't going to be much different.
 
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:43 pm

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Flying Fox wrote:
I'm a little uncomfortable with the 1500R curve. I was planning to put a 1200p 24" monitor in portrait and put it on the side. Seems too much curve to put another monitor on the side? I would think a 1900R is better for that? Also it is deeper and eat into the depth of my desk.

1500R is amazing, but just eyeballing the curve it's still less than 3" of depth from the center to corner. If you're worried about depth I'd be more concerned with the enormous stand than the curve.

1900R isn't going to be much different.

It seems amazing for a single monitor setup. If I need to place a 2nd flat monitor along the curve I will have to be using a lot of my peripheral vision for it?
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:52 pm

Duct Tape Dude wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:
I'm a little uncomfortable with the 1500R curve. I was planning to put a 1200p 24" monitor in portrait and put it on the side. Seems too much curve to put another monitor on the side? I would think a 1900R is better for that? Also it is deeper and eat into the depth of my desk.

1500R is amazing, but just eyeballing the curve it's still less than 3" of depth from the center to corner. If you're worried about depth I'd be more concerned with the enormous stand than the curve.

1900R isn't going to be much different.

I personally dislike curved monitors. If you're not gaming, something like the 34UM88 is a gorgeous flat panel for a few hundred less.
 
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:13 pm

Kretschmer wrote:
Duct Tape Dude wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:
I'm a little uncomfortable with the 1500R curve. I was planning to put a 1200p 24" monitor in portrait and put it on the side. Seems too much curve to put another monitor on the side? I would think a 1900R is better for that? Also it is deeper and eat into the depth of my desk.

1500R is amazing, but just eyeballing the curve it's still less than 3" of depth from the center to corner. If you're worried about depth I'd be more concerned with the enormous stand than the curve.

1900R isn't going to be much different.

I personally dislike curved monitors. If you're not gaming, something like the 34UM88 is a gorgeous flat panel for a few hundred less.

Got one that is VA?
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:24 pm

Kretschmer wrote:
I personally dislike curved monitors. If you're not gaming, something like the 34UM88 is a gorgeous flat panel for a few hundred less.

Curved is worthwhile for screens where corners become a viewing angle issue, which is most of them these days: IPS has bright corners due to brightness shifts, VA/TN suffer from color shifts. Most "curved" monitors are 3000R anyway which is so slight that you don't really notice it, so I'm with you on that--go super curved (<2000R) or just stick with a flat screen. No sense paying for what you won't notice.

If you're doing graphical/design/CAD work though, I'm not sure I'd recommend a very curved screen. It's fine for games but can make it harder to judge pixel-perfect orthogonal lines.
 
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:00 am

I've been using dual 27" 2560x1440 displays for some time now and I'm tired of the bezels. I just ordered a 38UC99-W for my new 1800X build. I have no experience with curved displays so this should be interesting.
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:28 am

Flying Fox wrote:
Kretschmer wrote:
Duct Tape Dude wrote:
1500R is amazing, but just eyeballing the curve it's still less than 3" of depth from the center to corner. If you're worried about depth I'd be more concerned with the enormous stand than the curve.

1900R isn't going to be much different.

I personally dislike curved monitors. If you're not gaming, something like the 34UM88 is a gorgeous flat panel for a few hundred less.

Got one that is VA?

No currently on a curved IPS (Acer X34).
 
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Re: Samsung C34F791 for $850

Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:21 am

The B&H sale is over, but now it's listed at $825 through Amazon marketplace from a shady vendor.
http://pcpartpicker.com/product/hLYWGX/ ... f791wqnxza

B&H is a well-established retailer with an impeccable reputation. I have purchased computer and camera gear from them with first-rate service. I've never heard of the folks selling this thing through Amazon marketplace, but their reputation is lousy.
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