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Is an IPS monitor better for translation work?
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Elif Baykara Narbay  Identity Verified
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Useful information! Nov 14, 2016

Rolf Keller wrote:

But today we use digital flat-screen monitors only. On principle digital monitors do not flicker at all. With such monitors a higher Hz number means that very fast movements (sports, action games, ...) can be rendered more precisely. But the text you translate does not move. Even if your source is a video (for dubbing or subtitling taks) you will not need more than 60 Hz for lip-reading. Don't belive the smart sales persons who try to sell 144 Hz monitors for standard use.

BUT: There are people who use modern digital monitors in a wrong manner, i. e. they operate them in a analog-compatible mode. Wrong settings, wrong plugs, wrong cables ... Don't do that!




Thank you Rolf. I am planning to buy an external monitor as well and this information will be really helpful in deciding.

Elif


 

Max Deryagin  Identity Verified
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Elif Baykara wrote:

Rolf Keller wrote:

But today we use digital flat-screen monitors only. On principle digital monitors do not flicker at all. With such monitors a higher Hz number means that very fast movements (sports, action games, ...) can be rendered more precisely. But the text you translate does not move. Even if your source is a video (for dubbing or subtitling taks) you will not need more than 60 Hz for lip-reading. Don't belive the smart sales persons who try to sell 144 Hz monitors for standard use.

BUT: There are people who use modern digital monitors in a wrong manner, i. e. they operate them in a analog-compatible mode. Wrong settings, wrong plugs, wrong cables ... Don't do that!




Thank you Rolf. I am planning to buy an external monitor as well and this information will be really helpful in deciding.

Elif


This information will be misleading, not helpful. I'm not theorizing here like a certain someone; I'm talking from experience: I bought a 24" 144 Hz monitor for work about half a year ago, and I know first-hand how much less eye strain it gives me compared to my previous 75 Hz monitor.


 

Rolf Keller
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Experts and others Nov 14, 2016

Max Deryagin wrote:

I'm not theorizing here like a certain someone; I'm talking from experience: I bought a 24" 144 Hz monitor for work about half a year ago, and I know first-hand how much less eye strain it gives me compared to my previous 75 Hz monitor.


During the last 10 years I had a red car. Two weeks ago I bought a totally different car that is blue. The new car has a significant better roadholding than the old red one. I don't know anything about car technology and driving physics. But I know for sure that roadholding depends on the color – I have first-hand experience after all.


 

DZiW (X)
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Rather costy, but why not checking it yourself? Nov 14, 2016

IPS and Super-Amoled are fancier for more vivid colors and less distortion when not looking directly, yet I find hi-res (as Retina) really useful for better dpi--better reading.

However, working with text doesn't require 'true' sRGB or something for even just plain grayscale or limited palette would nicely do.

Fonts and ClearType are quite adjustable now, while the latter often makes wonders for TFT, but it still looks ugly for old CRT.
Yes, there's no real Vsync
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IPS and Super-Amoled are fancier for more vivid colors and less distortion when not looking directly, yet I find hi-res (as Retina) really useful for better dpi--better reading.

However, working with text doesn't require 'true' sRGB or something for even just plain grayscale or limited palette would nicely do.

Fonts and ClearType are quite adjustable now, while the latter often makes wonders for TFT, but it still looks ugly for old CRT.
Yes, there's no real Vsync for TFT, but it does have a certain refresh rate emulating the feature, which some people may notice as flickering under @75/60Hz, let alone the videcard settings also come in play, not to mention one's preferences, and the environment)


A monitor with 100+Hz is rather for dynamic scenes video or 3D feature.
Indeed, I do often use Ctrl + scroll up or down to fit the view better.

Shortly, if it's about texting only, then I see no good reason to buy very IPS, unless it's not only about texting or there's a great deal.
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