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Old 04-17-2020, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Help ichoosing 4k computer monitor

Is there a thread for 4k computer monitors as opposed to 4k TVs?

I will use it for general work documents, pictures, YouTube content, Netflix 4k, no gaming, light photo and video editing.

I am almost 40 and seem to get eye fatigue fairly quickly so I want something that helps reduce eye strain/fatigue.

Also, do icons and text look too small on 4k monitors? If so does upscaling to enlarge them still look sharp or do they blow up fuzzy?

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2020, 04:13 PM   #2
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I am almost 40 and seem to get eye fatigue fairly quickly so I want something that helps reduce eye strain/fatigue.
I think Windows 10 has a Night Mode to eliminate blue light after a certain time. Some TVs have Eye Fatigue settings too.

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Also, do icons and text look too small on 4k monitors? If so does upscaling to enlarge them still look sharp or do they blow up fuzzy?
Windows 10 allows you to scale the desktop and Apps 125%, 150% and 175%, there are other options as well under Ease of Access were you can fine-tune up to 225%. Text looks fine depending on the fonts. If you enlarge the text 150% it looks fine, but the icons in say, the reply box (with blu-ray.com) look a bit blurry, but they're not high-res icons.

Other things worth considering are if you want internal or external speakers, some monitors have them some don't. As well as if you can get away with just a normal TV that supports 4:4:4. You might find you have more options that way.

Have you thought about a 21:9 monitor instead of a 4K one?
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Old 04-17-2020, 04:30 PM   #3
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I think Windows 10 has a Night Mode to eliminate blue light after a certain time. Some TVs have Eye Fatigue settings too.



Windows 10 allows you to scale the desktop and Apps 125%, 150% and 175%, there are other options as well under Ease of Access were you can fine-tune up to 225%. Text looks fine depending on the fonts. If you enlarge the text 150% it looks fine, but the icons in say, the reply box (with blu-ray.com) look a bit blurry, but they're not high-res icons.

Other things worth considering are if you want internal or external speakers, some monitors have them some don't. As well as if you can get away with just a normal TV that supports 4:4:4. You might find you have more options that way.

Have you thought about a 21:9 monitor instead of a 4K one?
Hey Chip, thanks for the reply. You helped in another thread I made also.

I don’t even know what a 21:9 monitor is. Thanks
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Hey Chip, thanks for the reply. You helped in another thread I made also.

I don’t even know what a 21:9 monitor is. Thanks
They're basically wider than standard 16:9 TV displays or 16:10 monitor displays. They're handy for multi-tasking and video editing (as you can see much more detailed, longer timelines). But I don't think you can get more than 1440p in most cases. Also bear in mind that some ultra-wide monitors maybe VA panels so off centre viewing may be an issue, but I think a lot of the are IPS and have wider viewing angles.



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Hmm not sure I need that ultra wide type.

Thank you though!
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Is there a thread for 4k computer monitors as opposed to 4k TVs?

I will use it for general work documents, pictures, YouTube content, Netflix 4k, no gaming, light photo and video editing.

I am almost 40 and seem to get eye fatigue fairly quickly so I want something that helps reduce eye strain/fatigue.

Also, do icons and text look too small on 4k monitors? If so does upscaling to enlarge them still look sharp or do they blow up fuzzy?

Thanks!
For what you're contemplating on using it for, I don't think you'll need a 4K computer monitor for writing documents, store pictures and watch youtube videos, search the internet etc. Just a standard 1080p monitor will be sufficient. I assume you would want to watch 4K movies on a big screen TV rather than on a small computer monitor because, watching 4K movies on a computer monitor will not do them any justice.
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Old 04-18-2020, 02:43 AM   #7
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For what you're contemplating on using it for, I don't think you'll need a 4K computer monitor for writing documents, store pictures and watch youtube videos, search the internet etc. Just a standard 1080p monitor will be sufficient. I assume you would want to watch 4K movies on a big screen TV rather than on a small computer monitor because, watching 4K movies on a computer monitor will not do them any justice.
You might be right. I was just wanting to make sure I wouldn’t regret it in the near future. Sometimes I am sick or just want to hang out in my office. Or if I just want to get away and be isolated in my tiny man cave haha.
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Any suggestion on a good but not too expensive (if possible no more than 370 €/400 $) non HDR 32'' 4K computer monitor?

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Old 05-23-2020, 06:29 PM   #9
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Make sure your 4K Ultra HD computer monitor that you plan on buying has a minimum of HDCP version 2.2. HDCP 2.2 or 2.3 is needed to play secure encrypted copy protected 4K Ultra HD source material from a 4K Blu-ray, 4K streaming, etc. Finding HDCP 2.2 on a computer monitor was more of a issue 5 years ago back in 2015, but doing a quick search online for 2020, several 4K monitors I looked at never mentioned HDCP 2.2 in the specs. Some companies do not use HDCP 2.2 in their computer monitor to lower manufacturing costs which limits the use of the computer monitor to Windows applications, 4 pictures, and some 4K games that do not require HDCP 2.2 or HDCP 2.3.

The following is the computer thread for Blu-ray.com
https://forum.blu-ray.com/forumdisplay.php?f=35
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