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    Although I have been using a 27 inch 2560x1440 monitor for some time now I am now hankering after a bigger display. The next size up wouid logically be a 32 inch 4K (3840x2160) display but these are still rather expensive, especially compared to 4K TVs. However, it looks like the smallest 4K TVs are 40 inch models and I suspect that's too big. Also, I'm also suspicious that the more affordable 4K TVs won't have panels best suited for photo use (IPS and similar). So has anyone here tried using a 4K TV for photography?

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    Re: Anyone using a 4K TV as a monitor

    Ian,
    Before you make the leap to a larger size, give some thought to the ergonomics and your eyesight.

    As you go beyond 27" unless you sit further away from the monitor you'll be doing a lot more eye movement to see from one side to the other. This may become tiring. I can't remember whether you ever changed to varifocal specs but if so you may experience more problems with OOF peripheral vision.

    If you end up increasing the distance from your eyes to the monitor this will negate some of the advantages of greater panel size & pixel count. So I would definitely attempt to have an extended try before you buy.
    Chris

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    • #3
      Re: Anyone using a 4K TV as a monitor

      Originally posted by Gwyver View Post
      Ian,
      Before you make the leap to a larger size, give some thought to the ergonomics and your eyesight.

      As you go beyond 27" unless you sit further away from the monitor you'll be doing a lot more eye movement to see from one side to the other. This may become tiring. I can't remember whether you ever changed to varifocal specs but if so you may experience more problems with OOF peripheral vision.

      If you end up increasing the distance from your eyes to the monitor this will negate some of the advantages of greater panel size & pixel count. So I would definitely attempt to have an extended try before you buy.
      Yes, indeed - I am fully aware of this and is why I am seeking some first hand experience.

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        Re: Anyone using a 4K TV as a monitor

        We are using them in the conference rooms at work - up at 65", 75" & 85" sizes

        my pictures do look nice on them but....
        • They are very contrasty... not sure what technology they are, i'm presuming LED
          (goodness that's an admission I'm just management now, I just signed for them, one of the real techhies selected them)
        • You need to sit 6-10 ft away at those sizes


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