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Do y'all think 1440p will ever become cheap enough to replace 1080p?

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Vishera

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I'm curious as to how 1440p will be received as a whole once it becomes just as easy to run as 1080p. It's not really a resolution you hear of outside of computer monitors, so do you guys think it'll ever be majorly adopted, or will 1080 stick around until 4k drops down to the $250~ range?

 

Alaric

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That's a good question. Due to space and money considerations my 1080p display is a 43" TV. When it needs to be replaced I'll probably go 4k, as they're getting cheaper as I type. My rig is also my HTPC, so I probably won't be buying a dedicated monitor again. I'll be bypassing 1440p altogether.
 
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Vishera

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That's a good question. Due to space and money considerations my 1080p display is a 43" TV. When it needs to be replaced I'll probably go 4k, as they're getting cheaper as I type. My rig is also my HTPC, so I probably won't be buying a dedicated monitor again. I'll be bypassing 1440p altogether.
I've heard a few people compare it to 1366x768 and 900p: Just like they were a compromise on 1080p back in the day, 1440p is a compromise on 4k. When it gets cheap enough I might go to 1440p. But as it stands right now, with a 1070 being the preferred​ entry card, I think I'll stick to 1080p.

 

Alaric

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I have no complaints with the RX 480 I had on 1080p. It ran everything on decent settings. The 1070 is "high end gaming" for my 1080p. LOL There are so many monitor resolutions right now I can't keep track. TVs are getting just as bad, too. If I had 1440p (or "2k") I would probably have gone with a GTX 1080, just for that last bit of "too much is just enough". I could have gotten a 1080 for what I spent on the HOF, but I wanted a HOF for this build, so I bit the bullet. I have zero complaints. It slays 1080p.
 

R_Pierce

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I currently have two 1440p monitors, and IMHO its the sweet spot for size. 4K was too small in some of the games I play, so i ended up using a 1440p resolution anyways, as well as on the desktop. So for me, 4k was a waste, and 1440 is perfect. Now as far as price, its still a bit on the steep side IMHO. But only if you are talking gaming and high refresh monitors.
 

Alaric

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Cost and space were my issues. I don't have any place for a dedicated gaming space or the money for two rigs. I needed a TV and a computer display, so I combined everything and got 43" of 1080p for under $300. If I get a 4k TV in the future I'll have to upgrade my GPU but everything else is still good.
 
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wingman99

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Cost and space were my issues. I don't have any place for a dedicated gaming space or the money for two rigs. I needed a TV and a computer display, so I combined everything and got 43" of 1080p for under $300. If I get a 4k TV in the future I'll have to upgrade my GPU but everything else is still good.

What TV channels can you get on the Hauppauge Quad TV tuner?
 

Alaric

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Everything broadcast, and I can watch/DVR 4 channels at once. It will also handle cable if I ever bother. It's this one http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_quadhd.html The software isn't all that good, but it works with Windows Media Center and gives me super easy DVR scheduling. I only installed the Hauppauge software for the drivers, I never use it. I still have a product key for Media Center in Windows 8, so I can still "upgrade" my OS one time and keep it. Windows 10 is a dead end for it. I think we have 54 broadcast channels here but I don't speak Spanish, so a bunch of them are useless to me. LOL
 

caddi daddi

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at some point it might, but it takes quite a card to push it really.
out here in hooterville and pixley, it's all 1920x1080 with a 960 or even a 480 seen once in a great while and we are in a lake community.
the bigger thing around here is people impressing them selves with high end tvs so that will be the driver here.
we'll have to wait a bit and see what the wealthier, young-uns are going to do.