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part of me still wants this so badly, but I had so many problems with my MacBook on the G9 I just can’t risk it.

I’m not even sure if the M3s can even drive this at full res @ 120hz…

How is this at switching to lower resolution in game?! The G9 used to have a fit changing from deskto to 4:3 stretched.
 
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part of me still wants this so badly, but I had so many problems with my MacBook on the G9 I just can’t risk it.

I’m not even sure if the M3s can even drive this at full res @ 120hz…

How is this at switching to lower resolution in game?! The G9 used to have a fit changing from deskto to 4:3 stretched.
Not had an issue yet switching in game,

Across various resolutions.

Desktop was fine earlier, but misbehaving right now when I switch to 4K (showing the image stretched across the whole screen still) Just found out it's fine with windows settings, an issue with nvidia control panel :)

I'm going to check if there are an firmware updates now and install them.
 
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I found the G9 would crap out when switching res with 240hz enabled so I just ran it at 120hz... then with the mac I had to use two cables and it still had problems waking from sleep.

But the size of this would be lovely to code on, I really miss having the larger ultrawide for having my text editor in the middle with terminal and browser either side.
 
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I found the G9 would crap out when switching res with 240hz enabled so I just ran it at 120hz... then with the mac I had to use two cables and it still had problems waking from sleep.

But the size of this would be lovely to code on, I really miss having the larger ultrawide for having my text editor in the middle with terminal and browser either side.

Ah that's a good point, I'm running it at 120hz at the moment, DSC could be the culprit as well for that.
 
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so 1005.0 was setting default for displayport to 1.4 instead of 2.1 in on screen menu, fixing a hdmi black level on screen display malfunction with hdmi2, fixed SeeColors mode issue in pip/pbp, fixed an issue where screen display says check cable when cable is fine, new 3pbp feature

1005.1 was upgrades to 3pbp features and kvm

1005.2 was compatibility fix for mac mini and an issue with radeon rx6800 where the resolution changed unintentionally when turning on pbp mode

1005.3 was fixing mouse malfunction bug when using 2pbp mode

firmware updates

https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/LS57CG952NUXXU/#downloads
 
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My biggest issue with the NEO G9 is the matte finish, maybe it's just me and my preference for glossy monitors, but it creates this weird grainy look in some circumstances. Purely during desktop usage, could also be the combination of poorer viewing angles vs oled as well coming together.

Very pleased with the monitor otherwise and under gaming scenarios a non issue, but could be the one reason I end up returning it.

Even the 240hz refresh rate (222hz with gsync and vsync on in nvidia control panel for correct pacing) is fine don't notice any ghosting or overshooting. Feels buttery smooth in Halo Infinite Multiplayer, MW3, Overwatch 2, EAFC24 etc (turned off adaptive sync)

I'll have a similar issue with oled though (purple hue, and text fringing) so I should probably learn to live with it.
 
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I was wondering if anyone has any stuck or dead pixels on their 57". I recently purchased one and I have one pixel that is stuck and its mostly viewable only on all black background, only issue is its central where I mostly look and code on. The rest of the monitor is perfect, no banding, no dirty screen effects, no back light bleed that is really bad, good screen uniformity and no scan lines or popping sounds these are known to make for some.

anybody else have stuck/dead pixels? you should test for dead pixels with the local dimming turned off first and then check otherwise you will not see any.

so should I send it back to Samsung for replacement or just keep?

I think its ridiculous that you pay so much you still have dead pixels, should not even be an issue on such an expensive monitor on a TV I could not care since you are so far away but not on a monitor, Samsung QC is garbage and apparently their pixel warranty issue is not great, up to 5 pixels stuck.
 
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I was wondering if anyone has any stuck or dead pixels on their 57". I recently purchased one and I have one pixel that is stuck and its mostly viewable only on all black background, only issue is its central where I mostly look and code on. The rest of the monitor is perfect, no banding, no dirty screen effects, no back light bleed that is really bad, good screen uniformity and no scan lines or popping sounds these are known to make for some.

anybody else have stuck/dead pixels? you should test for dead pixels with the local dimming turned off first and then check otherwise you will not see any.

so should I send it back to Samsung for replacement or just keep?

I think its ridiculous that you pay so much you still have dead pixels, should not even be an issue on such an expensive monitor on a TV I could not care since you are so far away but not on a monitor, Samsung QC is garbage and apparently their pixel warranty issue is not great, up to 5 pixels stuck.

I get the popping sounds when I turn off the monitor, for a couple of minutes, and also a humming sound that appears at random (so count yourself lucky there at least)

I'd suggest a replacement if they allow it so 5 pixels or you're out of luck, that sucks, unless you can have another reason for the return.
 
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I get the popping sounds when I turn off the monitor, for a couple of minutes, and also a humming sound that appears at random (so count yourself lucky there at least)

I'd suggest a replacement if they allow it so 5 pixels or you're out of luck, that sucks, unless you can have another reason for the return.
I've decided to return the monitor, after receiving the two Alienware monitors it's night and day for me, Neo G9 is the perfect form factor, waiting for an upgrade, If they can do what the LG is doing with higher frame rates on lower resolutions as well... for the next version of this, it'd be a true all in one.

Had 5 days left of my return window and thankfully these monitors came in early to make my decision easier.

I would have kept the monitor if I could have elevated it on my desk and had the two oleds in front without blocking it's view, but at that point I need an expensive monitor arm or to wall mount it (which I don't want to do) I like being able to move my monitors around at a moments notice.
 
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For me the popping sounds alone would concern, so I think you've made the right decision. These are obviously right on the edge of doing what is possible atm, and Samsung have to be applauded for that at least.
 
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For me the popping sounds alone would concern, so I think you've made the right decision. These are obviously right on the edge of doing what is possible atm, and Samsung have to be applauded for that at least.
From what I've read, it's the panels plastic contracting from the heat produced :D I didn't have it for a couple of days then I could suddenly hear something when I turned my monitor off, but luckily had read about it already.

And the humming sound was a weird one as well, without the 4090 I never heard it again. I did make sure to get a more premium build power strip, just for peace of mind after hearing the humming though, so that also could be the reason it went away.

To anyone who is happy with a matte screen though, you'll love the monitor.
 
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Panther were great for me with the 1st delivery of my TV, took it wherever I wanted it placed. The 2nd delivery only one driver so he couldn't be bothered to help as much, and then the TV was damaged when I opened it. Hopefully because of the curve of these displays you get no issues with your delivery.

Still a great deal you got there :) hopefully you end up happy with it.
They were good for me too. 2 lads from Newcastle took it into my living room. Only thing I was worried about is that all the reviews I’ve seen on YouTube had protective film on the screen and mine did not. Only had a quick play through on a few games as sim rig isn’t plugged in and I’m in the process of putting a screen on top of the 57in for data (sim racing). This won’t be my day to day Monitor as I have a Alienware 34in OLED ultrawide for that. Should all be finished over weekend. I’ve missed my 14 day window now so now got to keep it unless there is issues which I hope there isn’t. The immersion though is something else when 60cm from the screen. It hugs you. First 10 mins my eyes had to adjust as it did make me feel a bit queezy. But this was driving and using controller instead of sat in my rig. Shame my 4090 don’t have display port 2.1 as forced to use 120hz at full Res.
 
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They were good for me too. 2 lads from Newcastle took it into my living room. Only thing I was worried about is that all the reviews I’ve seen on YouTube had protective film on the screen and mine did not. Only had a quick play through on a few games as sim rig isn’t plugged in and I’m in the process of putting a screen on top of the 57in for data (sim racing). This won’t be my day to day Monitor as I have a Alienware 34in OLED ultrawide for that. Should all be finished over weekend. I’ve missed my 14 day window now so now got to keep it unless there is issues which I hope there isn’t. The immersion though is something else when 60cm from the screen. It hugs you. First 10 mins my eyes had to adjust as it did make me feel a bit queezy. But this was driving and using controller instead of sat in my rig. Shame my 4090 don’t have display port 2.1 as forced to use 120hz at full Res.
For your use case, easily the best choice of monitor you could buy. I also ended up preferring the extreme curve, but it's messed with my perception of flat displays I think (convex effect) so hopefully you don't experience the same thing.
 
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Where did things get to with this monitor now we're in 2024? now that you can get one for under £1200 is it worth any irritations that remain?
I have a 1440p 34" ultrawide and would like a 49" screen for sim racing
 
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Where did things get to with this monitor now we're in 2024? now that you can get one for under £1200 is it worth any irritations that remain?
I have a 1440p 34" ultrawide and would like a 49" screen for sim racing

2nd hand at that price or brand new? this is a 57" screen are you thinking of the G95SC/G93SC?
 
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new for £1184.99
from a very well known online retailer, model Samsung Odyssey Neo AG95 LS49AG950NUXXU

*oh I see what you mean. wrong thread, soz. thought this was for the 49" Neo
 
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Where did things get to with this monitor now we're in 2024? now that you can get one for under £1200 is it worth any irritations that remain?
I have a 1440p 34" ultrawide and would like a 49" screen for sim racing

It depends on few things.

1)If you want this more for productivity like having 3 side by side screens or more then I would definitely get this. I cant live without it. To be honest its almost end game for this regards. The text is SHARP. Compared to my 27" 4k its comparable text sharpness, and to 30" 2560x1600 its just much better. Text is buttery smooth and so comfortable to read

2)If you can find one without issues, ie dead pixels, banding, sound pops, ect ect. For what its worth I think every manufacturers has issues but Samsung has a reputation for bad quality control. I think they are personally overblown and you can always just send it back and try again until you find one that's good. They did replace my panel recently when it had a fault. So their customer service is not bad but it could be slightly better. I think for a monitor it should be a replacement for replacement not take your monitor and wait 2-3 weeks for repair man to arrive and then fix it on site. I understand its a very large monitor. But it would be better if they brought a replacement and take that one for repairs. You can be without a tv for 2-3 weeks but not a monitor.

3) would I recommend this as a purely gaming monitor, yes and no. A lot of older games don't support this format and you need a beefy GFX card to play games. I don't think this generation of card is fit for this monitor specially on newer titles. The next 5090 will definitely be a better fit for this monitor. Gaming on this for me is amazing when it works, its so immersive. I honestly cant go back now to something else or another format.

4) colours are not OLED obviously but they are not bad at all. The local diming employed by Samsung is not in my opinion the best implementation. Two issues ,It can be overly aggressive and there are not enough diming zones , 2000+ zones is just not enough. It needs 4x this many zones to get a more finer control which I feel on a monitor is needed but not a on TV. Sometimes you get bad glow around certain items on a only black background. However saying this its perfectly acceptable and useable and not distracting in any way. I feel the immersion and extra space is worth it even with these limitations of the technology.

5) The stand is BIG but it is a big monitor and I feel mounting this on an arm or some other type of stand is best protocol for something this size. Currently only good monitors arms you have to import from USA as I have not seen one available here in the UK. The ergotron arm with the HD mount will require you to jam the HD tilt pivot with something to stop it from sagging downward. The arm can take the weight but the pivot cant. When I emailed them they said they are not sure if they will release a whole new arm or just a a new add on pivot for the monitor. Its an option certainly that works with some adjustment.

6) The infinity lighting on the back is near useless. Its too dim to do anything.

main issue for me are, would still prefer 3-4 inches vertical height and maybe a little wider too and QDOLED. When this thing is released in QDOLED with the adjustments I just mentioned, then I would say this is truly end game monitor. LCD technology on this thing is a SIN in 2024 and I hope Samsung release a QDOLED version of this. I have to give Samsung props for pushing the technology and trying out new things and I hope they get rewarded for this direction they are going. However this thing is not worth £2200-£2500 price range. It should be about £1000-£1300 MAX. If it was OLED then maybe can justify £1600-£1800.

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lots of really good detail for me to think about, thanks for taking the time to reply.
I saw a refurbished one for £1900 and was tempted but I would want a easier do it all experience for that sort money.
instead, I could get a 49" ultrawide for productivity and 3x27" for a triple screen sim racing. hmmmm
 
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lots of really good detail for me to think about, thanks for taking the time to reply.
I saw a refurbished one for £1900 and was tempted but I would want a easier do it all experience for that sort money.
instead, I could get a 49" ultrawide for productivity and 3x27" for a triple screen sim racing. hmmmm
the 49" its just too narrow in terms of vertical height for me compared to the 57" G9 specially for productivity work. If you don't mind the vertical height then the OLED 49" G9 is an excellent monitor. If you go to 10 minutes in the YouTube link you can get a better comparison of size between the two sizes.


I remember this video where someone build something similar to what you are suggesting for a racing sim.

 
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