Buyers Remorse - I picked the WRONG time to upgrade...

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  • Published: 07 August 2019
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    I recently upgraded my home gaming display to the ASUS PG35Q, but when I saw the LG 38GL950G, I realized that I may have made a HUGE (or some might say an ULTRAWIDE) mistake...

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  • Francis_ Sy
    Francis_ Sy  7 hours back

    I’m getting an Aorus AD27QD coz im a peasant and can only afford it. Watcha think guys

    • Gordon Freeman
      Gordon Freeman  13 hours back

      And here's me, looking at the cheapest 120/144Hz monitors with TN panels that I can get lol.

      • joe Mckibbin
        joe Mckibbin  14 hours back

        Run both

        • darkaheart
          darkaheart  15 hours back

          No light bleed is my dream monitor

          • SnickerSnack
            SnickerSnack  23 hours back

            My 21" tube monitor looks better than this!

            • Shakir Productions*
              Shakir Productions*  23 hours back

              0:55 which game?

              • Marshmallow Pie
                Marshmallow Pie  1 days back

                Let's watch a rich guy complain about his luxury electronics for 15+ minutes

                • Hans Fausto Image and Motion

                  plot twist. this video is sponsored by LG. haha

                  • Giovanni Burroni
                    Giovanni Burroni  1 days back

                    i'm not still at the end of the video, around 9:00 mark when you get your first "negative" point of comparison with the other monitor,, about HDR capablities.. i would argue against it, because the whole point of HDR IS displaying more "real estate" (keeping it simple here) in highs and lows.. a consequence of that is precisely that you CAN see the lens of the flashlight and you DON'T see only a bright spot that blinds you, that's a consequence of "burnt" highlights! Now that a kind of "real" HDR is coming to play and not just as a marketing gimmick, probably we'll see lots of weird reactions that i can see perfectly compared with the argument about The Hobbit movies and high frame rate digital production at the time (how those movies were written is another story :D).
                    What are your thoughts about it?
                    EDIT: it just occurred to me as i continued the video that you set it up in 8-bit, and that's a setting that doesn't allow you enough colors to properly go in the HDR realm (kind of the "marketing HDR" i was talking before), so you're kind of trimming the range of the monitor at SDR, and when you say that HDR gives you high contrast.. well, it's kind of the opposite, really. "Proper" (desired looks and creative choices aside) HDR imaging has generally the effect of lowering overall contrast, compared to what we are used to, and boosting local contrast, and i'll throw out a guess about that's the reason the rocks details seem strange to you..
                    In general, "real" HDR imaging give that weird feeling to our eyes, "trained" - or just used to - see images and video made in the last 100yrs of "low def" production.
                    Right now the HDR thing is in a weird place because it also depends on how the [generic content] is made - given that things are also made to work on standard range -, in fact monitors themselves still rely on trickery like dimming or boosting based on the image because basically there's still not technology around to "just do the whole range". Also, you can factor in that the local dimming or boosting is in fact a neat trick that somehow mimics how our eyes work.. To be REALLY accurate to our perception, the dimming or boosting should focus on where our eyes are focusing, but here we are going in a whole bigger debate about the medium itself :D
                    Cheers!

                    • zellfrainbow
                      zellfrainbow  1 days back

                      Love that chair though. what chair is it?

                      • Semi Con
                        Semi Con  1 days back

                        Holding back till 2023 for a monitor upgrade.

                        • Reapswtf
                          Reapswtf  1 days back

                          Did you just lift your handle upwards to open the door?!?

                        • Ben Grice
                          Ben Grice  1 days back

                          Linus, how would you stack the Samsung C49RG9 https://www.samsung.com/ca/monitors/c49rg9/? Is the 4ms VA panel noticeably worse than these 2 taking into account it is QLED, HDR1000 and has FreeSync2 HDR (so nvidia compatibility) - would like to know where you rank it with the 2 you are reviewing here...

                          • Zachary Newcombe
                            Zachary Newcombe  1 days back

                            Linus needs to cable manage his setup

                            • blackbling25
                              blackbling25  1 days back

                              what webcam are you using and does it support microsoft hello?

                              • Gabber-Mouth-Official
                                Gabber-Mouth-Official  1 days back

                                i know of buyers remorse oh too well. Made the desicion to go with amd fx 8350 black edition cpu, 8 core. 6 months later, BANG Ryzen ¬_¬

                                • Unh0lyAv3ng3r
                                  Unh0lyAv3ng3r  1 days back

                                  Great guide, actually found out some new info

                                  • Fox
                                    Fox  1 days back

                                    shill shill shill shill shill shill shill xd

                                    • Travis Dunn
                                      Travis Dunn  1 days back

                                      Is it just me or is his S's really harsh on this video

                                      • 1iLLnoize1
                                        1iLLnoize1  1 days back

                                        Please, Linus, do a video with your cat.

                                        • ザハ美波
                                          ザハ美波  15 hours back

                                          He got another channel showing content featuring his cat

                                      • James Lingerfelt
                                        James Lingerfelt  2 days back

                                        Depends on version of hdmi

                                        • James Lingerfelt
                                          James Lingerfelt  2 days back

                                          That cat kicks ass

                                          • OhMyGulay
                                            OhMyGulay  2 days back

                                            That monitor is cheaper than what I spent for a 4k projector and a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 Klipsch Speaker set up (both which were on sale)

                                            • Nathan Fife
                                              Nathan Fife  2 days back

                                              I can't find the LG anywhere not even ebay

                                              • Orgi Lazerb
                                                Orgi Lazerb  2 days back

                                                Show more of the kitten

                                                • Henrique Segundo
                                                  Henrique Segundo  2 days back

                                                  "Man, this thing is big".


                                                  "I looove the size of this thing"

                                                  • Scot M
                                                    Scot M  2 days back

                                                    Clearly you live in a different world then 99 percent of the people that can't afford these monitors.

                                                    • Scot M
                                                      Scot M  11 hours back

                                                      @Archibald Doogan not at all didn't even remotely knock him for saying that in my opinion. I enjoy watching the content, and I am a subscriber, but how many of us can truly afford 2k monitors, 1200 plus video cards, etc.. Besides I am entitled to a basic opinion

                                                    • Archibald Doogan
                                                      Archibald Doogan  12 hours back

                                                      Does he owe you an apology for being successful?

                                                  • Jowsenary
                                                    Jowsenary  2 days back

                                                    I am no stranger to this. I got my Nintendo Switch the week before the New Nintendo Switch was announced, and I got my Xbox the week before the Xbox One S was released.

                                                    • CosmicMicron
                                                      CosmicMicron  2 days back

                                                      2000 USD here... no thanks. I ll stick to my 144hz UW Benq....

                                                      • ndreww
                                                        ndreww  2 days back

                                                        I bought a 6700k 2 weeks before kaby lake launched. Not too bad of a loss but I didn't return the 6700k because I thought they wouldn't take it back since I had overclocked lol.

                                                        • JDM Vids
                                                          JDM Vids  2 days back

                                                          You should have bought an apple

                                                          • Inthedarkzone01
                                                            Inthedarkzone01  2 days back

                                                            I can allready tell you what will end up on your desktop. The CAT !

                                                            • GalxyWlf
                                                              GalxyWlf  2 days back

                                                              Loving Linus' cable management. Also does linus stream

                                                              • trinityfang
                                                                trinityfang  2 days back

                                                                Linus ARE you CRAZY!!! giving that cat a weapon!

                                                                • vertigo7096
                                                                  vertigo7096  2 days back

                                                                  Am I missing something? The "LG 38GL950G 38 inch" has not been released - not on Amazon or the LG website.

                                                                  • Alorand
                                                                    Alorand  2 days back

                                                                    I remember only a couple of years ago how hard it was to justify spending $1000 on a monitor. And now $2000 is the cheap option!?!

                                                                    • Alorand
                                                                      Alorand  15 hours back

                                                                      @Khadin
                                                                      Yes, there will always be products for people who have more money than sense.
                                                                      But nobody I know of thought that the apple stand was legitimately worth the money, while Linus is not even questioning that these monitors are worth every penny for those who can afford them.

                                                                    • Khadin
                                                                      Khadin  16 hours back

                                                                      We live in a time, when paying 1k for an iphone, or (How much was that Apple monitor stand?) is acceptable....

                                                                  • Michael Fregoso
                                                                    Michael Fregoso  2 days back

                                                                    When does the LG get released for u.s. sales? I'm torn between that one and the 43-inch 16:9 4K from Acer.

                                                                    • Rojaar KeZor
                                                                      Rojaar KeZor  3 days back

                                                                      @9.20 Yes Linus very nice tities, no real need to point them out.

                                                                      • Bryan
                                                                        Bryan  3 days back

                                                                        OMG... 2k? Who the hell buys a monitor this expensive?

                                                                        • Garrett W.
                                                                          Garrett W.  3 days back

                                                                          I traded up on Letgo for a 32 inch ultawide, IPS, 144hz, G-sync LG monitor, and I have zero regrets, its amazing, and the price keeps crashing. literally no problems with it and its been 2 years.

                                                                          • DoctorShroom
                                                                            DoctorShroom  3 days back

                                                                            I noticed a little bit of music playing around 7 minutes in, I thought it was "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" and that things were about to go horribly wrong.

                                                                            • Diogo Cardoso
                                                                              Diogo Cardoso  3 days back

                                                                              What is 1st game appear?

                                                                              • Adrian A
                                                                                Adrian A  3 days back

                                                                                If a rich guy like Linus cant find the perfect monitor .... what does that say about deciding if its time to upgrade.... Naaahhhh.

                                                                                • JebesNikove
                                                                                  JebesNikove  3 days back

                                                                                  OK if he said those prices in the beginning I would have stooped watching at that moment 2k for a monitor JESUS....

                                                                                  • famas
                                                                                    famas  3 days back

                                                                                    the cat stealing his chair was the best part

                                                                                    • António Manuel Fidalgo

                                                                                      Great video....tks

                                                                                      • Jerold Gubatcho
                                                                                        Jerold Gubatcho  3 days back

                                                                                        I listened, and waited. Got me one of those new Ryzen cpu's. It's stonger than a gorilla on steroids I tell yah what. Thanks for giving good advice. It helps.

                                                                                        • jacob armendariz
                                                                                          jacob armendariz  3 days back

                                                                                          Linus: “as you can see we are at ycbcr4:4:4”

                                                                                          Me: “ya totally. I totally can see that and know what that means”.