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

  • 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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Comments • 4 764

  • Валерий Харитонов

    But for real - what 8-10 or 12 bps/rgb-420-422-444 we need to use in PC gaming right now? What settings is better?

    • Wurzelbert84
      Wurzelbert84  3 days back

      I am late to the party, but I would keep the LG and play HDR Cinematic games on my TV :P

      • Henrique Hidelbrando
        Henrique Hidelbrando  3 days back

        how can an ips monitor have 1ms of response time? sorry I'm BR and I don't understand the video

        • Leo
          Leo  4 days back

          LG lost the beam struggle. F.

          • Edward Jam
            Edward Jam  6 days back

            Haha the cat.

            • shcipwa
              shcipwa  1 weeks back

              I listened to Linus' verdict in this video and bought the pg35vq and also instantly had buyers remorse. Ended up swapping it for the LG and am MUUUCH happier. The LG IPS is heaps better than the VA ASUS, ghosting around local dimming zones is horrible for anything other than video

              • CerebuZ
                CerebuZ  7 days back

                Not sure if you're like Linus regards to must have epic HDR feature
                but hey LG made a new 38" 38GN950 with HDR 600
                but costing that sweet 175hz oc down to 160hz oc

            • Massik ὕβρις
              Massik ὕβρις  1 weeks back

              ycbcr was made for TV's to display movies , for example your Blu-ray communicate with your TV's using ycbcr format, because movies was made like that, it's more compressed format thant the RVB, You should always priorise RVB in monitors then other sittings, even more if you're using DP port

              • Dark Exsphere
                Dark Exsphere  1 weeks back

                Wait..... if my current LG 34UC89G is at 30% brightness because anymore strains me eyes..... should I even bother with a 1000 nits HDR monitor?

                • AntTaro
                  AntTaro  2 weeks back

                  linus looking at cat: this is shadow by the way

                  Also linus: Talking about shadow, RAID: Shadow Legends is our special sponsor for todays video. RAID: Shadow Legends is a mobile app you can download on either apple or android mobile devices... ans so on...

                  • Nathan Elcoate
                    Nathan Elcoate  2 weeks back

                    Lucky you're loaded and can have what ever tech you want - probably for free 😂😂

                    • tinostarks
                      tinostarks  2 weeks back

                      I feel like he cares too much about HDR, HDR on pc is still broke as shit in 2019/2020.

                      • Bladehawk
                        Bladehawk  2 weeks back

                        I ended up getting the LG and it was a tough call. One really stupid thing, the CD doesn't have the software to let you change the back RGB and it's not on the menu. Bizarre.

                        • Blindlight
                          Blindlight  2 weeks back

                          You just rejected the LG and then you say at the end its an absolutely great monitor! Lying for sheckles are we?

                          • A A
                            A A  2 weeks back

                            Also noticed he has about a $3,000 3D printer on the desk there...

                            • Eine kleine Nachtmusik
                              Eine kleine Nachtmusik  3 weeks back

                              Tough call. I see why you personally chose the ASUS in the end, but as a more PvE, RPG, and Strategy gamer, I would have gone with the LG. More real estate and less artifacts > Higher Contrast.

                              • Alex S.
                                Alex S.  3 weeks back

                                Like for a kitten 🐱

                                • Cuscuz com vinho
                                  Cuscuz com vinho  3 weeks back

                                  I got a Pulseway add with Linus on it before this video :0

                                  • Joshua Johnson
                                    Joshua Johnson  3 weeks back

                                    Imagine paying $2000 for a monitor that literally can't handle your cursor moving. Absolutely fucking insane.

                                    • AngryZombie808
                                      AngryZombie808  3 weeks back

                                      Trying to get yourself blind via HDR & to die for not eating to save up money to buy a monitor, get the Asus.
                                      Doesnt want to become blind & want to enjoy your gaming, buy the LG.

                                      • Tony Ayala
                                        Tony Ayala  3 weeks back

                                        What about the MSI OPTIX MPG341CQR 34" 144Hz. It would be a match for the LG and the ASUS?

                                        • Night Wolf
                                          Night Wolf  4 weeks back

                                          I'm deciding to get the asus rog swift pg35vq or two asus rog swift pg27uq what should I choose?

                                          • Funky
                                            Funky  1 months back

                                            why does he have a Boner for HDR who cares

                                            • Colin Parks
                                              Colin Parks  3 weeks back

                                              Everyone who is serious about image fidelity on games

                                            • Tasunke
                                              Tasunke  4 weeks back

                                              HDR is actually the greatest image quality improvement since FullHD. It's way more of an improvement than 4K resolution.
                                              Saying HDR is useless is at the same level than retards who said "who cares about 120Hz, I'm fine with 60Hz" when high refresh rates was a new thing.

                                          • BattleshipSailorBB63
                                            BattleshipSailorBB63  1 months back

                                            I'm disappointed this video wasn't done in 21:9 Ultrawide :/

                                            • Chad Anthony
                                              Chad Anthony  1 months back

                                              Brandon what would you do???? ..... does opposite 😂😂😂🤣

                                              • zvxcvxcz
                                                zvxcvxcz  1 months back

                                                "Local dimming zones." <-- Comes from bullshit dynamic contrast instead of real contrast that monitor makers don't want to mention anymore. If a monitor won't let you turn off the dynamic contrast nonsense then don't buy it.

                                                • FastBoy XB
                                                  FastBoy XB  1 months back

                                                  Hello, is strange because on LG site this screen does not exist, it have a 3440x1440 but is freessync 144hz. Can you explain

                                                  • zero15388
                                                    zero15388  1 months back

                                                    what's these monitors like for 4k movies?

                                                    • Techcent
                                                      Techcent  1 months back

                                                      10:57 its LG 38GL950G not ASUS PG35Q

                                                      • Ali Samin
                                                        Ali Samin  1 months back

                                                        Why does Linus always praise dark mode and yet he does not use dark mode on his home PC?

                                                        • StarDust
                                                          StarDust  1 months back

                                                          Very first world problem he can't decide which $2k monitor he like oh :(

                                                          "I picked the WRONG time to upgrade" but i was WRONG im gonna keep it.

                                                          • • iSRMyers •
                                                            • iSRMyers •  1 months back

                                                            why would u even turn on motion blur, it is so bad and not pleasing to look at

                                                            • SINッ
                                                              SINッ  1 months back

                                                              I was focusing on the cat instead of the actual video

                                                              • GaminSlime
                                                                GaminSlime  1 months back

                                                                Is no one gonna talk about the cat at 2:40 lol

                                                                • sirnicolas21
                                                                  sirnicolas21  1 months back

                                                                  cat trying to handle knife FTW

                                                                  • Derrick Williams
                                                                    Derrick Williams  1 months back

                                                                    Thumbs up for awesome monitors. Thumbs down for seamless butt.

                                                                    • LpAntorax
                                                                      LpAntorax  2 months back

                                                                      Interested in the LG, Amazon says its unavailable, just the freesync ones are there :C

                                                                      • kasa
                                                                        kasa  2 months back

                                                                        My life is complete when we get 4k UW monitors with 10bit colors, HDR and hardware that can run games at full settings 100+ FPS.

                                                                        • Kaden Picknell
                                                                          Kaden Picknell  3 weeks back

                                                                          Tasunke Same, I haven't heard anything more true in my life

                                                                        • Tasunke
                                                                          Tasunke  4 weeks back

                                                                          When that trully happens we all will want GPU running smooth at 8k.
                                                                          Current resolution and refresh rate would have made my teenage self go nuts 20 years ago. And here I am still wanting more.

                                                                      • Mr Mysterious
                                                                        Mr Mysterious  2 months back

                                                                        Just purchased the monitor and pleasantly surprised!

                                                                        • ninja cookie
                                                                          ninja cookie  2 months back

                                                                          are we just not gonna talk about his cable management

                                                                          • Marena Anosova
                                                                            Marena Anosova  2 months back

                                                                            what's the best gaming monitor?????

                                                                            • Julien Lauzon
                                                                              Julien Lauzon  2 months back

                                                                              its impossible that no one else reviewed it ! its already avaible !

                                                                              • Farar Rarara
                                                                                Farar Rarara  2 months back

                                                                                still waiting for those elusive 144hz 1440p ultrawide oled lg gaming ultragear series, hopefully next year.

                                                                                • kikolefou
                                                                                  kikolefou  2 months back

                                                                                  Where can we buy this monitor? It's been a couple of months I'm waiting for it and no where to find?

                                                                                  • Flying Pizza
                                                                                    Flying Pizza  2 months back

                                                                                    Who else saw the cat at 1:32

                                                                                    • NoNoobOunly
                                                                                      NoNoobOunly  2 months back

                                                                                      Let's have a talk about the msi optix mpg341cqr? I want to upgrade and this monitor looks perfect for me...
                                                                                      what is the raking on the monitor?

                                                                                      • Will Greer
                                                                                        Will Greer  2 months back

                                                                                        weird but what's that chair? need that color

                                                                                        • Ghazwan Alqaisy
                                                                                          Ghazwan Alqaisy  2 months back

                                                                                          is that an IPS panel? they usually turn into a circus show with local dimming

                                                                                          • Matthew Griffin
                                                                                            Matthew Griffin  2 months back

                                                                                            2400$ for a monitor Linus... u make me sick...:-( omg.... ASUS swift is expensive