Samsung Odyssey G7 Curved Gaming Monitor, 32 Inch, 240hz, 1000R, 1ms, 1440p , Black
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Photos should be taken in a darkened room at a shutter speed which captures what you see reliably and doesn’t over-expose the image. If you would like to get early access to future reviews please consider becoming a TFT Central supporter. The stand offers a full range of ergonomic adjustments with tilt, height, swivel and even rotate provided. Ultrawide Game View: Simulates a 21:9 aspect ratio for ultrawide gaming; you'll see black bars on the top and bottom.
There are many reasons why a product may be classed as used ranging from missing manuals or software to simply having been opened or having damaged packaging. With macOS only, HDR doesn't work while in Game Mode, so you have to choose between a 144Hz signal in SDR with low input lag or a 120Hz signal in HDR with higher input lag. Don’t just take a photo at the default brightness which is almost always far too high and not a realistic usage condition. The Samsung Odyssey G7/G70B S32BG70 and the Gigabyte M32U are comparable 4k, 32-inch monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate.
There is however a slight slope of the edges on the right and left hand side so it looks a little thicker when you view the screen from the front. We also measured the screen after adjusting only the OSD controls, to obtain the optimal setup without a full calibration, and without the use of an ICC correction profile.
The oversaturation in greens and reds has certainly been restricted well, although there is a small amount of over-coverage still in most shades. There may be a need to switch between different overdrive settings in some cases, depending on your usually attained refresh rate output and graphics card capability.
Although many of the OSD settings in the ‘Picture’ menu were now locked, thankfully we still had control over the brightness and so could set this sRGB mode up to a comfortable level.
On a black image from a side view there is very little glow from the panel, and the deep blacks and strong contrast ratio are still evident. The Samsung Odyssey G70B has low input lag for a responsive feel with high-frame-rate signals like at 144Hz and 120Hz.The part being used is a Samsung CY-PT315PLLV1F SVA (VA-type) technology panel with a custom backlight.
The screen behaves as it should in this regard, with a reduction in the luminance output of the screen controlled by the reduction in the OSD brightness setting. There is 1 transition from black > grey that is >15ms but only just, and in practice there is hardly any black smearing visible. With these settings, you can only send a fixed 144Hz refresh rate with VRR disabled, so we had to use a workaround to measure the input lag at 120Hz and 60Hz while still in Game Mode with the 'PC' input and VRR disabled. The higher refresh rates supported by the screen really do help improve motion clarity and reduce perceived blur, making the screen far better for gaming than 60Hz-only models.
Also see our recommendations for the best 4k 144Hz monitors, the best 4k gaming monitors, and the best monitors for Xbox Series X. Also, the Samsung has better motion handling with 60Hz signals, but the LG has lower input lag at 60Hz for a more responsive feel. The Samsung has a bigger 32-inch screen, but that means it has lower pixel density and slightly worse pixel density. This parcel needs to be accepted at the post office so that the bar code can be scanned and a receipt issued for your parcel. The colour balance felt pretty good out of the box and you could tell that the screen was using a wide gamut backlight, as the colours looked vivid and bright, especially greens and reds.