[Guide] TN and IPS Displays - Which does my 3DS have?

Discussion in '3DS - Tutorials' started by NekoMichi, Jan 12, 2016.

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Which model do you have?

  1. 2DS + TN

    15 vote(s)
    2.1%
  2. 2DS + IPS

    3 vote(s)
    0.4%
  3. O3DS + TN

    68 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. O3DS + IPS

    14 vote(s)
    2.0%
  5. O3DSXL + TN

    46 vote(s)
    6.4%
  6. O3DSXL + IPS

    13 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. N3DS + TN

    73 vote(s)
    10.2%
  8. N3DS + IPS

    20 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. N3DSXL + TN

    103 vote(s)
    14.4%
  10. N3DSXL + IPS

    214 vote(s)
    29.9%
  11. 2DS + Dual IPS

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
  12. O3DS + Dual IPS

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
  13. O3DS XL + Dual IPS

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
  14. N3DS + Dual IPS

    26 vote(s)
    3.6%
  15. N3DSXL + Dual IPS

    103 vote(s)
    14.4%
  16. N2DSXL + TN

    5 vote(s)
    0.7%
  17. N2DSXL + IPS

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  1. Elrom

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    Ok, so I'm new to this IPS vs TN displays... I have a 3DS with IPS on top, and TN on bottom, and recently I got another one with dual TNs... Previously I've seen videos about this and thought, "damn, what a difference". Than I got one with dual TNs... and I was surprised.
    To know if I had a TN display I had to do the test of tilting the console to unnatural viewing angles to check what I got. I mean, I didn't notice anything bad with it.
    The 3D effect looked great on both consoles.
    Maybe I was lucky and got well calibrated displays? :/ Maybe pictures exacerbate the "problem"?
     
  2. Mikemk

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    They have varience, the best TN is better than the worst IPS. But IPS is better on average.
     
  3. Asia81

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    What's the best quality between TN and IPS?
    I have TN for both screen on a New 3DS XL.
     
  4. NekoMichi
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    Many people prefer IPS displays because of the improved viewing angles and image contrast.
     
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  5. S2GilMuders

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    Lol xD my lucky bastard <3
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  6. DarkDante

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    Guys I bought a galaxy model let's see what I get

    Well I got fucked by Nintendo, used the homebrew there and said it Is a TN display in both sides.

    Fuck! It is a Galaxy Model. It was assembled this year.
     
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    I got an N3DS from japan and did a region change to it. Its a white model, since they dont make those for America. When I use 3DSident, it says i have a (US) N3DS XL Red
    Screens: Upper IPS Lower IPS

    I dont know if its lying to me D:
     
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  10. DarkDante

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    Maybe is not accurate, maybe I have the small chance my N3DSXL have a IPS. Lol
     
  11. Joel16

    Joel16 Ils ne passeront pas

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    Doesn't concern you.
    It's not lying to you.
    Also, red isn't referring to your 3DS's colour. It refers to model's code name, i.e N3DS XL = Red. Another example would be O3DS = CTR

    It is accurate, it uses the same function to grab the screen vendors that ctraging uses.
     
  12. Mikemk

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    The codename is snake, not red.
     
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    Doesn't concern you.
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  14. Panic.exe

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    My galaxy n3ds xl has tn on top and ips on bottom O.o
     
  15. tiberiusb

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    "To be clear, many of these issues have been improved upon, but due to the underlying science of LCD TN panels, cannot be completely resolved. In fact, many of these issues -- like uneven backlighting, motion blur, input lag, and dead/stuck pixels -- are inherent issues across all LCD panel types."

    and

    "TN panels do have the advantages of lower response times and higher refresh rates than other panel types/CRTs."

    Not only that, but not all IPS displays are the same. I have an Apple monitor from 2011 that has an IPS display that is better than other, newer, cheaper IPS displays in an inexpensive laptop I own.

    To top that all off... all LCD displays can't touch OLEDs for color vividness and accuracy. especially the blacks. So even IPS is like...whatever in terms of technology for technologies sake at this point.

    The 3DS is worthwhile because of it's game library. I also have a Vita and a Switch. Both those consoles are superior in various ways, but I still use my 3DS more because of the games available for it. Have fun gaming y'all and don't freak out about hardware, in the long run it's not worth it.

    Source : gamersnexus.net/guides/1890-panel-comparison-tn-ips-pls-va-crt
     
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  16. Live_Steam_Mad

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    To those of you who have the BLACK N3DSXL, do ANY of them have DUAL IPS ? If so, can you please give the first part of the serial and what region it is and what shop you got it from and where? Thanks.

    Regards,

    AG
     
  17. Mikemk

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    No clue, USA, Amazon, USA
     
  18. Tac 21

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    shit... Im willing ti bet this affects the "DS mode washed out" complaints more.
     
  19. Hammyface

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    I got 4 of the N3DS XL amazon SNES exclusives. All 4 were dual TN!! :angry:

    Serial numbers:

    QW1296 (x3)
    QW1292
     
  20. Hammyface

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    I can add two more snes n3ds xl systems to the list. Both dual TN

    QW1926
    QW1294

    That makes six total SNES edition n3ds xl systems that I've purchased and all six were dual TN. I don't think we're getting any IPS systems with this release :(
     
  21. RabidWookie

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    Doesn't the TN screen have less ghosting due to the lower response time, better battery life, and more detail due to the less saturated colors? It doesn't seem like the IPS is the universally superior screen that most claim it is.
     
  22. zoogie

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    I agree that IPS looks better than TN, but buying $1200 worth of 3ds systems just to find an IPS is just freakin' nuts.
    You could buy a really nice laptop for that money -- with a guaranteed IPS screen even.
     
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