How many of you here are actually mad that your 3DS has TN displays?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by mario-lucis-caelum, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. mario-lucis-caelum

    mario-lucis-caelum GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 12, 2016
    I used to be so pissed off about this cause in my mind Nintendo screwed me over by giving me a 3DS that had a lower quality screen compared to those people who were lucky enough to score ips displays. I mean, I paid the same amount as anyone else had so shoudn't I get the same high quality product that they did? But now that I have hacked my 3DS I don't really mind the screen that much sure the colors are a bit washed out and dull compared to ips ones but I'm screwing Nintendo over as well by pirating their games so it's all good.

    Just curious how many of you here are mad about the crappy TN screen.
  2. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Sakura思い

    Jan 11, 2016
    Personally I'm quite the opposite, all but one of my consoles have TN screens, it doesn't bother me really
  3. leerpsp

    leerpsp GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 22, 2014
    United States
    It does not bother me ether i don't really care because ether way in the end i can still play my games on them.
  4. invaderyoyo

    invaderyoyo invader

    Mar 17, 2014
    United States
    Southern California
    Right here. All of my n3dsxl's have been Top IPS or dual IPS. Recently, though, I got a good deal on a brand new Fire Emblem N3DSXL. The top turned out to be TN...

    I won't even use the thing. The color difference doesn't bother me so much, but what really does it is the ghosting. TN screens ghost more than IPS and it's super noticeable when playing SNES games.
  5. Logan Pockrus

    Logan Pockrus Knawledge is key.

    Jan 1, 2016
    United States
    How can you even tell if it has TN displays? I've never even thought about it.
  6. hyprskllz

    hyprskllz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 19, 2016
    I don't care. IMO it isn't something you can brag to your friends, some of them won't even care about it.
    What you should see is the games displayed on those screens, not the screens itself. :)
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  7. RivenMain

    RivenMain GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 12, 2016
    United States
    When I consider the price difference between tn to ips it becomes a no brainer that unless nintendo makes them themselves for a cheaper cost they lose out on money as each ips screen can go for 50$ well tn is 20-30 in the end its what makes them the best profit. My first was dual tn o3dsxl Found it outside in a park so no complaints xD. eventually the screen got a few dead pixels and stopped turning on, Went around shopping for a dual ips n3dsxl for a while eventually found one. At first its felt like "oh that's nice," because you couldn't really tell a color difference until you put a tn by it. I wasn't mad about what I had before, but for the money you pay you want the best, but if you don't know the difference then its not nintendo's, but the comsumers fault for not knowing what they're buying unless they simply don't know and wanna play the games which is pretty much why you'd be buying the 3ds.
  8. DinohScene

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    No, But I'm angry at people complaining about it.

    I couldn't care less.
    TN or IPS sucks compared to the Vita's glorious OLED.
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  9. mario-lucis-caelum

    mario-lucis-caelum GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 12, 2016
    I disagree. If you're going to purchase a product, which in this case is a new xl, you're going to automatically assume that all models have the same build quality. Also, if you look at a 3DS display model on your local game store, you'll see that they are actually using dual ips 3DS'. So they actually advertising the new xl as having dual ips displays.
  10. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Not many I assume. If this was such an issue, the 3ds wouldn't have walloped it's pretty-screened direct competition 62 mil to 15.

    You always hear about this though due to a noisy minority who expects a toy company, Nintendo, to make fancy audio-visual gear. It's not what they do. They make toys that focus on fun over technology -- and until mobile came -- it worked very well. (and don't tell me kids prefer their phones over 3ds because teh HD IPS screen, that's BS)
  11. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Panties

    Sep 13, 2009
    At the end of another lost highway
    I don't care. It's not like I paid more or less for the screens, so I don't care what screen I got.
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  12. RivenMain

    RivenMain GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 12, 2016
    United States
    All models do share the same build quality just not screens, I didn't notice that though. I live in a small town where they took the displays down. If your selling a product though you'd want the product to look the best you can make it so I can't say I discourage it from Nintendo.
  13. Xiphiidae


    Sep 13, 2009
    To be honest, I find it a little strange that people would care that much in the first place. Each to one's own, I suppose, but I just don't care.
  14. thekarter104

    thekarter104 GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 28, 2013
    United States
    I have no clue,l never saw a difference. I probably have a TN screen because I bought the 3DS in 2011.
  15. anonynom

    anonynom Punchyleaf

    Aug 19, 2015
    United States
    New Jersey
    I was a little disheartened at first but now I couldn't give a flying dinkyl honestly. It doesn't make the system any less playable and I do have a dual IPS system even if it did bother me.
  16. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Aug 29, 2010
    Somewhere in this Earth
    I honestly do not give a rat's ass about something so insignificant since it has never been the main selling point of the 3ds.
  17. bahamut920

    bahamut920 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 23, 2009
    United States
    I have both a dual IPS n3DS XL and a dual TN o3DS. I honestly can't tell the difference unless viewing at extreme angles. The ghosting on the 3DS is nowhere near as bad as it was on the original PSP-1000; I find it barely noticeable, if at all. I didn't even think to check until after I'd gotten my n3DS home and played with it for a while.

    Put the "cursor" on the Notifications app (the one with the big green speech bubble. Then move the console around while keeping your head in the same spot, and make sure to change viewing angles. If the icon changes color, you have a TN display.

    I think only new 3DS units even have the possibility of having an IPS display. If you have an o3DS, you almost 100% have dual TN displays.
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  18. Blue_Mew

    Blue_Mew ded

    Oct 2, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Faraway Island
    There aren't IPS O3DS afaik.

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    I'm just pissed mine has a dead pixel lol.
  19. chaosrunner

    chaosrunner Substitute Soul Reaper

    Sep 27, 2015
    Hueco Mundo
    yes another theread for tn and ips screens its not like we have over 10 of these threads or anything btw i have tn cus old 3ds

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  20. Icirrus

    Icirrus GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2015
    Somewhere close to my 3DS
    Not sure why you're so salty. It's a screen which doesn't effect the gameplay at all. Yes I was able to get IPS displays. I have 1 out of 8 3DSes with a TN display. Doesn't matter at all. In normal gameplay you shouldn't notice. Don't try to justify pirating with a shitty excuse "Oh I don't have a nice screen. Let me be a douche and pirate. Yeah that'll show them" Dude.... Stop being a child
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