N3DS(XL): IPS vs TN Screens

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  1. Dragaan
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    Apparently the N3DS(XL) has been shipping with two types of screens (upper screen), one better than the other (IPS > TN)
    Some say that the N3DSXL only has an upper IPS screen, some disagree...

    Relevant 4Chan thread
    Relevant NeoGAF thread

    Overall, the screen situation seems to be a bit finicky, thoughts/pictures of your screens?
     
  2. andre104623

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    I think the XL's screens look like shit no matter which screen you have. This is the reason I bought a normal N3ds because if you put the normal and XL side by side the resolution on the Normal is sharp and very bight the colors look great then you look at the XL which shares the same resolution as the normal but has bigger screens so it really looks bad to me. Why can't nintendo give the XL a higher resolution is beyond me
     
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  3. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    You should link to the archive instead of the thread

    Anw my phone uses an IPS panel, so does my monitor. And it's pretty close to my Vita's OLED screen in terms of color and black. Only problem is the dithering artifact (?).
     
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    The vita's OLED screen is soooo much better then any 3ds in terms of resolution and color. But it doesn't really matter anyway because sony removed the OLED for a LCD which looks nowhere as good as the OLED. But the the vita is dead anyway so that makes the 3ds a obvious choice if your looking for a handheld gaming system
     
  5. fatsquirrel

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    Hmm, what Im more concerned. Are all versions of these screens manufactured by Sharp, as usual?
     
  6. piratesephiroth

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    100% bullshit.
    The only disadvantage of TNs is the color shifts at wider vieweing angles.
    How many people can play at the same time on a 3DS? Why the hell would it need to support a wide veiwing angle?
     
  7. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Adjustable 3D
     
  8. Pippin666

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    Because the top screen isn't just one screen, it's two embended to look like one only, wich both are place in angle for your eyes.

    Pip'
     
  9. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    No it's one screen.
     
  10. fatsquirrel

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    Mate you really need to chill on whatever you are taking :D

    Top screen consists of ONE display having several layers of filters added to it to be able to produce 3d picture. (theres a disassembly of it on some japanese page i believe).
     
  11. the_randomizer

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    Joke's on Nintendo, I can't even see 3D anyways lol. The normal 3DS is too small and strains my eyes looking at the smaller screen, XL all the way.
     
  12. lpchaim

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    Well, for one thing it does seem like it somewhat breaks the N3DS's face-tracking-enhanced 3d, according to some.
     
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  14. Nemix77

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    Nope, IPS panels almost always produce more accurate colors...I know this from my experience with calibrating LCD displays.

    As for the response time, the average IPS panel does have better response times and less ghosting than TN panels but nothing too noticeable the average human eye can detect.
     
  15. nervx

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    EDIT: wrong thread.