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Updated July 2021.
This is a list of monitors that meet the following criteria:
- Native 120Hz+ panel and supports 120Hz input at 720p+.
- 40” diagonal or larger
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- flat, not curved
Features that do not affect IIDX or BMS simulators will not be explicitly called out; such as FreeSync, G-Sync, HDR, and so on.
For reference, according to this page, Lightning Model cabs use the following primary display:
- Manufactuer: GTT
- Model: TLK-4300
- 43” VA panel at native 1080p 120Hz.
- Cab boots into Windows at 1080p@120Hz, and then switches to 1600x900@120Hz when the game boots. DisplayPort cable is used.
- The game is still native 720p; it just gets upscaled. Presumably, the GPU scales the game from 720p to 900p full screen, and then the monitor upscales 900p to fit 1080p panel.
43”, VA panel, 4K, 144HZ, $1500. Tom’s hardware review
43”, VA panel, 4K, 120Hz. Around $1000. TFTCentral review
43”, VA panel, 4K, 144Hz. Around $1500. Tom’s hardware review.
43”, VA panel, 4K, 144Hz, HDMI 2.1. Suspected to be around $1400, projected to have October 2021 release.
43”, VA panel, 4K, HDMI 2.1. Available for around $1050. Tom’s hardware review.
There are also a handful of TVs that are small enough (less than 55”) and support native 120Hz input; e.g.,
- Sony X85J
- Sony X90J
- LG NANO85
- LG 48CX (OLED)
- REGZA 43Z730X
… and so on. This is a rapidly growing segment especially in 2021 – you should look for reviews on rtings.com. Make sure the size of TV you are buying actually uses a 120Hz panel - it is common for TV manufacturers to use 120Hz panels for larger sizes but only 60Hz for smaller sizes of the same model – Samsung is the worst offender in this regard.