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Large 120Hz monitors for beatmania IIDX Infinitas

Table of contents
  1. Disclaimers
  2. Lightning Model display
  3. Acer
    1. Acer Predator CG7 (CG437K Pbmiiippuzx)
  4. Asus
    1. Asus ROG Strix XG438Q
    2. Asus ROG Swift PG43UQ
    3. Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ
  5. Gigabyte
    1. Gigabyte Aorus FV43U
  6. TVs

Disclaimers

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.

Lightning Model display

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.

Acer

Acer Predator CG7 (CG437K Pbmiiippuzx)

Official website

43”, VA panel, 4K, 144HZ, $1500. Tom’s hardware review

Asus

Asus ROG Strix XG438Q

Official website

43”, VA panel, 4K, 120Hz. Around $1000. TFTCentral review

Asus ROG Swift PG43UQ

Official website

43”, VA panel, 4K, 144Hz. Around $1500. Tom’s hardware review.

Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ

Official website

43”, VA panel, 4K, 144Hz, HDMI 2.1. Suspected to be around $1400, projected to have October 2021 release.

Gigabyte

Gigabyte Aorus FV43U

Official website

43”, VA panel, 4K, HDMI 2.1. Available for around $1050. Tom’s hardware review.

TVs

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.