I know which monitor now.https://www.pixiogaming.com/px329s
Only problem is I will need to find someone to cross ship it to Australia as they don't sell these outside the US yet, one of the local Australian monitor experts reviewed one and this checks every box in what I want and need without all the gamer rgb bs and fancy over the top looks. The price is good too. A monitor of similar specs here but uglier would easy be about 1500 AUD which there are actually none like it here. Out choices of monitors and hardware in general is very limited and normally least desirable models.
I have looked into monitor for about 2 years with none my fancy but this one is finally it. I knew about it for a while but I was still searching to see if any can beat it in my requirement and none have so this is the one.
My old monitor is a 19" cheapo AOC. My original 28" TN screen I got in 2008 died exactly the week the warranty ran out and viewsonic would not help, they didn't even have spares for it as they already phased it out before warranty. first and last time i ever get anything viewsonic.
I also had a Samsung after that which I got new in 2010 a 20", it died last year from LCD cancer. The LCD spontaneous self destructed starting from a single pixel and spreading all over. Hence the AOC I have now. The AOC is really rock solid, about 2010 vintage too and had good contrast but limited res and size and suffers dark bands at multiples of 75 fps greater than 1. It was $175 when new lol.
I was completely disinterested in getting a new monitor after my 28" died as monitors actually got smaller for a long time after which biggest being 24" and only pro 32" 3500AUD + being the next size up. Also the monitors slowed down too, mine was 1-2ms GTG and it too almost 10 years for them to get fast and big again. They finally caught up now. I think the industry was focused on image colour, LED backlighting and quality over speed and other failed tech like oled before they got quality, speed, size and color, contrast all reasonable now.
I wanted to get a good VA panel this time around or IPS at the worst. The pixio is VA, a quality one which the size and good res, but importantly the speed and low lag of TN. The cherry on top is the clean no nonsense look and price which is a massive plus to me. I also love the optional stand they got which also is function and no nonsense ascetics. The build quality on these are reviewed as outstanding. So I am defiantly excited about this model.