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post #901 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Kiracubed View Post

Lurking for a bit, so I just wanna ask: Are EVERY panel being shipped as of the last month or more all matte screens now?
Pretty much. There was never one monitor with two different screens. The model with the glossy screen is a completely different monitor and outside box than the matte monitor.
post #902 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Grimster View Post

Pretty much. There was never one monitor with two different screens. The model with the glossy screen is a completely different monitor and outside box than the matte monitor.

Oh, so the box looks completely different, too? Anyone still have the box to show how it would look?
post #903 of 1116
The box is the same, with the exception of the handles. Plastic handles are the glossy monitors, and cut outs are the matte.
post #904 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Eyeage View Post

The box is the same, with the exception of the handles. Plastic handles are the glossy monitors, and cut outs are the matte.

Incorrect by scientific standards.

The box is very different. The glossy monitor is packaged in a box much smaller than the matte. Also, it has completely different specifications on the box, wattage, size, weight ect. Its a completely different monitor. No you can not mistake the two boxes for being the same, that's impossible.
post #905 of 1116
Before buying this monitor, know that these are not A grade panels inside these units. All units exhibit lower contrast and washed-out blacks on the lower left side of the panel. I have never seen a normal monitor like this and it effects all of these matte Aurias, and even some of the Dell units that use the same panel. It's one reason I returned mine. The shift in contrast in the lower left side of the panel is inexcusable.

Buyer beware.
post #906 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Grimster View Post

Before buying this monitor, know that these are not A grade panels inside these units. All units exhibit lower contrast and washed-out blacks on the lower left side of the panel. I have never seen a normal monitor like this and it effects all of these matte Aurias, and even some of the Dell units that use the same panel. It's one reason I returned mine. The shift in contrast in the lower left side of the panel is inexcusable.

Buyer beware.

This guy is a trollolol... I do not have a "shift" in contrast in the lower left side of the panel, as mentioned here. The statement of "not grade A" panels is only agreed on about the glossy version. I don't think I've seen or heard a single complaint about picture quality, dead/stuck pixels, or screen uniformity regarding the matte version (we disregard grimtroll around here). While the AG is aggressive, it doesn't bother everyone (myself included), but it seems to be the majority of the complaint (that and the limited color control options on the panel itself - nothing a GPU controller can't handle). Most microcenters have one on display, so you can evaluate it yourself if you live near.

Otherwise, I'd consider the monoprice version (glossy) since you can get 20% off their listed price of $390. That said, it's been on back order for over a month now.
post #907 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Grimster View Post

Before buying this monitor, know that these are not A grade panels inside these units. All units exhibit lower contrast and washed-out blacks on the lower left side of the panel. I have never seen a normal monitor like this and it effects all of these matte Aurias, and even some of the Dell units that use the same panel. It's one reason I returned mine. The shift in contrast in the lower left side of the panel is inexcusable.

Buyer beware.

0/10

Go back to your Apple store with your Mac display.
post #908 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Kiracubed View Post

Oh, so the box looks completely different, too? Anyone still have the box to show how it would look?

Oh, wow I'm glad I can help you!


Went to Microcenter today, found what may be the last 2 glossy Aurias in existence. The one with the opened box was in pretty bad shape (they're both open box, just one of them had the box already open):



Here's what it looked like when I pulled the better one out of the box at Microcenter:


and after I cleaned it with a wet paper towel:


So I bought it. This Auria is really nice!!! Despite a few small scratches to the bezel, I don't see any cosmetic damages to the screen, no dead or stuck pixels, and it powers on fine. Monster power brick that gets hot though, and when I turn it on I hear a slight chirp sound, something to do with the electricity. Nothing seems wrong with it however, the cahsier told me it was returned from the manufacturer? Now I'm going to test it and see how it looks compared to my catleap. I assume that this is the original glossy version, so the color calibration earlier in this thread applies to this monitor? The panel is the same as my Catleap and not that of the U2711 (on the newer matte Aurias) correct?

If you did not see my earlier post, I am interested in this Auria because I can hook up a PS3 to it (where my Catleap only has 1 DVI port, no speakers, no scalar), the Auria has all of this. They should be the same panel, however I am a little worried about the input lag in the Auria due to having more inputs.

Edit: some pics are in smile.gif They're kind of poor quality in low light conditions, so forgive me if they aren't accurate looking. For each screen I switched the color profile. For the Auria I used one in this thread. For the Catleap I used the D65 profile in the Catleap thread.

Backlight Bleed:
Catleap:


Auria (not sure if there's a ton of backlight bleed or it's just that much brighter than my Catleap):


White screen
Catleap (you cant see it but there is one dead pixel a little up and to the right of the center):


Auria (no dead pixels!):


Gradient

Catleap:


Auria:


HD Picture comparison (skewed maybe? phone camera, bad lighting)

Catleap:


Auria:


Catleap:


Auria:


Catleap:


Auria:


Again I'm so sorry if the photos are to bad to discern the differences. I'm not a photographer at all, this was taken on my GS3 at 8pm, so like I said it might not be accurate frown.gif I just wanted to get some preliminary pictures though. With that said, can you notice a difference?

Tonight I have no more time, tomorrow I will test the input lag in gaming. But if I record both monitors side by side in game and upload it somewhere, will the input lag still stand out if there's any? I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this smile.gif
Edited by apav - 3/19/13 at 5:56pm
post #909 of 1116
Thanks for the pictures. This confirms that the uneducated engineers that setup these Auria monitors, both glossy and matte, have overblown the gamma producing awful washout as you can clearly see in the pictures. Its one reason I returned mine. The black levels are a joke as you can see in the pictures. Worse than cheap TN monitors. Blacks are grey. This monitor simply does not produce black, only gray at its darkest points.

Also the backlight bleed and shifts in contrast across the screen as you can see in the pictures is HORRENDOUS., Its not the camera, my monitor had this as well. You people really need to know what you are buying before dumping $400 on this.
Edited by Grimster - 3/19/13 at 9:49pm
post #910 of 1116
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Originally Posted by Grimster View Post

Thanks for the pictures. This confirms that the uneducated engineers that setup these Auria monitors, both glossy and matte, have overblown the gamma producing awful washout as you can clearly see in the pictures. Its one reason I returned mine. The black levels are a joke as you can see in the pictures. Worse than cheap TN monitors. Blacks are grey. This monitor simply does not produce black, only gray at its darkest points.

Also the backlight bleed and shifts in contrast across the screen as you can see in the pictures is HORRENDOUS., Its not the camera, my monitor had this as well. You people really need to know what you are buying before dumping $400 on this.

Seriously guy... go troll somewhere else. Why aren't you banned yet?
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