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post #11 of 18
It's likely a film with an adhesive, and you're definitely risking causing enough visible damage to complicate your return. Why not just take it back and talk to a MC manager to see what your options are first?
   
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I've boxed them up. Going to take them back today. Too bad. Seems like previous batches were glossy?
post #13 of 18
Pretty sure they were glossy up until recently, according to your findings. Might want to ask here too:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1257538/microcenter-now-carrying-the-27-2560x1440-korean-ips-monitors

No official club thread for these monitors, but this was the closest to one.
   
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post #14 of 18
These monitors are just made with tossed panels, it just so happens their most recent batch all had AG coating on them. You are rolling the dice on any non name brand monitor you buy. (Shimian, Yamakasi, Overlord, Auria, Monoprice. etc.)

There are plenty of people popping up with AG coating on their Auria's now.
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There are plenty of people popping up with AG coating on their Auria's now.

I just came back from Microcenter, saw the monitor, it has the AG coating and IMO the coating looks AWFUL! It's like looking through dusty screen, it's difficult to read, wanted to buy but changed my mind after seeing it. BTW, I'm used to working with matte screen, have 2 samsungs with AG coating and they are fine.

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post #16 of 18
I also got the one with AG screen and it was not that bad at all. I'll wait for a couple of weeks and will proceed on removing the AG coating.

I found this site very helpful so I will be following this;

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1674033


Darn 4-5 hours of wait !!!!
post #17 of 18
I just picked up the Auria EQ276W 2560x1440 Monitor tonight at Micro Center. The one on display had the glossy panel. When I got it home, it has the anti glare panel. Not really disappointed because I've never had a glossy monitor and was not sure I'd like it. So I am ok with it. I was concerned that I got the wrong thing until I read this thread. another thing, on the box it stated that it was only 16.7 million colors and not the 1.7 billion like Micro center web site states. I asked the sales dude and he said it was indeed the 10 bit, they probably marked the box wrong. Everything else was the same...

This is my first IPS Monitor and I did not purchase it for gaming, I am a photographer and purchased it for editing photos, so far I am happy.

how can you tell if you have a dead pixel?

thanks!
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16.7 million should be correct, as these are not 10-bit panels.
   
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