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Poll Results: Which would you keep? Based on the issues.

 
  • 72% (13)
    U2713HM
  • 27% (5)
    PB278Q
18 Total Votes  
post #11 of 15
It's kind of hard to pick apart the difference in IQ from photos but I think the dead pixels would have pushed me towards the Dell as well. Call it OCD, but when I pay for 3686400 pixels, I want every last one of them to work! biggrin.gif

Grats on the new monitor, glad you're happy with it!
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior View Post

It's kind of hard to pick apart the difference in IQ from photos but I think the dead pixels would have pushed me towards the Dell as well. Call it OCD, but when I pay for 3686400 pixels, I want every last one of them to work! biggrin.gif

Grats on the new monitor, glad you're happy with it!

Thanks Booty. I have OCD too and all I could see was that dot eventually. I was happy with it otherwise. Great product and I could have kept searching for another but thought I'd give both a try.

I see you got yourself quite the monitor yourself. thumb.gif



Edit : I added an iPhone video of both monitors playing avatar I added to the OP. It's not the best qaulity and at first I wasn't going to show it but decided, what the hell. I apologize up front.


After a bit of time with the U2713HM.....

For the PB2768Q to be competitive with the U2713HM it needs to be priced $50-$75 less. The U2713HM offers features and a tad better quality the PB278Q doesn't and nothing that the U2713HM can't do as good or better in some cases.


Though the PB278Q does come with all the cords for the monitor inputs the U2713HM is only missing thr HDMI cord. The U2713HM offers four USB 3.0 ports and ability to plug external blu-ray via HDMI at native 28 Hz. The hugest perk is out of the box Factory pre-calibrated sRGB spectrum. The PB278Q is more bare bones no extras with comparable performance gaming and movies after user calibrates it.

As for the difference in LED back lighting vs PWM is only a problem for those PWM flicker effects. Does my eyes feel less strained with the U2713HM I can't tell as of yet as PWM doesn't effect me.

Glad it did end up the way it did I guess....either way if first one was mint I'd have not even gave the U2713HM a try. Got the better deal even though that wasn't the main concern when looking at the quality issues between both.

In the end....Picked up the U2713HM for $65 less and got more features. Had the PB278Q been priced lower then the U2713HM then I might have searched for another PB278Q instead.
     
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post #13 of 15
Thanks for posting all those pics... My Asus PA248Q has similar (to slightly worse) bleed, and I was contemplating exchanging it to another panel... but i guess its pretty standard.
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id=050876

$290 after rebate smile.gif
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post #14 of 15
The left panel is the better of the two in my opinion. I see lower dynamic range and resulting colour banding on the right. The deeper blacks are an illusion. Looks to me like the blacks are swamping the shadowed regions, reducing fine detail in the shadows. The highlights are also slightly blown out relative to the panel on the left but not as noticeably as the blacks. You probably wouldn't notice it except you have them side by side.
post #15 of 15
On the weekend I compared the PB278Q and LG 27EA83R-D side by side.

The LG uses the same panel (checked the part number) as the Dell shown here.
In person with the screens calibrated and displaying sRGB images, I confirmed (in my subjective opinion) that the LG panel is very marginally superior with respect to its ability to offer deep contrast like the Samsung PLS panel, but without swamping the fine detail in shadows and without blowing the highlights.

With both screens correctly calibrated I have to say that the difference between them was less obvious than in the images on this thread, but still obvious enough for me to choose decisively.

In addition, the PB278Q colours still seemed slightly oversaturated when trying to display sRGB content, although you wouldn't have picked it so easily if it hadn't been sitting right next to the LG panel. The images were both being displayed on Windows 8 - not my first choice for faithful colour reproduction but probably better representative of the majority of potential buyers.

Finally, the LG's very light antiglare coating was slightly better at dealing with glare from high levels of fluorescent lighting overhead without sacrificing black levels and sharpness.

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