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Well see what you get. There may be permanent damage to the panel
Loosening the 4 screws actually helped a bit. I did take the front bezel off & checked the metal frame but it wasn't really that
tight around the screen. I still see some of the jagged lines on the right bottom but it's not that bad.
Tomorrow I will try a bit more.
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Glad to hear you made some progress. Hopefully you can tweak it some more tomorrow. Also, check to make sure the panel is sitting correctly in the case.
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Alright i finally have enough money to order one. Is the general consensus greensum or what? And should i go for a pixel perfect monitor or is it a waste of money? I have also read that overclocking may have harmfull effects or is this a load of crap. Last question is i have a r9 290 will i need any extra cables? Thanks all for your help.
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100% True! The seller he was looking at only had tempered glass with a matte panel! I contacted them myself because I was looking at the same monitor.....yes there have been glossy panel with glass, but not in this case.

" Hi

Thanks for contacting us.
It is glass in front of a matte screen.



If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you.

- accessorieswhole"


It doesn't get any more true than that....


As for the Asus monitor....each person has to decide for themselves what they can live with or deal with. Mechanically the Asus is great, the stand is great, it adjusts up and down easily and has a lot of range, the bezel fits perfect, it tilts well, it pivots good, the plastic is high quality, the plastic is not glossy, it's heavy for its size, it doesn't wobble, etc etc. And I got a perfect panel with no backlight bleeding or dead pixels or anything. A small few complained about some issues with the buttons and other random issues, but you have a warranty to take care of those issues without paying extra and in most cases ASUS actually responded to any negative reviews with an offer for help.

Your going to pay more...no way around that, so if you have $320 and getting more is a problem, then the choice is easy....

You will always find some bad reviews on every monitor, but with the Korean monitors, people are expecting certain issues and then happy if they don't experience them. With a name brand monitor that costs more, people are expecting perfection, so any little thing trips a complaint....so it's all a matter of perspective.

One bad thing about the Korean monitors that I was struggling with is....you know your getting a reject panel. This is just the way it is, something about it did not pass QC, weather you want to admit it or are tuned to seeing it, it's still a reject for some reason and many are not because of dead pixels (so buying pixel perfect does not mean it is not a reject for some other reason). It may be very minor and it could even be something that is not seen once together....but its a gamble.

Anyway, you get what you pay for in this world. It always seems to hold true. Of course this all depends on the type of person you are, how picky you are, and how much time your willing to put into something to make it right. The Korean monitors are worth what your paying as long as your not being duped by some of the ones that are priced too high. I am not bashing them. They are a viable option and in some ways (speed) they are better than the name brands. However, your not stuck at 60 Hz with the ASUS. Most seem to get 80-85 out of them.

For me, I don't have much free time to mess with stuff and I will pay more for less troubles and hassles. It was not always this way though. 20 years ago, I would have bought the Korean monitor just because it was cheaper and I would have rolled the dice, but as you get older, have kids, work more, commute longer, etc. your view on value changes. Money is easier to get and time is harder to find......

I am also super picky, so one bad pixel, a bowed out frame, or other issue would irritate me. If I got one with a problem, I would have a hard time living with it and so I just avoided the possibility by paying more and buying locally. I am sure I am in the minority on this thread...so please don't think I am trying to talk anyone out of the Korean monitor. I was very close to buying one myself and it was not an easy choice.
Yeah i also contacted the same seller and they told me 100% it will be tempered glass and glossy, then they changed it to a 50 50 chance of it being matte or glossy under the tempered glass the second time i asked. I know for a FACT that i got tempered glass and glossy (from accesorieswhole) like a few others on here. They don't know what they are selling.

As for the asus, well while these are rejects, i believe they are rejects for higher grade panels, like the top end samsung pls panels selling for $1100 here in AUS. The black levels on my asus were terrible and the matte finish was a negative. I would pick the qnix over the asus every single time.
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I've tried searching to see if this issue has been brought up before but amidst the 1000+ pages it eventually became too daunting.

I was looking to purchase two additional X-Star's and stand them in portrait mode for an Eyefinity setup as keeping them in landscape mode may not work as well due to how big they are. However I noticed an issue once I took a closer look at the VESA mounting on the back. The mounting holes are aligned just fine if you plan on keeping it in landscape mode as they are placed correctly in the middle going from left to right, however vertically they are placed a good couple of inches lower than center. There's at least a couple inches more space above the mounting holes than there is below it. Now I've never attempted this kind of setup before but it seems to me once the monitor is flipped vertically the bracket will be a good deal off of center to either the left or the right which may cause issues when trying to get three as close as possible side by side.

So my question is does anyone have these mounted in portrait mode and did you run into any difficulty? What did to use to accomplish it? I saw this triple stand VESA mount last night and thought for $70 it would serve nicely.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BDT072S/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=36ELPQS1C5JV&coliid=I1LWA81YL0BFSD
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So the volume controls don't seem to work for me on my X-Star, any idea why? I know there's no volume display on the monitor, but I can't even find my monitor on my audio sources on my computer; pic related: http://i.imgur.com/jxik9AE.png - None of these are my X-Star and regardless, I've tried them all with no luck. Yes I have show disabled and disconnected devices checked.
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Did you plug in the speaker wire?
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So 100% fine now !

Tried the dvi-I and it works amazing.

Try another DVI port folks thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Hardrock View Post

Glad to hear you made some progress. Hopefully you can tweak it some more tomorrow. Also, check to make sure the panel is sitting correctly in the case.

Thank you for all your help.
My wife is loving the new screen. If I did not mention anything to her about the bleeding she would never even have noticed!
She says, "I don't see anything wrong with it, it's fine! LOL
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So I have one Qnix and one X-Star(same display) but for some reason I can't get the (x-star) display to setup in a dual display configuration on windows 8.1. GPU is a HD 7950, the ports the displays are using are both of the DVI's. Anyone have suggestions? You can PM me too if you want.
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