Well My x-star came in. I thought I might have some back light bleed in the top center, and "ips glow" in the bottom left, but maybe that is also backlight bleed? This picture looks bright, but yet somehow i think it understates bottom left corner issue.
Overall image is still nice. I recently bought an HP Zr30w despite the threads the 27" were better for gaming. I don't have prior experience with IPS glow, but the corners were definitely "glowy" in black scenes in the corners on the HP. I might have expecting too much (basically no glow) so long as I got lucky on this one. So BLB or glow? I pretty much know the funky stuff up top is blb.