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post #191 of 25893
Even if a monitor has some back light bleed/dead pixels, do you guys think they are still a stealt? Also, I'm undecided between Glossy and Matte. My current monitor is Matte, but I've also never had glossy. Any input?
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If you actually read both threads, you would notice that the X-Stars do not have the same boards, which many people have noted have been more limiting to the overclocks. When questioned, the various sellers have said that the panels are the same, however the boards are "likely the same"....aka they are different. It really won't hurt you to search for your answers. thumb.gif

Considering my X-Star has a higher overclock than anyone else has posted so far with a QNIX, I'm not sure I can agree with that.

Also, all the sellers I contacted prior to buying said the internals are identical. They said the "frame" is different, but aside from the logo on the bottom, I don't see any difference there either, so perhaps thy mean the internal metal frame, which might explain why people with X-Stars don't panel play nearly as much.
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Fair enough and thanks all. I didn't think to look for individual threads here; should have. Just happened to find this club on the front page yesterday. Everything just said will certainly be helpful to others as well.
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post #194 of 25893
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Even if a monitor has some back light bleed/dead pixels, do you guys think they are still a stealt? Also, I'm undecided between Glossy and Matte. My current monitor is Matte, but I've also never had glossy. Any input?

Glossy can have a nicer, sharper, more contrast picture, but also shows glare. If you are near lots of windows, stick with matte. If not, go glossy.

Backlight bleed is only noticeable on a black screen, and is fixable. It is not something to return for. Dead pixels is what you don't want, and yes the monitor is an incredible steal right now. Even big name companies don't make a 120hz 2560x1440 27" IPS monitor, and especially not at this price.
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Fair enough and thanks all. I didn't think to look for individual threads here; should have. Just happened to find this club on the front page yesterday. Everything just said will certainly be helpful to others as well.

Added under FAQ, which monitor should I buy? Qnix or X-star.


I am also thinking about changing the name of the club/thread from "The Korean PLS Monitor Club" to "The Qnix and X-star Owners Club" in order to be more descriptive.

Thoughts? Objections?

Edited by wntrsnowg - 4/26/13 at 11:06am
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Considering my X-Star has a higher overclock than anyone else has posted so far with a QNIX, I'm not sure I can agree with that.

Also, all the sellers I contacted prior to buying said the internals are identical. They said the "frame" is different, but aside from the logo on the bottom, I don't see any difference there either, so perhaps thy mean the internal metal frame, which might explain why people with X-Stars don't panel play nearly as much.
That pretty much settles it for me. Getting a matte X-star! smile.gif
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Considering my X-Star has a higher overclock than anyone else has posted so far with a QNIX, I'm not sure I can agree with that.

Also, all the sellers I contacted prior to buying said the internals are identical. They said the "frame" is different, but aside from the logo on the bottom, I don't see any difference there either, so perhaps thy mean the internal metal frame, which might explain why people with X-Stars don't panel play nearly as much.

No panel play on my QNIX. I know the point of what you're trying to say but the fact remains that your claims are pretty thin tbh, considering the sheer number of people with a QNIX compared to the few with an X-Star. E.g.:
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X-Stars don't panel play nearly as much.
There's no evidence for that. And you should also take into account that most people just don't care about OC's above 120Hz (me included) which is why I haven't posted a higher overclock. My QNIX handles 120Hz like nothing, it can likely go higher but I have no reason to bother trying.


That isn't saying don't get an X-Star. Just don't act like they are better than the competition.
Edited by hamzatm - 4/26/13 at 10:36am
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Just got a monoprice 24awg cable, it looks worse at 120hz with this cable than the other DVI cable I was using frown.gif I'm actually getting more scan lines with a thicker cable. Also, this hasn't happened to me before this cable, look at the icons:


So after trying an old DVI cable I was using, I got some scan lines in games at 120hz LCD Reduced. With the monoprice cable, I get scan lines on the desktop at 120hz LCD Reduced, probably more in games. Am I having bad luck with cables, or is it that my monitor can't handle 120hz? If it helps, I just updated my 7970 drivers to 13.5 beta and ran the patcher again.
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Even if a monitor has some back light bleed/dead pixels, do you guys think they are still a stealt? Also, I'm undecided between Glossy and Matte. My current monitor is Matte, but I've also never had glossy. Any input?

Here's how I see it. Backlight bleed is usually only visible in the dark on a black screen, and even then I really need to look for it to ever actually be a problem. For the dead pixels, when you sit about 2 feet from the monitor, they're so small that again, you have to be looking for them to be a problem. Also, the one dead pixel I had on my monitor was fixed just by pressing on it a little bit. If you want to pay $300-500 more for a monitor with better quality control, you can go ahead. But even those monitors usually have some bleeding and can also even have dead pixels.

For matte vs glossy, I'm definitely going to have to say matte. The matte coating on this monitor seems to be really high quality and doesn't degrade the picture much. I do not have a glossy Qnix but I do have a glossy monitor, and even though I have no windows behind me the room lighting is enough to get some REALLY bad reflections on the screen, especially on black images. To me this wasn't worth it for the things I wanted to do with the monitor, and the matte was definitely the right way to go. I think so many people have the glossy because it's generally cheaper.
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I am also thinking about changing the name of the club/thread from "The Korean PLS Monitor Club" to "The Qnix and X-star Owners Club" in order to be more descriptive.

Thoughts? Objections?
I think that's unnecessarily limiting. We could have called it the Qnix club before. Also, I don't know how they're picking their brands names, but they are kinda lame. Anyone else agree?
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