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post #3291 of 25892
I received my QNIX (from bigclothcraft) 2 weeks ago, however since I was on vacation and doing changes (painting) walls in our house I didn't have the time to test my new monitor earlier than yesterday.

My first impressions:
Regarding pixels: no dead, hot or lazy pixels.
Backlight bleeding: very minor (right bottom and top center)
Screenpanel: I think it's located a tad to low, but I have to re-check it again (maybe it's just me)
Overclock: I had no issues (other than image getting darker) at 120 Hz. On 100 Hz image seems to look perfect.
Remarks; included dual-link cable is the same brand as the cable I received with my Hazro HZ 27 WC monitor. The Qnix frame appears to be slightly bigger / wider than the Hazro.

All in all I am very happy with it's performance, especially considering the price (356 AUD / ~275 Euro including shipping with UPS). I paid the double amount for the Hazro!

A few questions and yes, I read the OP and the various posts about it, but just want to make sure.

Question 1:
To move the panel slightly up, it's best to use some electrical tape and put it on the corner "holders" right? I think I only need to move it slightly more to the top, however I will have recheck my monitor again when I get back home if it's really slightly out of position. As mentioned above, I only did a quick check yesterday to see if everything was okay.
With the corner "holders" I mean the bottom part on this picture (was posted somewhere in this thread).

Question 2:
It's (again) about the tape mod to fix BLB "issue". Though my monitor has really slight BLB, I do want to try to improve it more. I already need to open up the monitor because I am going to wallmount it and I have to remove the fixed pedestal / stand. So when I am going to do this, I was considering trying to fix the marginal BLB I have (at the top of the screen and right bottom).
As mentioned above; I did read the OP and the posts / tutorials in there from wntrsnowg and rushstrike and I also read some other posts about this (for example the one from UNOE, but I am still a little uncertain what to do exactly. Where do I apply the electrical tape exactly? Is it on the metal frame or partially on the panel itself (at the edges). Maybe this is self-explanatory when you open it up, however I rather be sure about things, before I mess things up.

Thanks for helping out and I am sorry if I am the 100th person who asks again about the tape mod. But the pictures in the post about the tape mod are not very clear to me. The only pictures I see are from the BLB, fingers pressing, sticker of the panel type/brand, a picture of the panel itself and than the final picture with no more BLB. :S

Maybe someone can redo a better (no offense meant) tutorial on the tape mod with more (detailed) pictures instead? I would be happy to do so, however I first need to know what to do exactly. Haha. smile.gif
     
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post #3292 of 25892
Got my Xstar Matte screen the other day, Hated the stand to bought an AOC one.
OC to 110HZ ok, some green lines at 120hz.

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Originally Posted by DomChristo View Post

Got my Xstar Matte screen the other day, Hated the stand to bought an AOC one.
OC to 110HZ ok, some green lines at 120hz.

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post #3294 of 25892
guys just a little question.. i m going to buy one of these monitor..
I play usually mmorpg and sometime some action or fps.. can di do that if i buy a qnix2?
can i oc it to 100+mhz right5?
thank you

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ps: and if yes... which one i must buy? there r tons of price for the same model frown.gif i just need dvi no hdmi no audio ecc ecc


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Edited by foxino - 6/19/13 at 4:33am
post #3295 of 25892
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Originally Posted by Koehler View Post

Lol don't refund it. Hot pixels usually go away within a few weeks.

That would be nice, but I've never had that experience in the past with hot/stuck pixels (every time I've encountered them they've been permanent no matter how much massaging/"screen fix" programs were run.) Anyways I hope you're right, in the meantime I'm running a screen fix program and waiting to hear back. If this was one of the regular monitors sold with the caution of possible bad pixels...well I'd still be disappointed but that's the chances you take, but this was supposed to be perfect pixel (and marked as such) so I don't think I'm being too unreasonable to not want one with a stuck pixel smack in the middle of it smile.gif
Edited by chaos_being - 6/19/13 at 4:50am
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That would be nice, but I've never had that experience in the past with hot/stuck pixels (every time I've encountered them they've been permanent no matter how much massaging/"screen fix" programs were run.) Anyways I hope you're right, in the meantime I'm running a screen fix program and waiting to hear back. If this was one of the regular monitors sold with the caution of possible bad pixels...well I'd still be disappointed but that's the chances you take, but this was supposed to be perfect pixel (and marked as such) so I don't think I'm being too unreasonable to not want one with a stuck pixel smack in the middle of it smile.gif

Agreed, I'd definitely return it if it's supposed to be pixel perfect. A dead pixel near the edge I could live with, but a stuck one in the center is horrible, and the seller needs to be made aware asap so if something goes wrong you can file the ebay claim in time.
post #3297 of 25892
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

Thanks. I did try the default NV utility but the whole system started to lag. Mouse movements, screen drags would skip.
My Brother has taken my phone so I can't take a pic so a screen shot will have to do, but this is how much difference it makes (see pic below). The Xrite was done using auto setup and I will get back to it in manual mode to fine tune. I know viewing pics depends on your monitors too but hopefully you can see the differences.

XRite Auto Calibrate


That looks amazing, which Xrite colorimeter did you use?
And do you guys think a Spyder 4 Express will do the job?
post #3298 of 25892
The seller is aware, I emailed pictures of the problem last night, so I am waiting for now. He did mention the possibility of "refunding the difference" for a non-perfect pixel, but I don't plan on accepting that and keeping this monitor; I want one without pixel flaws. We'll see where this goes. I want to like this monitor as the clarity and color is definitely a step up from my old panel, more resolution is nice, blur is about the same. Bleeding is worse and of course the pixel issue is much worse.

At the risk of rambling I do have to say that I seem to have bad luck with monitors, well that and a combination of a general dislike for LCD's. As I said before I was a CRT holdout, I used a FW900 until the convergence on it was finally too bad to use. After that I bought the panel I was using before, a Samsung 27" 1080p TN "1ms" (one of the first 27" 1080 panels, bought about 3 years ago.) For a TN it is actually pretty flawless, no dead pixels or bleed, not terribly blurry, "ok" colors but of course it has crummy color shift and banding. Last year I tried to take a somewhat similar cheaper route for an upgrade and tried a couple of different 32" TV's...1st one (an S-IPS) had weird text artifacting but was otherwise "ok" (good colors, bad blur and glow,) 2nd one (a MVA) had good text and movement but odd, shiny looking colors and a burst of bad pixels again, in the center. After that I gave up and went back to the TN until now. I sort of wish I had opted for the Microcenter Auria at this point (I have a store near me and could have easily returned a flawed one,) but I'm hopeful that this will work out for me eventually! Otherwise I'm just going to have to wait for better panel tech...or pony up for an "official" Samsung or Asus (and still run the risk of flaws...)

Ok rant over smile.gif
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Yeah except you can't truly tell what his IQ and color looks like when viewing it on your display.
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I don't think you want to get an Auria now. Starting in 2012 or 2013 they used different panels and screens with much less quality. Hopefully I can get a qnix though, I'm ready for 1440p and a higher hz. 1080p on 27" doesn't look good at all.
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