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post #9241 of 25893
So, is it safe to OC my x-star to 120hz with a 125v power cord? Used a normal cord with the brick that has 240v max.

Also, what happens to your monitor if you overdue it?
post #9242 of 25893
How do these monitors compare to the ASUS PB278Q? I'm checking out some reviews the asus seems to be a very good monitor as well. Other than the price, are there any other major differences between the two?

Just want to mention that I'm a light gamer, this monitor will mostly be used for web developing.
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I need to read before I post what I know about the product that I own? I didn't post any misinformation, simply answered to the best of my knowledge "I actually don't know much about the Xstar other than it is a cheap Korean monitor that most likely uses the same panels" which I stated, I said nothing conclusively and even so you reverberated my point that they are the same panels with different names. No need to be a dick about it.
post #9244 of 25893
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Originally Posted by ya mother View Post

accessorieswhole only allow 3 dead pixels on a normal panel, and on the "Perfect Pixel" they allow none.....dont think other sellers are as strict tbh. smile.gif
And the policy doesn't work. I ordered a PP from them and got a single blue stuck pixel left of center. Not an issue for me really but they didn't follow their policy did they.
post #9245 of 25893
Ah this is annoying, I'm not hopeful that I'll get it before the weekend frown.gif. Slow ass delivery people lol.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Location Time
16 Forwarded for delivery VICTORIA STATE OUTLYING AREAS – AUSTRALIA 10:20
post #9246 of 25893
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Originally Posted by mboner1 View Post

Not to add more confusion to the mix but i had a matte asus pb278q 1440p monitor and didn't like the matte at all. Got the glossy tempered glass qnix and it is awesome. The popular choice for recommendations on the internet for gamers does indeed seem to be matte but that is because of glare primarily, purely for image quality the nod goes to glossy and tempered glass, more vibrant colors etc. not just my opinion. So if glare won't be a issue for you go for glossy and tempered glass, if glare is a issue then go matte. I personally won't ever be going matte again.

Oh and accessorieswhole seems to be a pretty safe bet atm. Don't go pixel perfect either, still might get dead pixels or worse issues.
These are semi-glossy matte coatings like the ASUS PB278Q I'm guessing. Glare would annoy me far more so glossy and tempered glass are a no-go for me and many people here.

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Originally Posted by semajha View Post

+1 for gloss. Most people I know who are against glossy screens are professional graphic designers or photo editors. Apparently, glossy displays don't display true, accurate colors. Makes sense, hence the "more vibrant colors and contrast" you get off glossy displays.
It's the same panel behind the glass. Glare is the problem. It messes with colors and also lowers perceived contrast ratio.
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I received the Qnix today from eBay seller storewithstory. Bought the perfect pixel with matte screen, after my best offer was accepted. Shipping was fairly quick via UPS. I was expecting the monitor to have some flaws, but for my surprise there are no dead or stuck pixels and there is no light bleed at all, screen looks even. Also overclocked to 120Hz without any issues.

The thing that I noticed is when I turn the brightness way down, I can see a slight flickering, although it's hard to see. When I turn the brightness up it goes away. I guess it is because of the PWM?
Not necessarily PWM. I'm trying to have a steady hand with the camera when measuring PWM, but it needs practice. Another user found no PWM flicker even at lowest brightness but he saw it flicker. So I'm guessing it's a different kind of flicker for the first two brightness steps or so. My monitor is the same it seems, I can't notice any flicker whatsoever at higher brightnesses but once I dip down to the lowest brightnesses I see some kind of pulse, might not be constant.

@drdrache: that's the theory, but Spartan F8's tests with 30 cables have found the biggest impact from length first and foremost.
Edited by yasamoka - 11/14/13 at 11:53pm
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Yeah, I've watched it a couple of times, but I don't really grasp how he applies the tape, and where. It's also pretty blurry and unfocused, and he never shows how he did it.
there's just a before and after.
So I'm wondering, where is the tape applied? How is the tape applied? It seems like it's a bunch of little squares around the metal frame, but hard to see.
How thick is the tape ? I don't want it to be too much so I can't put it back together.
And what is the purpose of the tape? To make the metal frame tighter against the chassis? Or is it strategically placed to block out light bleed?

I'd be really happy if someone could talk me through this properly, cuz mine's suffering from a little too much bleed than I am comfortable with.
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post #9248 of 25893
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These are semi-glossy matte coatings like the ASUS PB278Q I'm guessing. Glare would annoy me far more so glossy and tempered glass are a no-go for me and many people here.


@drdrache: that's the theory, but Spartan F8's tests with 30 cables have found the biggest impact from length first and foremost.

That's fine, i believe it is a glossy panel with tempered glass as was indicated to me when buying. The image quality of the tempered glass glossy is far better than the matte asus pb278q that i owned. To each their own but i personally feel the drop off in IQ from the matte version supersedes any glare issues you may get from glossy/tempered glass.
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post #9249 of 25893
They gave one to a guy on here and because he paid for pixel perfect and had one dead pixel they paid for the return postage and gave him another one......a bit of an inconvenience but still it's nice to know they honour their policy.

Im really struggling to find a Glossy or Tempered glass......loads on ebay but when you contact them they say they are out of stock?

One seller has offered me a Tempered glass with 3 dead pixels for 3% off lol.....i said tell me where they are and i will consider it.....if they are at the sides then not really a big problem tbh.

There doesnt seem to be any glossy or glass ones knocking about.....found one but it says "does not ship to UK? Which is odd because it was from Dreamseller who ships to the UK.......just not that Qnix?
Edited by ya mother - 11/15/13 at 1:31am
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post #9250 of 25893
The semi-glossy coating on the Qnix Matte version is a very light layer. I have an HP ZR2240w right next to it and if I shine my phone's LED to both monitors, the HP's matte coating will absorb most of the light, resulting in this blurry circle while the Qnix will actually reflect the LED in much more detail.

My camera can't really pick it up, but the right circle actually reflects the LED (brightest point) at the center of the circle and there is a rainbow halo like what you would see in a glass plane.


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So, is it safe to OC my x-star to 120hz with a 125v power cord? Used a normal cord with the brick that has 240v max.

Also, what happens to your monitor if you overdue it?

Yes, the brick will allow for 100~240V input, so you are good to go.

As far as going too far, I think you start to see corruption when you're at your limits and eventually it will go to test mode if you go past that. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but you can ask Spartan F8 since I remember him saying he was able test up to 150Hz on his monitor.
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