Originally Posted by Mr gardoki
How bad are these defects that people say you may have to live with?
I have NO side effects what so ever ever doing the following things.
1. Color calibration(and then a second time after overclocking)
2. Backlight bleed fix(involves removing the bezel and adjusting the spacers that hold the panel)
3. Stand replacement(these are vesa compatible other have also just debezeled and added a custom vesa mount spacer)
4. Bought a squaretrade warranty(makes up for the lack of warranty and korean purchase)
5. The build in speakers suck(who uses these on any monitors really? Get a headset or sound system)
6. Adjusted all my monitor timings in CRU to the tightest possible, this fixed all the panel uniformity and a lot of gamma shift at OC speeds
7. Catleap driver, this fixed many games recognizing the overclock refresh speeds
8. Set a short screensaver that sets the screen back to 60hz(or lower) with a black and white background, this fixed ALL color retention at OC speeds(which i don't even see anymore)
9. Some have said the power brick makes a whining noise when the panel is overclocked, i have mine 12 volt bypassed and connecting directly to my PC's PSU via molex
Now number 9 is a bit excessive of a fix and a little whining noise isn't going to kill anyone. Many mainstream monitors do this too so it is not exclusive. Actually many of these things of not exclusive and happen to any monitor. Overall it is a project monitor and does take a little bit of effort to get running just right but the fact is that if you take the time and do these 8-9 little things you will have the most future proof monitor really possible. To break this down you will have 1440p PLS running at 1440p with no scaler(meaning less input lag) All for under 400 bucks and a couple hours in time to setup. Think how long it will be before you can get all that for that price? With the way inflation is going and how much 1440p monitors are priced now(which are all 60hz only) maybe never! Also look at many 4k screens which are looking to be the next big thing rather than a refresh boost with IPS/PLS, they are 3-5 grand+.
I just want to say this monitor has a certain market of people. If you don't(or can't) get a squaretrade warranty this is likely one of the worst piece of mind screens to get. BUT this is completely countered with the huge potential it presents. People who have already experienced this and given feedback can be a good asset for these facts(over in the club thread). Bottom line is if you want a lot of piece of mind DONT buy this monitor it is not for you. But if you want to do a little reading and a little research to have the best bang for your buck and future proof monitor on the block right now this is for you.