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Bad(?) light bleed on new LED IPS monitor - Should I return it? [SOLVED]

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A few days ago I bought an AOC I2367FH IPS LED monitor, to replace an old LCD monitor of mine. I gave it a test run, and all seemed well, I could even see noticeable improvements in the color depth. The more I played around though, the more I found that this was not always true. There were times when the screen would seem a little cloudy, as if I was looking at it through a too-thick matte panel, which altered the color depth.

A few hours ago, I was playing a game in the dark (The game was in the dark), so there were many dark scenes with a lot of black. None of the blacks I saw really seemed like a true black, or anything like what is advertised in an LED screen. I looked around on the internet and so on, and ran into discussions of light bleeding, and a so called IPS Glow at certain angles. I however was sitting perhaps 2 feet from the screen at an angle no more than 10-20 degrees off square on. When I pulled up a completely black image on the screen and turned off the lights, there was very noticeable light bleeding, and at no angle could I find a color I could call "black", at worst, it was what I could call...light charcoal. Unfortunately I dont have a proper camera just now, I can try get a good picture tomorrow, but here is an image taken with my ipod for now (It's less than ideal, and the glow is definitely emphasized, but it gets the message across).



So far as I can tell, that's light bleed, and fairly bad, but I want to check with you lot, and get your opinion on whether I could get an RMA for that, because honestly its intrusive to my experience, and far from what I expected from an LED screen.
Edited by Tomha - 9/15/13 at 6:15am
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Hmmm the glowing is rather too much. If you are unhappy while viewing the contents than return it.

 

Most IPS panel have a degree of bleeding but it shouldn't be that much.

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I got hold of a second one, and straight out of the box, the light bleed was virtually identical. So it appears the issue is with the design of the monitor, unless I got part of a bad batch or something...anywho, now I guess I have to try and get my retailer to take it back...that or deal with it, neither of which will be great.
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You don't have "to deal" with such horrible flaws, especially if it's something that you have to use a lot everyday.

I also can't stand IPS glow and backlight bleeding and that's why I have ditched that technology and went with VA monitors. Latest VA panels have gotten much better and as close as possible to IPS/PLS panels performance-wise.
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IPS does have some sort of glow if you look at the surface at an angle. That means you'll always see this in the corners of the screen with a black picture. The amount of glow in the corners will change when moving around.

TN will have the gamma go weird at an angle, changing colors. It seems you can't get something completely perfect at the moment.

What you have photographed, that doesn't seem to just be IPS glow. I think it's something else. I'd definitely send the monitor back.
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IPS/PLS glows shift as you move your head, while BLB does not - to get away from the glow just move the panel pack. My monitor is about a foot and a half back maybe, eliminates most of the glow. I know TN panels also have a bit of this effect, but im not sure if the AG coating eats most of it.
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Hmmm the glowing is rather too much. If you are unhappy while viewing the contents than return it.

Most IPS panel have a degree of bleeding but it shouldn't be that much.

It is an unfortunate fact that LED lit monitors will almost always have at least minor light bleed. Your monitor is pretty bad. I would RMA it again. No display panel can produce true blacks. The newest plasma displays and OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) displays are capable of producing the best grays and blacks. All display technologies to-date are not without flaws.
Edited by Geek Branden - 9/16/13 at 11:25am
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It is an unfortunate fact that LED lit monitors will almost always have at least minor light bleed. Your monitor is pretty bad. I would RMA it again. No display panel can produce true blacks. The newest plasma displays and OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) displays are capable of producing the best grays and blacks. All display technologies to-date are not without flaws.

 

Yeah that is true actually. My last 4 monitors were 2 120hz TN panels and 2 1440p monitors.

 

ALL TN panels had 0 backlight bleed and my first IPS panel (Yamakasi) had some. However my current Dell u2713hm is 99% baclkight free.

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Took the monitors back to the shop, and I actually got the best return experience I've ever had. I showed them a couple of pictures of the problem, they took the out back for 5 minutes, then gave me a full refund, no questions, no sending the to the supplier, no nothing.

So now I'm back out looking for something similar. They were really nice screens, its kind of a shame. I might just end up buying a couple of the same thing again, but I want to have a better look at what else is out there first.
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Will you be primarily using the monitor purchased for gaming? What GPU do you have? How much money do you intend to spend? I will give you some recommendations. I know it can be overwhelming trying to find a monitor that fits your needs.



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