Originally Posted by NoCookiesForYou
Thanks Mozz13! I've heard that IPS monitors have something called "the white glow " effect in which you can see the backlight(?) bleeding through if you're using the monitor in a dark room. Have you noticed anything like that with your monitor?
Originally Posted by Mozz13
Hey mate, I checked and this is the best pict I can give you. Apparently I do have it and I think quite badly as well. It never become any problem for me as I always use my computer in a well lit environment. Now, you will need to do more research about IPS glow vs backlight bleeding as I don't know which is which. Hope this helps.
I have *both* the LG 27EA63V and the Asus MX279H at the moment. Last weekend I purchased my first LG and that went back for another 27EA63V. This was essentially a twin of the first one, having a combination of relatively minor light leakage on the bottom left with IPS glow and the yellow tinted glow on the right (but no material light leakage there). I then decided to try the MX279H (from a different store). I knew it had an LG panel but did not know it was the same one. Even worse light leakage and general non-uniformity. Blacks were not very good, worse than the LG (I know IPS has mediocre blacks compared to my Panny plasma). So I will be returning the Asus.
Construction-wise, the Asus is of better quality. The stand is true aluminium and the overall feel of the monitor is better. However, the shortcomings of the display cannot be overlooked. I have set brightness down to 25 on the LG and have left contrast (white level) in the 60s-70s depending on my lighting situation. I have also enabled LG's "Super Energy Saver" which knocks back the glow even more (clearly reducing brightness a bit more but perhaps also doing something else). My glow is quite tolerable now, using a full screen windows paint black image in a dark room. I don't game much at all, using the monitor in the daytime for business work, browsing etc (where the glow and general non-uniformity is not an issue). Late at night, I will either watch movies on my TV or on the LG and that is when the glow becomes a bit of a factor with letterboxed movies. A good example is Buried (the movie) which has the film content varying from dark to bright. With my TV, the black bars literally blend in with the bezel. With a low wattage backlight you cannot see where screen ends and bezel starts. With the LG it clearly is a disappointment. However, I believe I will learn to tolerate it. I was also looking at the HP 27 XI but looking at a very detailed review on a Russian or Hungarian site (using google translate) it looked very much the same. It is using the same LG panel as well as some of the Dells. I really don't believe I will hit the lottery by trying another set.