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Amazon says back light bleed on IPS monitors is "normal"

post #1 of 7
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I was looking at an Asus IPS monitor on Amazon and it says this:

"Product Alert:IPS (In-Plane-Switching) is a new technology for LCD displays that offers users wider viewing angles and bolder colors by allowing more light to pass through the panel. As a result, IPS panels can exhibit a slight glow around the edges and corners (also known as light bleed), which is entirely normal."

Is this serious? -_-

I also read that Samsung changed the position of it's back lighting, so back light bleeding is even more common now. What the hell?
post #2 of 7
...and you believe Amazon?

IPS is an 18 year old technology and has been found in consumer LCD monitors for over a decade so it's not a new technology.

TN and other LCD panel technology exhibit the same issues. You need something like OLED (which don't use a backlight) to resolve this issue. Bezel light bleed can be resolved with dis-assembly and some tape.
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Well, it is normal. Every single IPS monitor will have some degree of backlight bleeding.

If it's bad enough to ruin your viewing experience then Amazon are normally pretty good at sending replacements. If not then you would have to go through the manufacturer and Asus are pretty sketchy when it comes to CS.
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Yes some back light is normal for IPS, but if it really bad you can return it.
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This is all quite ridiculous to me because I used the same 22 inch LG monitor that I bought in 2008. I didn't even understand what back light bleed was because my screen was pitch black even at full brightness.

Since 2012 I've been ordering Samsung monitors, only to send them back for one problem or another, but they usually always have this back light issue. I have a feeling that monitor manufacturers are just making things more carelessly. More quantity than quality.

I'm not going to settle for a crap monitor.
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Originally Posted by Spellbinder2050 View Post

This is all quite ridiculous to me because I used the same 22 inch LG monitor that I bought in 2008. I didn't even understand what back light bleed was because my screen was pitch black even at full brightness.

Since 2012 I've been ordering Samsung monitors, only to send them back for one problem or another, but they usually always have this back light issue. I have a feeling that monitor manufacturers are just making things more carelessly. More quantity than quality.

I'm not going to settle for a crap monitor.

Sadly, the same is happening with part of Dell's Ultrasharp monitors, too.
I bought a U2413 some time ago (not really sure how long, perhaps about 18-20 months) and it was perfect, in fact it still is. My last U2413 ...all of them, because I returned a couple due to dead pixels, etc... exhibited not only light bleed, but a strange green glow. So black effectively has a slight green tint....which I could ignore if it weren't for the perfect-quality display of the same model right next to it. As I am a regular customer of the said shop and those guys are always very straightforward with me, they shared that a lot of people are now returning Ultrasharp monitors - both new and used - for servicing and whatnot due to various defects.

I feel like a lot of the big manufacturers have set their QC bars incredibly low and are currently selling out their batch faults.
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post #7 of 7
I guess I got extremely lucky with my Qnix PLS. :]

The blacks are lackluster to begin with, but lightbleed hasnt been an issue.
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