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5 RMAs. Still haven't seen a perfect one. It's a unicorn, a myth, for me.

Here's the thing: the majority will have a minor problem. Between yellow-ish corners, dust specks and dead pixels (biggest offender), BLB, and etc. - it takes a bit of perseverance to get one with no noticeable problems.

My 5th was a keeper. No dust pixels or dust specks, no yellow-ish whites, no yellow-ish blacks, very insignificant BLB and IPS glow that is significantly less noticeable than any other IPS monitor I've ever seen (particularly compared to my two previous Dell monitors). It'd be pretty difficult for you to argue that I can't see the flaws considering I've already went through multiple returns precisely for experiencing these flaws. Absolutely crushes any monitor in terms of the gaming experience it provides, easily. Even if it did have a stuck pixel in the corner - I'd still consider it way better than what I've seen from a ROG Swift.

I can easily imagine it for some people take more returns (which sounds like your case), and other people it takes less. Just how it is. I'd perfectly understand someone not having the patience to keep doing returns. There are keepers out there. Just not very easy to attain, unfortunately.
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Just reading all the horror QC stories just makes me even more grateful to have scored a usable one on the first try. Pre ordered mine directly from Acer and got one without any defective pixels or dust and minimal BLB along the bottom of the screen. Only issue is the rather noticeable IPS glow on the lower corners with it being stronger on the right side but without any other IPS monitor on hand I can't say whether this is normal or excessive. Either way I don't play dark games like Bloodborne on this screen and I always avoid night time cycles in the Witcher 3 and MGS5 so that's pretty much mitigated the problem. Coming from an Asus VG248QE this was a huge jump in just about every way for me and I couldn't be happier with it. No way I'm going to get rid of this monitor to enter a panel lottery on the 34 inch ultra wide Acer.
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I mentioned earlier that mine was perfect. In fact there is one very small issue that bothers me in a dark room whilst gaming. It's the blue LED light which is way too bright and no option to lower it. (The on switch). It even bleeds a little into the first push button menu item.

 

So, I guess I got second prize in the lottery. When buying there were't so many negative posts and they were mostly manufactured late 2014, before May 2015. If I was looking for a monitor now there is no way I would risk it!

QC clearly is really bad and the majority of people (who post) have issues.

 

I've had mine for a little over 2 months now. I have obsessively checked, calibrated, looked over the screen mm by mm and I can say with certainty that this screen is perfect. No yellows, no dust or dead pixels (I practically counted every darn pixel LOL). I have repeated all my checks just this week, using for some, calibration software. The result is that it's, if anything, slightly better. Burn in I guess. Oh, ULMB is useless, but I never would have used it anyway. It's not a monitor issue, it's just not bright enough for my tastes.

 

I live in Japan, and the production run was MAY if that helps.

 

Finally, I got lucky. Now the risks are too big. I wouldn't buy a second. It would be good to know how many units have been sold through, including RMAs. With that figure, and by extensive user review reading it would be possible to get a very approx % of defective units. I do believe it will improve (when?) I say that because by reading all the posts here and other places, if this is representative of the whole picture then Acer would be making a big loss.

Problem may be that Acer does not make the actual screen (forgot companies name). But Acer gets final blame as they should do instensive QC and return any defective unit to the screen maker.

 

Really, this can't continue. Amazon USA stopped selling them a while back due to complaints/RMA. Its back now! Reduced price!! Amazingly 4 stars!?!

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I think a "perfect" XB270HU just means no dust blobs, no dead/stuck pixels, a minimal amount of BLB (I don't think there's an XB270HU with none), and no really obvious issues like totally messed up uniformity (which I haven't seen mentioned much). They all have a lot of IPS glow, and like you say they either don't notice or learned to ignore.

Mine has two dead pixels and I never returned it since the chances of getting one better than mine are slim. The dead pixels are in the upper right corner and are not noticeable unless I'm specifically looking for them on a white screen. No dust blobs thankfully.

I consider mine perfect ... no dust/dirt, no dead pixels, whites are white, blacks are black, zero backlight bleed ... I've posted pics before so won't bother but there *are* perfect ones floating around out there.

Standard IPS glow but I sit just over 3 feet back from the screen and so never notice it. Mine runs multi duty as a daily imaging/graphics monitor, desktop publishing/writing screen and a full time movie/tv watching and gaming screen ... couldn't be happier (other than the ghey arse glossy bezel, which I'll eventually mod and the ridiculously bright power LED ... which I've long since covered with electric tape.

Best gaming screen I've ever used, hands down and no competition. Just played a couple hours of DMC: Devil May Cry last night and every five minutes I just had to stop and move things around on the screen just to marvel at the smoothness of it all ... and that's while averaging only about 80FPS on ULTRA settings ... just liquid butter ...

Had the screen for a good while now and I swear, every time I play/game on it ... I just have to *marvel* at what I'm seeing ...

Never gets old.

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I mentioned earlier that mine was perfect. In fact there is one very small issue that bothers me in a dark room whilst gaming. It's the blue LED light which is way too bright and no option to lower it. (The on switch). It even bleeds a little into the first push button menu item.

Just a tiny bit of electric tape over the power button will mostly fix that LED problem ... it's a hack but short of removing the bezel and crushing the LED with a pair of pliars (which I've been tempted to do) ... it's about all we've got ...
    
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It'd be pretty difficult for you to argue that I can't see the flaws considering I've already went through multiple returns precisely for experiencing these flaws.

So I should keep RMA the XB270HU for 15 times more, 20, until I get one without those stupid dust specks stuck behind the screen?

5 monitors is enough IMHO. It's stupid. Boxing the XB270HU (with a risk or breaking/dropping it each time), taking the risk of breaking it in the mail (or carrier loosing it, stealing it, etc), putting my old 30'' back (and risking dropping it each time). The hours I lost on the phone with Acer (because you have to repeat evetything each time from the beginning and with 4-5 RMAs numbers they get confused fast) and with the carriers.They take my credit card number each time ''in case we don't get your monitor back'', etc. That's enough stress for me.

ALL the 5 had dust specks, and ALL the 5 had yellowish greys/whites on the left side. Take a measure with a good spectrophotometer like the i1 Pro, and it's always there.

I have over 50 el-cheapo 200$ or - monitors in my pharmacy, and not a single one has dust behind the screen. Not one! It's monitors, not keyboards! Dust specks are not suppose to be visible on the screen and a monitor exist to look at it.

I won't continu arguing with people I don't know on the internet. It's not the point of my post. It's just a warning to everyone thinking of buying Acer's ''gaming'' monitors. You're taking a big risk. Dealing with Acer is hell. QC is the worst I have ever seen. Come on! Dust behind every screens for a 850$ cdn monitor! 5 in a row!

I'm really happy for those with a ''perfect'' (yeah right) XB270HU. Don't worry, and be happy. You were really lucky. But for those thinking of buying Acer monitors, think twice. It could be you writing the same nightmare story next time. You've been warned.

Kirk out.
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Have this monitor for month now, blb is much better than when i buy it, can post pic.
Is it normal that glow on this monitor is much more visible on right side? On left side glow is blueish and almost invisible, but from right its white-yellowish.
I was thinking the glow has to be same in all corners, if you sit in dead center.


Screen is taken with 20 brightness and its like it look like in real. i sit 50- 70cm from screen.
post #3898 of 4042
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Have this monitor for month now, blb is much better than when i buy it, can post pic.
Is it normal that glow on this monitor is much more visible on right side? On left side glow is blueish and almost invisible, but from right its white-yellowish.
I was thinking the glow has to be same in all corners, if you sit in dead center.


Screen is taken with 20 brightness and its like it look like in real. i sit 50- 70cm from screen.

It is indeed normal for IPS glow to not be uniform. It's probably common, mine glows a bit more on the right side too.
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Yeah, there shouldn't even been power lights on monitors any more, never had a use for them. It's a kind of vestigial design aspect that is no longer relevant to technology.
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I think a "perfect" XB270HU just means no dust blobs, no dead/stuck pixels, a minimal amount of BLB (I don't think there's an XB270HU with none), and no really obvious issues like totally messed up uniformity (which I haven't seen mentioned much). They all have a lot of IPS glow, and like you say they either don't notice or learned to ignore.

Mine has two dead pixels and I never returned it since the chances of getting one better than mine are slim. The dead pixels are in the upper right corner and are not noticeable unless I'm specifically looking for them on a white screen. No dust blobs thankfully.

I consider mine perfect ... no dust/dirt, no dead pixels, whites are white, blacks are black, zero backlight bleed ... I've posted pics before so won't bother but there *are* perfect ones floating around out there.

Standard IPS glow but I sit just over 3 feet back from the screen and so never notice it. Mine runs multi duty as a daily imaging/graphics monitor, desktop publishing/writing screen and a full time movie/tv watching and gaming screen ... couldn't be happier (other than the ghey arse glossy bezel, which I'll eventually mod and the ridiculously bright power LED ... which I've long since covered with electric tape.

Best gaming screen I've ever used, hands down and no competition. Just played a couple hours of DMC: Devil May Cry last night and every five minutes I just had to stop and move things around on the screen just to marvel at the smoothness of it all ... and that's while averaging only about 80FPS on ULTRA settings ... just liquid butter ...

Had the screen for a good while now and I swear, every time I play/game on it ... I just have to *marvel* at what I'm seeing ...

Never gets old.

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Thank you very much for posting. I was feeling a bit guilty as mine was the only really positive mini review/comments. I most certainly wasn't trying to gloat, but I thought it important to post. Some may get the mistaken idea that they are all flawed. Still seems very high RMA rate, but really it's by far the best, most beautiful monitor I have ever owned.

 

The last big leap in PC goodness was going SSD. Of course I have upgraded and built new PCs since then, but it's evolutionary, not revolutionary  steady improvement.

 

This monitor is the first BIG leap for me since SSDs, 3 or so years ago! Get it if you dare. Latest product run recommended. 

 

S1rrah, thanks also for the power led tip. 

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