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Originally Posted by Oncoguitar View Post

I feel like people here are worried too much about dead pixels. To some extent I agree, dead pixels or stuck pixels on a premium display like this is nigh unacceptable and are quite annoying, but what's the use in complaining until you've actually tried to solve the problem? I've owned multiple displays which have over time developed/shipped with dead pixels and many times I was able to fix the dead pixels. Even if they can't be fixed, the other features of the monitor WAY outweigh the cons of a few dead pixels IMO.

Btw, did anyone else order their XB270HU from CDW?

CDW Canada's website says there are 25 units incoming and availability is 3-6 business days. Sounds nice but I can't find any info on pixels in their RMA policy.
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Just want to report in as someone who received this monitor (yesterday, from an Acer store order early Wednesday) and it is absolutely perfect. Could not be happier.

There will be tons of people posting about problems because that's the nature of a forum. Meanwhile, someone like me (the majority of users that buy it, I'd say) won't be around or post. So just keep that in mind if you are going to change your mind. I've been using Acer gaming monitors since the 235Hz (had a couple). They've been great for me. My other monitor is a BenQ XL2420G and an ASUS G751 laptop with a G-SYNC (software) IPS and I use only plasma TVs if that background gives you any background on my opinion of the monitor.

Anyway - highly recommended!


Edited by sk3tch - 3/28/15 at 7:33am
post #863 of 4031
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Originally Posted by Marin007 View Post

CDW Canada's website says there are 25 units incoming and availability is 3-6 business days. Sounds nice but I can't find any info on pixels in their RMA policy.


I would honestly wait for newegg or tigerdirect. With the number of people reporting dead pixels, the last thing I want is to get one with dead pixels and be stuck with it. I know some people don't really care, but I'm not paying $900 for a broken screen. Tigerdirect has extra coverage you can buy for another $100 I think that 100% covers everything, including if you got mad and punched it or dropped it in a pool, lol.
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I'll be perfectly honest, I used to think the same way; after having owned a Spyder4Pro for a long time now, I could never do without calibrating my monitors ever again. Ghetto calibrating it will never come close to the accuracy of a Colorimeter, and that's not an exaggeration by any means. Just ask any professional photographer. thumb.gif
It is fairly straightforward, but you can also watch some YouTube vids on this. Basically, there are specific target values for Gamma, White Point, Brightness, etc that you aim for, and the software even asks what kind of settings your display can change/support via its osd (so if you can change gamma, brightness, color, temp, etc on your monitor, or only brightness, the software can compensate). The colorimeter (Spyder4Pro in my case) hangs over your monitor and measures color accuracy and white/black levels, brightness, etc, over the course of a few tests, and asks you to adjust things accordingly based on the target values so that it's really accurate. After about 10 minutes of testing and tuning (mostly automatically on its own), it basically spits out a profile that is automatically loaded into both Windows and a LUT (look-up table) that's loaded straight to the GPU to make sure your calibration settings are in effect.

Even if games or programs override your settings, the software will automatically load the LUT to the GPU to keep everything calibrated (you can set this in increments of minutes, hours, or even only load the LUT once on start up and never again unless you manually choose to reload your calibration after, say, a game changes it).

I'd have to say that a colorimeter is one of the best investments i've ever made; the color reproduction and calibration accuracy of one can never be matched by just eye-balling a monitor and using something else as a basis for comparison, period. Well worth the cost (although I just looked and the S4Pro is $169 on Amazon, I bought mine for $89). No two of the same monitors (even the same make/model) are really ever the same, so using, say, plain .icc profiles from Windows pulled from someone else's calibration will probably never look the same on your monitor as it does applied on the monitor of the person whom the .icc profile was pulled from.

The first thing i'll be doing to my XB270HUs once they arrive and are powered on is throwing my Spyder4Pro on 'em and getting them calibrated. thumb.gif

Thanks for taking the time to explain! I have been thoroughly convinced. I'm going to order a Spyder4Pro right now.
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Thanks for taking the time to explain! I have been thoroughly convinced. I'm going to order a Spyder4Pro right now.

 

Same here, he's convinced me too! I'll be getting it together with the monitor. I'm waiting for the 21:9 one though. +Rep :)

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Does anyone know if the ACER has anything to let you know that G-Sync or ULMB is activated? Like the color code in the power button LED of the Swift.
Edited by Strider49 - 3/28/15 at 10:27am
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Can you check guys if you see a pixel inversion while gaming pls...
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Does anyone know if the ACER has something to let you know that G-Sync or ULMB is activated? Like the color code in the power button LED of the Swift.

on the osd u can turn it on or off or see if its on. only 85 or 100 hz allows ulmb
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Can you check guys if you see a pixel inversion while gaming pls...

None at all.

Used games I've played + http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/inversion.php to test.
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on the osd u can turn it on or off or see if its on. only 85 or 100 hz allows ulmb

Thank you. Do you feel like it was worth upgrading from the Swift to the Acer?
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