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I have a feeling a lot of people haven't actually gone to the ACER forums to read exactly what their rep said.







I don't care to debate semantics such as what constitutes a "recall". Make of it what you will.

If I got a monitor with just WFS and no scanlines even at low FPS, I'd keep it.

If the WFS is a hardware fault that affects the life of the monitor, then so be it. We have three years warranty.

Completely agree.

And for those of us with no WFS or scanlines, or anything else...accept that we won the lottery and if it ain't broke...don't try to fix it! Next thing you know the thread will be filled with posts of people having issues they didn't have before just because they sent theirs back "just in case."

A 3-year warranty is pretty freaking awesome, and for many enthusiasts i'd like to believe that when we all upgrade to DP1.3 GPUs and larger UltraWide resolutions w/ 144hz are out, the X34 probably won't survive the want/need to upgrade anyways. smile.gif
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If you have no scanlines or WFS, that is awesome Exogen.

But the funny thing is that, despite my several requests, no one who does not have the scanlines issue has posted pictures of their panel when G-sync is on + monitor OC is on + pendulum demo at 45 fps.

I ask not in the spirit of demanding proof but with the idea that if those who have the problem can see for themselves that not all units are bad, they can hope to get it replaced.

But all I see is people who do not have the problem claiming that it is a non-issue because it is almost imperceptible. And people with the problem claiming that most units have the issue but it goes undetected.
Edited by Mountainlifter - 11/7/15 at 7:39pm
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....and for many enthusiasts i'd like to believe that when we all upgrade to DP1.3 GPUs and larger UltraWide resolutions w/ 144hz are out, the X34 probably won't survive the want/need to upgrade anyways. smile.gif

+1

I love the X34 (I dont use sleep mode so I don't know or even care if mine suffers from that issue) but I will really love putting it on eBay when a 144hz 40" 4K screen comes out smile.gif
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Been a while since i've posted on OCN, but I received my X34 a few days ago to replace my triple XB270HU setup and I can honestly say...i'm never going back from UltraWide ever again! smile.gif

That said, I did keep a single XB270HU that I plan on using for CS:GO sessions and possibly for when Overwatch is released.


My experience thus far:

- No scanlines. Tested with G-Sync pendulum demo at all FPS options.

- I do have WFS issue (I think). Contrary to most folks, it is the left side of my monitor that the LED is not on when I initially power on the monitor. However, as SOON as it hits the Windows 10 lock screen, the LED is normal for the whole screen (this is when "DP" DisplayPort connection indicator comes up). My X34 has NEVER gone past the Windows lock screen without the entire screen lit up normally (which is expected functionality). This is a non-issue for me and it doesn't happen everytime. Sometimes the whole monitor will be lit up normally from initial power on. Again, i've never seen my desktop or Windows not lit up normally as expected. Only happens when the monitor is initially booting up, which actually takes quite a few seconds.

- G-Sync works flawlessly.

- No dead pixels.

- OC'd to 100hz perfectly with no issues on my 3x Titan Xs.

- VERY minor blb on top left corner of the screen. Appears to be a common theme with the X34, but it doesn't bother me at all (my XB270HUs were comparable). I'm using 37 brightness for optimal 120cd/m2, and the blb is not noticeable unless the entire screen is pitch black and I have all my lights off (which is pretty much never).

- Immersion and screen space on UltraWides is amazing. I'm never going back to a triple monitor setup.

- LED illumination is a nice bonus; speakers are okay, but would recommend sticking to headphones or using a separate, decent set; stand is probably really big for those who don't have deep desks (I actually love the stand given that i'm using an Ikea Gallant corner desk).


Conclusion:

For anyone that can afford one, the X34 is absolutely worth the price of admission....as long as you win the lottery and manage to avoid some of the initial-launch lemons. This is THE monitor to own right now; perfect balance of resolution, aspect ratio/immersion and refresh rate. I honestly can't tell the difference between the 144hz from the XB270HUs compared to the 100hz of the X34...at least not as much as the difference in going from, say, 60hz to 100hz. I'd give up the extra bit of refresh rate for the immersion and extra res. of the X34 any day.

Also, I won't be returning mine; I don't consider the negligible blb on one corner of the screen an issue and my WFS issue is completely gone by the time Windows loads every time, so those to me do not at all warrant a return when everything else about the monitor is perfect. If something comes up in the future, I have a 3-year warranty to back me up...and as has been said a few times in this thread already, if it ain't broke, no way am I going to try to fix it and risk other issues cropping up that I never originally had.

Best of luck to the folks looking to grab one and to those who are having to send theirs back for another (or back for a refund). New display technologies are always hit or miss in the first month or two, and i can appreciate that some people have to be victims of lemons to balance out the universe for the rest of us lucky ones. That's just the way it goes with tech sometimes; we've all victimized with something at one point or another for being an early adopter of the bleeding-edge. thumb.gif
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- No scanlines. Tested with G-Sync pendulum demo at all FPS options.

Fantastic review. I enjoyed reading it.
I am presuming that you also did the scanline tests with monitor OC on.

Great that some units dont have the scan lines issue.

Could you share the mfg date?
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If you have no scanlines or WFS, that is awesome Exogen.

But the funny thing is that, despite my several requests, no one who does not have the scanlines issue has posted pictures of their panel when G-sync is on + monitor OC is on + pendulum demo at 45 fps.

I ask not in the spirit of demanding proof but with the idea that if those who have the problem can see for themselves that not all units are bad, they can hope to get it replaced.

But all I see is people who do not have the problem claiming that it is a non-issue because it is almost imperceptible. And people with the problem claiming that most units have the issue but it goes undetected.

I'd like to see an apparently good unit with my own eyes as well which would help determine my going forward in an exchange, or not. My case isn't terrible, but if I could get one without it, I would try.
Edited by Smokey the Bear - 11/7/15 at 8:18pm
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Fantastic review. I enjoyed reading it.
I am presuming that you also did the scanline tests with monitor OC on.

Great that some units dont have the scan lines issue.

Could you share the mfg date?

Thanks!

Yep, scan lines test with OC on.

I actually have not had a look at the mfg date - is that just by the UPC and P/N information on the sticker on side of the box? If so, it just says 'September 2015.' If there is anywhere else that has a more granular date, i'm happy to check for you.
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Thanks!

Yep, scan lines test with OC on.

I actually have not had a look at the mfg date - is that just by the UPC and P/N information on the sticker on side of the box? If so, it just says 'September 2015.' If there is anywhere else that has a more granular date, i'm happy to check for you.

Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. So far, there doesn't seem to be any correlation between the last three months of manufacturing date and units with scan lines. It is random.
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Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. So far, there doesn't seem to be any correlation between the last three months of manufacturing date and units with scan lines. It is random.

Cool.

The only other thing maybe worth mentioning is that I am not using the supplied DP cable but instead the third party one I was already using with my XB270HU - just a typical 6" Cable Matters gold-plated DP 1.2 cable. Nothing special I would presume, and more so just because it was easy for me to unplug from the XB270HU and plug right into the X34. What I did do to avoid issues before swapping monitors was to set my XB270HU to 60hz, reboot, confirm it was at 60hz then powered down my PC and swapped to the X34...just in case leaving the last monitor plugged into my system at 144hz caused any funky issues when I plugged in my X34, which would not be able to support that 144hz.

I think it's going to take some time for the scan lines issue to be nailed down, due to the randomness like you've mentioned but also because Acer hasn't really acknowledged it with any degree of certainty; the "recall" or what have you is to address the WFS issue affecting others seemingly during normal use and nothing else.
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I'd like to see an apparently good unit with my own eyes as well which would help determine my going forward in an exchange, or not. My case isn't terrible, but if I could get one without it, I would try.


Another way to look at this whole situation: Given all the information out there today, and assuming you hadn't purchased the monitor yet, would you still buy it today? I know no monitor's perfect, but for those with a refund option, it's worth at least a thought.
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