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So this is an RMA, right?



It's fairly noticeable in dark scenes. One dead pixel, no other faults I've found. But this amount of BLB seems excessive.

This how it looks like in person? If it even looks close to that in real life then return that immediately, pretty unacceptable.
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post #3272 of 4149
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Setup my new monitor this morning. (First try from Amazon, build date of Sept 2015.) I just played the "tapping game" and was able to actually move a large spec of dust off screen! Hilarious! Will keep an eye out for anything else stuck in the screen. I think I saw a dead/dirty pixel in the very far corner.

Coming from 60Hz, using 120Hz+ on the desktop is AMAZING. Time to test some games!

The tapping method works great for dust under the screen. I've done it twice on 2 different XB270HU's with success. Sad that such an expensive monitor would need such a method to remove specs of dust but it's much better than having dead pixels.
post #3273 of 4149
I don't know guys. The monitor is stunning, but I don't think I can get by this lower right corner IPS glow! I can easily notice it in darker scenes in games and sometimes distracts me if I glance that way. It just feels like a trait that a 750 dollar monitor just should not have. Blacks are literally brown color in that whole corner. This monitor would be absolutely perfect if it weren't for that. (Oh and that insanely bright LED light, too!)
post #3274 of 4149
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Hello folks, Could somebody please help me?
I need EDID data for this monitor (XB270HU), so I can re-flash my monitor and hopefully revive it from death. (Sadly official drivers did not contain them)

I was fiddling with override drivers from 3D vision compatible Acer monitor, to get 3D vision capability (I was successful with them before, with my Benq projector). But sadly trying those modified drivers on XB270HU ends up in permanent "no signal". While 3D vision is currently working, monitor "died". And because I had no clue, that this could be so severe, I did not do any backup....

If somebody will be so kind to help me... you can use this program http://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thread-Custom-Resolution-Utility-CRU to download EDID from your monitor directly to .inf file. After unpacking archive, start CRU and first select proper active monitor in top left corner. Then pres Export button to export .inf file.
Hopefully this will be enough to fix my monitor....


Many Thanks


CRU can not modify the hardware EDID of the monitor. Only the paid version of powerstrip and some ISP flash utilities and Linux can modify the hardware EDID. No damage was done. Also displayport's EDID is in the firmware itself and isn't flashable in this way, while DVI, HDMI and VGA (dsub) can be flashed directly.

CRU does not deal with flashing hardware EDID's.
They deal with EDID overrides which are custom resolutions that appear in windows as new display scaled resolutions.
An actual EDID file is 128 or 256 bytes in size. CRU overrides the hardware EDID in the monitor without touching it physically.

Only powerstrip and Linux, and some ISP based flashers can actually modify the EDID directly.
If the EDID on the monitor is actually damaged, CRU can't fix it. Only flashing through Linux can fix that.

Also CRU can not create display scaled resolutions on Gsync monitors. While it can create the resolution as see through windows, everything will be GPU scaled from the native resolution.

To reset windows to a default state, use the RESET-ALL.exe file in CRU and then restart the video driver.

The reason you are getting no signal is because you attempted to use EDID overrides from a monitor with a hardware scaler to a monitor without a hardware scaler (Gsync). Just run reset-all.exe.

You can also just download Wagnard's Display Driver Uninstaller and run that in *safe mode* and then reinstall the video drivers back in windows. DDU also wipes out any EDID overrides you made.
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post #3275 of 4149
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So this is an RMA, right?



It's fairly noticeable in dark scenes. One dead pixel, no other faults I've found. But this amount of BLB seems excessive.

Very bad indeed. Hope I will have better luck once my arrive on Friday :-/ But I'm loosing hope...
post #3276 of 4149
To any one who RMA'd their monitor to acer, did you ship it out in the original box?
My concern is that if they replace or fix it they will ship it out in a plain box and I will loose my original box.

Also any chance of getting g the newer updated model assuming acer discontinues the old version? One can hope...
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post #3277 of 4149
Tried another unit, and this one looks even worse...


I really don't think I have the patience for this. A real shame, because I'm really loving the combinaton of 144Hz and IPS. But I can't put up with this.

Is the PG279Q any more reliable? I wouldn't mind paying a bit extra for a "premium" monitor that doesn't have the build quality or quality control of some mid-2000s chinese knockoff.
Edited by DukeLukewarm - 11/6/15 at 3:17pm
post #3278 of 4149
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Tried another unit, and this one looks even worse...


I really don't think I have the patience for this. A real shame, because I'm really loving the combinaton of 144Hz and IPS. But I can't put up with this.

Is the PG279Q any more reliable? I wouldn't mind paying a bit extra for a "premium" monitor that doesn't have the build quality or quality control of some mid-2000s chinese knockoff.

It is absolutely NOT more reliable, it is just as bad. I would recommend what a few others are doing and simply wait for the XB271HU (NOT the current XB270HU) as a last chance for 144Hz IPS. There are a lot of people who went from the Acer to the Asus just find out its just as crappy so now they are waiting for the newer Acer. If that does not work out as well then I guess it's time to go for a different company altogether.
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post #3279 of 4149
Hello all. Long time lurker(10+ years?), first time poster!


I recently purchased one of these monitors and it has been a roller coaster to say the least.

The good news is that I seem to have everything figured out except for the expected IPS glow(it isn't noticeable during games but very noticeable with black wall paper. I haven't decided if I will 'live with it'.

The major issue I am having though is getting the hz set to 144.

I was reading about 50 pages back that someone said that Windows forced 120hz and then in games gsync using 144hz. That doesn't seem to be the case for me. It is definitely capping out at 120hz with gsync on.

I am using the cable that came with the monitor and my GTX 670 OC card. I am using the latest drivers on Nvidia site (358.87)

The only other unique thing is I have two other monitors that are both 60hz, so not sure if that is an issue. I will say that I did restart the system once and I did see the 144hz option within Nvidia Control panel, however not sure what I did different or what is wrong.

The other weird thing is that if I force windows to 144hz(it does have it listed) then it makes me use 256 color mode, which is obviously useless.

Any ideas? Thank you.
post #3280 of 4149
Sorry in advance cause I have no constructive input but I just ordered my xb270 after reading about 100 pages of reviews. I had a swift ordered on Amazon but canceled it. By the end of the week I'll have some input when I get my new set up running. 6700k, 980ti on water.
Now just hoping I don't end up with a screen with crazy amounts of that ips glow....
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