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I'd much prefer the number counter, especially if you could adjust the size, to the refresh rate bar. mad.gif

I'm happy with the bar, now that I'm used to it. Took a while for it to grow on me. I already have OSDs that take up the top right corner. The bar, for me, is much more out of the way.
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Is it possible to downsample with this monitor without using dsr ( dsr isn't an option for me since I also have sli). I keep getting this monitor does not support custom resolutions when I try to do it through the nvidia control panel.
post #3733 of 4125
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Is it possible to downsample with this monitor without using dsr ( dsr isn't an option for me since I also have sli). I keep getting this monitor does not support custom resolutions when I try to do it through the nvidia control panel.

Try using GeDoSaTo downsampling and if applicable forcing supersampling through NVIDIA Inspector which is far more effective than any downsampling. The latter doesn't work in many modern games though, and I don't think it works in any DX10 or DX11 title.
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Is anybody else here using the "Overclock" function on the OSD to clock the panel to 165Hz like I am doing? smile.gif

If yes, do you have any issues?
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Hey Guys! I need your advice again.

So I got my replacement monitor. This one is a September model which can be overclocked to 165 Hz. There is one single dead (or maybe stuck) pixel in the upper left corner. Honestly, I won't ever notice it unless I go looking for it. And I don't think a single dead pixel is a reason for an RMA.

I RMA'ed the previous model because of terrible uniformity. The monitor was like a tri-color flag with the left having a very yellowish tint and the right had a blue tint. The replacement is far better, but there is still uniformity issues on the corners where there is glow and bleed. I'm going to infer that this is common place in all IPS monitors. I've used several Dell U3415 monitors in my college labs that have the same issue. I know it's caused by the glow because if I tilt my head and move a bit, the uniformity seems to be normal.

Anyway, moving on to the main issue, Backlight Bleed. As you all know, a perfect monitor without any backlight bleed is like a unicorn. Not surprisingly, my replacement also has bleed. There is bleed in all 4 corners, but tbh the lower corners are very minor and not noticeable at all. It is almost entirely masked by IPS glow.

The bleed in the upper corners are more pronounced. I've included pictures. Please let me know what you think. The first one is overexposed and nowhere near as bad as it is in reality. The second and fourth picture is an accurate representations of what I really see.






My settings for the first three pictures are Brightless:100 with ULMB enabled. Pulse Width: 90. The fourth picture is without ULMB and Brightness: 32. Even then, the camera pic exaggerates the issue.

I'm contemplating on whether or not to return it. I really don't want to play Frisbee with Newegg. It's a hassle to return it. I don't have a car so I have to walk for nearly a mile with this 22 pounds package in a Snow if i want to drop it off at UPS. The bleed is not noticeable at all in regular use and is only visible in completely pitch black scenes. It is not even noticeable on normal scenes in a completely pitch black room. There's also the fact that many people have reported that the bleed reduced for them over time. I've had this one for just over a week. What do you guys think?

NOTE: The Brightness set to 100 is only with ULMB ON. No sane person would ever run this monitor at 100 brightness. Even at 100 brightness with ULMB, it is still dimmer than 30 brightness without ULMB. The fourth picture is without ULMB at 32 brightness.
Edited by Me Boosta - 1/25/16 at 9:54pm
post #3736 of 4125
just depends if your happy with it. all these good gsync ips monitors are having the same issues so your kinda stuck at the moment. either get a refund and wait a couple years for them to improve or deal with the bleed. im used to mine now and rarley see it (mine also did decrease over time)
post #3737 of 4125
My XB270HU incomming from Germany Produce date 11/11/2015 i wish with 165 Hz its UM.HB0EE.009 and not UM.HB0AA.001
And for sure i will get 1 withoug BLB Glow and rest ****
Edited by Lotty - 1/26/16 at 3:04am
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My XB270HU incomming from Germany Produce date 11/11/2015 i wish with 165 Hz its UM.HB0EE.009 and not UM.HB0AA.001
And for sure i will get 1 withoug BLB Glow and rest ****

UM.HB0AA.001 is for North America, UM.HB0EE.009 is for Europe. It's always been that way.

I ended up buying another XB270HU because the 271 is not available and still a lottery anyway, so I got sick of waiting. It's not exactly perfect but much better than my PG279Qs at least. September manufacture date, has the updated OSD with 165Hz overclock. Interestingly enough I noticed the updated OSD also has the 3 profiles and a number instead of a bar for the refresh rate. Only thing that seems to be missing from the XB271HU OSD is the ability to turn off the LED, which would be very useful on this model since the glossy plastic gives an annoying reflection. If I decide to keep it I'll probably just sneak a little electric tape through the gap.

EDIT : Quick start is also missing. You still get a splash screen when you turn the screen on, but if you disable deep sleep you can see what your computer's displaying for a split second, then the splash screen comes up... thanks Acer.
Edited by Pereb - 1/26/16 at 5:56am
post #3739 of 4125
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just depends if your happy with it. all these good gsync ips monitors are having the same issues so your kinda stuck at the moment. either get a refund and wait a couple years for them to improve or deal with the bleed. im used to mine now and rarley see it (mine also did decrease over time)

Yeah, I'm more than happy with it. This is the best gaming monitor in the market hands down (The argument for the X34 can be made, but I play mostly old games because of a huge backlog and most of them don't support 21:9. That, and also the X34 does not have ULMB). If anything, I was just contemplating on returning it for a replacement with the hopes of getting a better monitor. There is no way I could live without this monitor for 2-3 years till OLED becomes mainstream. And I suspect all new high refresh rate IPS monitors to come with its own share of issues. And right now, I'm leaning more towards keeping my existing one.
post #3740 of 4125
Hello all,

As a new owner, reading this thread has been great. I received my screen the other day and I'm trying to figure out whether to keep it or not.

It seems quality varies a lot and while my screen seems decent, there is the classic yellowish tint plagueing the bottom-right corner, but not to a massive extent. All other corners are fine and there is no other bleed along the frame. As a reference, I compared with an XB271HU which I immediately returned since it was much worse.The only time I notice anything is when I play games with dark backdrops, such as Elite Dangerous and Darkest Dungeon. In everything else it's stunning, especially compared to my old and dreadful Benq XL2411Z.

My question is this: is it possible to find a panel with absolutely no tint in the bottom-right corner, or should I be happy with the panel I have? I realize I didn't include pictures for you guys, but they turned out not to represent what I'm looking at. It's stressing me out thinking there might be something better out there, but I don't feel like playing the lottery and potentially ending up with worse panels, like with the XB271HU. But seriously.. Does the perfect panel exist?

Thanks for reading. smile.gif
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