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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

From what I understand there is no perfect panel that exists. The only way to truly test your monitor and find if it's a keeper is to use it as you normally would. If the small defects still bother you, then return it. If they don't, then in your own respect you've hit the lottery.

I have one very tiny pixel-sized piece of dirt in the upper right hand corner under the film and the slight light bleed/ tinge you speak of in the bottom right. These two things have completely disappeared to my eye. I no longer look for them and in daily use, these imperfections do not take away from what I'm doing. I honestly don't notice anything wrong with my monitor anymore.

So, really if you can stand your monitor as it is and it doesn't interfere with gaming or whatever else you might be using it for, I say it's a keeper. Just my opinion, though. thumb.gif
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I have one very tiny pixel-sized piece of dirt in the upper right hand corner under the film and the slight light bleed/ tinge you speak of in the bottom right. These two things have completely disappeared to my eye. I know longer look for them and in daily use, these imperfections do not take away from what I'm doing. I honestly don't notice anything wrong with my monitor anymore.

What do you think of my monitor. I've posted pictures in the previous page. I'm starting to notice the bleed less and less, and I'm more inclined towards keeping it. Is your monitor somewhat similar, or better?
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What do you think of my monitor. I've posted pictures in the previous page. I'm starting to notice the bleed less and less, and I'm more inclined towards keeping it. Is your monitor somewhat similar, or better?

It's hard to say by looking at a picture. Since these issues seem to be more pronounced in photos and since you had your monitor set to 100 brightness (how often will you actually keep it at full brightness?), I'd say yours looks fine. How often will you be viewing a completely dark screen? You have to ask yourself how much you'll actually notice it while playing games/ using it for work. Try to load up a program, task, or game that is dark and see if you notice it while using the monitor.

Honestly, I think it looks fine. If your having buyers remorse, I'd say return it and wait for another manufacturer to put a comparable monitor on the market, or choose from one that already has. Since you're already noticing it less and less, it tells me pretty soon you won't notice at all within a month unless it's brought up in convo or you start playing around with brightness again.
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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?

But seriously.. Does the perfect panel exist?

No. That tint is IPS glow. It's an inherent downside to IPS technology. There is a special polarizer that greatly reduces it so they say, but I doubt any monitors today use it.
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Hey Guys! I need your advice again.

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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.

Your display seem pretty good. If the brightness was maxed out in these photos then it is probably better than mine.
Photos tend to exaggerate bleed and glow anyways. Videos are better for these things. Here is a video comparing XB270HU and a Dell U2412M

https://youtu.be/0PMdV3eER-s

Personally, the minor issues are not too bothersome in my daily usage - even during dark scenes in games. In fact, my wallpapers are mostly night sky and they look fine. I bought this on the Newegg sale relatively cheap, so I am more inclined to just suck it up and keep using it, especially given the wait time with Newegg RMA's. Perhaps if I had bought it from a B&M store, I would have been more inclined to exchange it.

I also wonder if many people RMA'ing their monitors would have actually noticed the defects without forums like these.
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From what I understand there is no perfect panel that exists. The only way to truly test your monitor and find if it's a keeper is to use it as you normally would. If the small defects still bother you, then return it. If they don't, then in your own respect you've hit the lottery.

I have one very tiny pixel-sized piece of dirt in the upper right hand corner under the film and the slight light bleed/ tinge you speak of in the bottom right. These two things have completely disappeared to my eye. I know longer look for them and in daily use, these imperfections do not take away from what I'm doing. I honestly don't notice anything wrong with my monitor anymore.

So, really if you can stand your monitor as it is and it doesn't interfere with gaming or whatever else you might be using it for, I say it's a keeper. Just my opinion, though. thumb.gif


Thanks for your reply. I think I just need to accept that IPS glow is unavoidable, and just like you, I'll probably not care one bit about it down the road. Also, the old monitor standing next to this one looks like absolute garbage in comparison. smile.gif
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I'd like to get some feedback on my monitor's uniformity. I notice it mainly during web browsing, not really elsewhere. Wondering if it's worth returning just for that (I get some backlight bleed on 3 corners but not enough to bother me, seems to be subsiding since yesterday aswell) or if it's not really going to get much better.





Also, I've noticed they made the Acer logo on the bezel more subtle on the more recent revisions. It's not an eyesore like the early ones. Shame they didn't make the bezel matte while they were at it though
Edited by Pereb - 1/27/16 at 11:16am
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Omg doesnt get 11/11/2015 got 08/2015 + BlB + Yellowish on all sides. Start marathon on XB2710hu.

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It's hard to say by looking at a picture. Since these issues seem to be more pronounced in photos and since you had your monitor set to 100 brightness (how often will you actually keep it at full brightness?), I'd say yours looks fine. How often will you be viewing a completely dark screen? You have to ask yourself how much you'll actually notice it while playing games/ using it for work. Try to load up a program, task, or game that is dark and see if you notice it while using the monitor.

Honestly, I think it looks fine. If your having buyers remorse, I'd say return it and wait for another manufacturer to put a comparable monitor on the market, or choose from one that already has. Since you're already noticing it less and less, it tells me pretty soon you won't notice at all within a month unless it's brought up in convo or you start playing around with brightness again.

Thanks for the advice! And I've mentioned this in the previous post. 100 brightness is with ULMB on. ULMB make the screen much darker, and 100 brightness with ULMB is equivalent to 40 brightness without ULMB. I would go blind in a few hours if i used 100 Brightness. And I play all types of games, but I'll probably be viewing very dark scenes only 10-15% of the time. Even then, while it is noticeable I don't think it will become a hindrance.

I have no intention of returning it for a refund. I don't think I can live without this monitor for 2-3 years. All new high end panels will suffer from some sort of issues until OLED becomes mainstream. I just asked to see if it's worth replacing with the hopes of getting a better one. Thanks again for all the advice!
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Hi.

Will the following section ever be updated?
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- Proper connectivity for 144hz + G-Sync when using multi-GPU (SLI) configs. and multiple displays (Surround)

I'm running two GTX 980Tis in SLI and I've been having various problems with games and stuttering, I've tried everything but just can't figure it out. Maybe it has something to do with G-Sync/this monitor, so I'm very interested in what the "Proper connectivity" is for this scenario. Maybe I've got it set up incorrectly.

Thanks in advance for any answers.
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