Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W
You aren't looking close enough then? It definitely has a very glossy coating which looks "grainy" if you are close enough to the screen (within 2 feet). It doesn't actually matter what setting you use with the screen, even at 0 brightness you are still looking at a panel with a 130+ cd/m2 luminance which is extremely bright for that level of settings (by comparison the average monitor will be about 130 cd/m2 at 40/100 brightness). Clearly this is how Crossover got around the PWM flicker that plagues the Philips monitor. It's a nice screen, but the Acer B32H6K that I just sold to a friend was better (better colors, no grainy coating, but obviously much worse blacks and blb). I certainly would not call this a top tier screen though.
If I put my face up against it, I can see some grain but who sits even near that to notice?
I agree, its not a perfect monitor but for the price, there is nothing that even comes close. Also, if a "top tier" screen has crappy blacks and horrid blb, is it really top tier? I can take a dump in a box and label it "top tier"
All jokes aside, the monitor market in general right now is an absolute joke. I have tested almost every 4k monitor and 34" Ultrawide on the market in the past few months. The LGs are gorgeous but tons of blb issues. The Acer and Samsung 32" 4ks I tried were gorgeous on still images but had blur on fast paced games. So, in all my testing, nothing has even come close to the 44k in still image quality, gaming and value, despite the absolutely horrid stand