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Thanks for you reply, internisus. I only notice it when the game is rendering something dark in the bottom right corner of the screen and when I have the time to look around on the screen. So with action games it's less noticeable but with adventure games or RPGs it can be bothersome. Especially since I know where to look and for what.
It's definitely not something that you can't live with but I'm expecting a bit more from a 850 euro monitor especially when I look at my 300 euro Dell U2312HM or my friend's Dell U2715H. They have zero problem with backlight bleeding even in pitch dark rooms. And they also have IPS panels (I know, it's different technology and their refresh rate is 60Hz only).
But still, if we can call the panel I have now in the PG279Q acceptable or even good compared to what most people have, I might consider keeping it. I'm not willing to play this back and forth with the store, especially if I have more chance for ending up with something way worse.
And how did your return end, internisus? Did you get a replacement product that works fine or did you go for a refund?
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Originally Posted by Merioch View Post

I bought a PG279Q two weeks ago and it had serious backlight bleeding issues plus there were two dust particles under the screen (it was from the November batch). I returned it to the store and this week I got a replacement product (from the October batch). Though it has the dreaded quality assurance sticker on the box the panel looks way better than on the first one. No dead pixels or dust and the backlight bleeding is way less severe. And here comes my dilemma. Is it severe enough to go through the return process again? And do I have a good chance of getting a panel with less backlight bleeding?
Please take a look at the attached pictures and tell your opinion. I use the settings recommended by tftcentral, so the brightness level is set to a relatively low 25.


Not to be a downer, but I would not accept all that BLB, but that is just me. How is the uniformity?
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Not to be a downer, but I would not accept all that BLB, but that is just me. How is the uniformity?

Thanks for you opinion, mikesgt. As for panel uniformity, I took an all white picture so you can also take a look at it.



I also took a few other shots because I noticed that part of the light that was visible on my previous images were coming from IPS glow. I moved the camera a bit around to eliminate as much IPS glow as possible. Here they are:





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Thanks for you opinion, mikesgt. As for panel uniformity, I took an all white picture so you can also take a look at it.



I also took a few other shots because I noticed that part of the light that was visible on my previous images were coming from IPS glow. I moved the camera a bit around to eliminate as much IPS glow as possible. Here they are:





I don't know man, to each his own... Me, personally, I wouldn't settle with it because of the obvious BLB, and you can see yellow tint on the top 1/3rd of the panel in that white pic you posted, which is a huge issue with these. Some people don't really care too much because you don't really see it in games, only when on desktop our browsing the web.

That being said, the chances of getting one without either of these issues is very low. And I have definitely seen (and personally owned) PGs with worse color uniformity.

One huge lottery here. Does it bother you when you use it?
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Originally Posted by mikesgt View Post

I don't know man, to each his own... Me, personally, I wouldn't settle with it because of the obvious BLB, and you can see yellow tint on the top 1/3rd of the panel in that white pic you posted, which is a huge issue with these. Some people don't really care too much because you don't really see it in games, only when on desktop our browsing the web.

That being said, the chances of getting one without either of these issues is very low. And I have definitely seen (and personally owned) PGs with worse color uniformity.

One huge lottery here. Does it bother you when you use it?

When I'm using the monitor the BLB is not that obtrusive for me, I tested it thoroughly with many different games today. But for the yellow tint, it bothers me more and more. The problem is that I would stick with the monitor if it would be only one or the other because I really love the high refresh rate and G-Sync. But the more of these defects I notice the harder it gets to justify that all the pros worth these cons. And what makes the whole situation really sad and infuriating is that I don't have any other choice if I want a monitor with similar specs. As you said, it's just a huge lottery.

May I ask what kind of display you settled upon in the end?
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The first two pictures are with 25% brightness the following two with 0% brightness. It honestly doesn't look as bad in person the camera exaggerates it but still....it cost me £730 -_-




Edited by BritishAdam - 1/24/16 at 12:32am
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The first two pictures are with 25% brightness the following two with 0% brightness. It honestly doesn't look as bad in person the camera exaggerates it but still....it cost me £730 -_-




It seems that we are in the same boat. For me, only the pics with 25% brightness matter because I wouldn't use the screen with 0% brightness. Could you make some pics with some ambient light and could you move the camera a bit around (a bit farther away from the monitor) to eliminate most of the IPS glow? Like some of the last pics I posted.
With the yellow tint and the visible BLB on your monitor the question is the same for you. Are these things obtrusive for you when you use the screen and do you like the features only the PG279Q have to make these faults acceptable?
I haven't made my decision yet. If there would be a monitor with similar specs on the market within the following 6 months I would surely get a refund on this one and wait. I would also wait if I could rely on ASUS that they pull their QA together. But to be honest, I don't see it as something that likely will happen.
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Brightness at 35 in well lit room when browsing / playing games...
To answer the question no not really in real world scenarios but it is frustrating knowing that it's there and I'm quite OCD together with how expensive the thing is!



Edited by BritishAdam - 1/24/16 at 7:17am
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Originally Posted by Merioch View Post

When I'm using the monitor the BLB is not that obtrusive for me, I tested it thoroughly with many different games today. But for the yellow tint, it bothers me more and more. The problem is that I would stick with the monitor if it would be only one or the other because I really love the high refresh rate and G-Sync. But the more of these defects I notice the harder it gets to justify that all the pros worth these cons. And what makes the whole situation really sad and infuriating is that I don't have any other choice if I want a monitor with similar specs. As you said, it's just a huge lottery.

May I ask what kind of display you settled upon in the end?
I ended up with an Acer XB271hu. The tint was too much for me on the PGs. I managed to get one PG that had acceptable BLB, but the uniformity was too poor. The XB I have has zero BLB and 100% white uniformity.
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Originally Posted by mikesgt View Post

I ended up with an Acer XB271hu. The tint was too much for me on the PGs. I managed to get one PG that had acceptable BLB, but the uniformity was too poor. The XB I have has zero BLB and 100% white uniformity.

Hmm... this piece of information might alter my decision. I also read on other forums that with the XB271HU people had less problems which suggests that maybe Acer has better QC than Asus (because they use the exact same panels). The only problem is that they don't sell the XB271HU in the Netherlands yet.
Now I have to choose if I go for a refund and gamble with the Acer (though with way better chances for a faultless panel) in a few months when it becomes available here or I just accept that fate is cruel, the world is less than perfect and keep this Asus. Decisions again...
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