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Did anyone successfully remove the AG coating from their PG279Q yet?
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"Upgrade" to what? And how do you know it will be better than the current offering?

As far as IPS glow, the 144Hz AHVA is what the PG279Q uses? I can't say my findings are in agreement with yours. I think this is the best panel I have used in terms of IPS glow.
Damn, sorry you guys got duds. My panel is the best IPS of this size I have used, and I've used a few,

IPS glow really depends on the angle that you're looking at the monitor iirc, and for me it's not a problem in normal use.

Yeah, every 144 Hz 2560 x 1440 IPS panel is an AUO AHVA panel. I've never seen glow as bad as my XB270HU, and most people seem to agree with the notion that the 144 Hz AHVA glows more than most others.

I'm not entirely sure what I'll be upgrading to, but it won't be IPS and I'll be sure to read detailed reviews before pulling the trigger.
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Colors are washed out a bit compared to some other panels, contrast is not as good, but well, this is not the grade A panel, it's not meant to rival professional IPS panels.
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Colors are washed out a bit compared to some other panels, contrast is not as good, but well, this is not the grade A panel, it's not meant to rival professional IPS panels.

Of course, but the sub $200 LG IPS monitors I've used (and there have been many) didn't glow as much, granted they were smaller in size. Neither have the Apple displays although perhaps those are to be called professional. The much more affordable Dell Ultrasharps and the HP 22xW/23xW/24xW/25xW (most are under $200) are known to have a lot less glow too.
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Of course, but the sub $200 LG IPS monitors I've used (and there have been many) didn't glow as much, granted they were smaller in size. Neither have the Apple displays although perhaps those are to be called professional. The much more affordable Dell Ultrasharps and the HP 22xW/23xW/24xW/25xW (most are under $200) are known to have a lot less glow too.

But those aren't 165Hz.

We're paying for high refresh rates and G-Sync here, not professional color accuracy and perfect blacks.

And you're also comparing a much smaller monitor. Larger monitors are going to be more prone to noticing glow.
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But those aren't 165Hz.

We're paying for high refresh rates and G-Sync here, not professional color accuracy and perfect blacks.

And you're also comparing a much smaller monitor. Larger monitors are going to be more prone to noticing glow.

Color accuracy isn't even part of the discussion. It's just that someone didn't believe that these AHVA panels have more glow than most other IPS, but I beg to differ. Also the Apple displays I've seen are 30" or so.

If we were only paying for high refresh rates and G-SYNC (and ULMB, I hate how it's left out) then we might as well get the TN equivalents for $200 less. There is a bit more to it than that, you see. Also for $800 one would hope to get such a monitor with an A-TW polarizer to greatly reduce the glow, and better QC.
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Color accuracy isn't even part of the discussion. Also the Apple displays I've seen are 30" or so.

If we were only paying for high refresh rates and G-SYNC (and ULMB, I hate how it's left out) then we might as well get the TN equivalents for $200 less. There is a bit more to it than that, you see. Also for $800 one would hope to get such a monitor with an A-TW polarizer to greatly reduce the glow, and better QC.

You really shouldn't compare Apple's display to this unless it can do 144+ Hz. That's just not fair. They are not in the same league.
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It's just that someone didn't believe that these AHVA panels have more glow than most other IPS, but I beg to differ.

If you're referring to me, it's not a question of belief, it's literally my observation from having used several different IPS displays. The glow on this monitor is much less in comparison.

Every single thread on here about an IPS display discusses glow ad nauseum. Why even buy the PG279Q if you can't tolerate a bit of IPS glow? If it bothers you so much, perhaps you're sitting too close, or you just need to go back to TN like you said. Why not try the Dell S2716DG? It's much cheaper too.

As for A-TW Polarizers, monitors haven't been including that for some time now. But I can't really comment on the efficacy of this feature since I am very unfamiliar with it.

It seems to me like you're expecting far too much for what is essentially the first generation of monitors like this. With time, they will improve, but for now, your complaints are valid yet premature. You can't have everything at once.
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Bought my PG279Q about a month ago, and never made a post!
I bought it at Best Buy, using a price check to $770 from Amazon, plus tax made it more expensive but I figured I could return it much easier.

Well, I'm extremely happy with it. Firstly, I never expected to enjoy IPS so much. The colors are just so much more even, the whites are perfect, it really makes my 24" 1920x1200 TN look bad next to it and I'm looking forward to getting an IPS/VA monitor as my side monitor.

Second, pleased to report no stuck pixels, IPS glow is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, and backlight bleed is extremely limited.
Correct me if I'm wrong -- the IPS glow is visible as a 'milky' sheen that shifts as I move my head, sitting back more and more even with the center of the monitor helps.
The backlight glow, then, is pretty much only in the bottom right corner, and doesn't really shift with my perspective.

As far as 165Hz/G-Sync, it's glorious. DOOM is an amazing experience with a new GTX 1070, and I don't think I can ever go back to 60Hz or fixed rate. Currently I'm using Fast Sync, and I don't notice any stuttering whether I'm 40fps below the refresh rate, or a bit above it, but I know it's also an option to just force Vsync off and use an FPS limiter to stay under the cap.

1440p is also amazing in games, I really appreciate the extra space too, but it is a tad annoying on the web, with a decent few websites needing resizing to be easily viewable. I expect 4K would have been worse, however.


As far as the rest of the experience, it's all been lovely. I appreciate so much the FAST response of the power on/off, the joystick, the native FPS display I love the flexibility of the stand as well, and the fact that it's much more subdued in look compared to the Acer Predators. The almost granite-feeling bottom of the base feels very premium.
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So there's my story.

I bought the PG279Q in april 2016 and when it came, it was not really good.
It had one dead pixel and backlight bleeding (yellow).
I dealt with it because it was my 13th monitor (before, 2x XL2720Z, 4x PG278Q and 6x XB270HU). Now, 4 months later, I was okay with the dead pixel. I mean, I had to search for it in most games etc.
But the problem was, in some games I still saw it and it annoyed me because I looked afer it.
Then I decided to give it another try, I contacted Asus and one day later I had the confirmation of the RMA (that was like 3 days ago).

Today, my new PG279Q arrived.
I can't find any dust or dead pixels. Backlight Bleeding is much better, its still there but its not yellow, but silver (and much less).
The only bad thing about it: The uniformity is not near as good as on my first PG279Q. Like the first 1/3 of monitor is more brownish/yellowish on white screen.
But I think I can deal with that, this doesn't bother me as much as a dead pixel or dust, especially because its not really visible in games.

For now, I'm happy.
I hope it doesn't get any dead pixels in the future.
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If you have a keeper, take care of that monitor, addicTix. Hope the uniformity clears up after some use, too.

You can always try jscreenfix Deluxe downloadable java file (which is free now) and see if that has any benefit to running overnight too.

I'm still on my very first XL2720Z after not winning the panel lottery on two VG248QE's (first: good uniformity but dead or stuck subpixel, second: no dead pixels but but strange horizontal 'darker' zone bands just visible enough to be annoying), and before that, dealing with CRT lottery issues for years. Scored big on a 10/10 lottery winner around April 2013, and have been babying it ever since. After seeing what all you guys have been going through for months (or years) now, I'm simply afraid to upgrade. XL2730Z was garbage (much worse blur reduction than 20Z), FS2735 had the exact same issues as XB271HU and it was the same panel, and so on....
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