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I returned the open box to newegg and received one from Amazon Warehouse that I ordered two days go. This one was "the box may be damages the item is in pristine and perfect condition". Amazon didn't disappoint again, the box was inside another brown box. The monitor came in brand new with Asus tapes all over. It seems it was opened by Amazon QC on one side because of the tiny dent on the box. This one is May batch.
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I might have done something silly...

I just ordered a 279Q to replace my XL2730Z...

I also do photo editing on my rig(not professionally, i stick to sRGB colorspace) and i dont have space on my desk for a second monitor. I want one monitor that does it all.. The BenQ is ok, seriously is, but its still TN...

Not being silly am i?
Edited by KenjiS - 8/21/16 at 12:44am
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I did. That's why I got the XB271HU, since the panel in that one is actually decent, unlike the Asus' (despite your claim that this "entirely new technology" can't be compared to other IPS panels in terms of uniformity/BLB)

We are however absolutely allowed to have an opinion about a product and whether it's a good value. I do agree that some people in here have unreasonable expectations, however this panel fares worse than bottom of the barrel panels found in $150 monitors in terms of quality, which is not acceptable.

Then why are you even posting in this thread if all you're going to do is berate the display? Go post in the XB271HU thread.

Your claims are absolutely hyperbolic and unreasonable.
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I might have done something silly...

I just ordered a 279Q to replace my XL2730Z...

I also do photo editing on my rig(not professionally, i stick to sRGB colorspace) and i dont have space on my desk for a second monitor. I want one monitor that does it all.. The BenQ is ok, seriously is, but its still TN...

Not being silly am i?

I know exactly what you're saying and thats why I was interested in this monitor as well. Its IPS right, so that must be good.

Sadly it all depends on your sample. If you get the right one without the yellowish tint it could be a great monitor. But if you, like me, get a monitor with luminance uniformity issues that could be a problem for your creative work. I've send mine back. 3 in total all because the upper (or the left) 30%-40% part of the panel was yellowish while the rest (60-70%) was a good white.

If you are familiar with tools like photoshop or lightroom you can do the following:

1) make a photo of your monitor in dark conditions with a white fullscreen page configured (F11 in web browser and visit: http://jasonfarrell.com/misc/deadpixeltest.php?p=2).
2) open the photo in lightroom
3) remove all the highlights (-100)
4) remove all the blacks (-100)
5) turn up the Luminance to 100 in the Noise Reduction tab.

You'll end up with a picture like this:


This is an exaggerated version of the luminance uniformity but you now know if your panel has uniformity issues. Next step is to see if the yellowish parts of the monitor bother you enough while working with it. In my case those yellowish parts resulted in a 10-15% color change compared to the more whitish parts. Right now you would be better of with a Dell S2716DG (TN) if you look at the uniformity. However TN is not that great for colour accuracy.

I'm waiting for my retailer to find me a panel without the atrocious yellowish tint and large amount.
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The problem with that method of course, is that your photograph is contingent on the efficacy of your camera. And is it a RAW image that you're altering?
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Switching TN for TN seems like a poor move tho. I already have a 2730Z

guess ill find out if i win the panel lottery.
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Switching TN for TN seems like a poor move tho. I already have a 2730Z

guess ill find out if i win the panel lottery.

Yeah, and make sure you calibrate it first before passing judgement. I'd start with Asus's own profiles and then give the ones on TFT Central a shot.

I also love the blue light reduction feature of this, so I don't have to use f.lux anymore....f.lux always screws with the performance of my games for some reason.
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Originally Posted by KenjiS View Post

Switching TN for TN seems like a poor move tho. I already have a 2730Z

guess ill find out if i win the panel lottery.

Keep us informed KenjiS. If I have some proof the panels are good enough for photo editing and normal stuff like web browsing and word processing I will start searching for a panel from the same manufactory date.
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Yeah, and make sure you calibrate it first before passing judgement. I'd start with Asus's own profiles and then give the ones on TFT Central a shot.

I also love the blue light reduction feature of this, so I don't have to use f.lux anymore....f.lux always screws with the performance of my games for some reason.

Quote:
Originally Posted by XionaxLomax View Post

Keep us informed KenjiS. If I have some proof the panels are good enough for photo editing and normal stuff like web browsing and word processing I will start searching for a panel from the same manufactory date.

Alright, and i use a Spyder 5 to calibrate smile.gif So yeah... I use TFTCentral and them to get the brightness around the right 120cd/m figure then use the Spyder5 to dial the color in and profile it
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Then why are you even posting in this thread if all you're going to do is berate the display? Go post in the XB271HU thread.

To inform potential buyers on the fence due to quality issues, and buyers unhappy with their unit's quality.

There's still a lot of misinformation being spread, such as how playing lottery will eventually give you a perfect panel (there's some kind of ceiling dictated by the panel design, even the best PG279Q panel still won't match a good XB271HU panel), or that the XB271HU and PG279Q use the same panel (once again not the case, they are different parts and the former is obviously the better performer).

And it's not just about the uniformity either... the PG279Q is also notorious for extreme backlight bleed, once again significantly more than the XB271HU on average. Dead pixels are about the same on either I'd say.

If you're happy with your unit, good for you. In the end this is the only thing that matters. But the experience you got is not the norm for this monitor. You got lucky.
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Your claims are absolutely hyperbolic and unreasonable.

My claims are backed by my personal experience with those monitors as well as that of pro reviewers and many more users on this thread. There's absolutely nothing unreasonable about that.
Edited by Pereb - 8/22/16 at 4:37pm
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