Originally Posted by ToTheSun!
It's true that people exaggerated in their response, but one can easily synthesize what they mean from their hyperbole. It is true that the right $150-200 monitors have better uniformity than most of the PG279Q units (older revisions, anyway). I've used $150-200 Dell IPS monitors extensively at the office, and i can assure you that uniformity is IMMENSELY better than what was seen in some of these pictures and measurements by review sites.
It's an inescapable truth that the QC on these monitors is (or, at least, was) really bad, and a consumer paying $800 for one has the right to feel outraged. Luckily, it seems that both Samsung and LG have seen fit to join the high refresh competition and that the QC on these monitors seems to have better lately. 2017 will be testament to the righteousness of the very consumers you were "challenging", as you put it.
I fully agree with you, but that's my point. Uniformity is only one
aspect of this monitor, and one that the majority of users do not notice or care about
. The fact is, any other 150-200 dollar monitor will not get you half the features of this package.
I do light Photoshop, gaming, and other normal tasks on my monitor, and a slight yellow tint on a portion of my screen has absolutely no detriment to these things...the same goes for most other people who are buying this as a "gaming monitor" which is what it is advertised as. If I bought a monitor marketed as a professional photo editing display with 100% accurate color reproduction, etc. I would be outraged. But I feel I got what I was expecting. A kickass, high refresh rate, G-Sync capable, IPS with fantastic viewing angles, feature packed display with great build quality and aesthetics.
I hate to make analogies, but I don't buy a Prius and complain about a lack of horsepower. I know what I'm getting myself into, and a yellow tint that is only really noticeable on all-white backdrops hardly renders this display as unusable.