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How's the AG Coating on this panel? I am considering this monitor instead of the PG278Q due to the heavy coating on the PG278Q and the price difference may make up for the lack of G-Sync.
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How's the AG Coating on this panel? I am considering this monitor instead of the PG278Q due to the heavy coating on the PG278Q and the price difference may make up for the lack of G-Sync.

It is exactly the same. Refer to my review of either or both models.
post #93 of 829
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That sounds like a bad factory calibration. My first XL2730Z had awful black levels (looked like black equalizer was maxed out, even though it was set to 0). I RMA'ed it since I couldn't get any reasonable color settings out of that monitor.

The XL2730Z I'm using now has like ~1.7 gamma on lagom using the Standard preset, but can get to ~2.2 using the Gamma 5 setting.

I redid the whole calibration and this time I chose not to install the driver that came on the CD. I no longer have the issue with the red contrast, however the gamma setting is still not 2.2 no matter what I try. Still, the image and the colors look good to me so if nothing else come up I'll keep the monitor.
post #94 of 829
Anyone experience pixel inversion? The screen door effect with fast moving objects? I've seen customer reviews damn this thing on that fault alone. I'd like to know if it's inherent, or a lottery issue and what the chances are. I'd be using Free Sync and not Blur Reduction if that makes a difference too.
Edited by Crisium - 10/13/15 at 11:02pm
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Anyone experience pixel inversion? The screen door effect with fast moving objects? I've seen customer reviews damn this thing on that fault alone. I'd like to know if it's inherent, or a lottery issue and what the chances are. I'd be using Free Sync and not Blur Reduction if that makes a difference too.

I can't say that I've noticed it (much), but I'll check when I get back home. Also using Free Sync and no Blur Reduction.

I am noticing an interesting effect when scrolling in documents. The characters leave some sort of tiny white trails for a fraction of a second before disappearing. Could be overdrive artifacts, does anyone else experience this?

Fortunately my original problem with the contrast on red was solved by not applying the official driver that came on CD. Twice I installed it and twice the calibration of colors got changed after restarting Windows. I'm not sure what it was changing.

How are you guys doing on black and white contrast?

I can adjust settings to differentiate all black squares from the image against the background: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/black.php

But on white I can only see a difference up to 253: http//www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/white.php. The pattern on 254 is pretty much indistinguishable.

Are these normal results, or can the monitor do more?
post #96 of 829
Completely normal results. My XL2720Z is the same in Standard mode with Gamma 3.

On standard mode and at a 2.2 gamma, you should see all black squares except the first (which should be seeable at 100 brightness but probably not at a comfort level like 30 brightness). Assuming you aren't using black equalizer (but I'm not sure what the default is as the XL2430T and XL2730Z handle black equalizer differently than the older versions (older versions affected gamma instead of brightness of dark shades).

The white result with the 254 squares is also 100% normal.
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Thanks.

I am using the black equalizer though with a value of around 10. Not sure whether I have the gamma mode 4 or 5 currently as I kept switching between them. I'm still playing with these settings but I know I can't reach a gamma of 2.2 unless I tilt the monitor up so I'm looking at it from a downward angle.

On this page http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/gamma_calibration.php normally I'd see something like 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 for each of the three column groups.
Edited by XenoRad - 10/20/15 at 4:02am
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I have a Benq XL2730Z on R9 290 using freesync in windows 10 10565. I can not seem to perform the 120hz testing on testufo.com, it always detects it as 60hz, with or without freesync. No matter what refresh/resolution I set, the monitor info always reports 2560x1440@144hz. I've tested it using my laptop (hdmi) as source and the current settings info does seem to work otherwise. Visually when compared to my 60hz screen it seems to be faster, especially in games, but I cannot verify it. It is as if windows is running the 2d as layer and is doing the scaling/refresh independently of the actual monitor output. Has anyone else seen this?
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I have a Benq XL2730Z on R9 290 using freesync in windows 10 10565. I can not seem to perform the 120hz testing on testufo.com, it always detects it as 60hz, with or without freesync. No matter what refresh/resolution I set, the monitor info always reports 2560x1440@144hz. I've tested it using my laptop (hdmi) as source and the current settings info does seem to work otherwise. Visually when compared to my 60hz screen it seems to be faster, especially in games, but I cannot verify it. It is as if windows is running the 2d as layer and is doing the scaling/refresh independently of the actual monitor output. Has anyone else seen this?

Well... what browser are you using?
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I have a Benq XL2730Z on R9 290 using freesync in windows 10 10565. I can not seem to perform the 120hz testing on testufo.com, it always detects it as 60hz, with or without freesync. No matter what refresh/resolution I set, the monitor info always reports 2560x1440@144hz. I've tested it using my laptop (hdmi) as source and the current settings info does seem to work otherwise. Visually when compared to my 60hz screen it seems to be faster, especially in games, but I cannot verify it. It is as if windows is running the 2d as layer and is doing the scaling/refresh independently of the actual monitor output. Has anyone else seen this?

Try using google chrome. And make sure you have Aero enabled (I don't know if windows 10 even uses that, but windows 7 required aero enabled. Also internet explorer could not run HTML 5 vsync'd at higher than 105 hz. and the XL2730Z can not strobe properly lower than 120hz also. That was supposed to have been fixed in windows 10's browser (Edge? what's it called?), but if not, use chrome.
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