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post #11 of 3056
So I was already bored of gaming with the X34 (nothing good to play until Fallout 4 in my opinion smile.gif and actually tried reading the manual. Crazy right!

So there is this setting called "blue light" and its default setting is OFF. The manual says something about blue light being damaging to your eyes?!?! So I was experimenting with it and it has a range of OFF / and then 50%-80%. At anything other than OFF, to me the desktop wall papers look terrible so I went back to OFF. But it seems to me OFF has the monitor block certain wavelengths of light which one would normally be seeing when looking outside?

Anyone else know about this blue light setting??
post #12 of 3056
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Originally Posted by Mikey- View Post

What's the length of the display port cable that ships with the monitor?

Also, I think it's better to have a proper thread for this monitor. The other thread is actually titled incorrectly.

I read the cable was only 1m long... So, really short! Can confirm a bit later today when mine is delivered!
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Originally Posted by skypine27 View Post

So I was already bored of gaming with the X34 (nothing good to play until Fallout 4 in my opinion smile.gif and actually tried reading the manual. Crazy right!

So there is this setting called "blue light" and its default setting is OFF. The manual says something about blue light being damaging to your eyes?!?! So I was experimenting with it and it has a range of OFF / and then 50%-80%. At anything other than OFF, to me the desktop wall papers look terrible so I went back to OFF. But it seems to me OFF has the monitor block certain wavelengths of light which one would normally be seeing when looking outside?

Anyone else know about this blue light setting??

Lowering the blue light lowers the blue channel. You can achieve the same effect by lowering the blue channel manually. It's there for the health of your eyes.
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i7-4790k ASUS Maximus Formula VII EVGA 980 ti SLI G.skill Ripjaws X 2133Mhz CAS 9 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 EK Supremacy EVO + Nemesis 280  EK FC-Titan X + RX360 D5 Vario + Bitspower Multi-Z 200 V2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 64bit Predator x34 Ducky Shine 3 TKL MX Brown w/ Red LED EVGA 1000 P2 
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post #13 of 3056
Wow. So after spending $2,025 CAD, I have to spend money on a display port cable? Nice.

Hi, I'm unpacking my monitor right now, and indeed the cable is too short. So what do I need here - just a standard display port cable?

I just visited Amazon, and a bunch of people said the cable (linked below) simply didn't work for them.

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0011ZQLYM/ref=pe_386430_126088100_TE_item

How do we know if G-Sync is working?

Mod edit: Please use the edit button instead of triple posting.
post #14 of 3056
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Originally Posted by koroshiya8 View Post

Hi guys, I have previously read about it before but didnt encounter until this afternoon.
After being away from my PC for about 30min - 1 hour w/ no screen saver... i came back shock, the right half of my monitor is black (not lighted). I move the mouse around but the screen remained black.
After i reboot the screen came back fine.

Please advise if i should RMA or monitor and see how frequently this symptom comes up..

hey man. nice to see you over here from hardwarezone. i'm trying to get a monitor from tj also but i'm wondering how i'm gonna make sure it's working well before i bring it back to hkg frown.gif
post #15 of 3056
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Originally Posted by athenaesword View Post

hey man. nice to see you over here from hardwarezone. i'm trying to get a monitor from tj also but i'm wondering how i'm gonna make sure it's working well before i bring it back to hkg frown.gif

Followed you guys over from HWZ.

Planning on getting this monitor (X34 - Gsync) soon. Can I know the serial numbers of the units with the V1 firmware that have the banding so I can avoid that batch of units and go for the new one?

Or is there a place to download this firmware and do it ourselves?
post #16 of 3056
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Originally Posted by Mountainlifter View Post


Followed you guys over from HWZ.

Planning on getting this monitor (X34 - Gsync) soon. Can I know the serial numbers of the units with the V1 firmware that have the banding so I can avoid that batch of units and go for the new one?

Or is there a place to download this firmware and do it ourselves?

 

All new units being sold should have the V2 firmware at this point. And no, there is no user downloadable firmware.

post #17 of 3056
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Originally Posted by -terabyte- View Post

All new units being sold should have the V2 firmware at this point. And no, there is no user downloadable firmware.

Yeah, I read about that sir. But you see I live in Singapore and stocks here sell out slower and replacements arrive slower too (in the case of specialty items like gaming monitors). For eg., I bought an ASUS ROG 278Q in the november of last year and still got one from the first september batch with all its problems. Prompted me to write this long thread. http://www.overclock.net/t/1526956/guide-to-the-problems-with-the-asus-rog-swift While I love helping out the community in any way, I don't want a repeat of last year.

So, I'd really like to know the serial numbers so I can check with my retailers before buying.
post #18 of 3056
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Yeah, I read about that sir. But you see I live in Singapore and stocks here sell out slower and replacements arrive slower too (in the case of specialty items like gaming monitors). For eg., I bought an ASUS ROG 278Q in the november of last year and still got one from the first september batch with all its problems. Prompted me to write this long thread. http://www.overclock.net/t/1526956/guide-to-the-problems-with-the-asus-rog-swift While I love helping out the community in any way, I don't want a repeat of last year.

So, I'd really like to know the serial numbers so I can check with my retailers before buying.

 

I see, I understand your issue but unfortunately Acer has not shared any detail about this. Your only option is to contact them directly and see if they are willing to provide you the serial numbers, or if they can confirm that the stock there is already updated.

post #19 of 3056
Got mine mounted tonight and snapped a couple shots of how it looks with my gear.

What do you guys think? Since it covers so much of my rig, I'm thinking of moving out from behind this beastly display.

Mounted!

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post #20 of 3056
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Originally Posted by koroshiya8 View Post

Hi guys, I have previously read about it before but didnt encounter until this afternoon.
After being away from my PC for about 30min - 1 hour w/ no screen saver... i came back shock, the right half of my monitor is black (not lighted). I move the mouse around but the screen remained black.
After i reboot the screen came back fine.

Please advise if i should RMA or monitor and see how frequently this symptom comes up..

I would take it back, that BLB is terrible or IPS glow, also most of these monitors have the sleep issue it seems, they will need to update the firmware, which means a massive recall if they do.
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