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I wanna get the Samsung S34 VA monitor so bad. But they don't have it in my country- they do have the Dell 34" and the Acer X34.
Samsung has so much better QC.

I have one at work. It has terrible washed out colors. Reminds me of a higher quality TN. The blacks are decent but the vibrancy just isn't there like you get on a IPS. I also wouldn't recommend it for gaming. 60hz and no gsync. No thanks.
 
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post #2142 of 3066
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No backlight bleed is where you can see some light coming through the edge of the screen, I can pretty much guarantee you will have some, mostly in the left corners, then you get the orange IPS glow that is visible on an angle but will disappear depending which angle you look at it.

Take a picture in a dark room with full black screen (search dead pixel test google then press f11 for full screen on the black one) at around 37 brightness.

What I have is slight glow then in the bottom left hand corner. No backlight bleed and no dead pixels.
 
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post #2143 of 3066
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I have one at work. It has terrible washed out colors. Reminds me of a higher quality TN. The blacks are decent but the vibrancy just isn't there like you get on a IPS. I also wouldn't recommend it for gaming. 60hz and no gsync. No thanks.
Bet it needs proper calibration.
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Bet it needs proper calibration.

Maybe but it still lacks the accuracy of a good IPS. Input lag is terrible as well. Good for everyday use but terrible for gaming.
 
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post #2145 of 3066
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Just don't believe you, I have yet to see a single X34 that does not have backlight bleed. They also have pretty strong glow for IPS.

I have seen 3 in person + many examples online, they all have similar bleed and glow, some a bit better / worse... but never with "minimal glow and no BLB"
You were right it does have some BLB in the top left corner, it was just hard to see. It's also difficult to get the camera in the right viewing angle and conditions to see the BLB and not the glow. My phone camera sucks, it just made it look worse that what it does in real life.
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post #2146 of 3066
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What I have is slight glow then in the bottom left hand corner. No backlight bleed and no dead pixels.

Ok well post a photo for proof then, I want to see this mythical X34 with zero backlight bleed. post a picture of full black screen in dark room at 120cdm2 brighness (about 37 on OSD).
Edited by Nicholars - 7/23/16 at 3:41pm
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Ok well post a photo for proof then, I want to see this mythical X34 with zero backlight bleed. post a picture of full black screen in dark room at 120cdm2 brighness (about 37 on OSD).
Have you tried to take a pic of these curved panels to show BLB & glow? It's nearly impossible to get a good picture unless you have the right camera and perfect ambient conditions due to the curvature. Like I said on my it was really difficult to see the BLB & glow under normal working conditions and definitely zero in gaming. The glow I can see on a complete black screen, but the BLB I really had to move to angles I would not actually sit just to see it. My camera definitely can't pick that up. Maybe if you use this monitor for professional photography or something along those lines you might notice it.
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post #2148 of 3066
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Have you tried to take a pic of these curved panels to show BLB & glow? It's nearly impossible to get a good picture unless you have the right camera and perfect ambient conditions due to the curvature. Like I said on my it was really difficult to see the BLB & glow under normal working conditions and definitely zero in gaming. The glow I can see on a complete black screen, but the BLB I really had to move to angles I would not actually sit just to see it. My camera definitely can't pick that up. Maybe if you use this monitor for professional photography or something along those lines you might notice it.

I was talking to the guy who says his monitor has zero BLB, none at all. You have confirmed that yours does have some BLB, I want to see this X34 that has zero BLB.
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I guess in a dark room there is a bit of BLB on the very top corners very very minimal and not noticeable when in use or gaming. I'm very pleased with this display. I'm hoping by this being a May 2016 build that Acer has possibly gotten their QC in order.
 
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Looks like you got a decent one for BLB, but still a) the lights are not off b) there is some backlight bleed in the usual places

Also I do not ever use mine with lights off, but its the best way to check or compare backlight bleed, for example of my monitor has direct sunlight on it, the blacks look almost like OLED blacks, but the in a dark room they look not good. I use a bias light behind it (phillips aura light) and also have 1 or 2 desklamps in the room as well, because blacks and glow on IPS is infinitely better when you have some lights on / not good in a dark room.

But yes looks like you have the same as every other X34, some in the bottom and top left, and a smaller amount on the right, although yours looks relatively good.
Edited by Nicholars - 7/24/16 at 7:00am
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