Originally Posted by x3sphere
^ They actually mention the scanlines in their review.
If that's a unit handpicked by Acer then it looks like you're going to get these on every unit. BLB also looks similar to the one I got.
FWIW, if the scanline issue hasn't been fixed by now and it bothers you I would honestly just give up on this monitor. I don't think it'll be fixed unless LG makes tweaks to the design, as it might be something inherent to the panel. We'll know for sure when the Asus one releases I suppose.
I can't say it really bothers me though, if anything I'm more annoyed by the BLB but I can live with it (not really worse than other gaming IPS).
I read something about scan lines not occurring if you set the G-sync option to full screen and not full screen + windowed option then rebooting the pc for the scan lines to go away. This is from a review of the monitor on NewEgg. It was expressed that it is a Nvidia driver issue. Can someone confirm or deny? Also are the scan lines sometimes apparent on just the G-sync demo and not in games or the desktop for some owners. i.e. something strange about the g-sync demo overall.
12/23/2015 7:33:06 AM
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
5 out of 5 eggsThe best monitor upgrade yet...
Pros: I have no issues with this monitor aside from the very minimal back light bleeding on the upper and lower left corner of the screen which was resolved after I calibrated it and one dead pixel/speck of dust (I'm not sure) at the upper left corner. Hardly visible unless you are looking for it. The bleeding is not visible even when playing games with dark backgrounds unlike my horrible experience with the Asus PG279Q that has atrocious back light bleeding and yellow/orange tints in all corners. I don't hear any coil whines or see any scanlines issues with my unit. The monitor OC'ed to 100Hz for me out of the box using the on screen monitor menu using a GTX 980Ti. The viewing angles are superb as expected with the panel being IPS and is further enhanced by the slight curve of the monitor. When playing games that supports its full UHD resolution of 3440x1440, the experience is simply awesome!
*Blade & Soul and Black Desert Online looks excellent and plays superb on this monitor! <3
Cons: *Very expensive monitor. At $1300, there really shouldn't be any issues (back light bleeding or dead/stuck/bright pixels)
*Will need a big table to accommodate. If your table is small, better buy a bigger one now.
*Not all games supports this resolution. But there are some community patches/fixes for most AAA games out there.
*Like others have said... on screen monitor menu would be better if they implement something similar to what the Asus ROG Swift has.
*One dead pixel/speck of dust (I'm not sure) at the upper left corner. Hardly visible unless you are looking for it. You might be wondering how come I'm not sure. Well let me ask you this: What defective pixel is one you can only see when viewing from side to side (it appears black) but invisible when viewing directly on all colors except black? It's not visible at all in all angles in a black background. I'm leaning more towards for it being a dead pixel but yea, not really sure. I even think 99% of people won't even notice it.
Other Thoughts: If you are thinking of buying this monitor, do yourself a favor and grab a 980Ti or Titan X if you don't have one yet. This is a GSync monitor so I'm assuming you won't be running this with an AMD GPU (although it will work) 'coz that's just plain dumb. Most people that are having issues with this monitor doesn't have their PC rig specs on par. I mean, if you are going to spend $1300 on a monitor, please be reasoable and spend at least $600-$1000+ on a GPU (preferably a 980Ti or TitanX) and save yourself the headache of not getting the 100Hz OC. Popular reviews of this monitor online asked why would Acer not just release this monitor OC'ed to 100Hz when it reaches this without any problems? Well, I think the answer is because not all people that buys this monitor will try to run it using a 980Ti/TitanX like most people that reivews this monitor online. And regarding the scanlines issues, I strongly believe this is a driver issue and not just the monitor. I have similar experience with the scanlines on my Asus ROG Swift PG278Q when I enabled Gsync in windowed+full screen mode. The NVIDIA drivers is still buggy when using this mode. So if you are having the scanlines problem, I advise for you to disable Gsync in windowed+full screen mode then restart your PC. Yes, its very important you reboot your PC after changing this setting or the scanlines won't go away.
I tested this several times on my PG2789Q. Until NVIDIA fixes this driver issue, this is all we can do for now. It's not the monitor's problem. I have no scanlines at all with this Acer unit. And again...I will sound like a broken record... please if you are considering buying this monitor, pair it with a 980Ti/TitanX.