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post #701 of 3061
Well if the video you watch is actually 16:9 then not sure it would be worth it. Many Blu-ray films aren't 16:9 though that's only because of the black bars they add. Crop those out and a lot of films fit 21:9 perfectly.

Acer did fix the major issues with this monitor - that being the banding and WFS issue. Everything else is minor in my opinion and down to lottery in terms of BLB and hitting 100 Hz - sucks you have to deal with that on 1300 display but it is what it is. I'm very happy with mine coming from an LG UM95 and would purchase again.
post #702 of 3061
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Originally Posted by x3sphere View Post

Well if the video you watch is actually 16:9 then not sure it would be worth it. Many Blu-ray films aren't 16:9 though that's only because of the black bars they add. Crop those out and a lot of films fit 21:9 perfectly.

Acer did fix the major issues with this monitor - that being the banding and WFS issue. Everything else is minor in my opinion and down to lottery in terms of BLB and hitting 100 Hz - sucks you have to deal with that on 1300 display but it is what it is. I'm very happy with mine coming from an LG UM95 and would purchase again.

Not really, the scan line issues (major issue) seems to be on every monitor.
post #703 of 3061
Acer sent Legit Reviews a monitor they pre-tested, must be nice to get that kind of service. I wish us peasants paying $1300 could get that and not have to keep returning the screen.

http://www.legitreviews.com/acer-predator-x34-3440x1440-curved-g-sync-gaming-display-review_176405
post #704 of 3061
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Originally Posted by Striker444 View Post

Acer sent Legit Reviews a monitor they pre-tested, must be nice to get that kind of service. I wish us peasants paying $1300 could get that and not have to keep returning the screen.

http://www.legitreviews.com/acer-predator-x34-3440x1440-curved-g-sync-gaming-display-review_176405

This is why the monitor market is messed up, people look at Linus, JayZ and TFT reviews and think "This monitor is so good, it has no problems, all I read was good points" this is the problem. They keep getting cherry picked panels, which removes all the problems the ACER Predator X34 has, did Linus/JayZ/TFT reviews discuss; wake up issue (no), scan line issue (no) not reaching 100hz (no) coil whine (no) colour banding (no) and settings being reset (no)

They ignored all these issues that were found and they got a perfect monitor.
post #705 of 3061
^ They actually mention the scanlines in their review.
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We also didn’t have any issues overclocking our unit to 100Hz without any major stability issues besides the occasional scan line being seen.

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).
post #706 of 3061
Thread Starter 
Too bad these monitors will be crapping out soon. I'm sure this thread will be ongoing for another year at least.

I don't think these monitors will last long using gsync and overclocked. That's just my complete honest opinion as an owner since the first week.

These monitors are made for people who plan on upgrading in a year or sooner. Acer absolutely will not warranty past 1 year unless otherwise specified. They are also very likley to say that the reduced lifespan of the monitor was the direct result of the users overclock. Therefore not their fault eliminating any warranty what so ever even if within the one year period.

Wana sue acer? Good luck.. just learn and not buy into their bull crap products anymore. I plan not to.

There's a reason why there's been zero replies from mods in any of the threads in 4-5 weeks at acer. They are just riding this out at our expense. (If you look at the threads, comments are being mod edited even on xmas so they are monitored and they are not on extended vacation) I was banned a month ago for nothing.

If your happy with your scan lines, blb, wfs, 90hz I just don't understand it. Every Korean off brand monitor has been better and defect free but this one is 500% the cost lol.. I never really liked acer but now I absolutely hate them.
Edited by funfordcobra - 12/30/15 at 1:30pm
post #707 of 3061
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Originally Posted by funfordcobra View Post


If your happy with your scan lines, blb, wfs, 90hz I just don't understand it. Every Korean off brand monitor has been better and defect free but this one is 500% the cost lol.. I never really liked acer but now I absolutely hate them.

Problem is that there's not much better out there in terms of G-Sync and high refresh rate. None of those Korean monitors have G-sync.

I tried the PG279Q, and it had awful uniformity that actually impacted day to day use for me, I could see a yellow tint all the time when browsing the web.

Seems you gotta make a compromise with current offerings regardless of what you go with. I came to the conclusion that the scanlines don't seem to impact my usage at all, they are only visible when G-Sync is active so desktop use is unaffected, and based on the G-Sync demo, seem to only really be noticeable at lower FPS ranges. I normally run my games at 80 FPS or more on this, so that may be why I haven't noticed it in games.

I absolutely would RMA for not hitting the 100 Hz though, unacceptable at this price point.

Re: warranty, good credit cards in the US at least have protection for this. If it breaks down and Acer isn't willing to fix after 1 year I doubt I'll have much trouble getting a refund from Amex.
Edited by x3sphere - 12/30/15 at 1:54pm
post #708 of 3061
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Originally Posted by x3sphere View Post

^ 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.

Review:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009869


Ranze P.
12/23/2015 7:33:06 AM
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner


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.
post #709 of 3061
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Originally Posted by Techenthused73 View Post

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.

Review:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009869


Ranze P.
12/23/2015 7:33:06 AM
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner


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.

I have not heard of any other monitor that has scan line issues like this one, even the ASUS PG279Q does not have scan lines.
post #710 of 3061
I only see them in the G-Sync demo personally. I've tried to get them to show in games and they aren't apparent, even when purposely lowering FPS to around 30-40.

Bottom line, if I could see them in actual games like I do in the G-Sync demo, I perhaps would return the monitor... but I don't.

It could well be a driver issue, maybe the correct timings aren't being set or something. It would be good if Acer or Nvidia commented on the issue. I've also been curious if other overclockable G-Sync displays have the same issue, but haven't seen anyone run the Pendulum demo on their PG279Q or XB271HU.
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Originally Posted by Metros View Post

I have not heard of any other monitor that has scan line issues like this one, even the ASUS PG279Q does not have scan lines.

Same, but haven't seen anyone run the Pendulum demo on those displays either. Pretty sure that's the main reason this even started getting visibility. Most people don't seem to notice them in games, or at least not until they run that demo and see what it looks like.
Edited by x3sphere - 12/30/15 at 3:26pm
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