Originally Posted by Peanuts4
So I've had 2 of these monitors now, I don't know if it's the coating or the type of light they use, or my eyes. But does anyone else when staring at their screen and maybe a background does it feel like this monitor like has some sort of flicker to it? Not an interrupting on and off flicker just like a light flicker. I still am having a hard time getting used to this monitor and it's been like a month or two now.
It's the coating, it's quite hard (3H) and is diffusing the light coming from the panel as well as preventing reflections. I see it too especially on light content. It's a common Dell UltraSharp coating, so I'm a bit puzzled why it made it to a TN gaming monitor. Since the panel seems to be closely related to the one in PG278Q I guess they didn't want to change it from "something that sold good".
This is one of the reasons I'm not running this monitor at 120cd/m², but at 100.
Unless it looks like this
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The issue on the movie was caused by a defective DP on the GPU and showed on other monitors as well.
I'm not sure that anything can be done about it apart from trying to take the AG off, which is extremely dangerous, voids warranty and probably will lead to the monitor ageing very fast...
I've had 2 now and I see the blb blue light at the bottom on both. The more tan pressure marks on the sides look terrible, look back at the pictures I posted of mine I called them butt marks but were way smaller. I honestly find these monitors very hard to look at, I've spen a lot of time with these monitors now and I dunno something about how white looks. I like G-sync, I tested it off and just used ULMB, and couldn't tell the difference. With both off gaming isn't is accurate unfortunately. If it was the same I would outright return this. Honestly I think we're getting gouged by the manufacturers with soso quality panels and manufacturing with expensive G-sync chips.
Anyone looking at this thread for gaming especially FPS reasons I would say find yourself a 1080p 24" monitor with G-sync. You'll save money and you wont have constant eye strain. If anything that mimics G-sync/Freesync on the horizon I can only hope.
This is a good gaming monitor after the gamma is corrected with profiling/ReShade, but not a good work monitor. I'd go with the AHVA-based models, but their quality control and excessive BLB/glow just put me off more than this coating
I tested newer BenQ TN 24" monitors with G-SYNC as well and they have their own set of problems, colour reproduction and viewing angles (which were worse than this 27" TN) being the main ones.