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So thinking of picking this monitor up for around $397.00. off the dell outlet site. Is it worth it? If not, I may be considering the XB270HABPRZ acer recertified one for $340.00. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
I originally got the XB270HU Abprz. Not sure how diff from non-u. This was before I knew about the Dell and jumped the gun too soon.
Issues I had was out of the box 3 stuck pixels and 1 dead pixel. also on the 3rd day, all Sunday long there was a section on bottom where the backlit was dead. So i had a 1-2 inch black gap on the bottom. Next day it went away. Also it only has a single Displayport input. No Hdmi in the event you wanted to put a console or something else on it.
Im still on a radeon r9 380 until I can get a 1070, but that monitor wouldn't let me go over 120Hz. The Dell came up 144Hz immediately, ruling out the idea the card couldnt do 144.

Lastly, when I was looking into more info like the backlight prob, Ultra low blue mode not working, and 120Hz, I couldnt find ANYthing on Acers site for support.
Their website last i checked di dnt even have this model as being in existence. No hits on any product documentation.
Forums not much better. Either my post would sit forever untouched, and if I commented about that, then an admin would swoop and edit or delete any posts I said about that.
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There is something I want to share in this forum, about gamma callibration.

I downloaded months ago two different profiles from https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2716dg/ and I am happy using both of them, one for gaming and the other for normal desktop use (with low levels of blue).

But what I have found now is that if I use the callibration tool included in Windows 7, I can obtain better dark scenes without loosing details, but for that to happen I have to do something weird..., I have to use the gamma level in the lowest possition, even though apparently is totally wrong according with the example dots of the callibration program. The final result is that I can distinguish nicely the different gray levels, but the dark is a better dark in games.

This monitor behaves extrange in terms of gamma, and also maybe windows do not recognize it properly, I am not very sure, but the result is that in the different gamma test of games I normally can not darken enough to have the typical image that dissapear besides the other image that you can see barely. A good example maybe Dark Souls 3 (I am playing that game right these days). It is impossible for me to make one of the images dissapear, even if I use 0% brightness in the OSD (I usually play that way) and I use Windows 7 color callibration with 0% gamma. I do not touch the gamma in this game. Why this happen? I have no idea, if I use another monitor is very easy to darken the screen to lose completely the test image.

I would like to know how this monitor works (I have curiosity), and to know why this pannel behaves so special with gamma. Of course out of the box the OSD is insalely high and you have to lower gamma to almost 0% to have a decent/natural reproduction. And this seems not to be a fault of my monitor, becuase for my hands I have had 2 monitors (the 1st I sent back just because I doubt if was bad because this reason, but the 2nd is just the same on this respect). Don't misunderstand me, I love this monitor once callibrated, and it has many things I need of a monitor together, and I would never return, but I feel as if there is more field of improvement in terms of gamma callibration, and maybe if is because this pannel behaves different from others in this respect.
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Another thing I am discovering now is that, if I run the Windows 7 color callibration tool and I have selected the "low blue profile" of this page https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2716dg/ (my normal profile when not gamming), the tool informs me that (I am translating into english) "this screen is using a wide gamma color profile, and this tool is going to create a conventional color profile that may be a poor adjustement for this screen". WTH is that?


Using the gamma test of this page http://www.imaging-resource.com/ARTS/MONCAL/CALIBRATE.HTM I see that I can see the difference in every square (minor difference, of course) If I use the "gamming" profile from
https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2716dg/ , but in real gamming I feel better colors (specially dark colors) when using the profile I said before with 0% gamma. But in that cass I can not distinguish 5-7, and very barely 9 and 11.
Edited by b4thman - 8/10/16 at 11:17am
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In my case,
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I also confirmed this earlier.
I had an A00 from Newegg and received an April A03 from Dell. Side by side I could see the coating difference, and normally I dont notice stuff like this.
Full brightness and white background the newer one looked whiter, more correct. The older darker coating had a shimmery rainbow effect to it.
On a side note I also noticed the pixel inversion now which I think the darker coating masked.
1 dead pixel in lower left as well. Ive had it up almost a 2 weeks now. Ill give it another dead pixel check to see if any new ones popped up.



I received an A00 from Amazon and decided "Screw it" I am going to Dematte this thing. Unfortunately, there are no how-to online for this monitor. Just went ahead and took a chance. Didn't realize it was easier than I thought. thumb.gif
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In my case,
I received an A00 from Amazon and decided "Screw it" I am going to Dematte this thing. Unfortunately, there are no how-to online for this monitor. Just went ahead and took a chance. Didn't realize it was easier than I thought. thumb.gif

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Pictures?

I don't have any during the procedure, but i will take a few when i get a chance. At least you guys can see what it looks like.
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Picked one of these up from Microcenter just today, A03, June Build. There was a huge hole in the box so i was worried it was damaged, but set it up and it looks fine for now. Coating is definitely lighter than earlier ones. No dead pixels that i found, but i have the same "saw" like pattern at the bottom edge of the display as some other posted noticed, whats up with that?

EDIT: The gamma is also of course atrociously low at 1.9 with 0 OSD controls to fix it which is a real shame for people without colorimeters, thankfully i'm not one of them, but this is still an oversight by Dell. There is also some overshoot on lighter backgrounds, but i feel as though its a little less than i remember from an earlier version.

Also will be keeping an eye out for any pixels that may decide to die in the first couple of weeks as others noticed happening.
Edited by Malinkadink - 8/10/16 at 4:50pm
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Picked one of these up from Microcenter just today, A03, June Build. There was a huge hole in the box so i was worried it was damaged, but set it up and it looks fine for now. Coating is definitely lighter than earlier ones. No dead pixels that i found, but i have the same "saw" like pattern at the bottom edge of the display as some other posted noticed, whats up with that?

EDIT: The gamma is also of course atrociously low at 1.9 with 0 OSD controls to fix it which is a real shame for people without colorimeters, thankfully i'm not one of them, but this is still an oversight by Dell. There is also some overshoot on lighter backgrounds, but i feel as though its a little less than i remember from an earlier version.

Also will be keeping an eye out for any pixels that may decide to die in the first couple of weeks as others noticed happening.

That's really depressing. I had to return the first one I bought due to a dead pixel (A00). I was going to grab a second one this month but it seems the quality and issues are getting progressively worse.
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Here are a couple shots. Sorry, about the quality though. Notice the glare in the corners.





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Originally Posted by Malinkadink View Post

Picked one of these up from Microcenter just today, A03, June Build. There was a huge hole in the box so i was worried it was damaged, but set it up and it looks fine for now. Coating is definitely lighter than earlier ones. No dead pixels that i found, but i have the same "saw" like pattern at the bottom edge of the display as some other posted noticed, whats up with that?

EDIT: The gamma is also of course atrociously low at 1.9 with 0 OSD controls to fix it which is a real shame for people without colorimeters, thankfully i'm not one of them, but this is still an oversight by Dell. There is also some overshoot on lighter backgrounds, but i feel as though its a little less than i remember from an earlier version.

Also will be keeping an eye out for any pixels that may decide to die in the first couple of weeks as others noticed happening.

That saw pattern is a defect. I really hope you are not keeping it thinking that is normal and acceptable?
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