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post #4171 of 4376
Hey guys!

First post here, created acc. cause of this thread. I bought Dell S2716DG rev.A04 10 days ago. Coming from 1080p 27 inch LG TN monitor/TV from 2011 LG M2762D.
First few days I was amazed, 1440p was awesome, GSYNC great and monitor is good looking. Also that smooth refresh rate man..
After calibration colours were decent ( tried a lot of NVIDIA settings and ICC profiles.)

But after like 4-5 days I watched episode of tv series ( Homeland S6E12) and i noticed lot of color banding issues, to the point that it was unplesant to watch cause episode had lot of dark sceens, dark suits that had color artifacts on them and banding. After some tweaks in media player and calibration, yea banding can be toned down a lot but I will always be there no matter what. Also it is noticable on some wallpapers and in games too. ( DIRT rally sky, Witcher 3 caves, GTA 5 etc.)

When I tried to look for banding on my old monitor, yes it had color banding but it was a lot less pronounced. Also Dell has 1 dead pixel in middle of the screen so I will return it and maybe get a replacment or refund, still thinking about refund cause of one reason.

And that is where I need your help. I saw on reddit and nvidia forums that some people with new NVIDIA GPU-s are having color banding cause of GPU or drivers and that is my assumption,
that Dell S2716DG has color banding by itself but NVIDIA drivers/GPU make the problem a lot worse. So I would like to ask if someone can test Dell S2716DG with AMD gpus ( RX480 maybe) so we can se if banding gets toned down.

My first choice was 34" 1400p ultrawide with GSYNC cause I have GTX 980ti but those prices and lack of choices man...
Then I saw this monitor for decent price in EU and went for it but now i think about replacing it for IPS 27" 1440p with gsync, also not a lot of choices there...
And if NVIDIA is really the reason for color banding I wil just sell 980ti, buy RX 580 or something and pair it with LG 34UC88. I honestly think this is the best choice.
post #4172 of 4376
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Originally Posted by bloby View Post

Hi,

There are people do not have banding on the rev A04 If you can add photos. With video or image reference.

??

Is banding or dithering ?



Banding like hell...

post #4173 of 4376
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Originally Posted by Axis View Post

Just picked one of these up tonight and I may end up returning it if I cannot find a way to get rid of the yellow tint that Dell seems to think is white...I have a 27" 1440p Samsung monitor that I've been using as my primary and decided to pick up a new 144Hz 27" to match for gaming...here is what they look like side by side




I've played around with settings I've found online but cannot seem to come even remotely close to the true white the samsung shows....it's like I'm looking at the Dell through dirty glasses....any help would be greatly appreciated before I give up and return it in favor of ordering an Acer/Asus from newegg.

That is 110% abnormal and should not look piss yellow. Especially with this panel. Out of the box its a cool white. Take it back. You got a bad one.
post #4174 of 4376
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Originally Posted by KempA View Post

Banding like hell...


***, this is how intense the banding of this monitor is?
post #4175 of 4376
Yes..
post #4176 of 4376

Ok, that's freaking bad!

post #4177 of 4376
Ye, the banding is horrible.
Also the build quality isnt that good. For example: At the right corner of my monitor, theres a free space between bezel and display. That just looks really bad.
post #4178 of 4376
I tried same photo and banding on mine looks fine (still there but with that specific wallpaper you gonna have banding even on IPS monitors)

Try my NVIDIA color settings, I found that these are great middle ground for videos, wallpapers and even gaming ( In gaming banding completely gone)





Also Huge reason that banding is almost gone i that I found weird bug in NVIDIA drivers,
when my dynamic range is set to full I have horibble banding but when I set it to limited everything loses colour and becomes greyish.

BUT if you set it to limited range and go to NVIDIA colour settings and just move hue or vibrance a bit( you don't even need to save it just move and cancel) blacks will become blacks again and everything will be the same jsut the banding will be gone, try that KempA and anyone that has banding issues.

Use my Nvidia settings from picture, Monitor Brightness 22 Contrast 75 and try that trick with Limited range.
I even tried Black level test when my dynamic range was on limited and everything looked the same compared to full dynamic range with this trick.

Only issue I have with this is that after pc restart I have to move my hue or vibrance again or sometimes in fullscreen application it resets itself to greyish again. But when it works it looks good.

EDIT: just realised that Nvidia settings picture is blurry, It's 47% brightness, 52% contrast, 0.70% gamma and 60% vibrance, Rev A04
Edited by Just Impolite - 4/18/17 at 4:04am
post #4179 of 4376
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

***, this is how intense the banding of this monitor is?

Yep, at least that's how bad it is for me with my 1070.
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Originally Posted by Just Impolite View Post

[...]
And that is where I need your help. I saw on reddit and nvidia forums that some people with new NVIDIA GPU-s are having color banding cause of GPU or drivers and that is my assumption,
that Dell S2716DG has color banding by itself but NVIDIA drivers/GPU make the problem a lot worse. So I would like to ask if someone can test Dell S2716DG with AMD gpus ( RX480 maybe) so we can se if banding gets toned down.

I have to say that I agree with you regarding Nvidia cards exacerbating the banding. I just refuse to believe that a reputable manufacturer would release a high-end monitor with such a high degree of banding. There have already been people in this thread who claim that they have minimal/no banding. But I don't have an AMD card to test this theory out.

Perhaps someone in this thread does?

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Originally Posted by KempA View Post

Ye, the banding is horrible.
Also the build quality isnt that good. For example: At the right corner of my monitor, theres a free space between bezel and display. That just looks really bad.

Same here. Had that to varying degrees on all six that I went through, but one was seriously bad; it had a 3+mm gap (or should I say gape) along the entire right side. Very ugly to look at. I imagine that that alone would not be enough to return one. Reminds me of the gaps on the Note 4 screens when they debuted. Samsung didn't recognize it as a defect. I think when you're paying 3x the amount of a standard product, aesthetic uniformity should be warrantied.
post #4180 of 4376
While I agree in principal, keep in mind this isn't really a "high-end" product. This is basically a bargain basement monitor with a $200 g-sync module slapped in it. I understand it's expensive nonetheless, but the majority of purchasers here are here because it was the cheapest option. There's a reason Dell didn't brand this within its Ultrasharp line.

Subtract the g-sync module, and you have a 27" 144Hz 1440p monitor for $250. We're not exactly paying a premium for quality on this particular model.
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