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Originally Posted by Ifandbut View Post


I'm tempted to just get the XB270HU now. As best as I can tell the only difference is that the newer 271HU can OC to 165Hz which is not that big of a deal to me. You are hard pressed to get a game running at 1440p at 144 FPS as it is, an extra 21Hz is not going to make much of a difference I dont think.

The main reason I want a monitor NOW is because I just rebuilt and upgraded my PC so I want a better monitor to go with everything.

The newer XB270HU's are capable of OC to 165hz just like the 271HU. I believe the builds from August 2015 onward are the ones to go for, check out the XB270 thread. I agree with trying it out and if you get a good one then score. That's what I did, but the ones I tried all had dead pixels or a hair under the screen.

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I'm on my third monitor now. The first one had severe backlight bleed, second had bleed, burn-in and flickering and now this one has bleed and a dead pixel.

Dear god, how is the QC on a $1000 monitor so crappy?

Pffft....you aren't hardcore unless you try at least 5 monitors. wink.gif Just kidding. I've tried 7, another person has tried 8. Don't give up at 3, as frustrating as it is.
Edited by jlp0209 - 1/29/16 at 12:27pm
post #3372 of 7663
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That is true. And I am very much the type of gamer that prefers better color, image quality, and immersion over twitch competitive play.
Truthfully, having had both TN and IPS monitors... the latest set of 144Hz TN panels are pretty good when it comes to picture quality (at least on the PG278Q). Yes, there is the perceptible gamma shift from top to bottom, but it isn't very noticeable in games. The trade-off with IPS is no shift, but you have to put up with some IPS glow in the corners. In other words, none are perfect. The colors on both are about the same, though TN tend to have a heavier anti-glare coating. Also, the newer IPS panels tend to have slightly better blacks.

The deal-breaker for me using 144Hz TN was the pixel inversion. I didn't always notice it, but when I did, it was really distracting. It basically looked like interlacing, but vertical instead of horizontal lines. It tended to appear on certain bright colors that were shown briefly or were moving quickly (i.e. fast transitions on screen). It looked pretty similar to this from http://3dvision-blog.com/9009-some-3d-vision-monitors-may-have-resolution-issue-in-3d-mode/:
It also sometimes gave more of a rainbow appearance on whites like in this pic (notice the white sky to the left of the head):


PC Monitors https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/asus-pg278q/ review site did a nice review of the PG278Q, which is where the second pic is from. They also have good pics of the gamma shift (see the Futurama pic of Zoidberg haha).

I'm not 100% positive, but I think this problem plagues most, if not all 120Hz+ TN panels. It isn't an issue with the IPS panels from what I've seen so far.

If I were you, I'd probably try my luck with the XB270HU. From what I can tell, it's nearly the same product as the 271, especially now that the latest 270 comes with firmware that enables overclocking to 165Hz. (Though whether that's actually useful is debatable) I used to think the 271 panels had a higher chance of being good, but from what I've read here, both have equally bad chances of dead pixels, dust, oil smudges, BLB, etc.

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Originally Posted by jlp0209 View Post

Some people have also reported pixel inversion. My AOC didn't have any pixel inversion.
After looking into this further, it appears the inversion stuff wasn't as widespread as I thought. I found a review of the AOC that also confirms that. So it's possible that the Dell version of the ROG Swift is better. Though I think it uses the same panel so it might still be a problem?
Edited by nefrusy - 2/1/16 at 7:47am
post #3373 of 7663
**** my life... I had Jackpot with Dead Pixel. God never will get this again for sure. 2x Jackpot? Never !

I will start extreme Marathon. i bought for 5 mins 5x Xb271hu Okt. i will send back right now if i will receive^^ I will keep only Nov+
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**** my life... I had Jackpot with Dead Pixel. God never will get this again for sure. 2x Jackpot? Never !

I will start extreme Marathon. i bought for 5 mins 5x Xb271hu Okt. i will send back right now if i will receive^^ I will keep only Nov+
You may get a near perfect October build unit and a November unit with 5 dead pixels and a hair under the screen, I wouldn't return it just based on an October build date. I would be concerned about it being a re-packaged unit though. But my latest October unit showed no signs of prior use and is as close to perfect as I've seen so far. And I scour these screens and packaging thoroughly.
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I agree, my OCT unit is near perfect as well.
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hmm ok. I will test Oct. Models too. May im lucky.
post #3377 of 7663
When my fps dips below 60 it gets choppy with Gsync on. Anyone else experience this? Do i have a setting wrong?
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My first unit was an October unit and it is near perfect. The only issue is the power button not working reliably and some slight glow in the bottom right corner. I've had three November units and they all had multiple dead pixels, noticeable issues with color uniformity, and BAD bleed.

I am done trying to get a newer build with a reliable power button. I will just keep this as that annoyance is better than it could be...
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It's all random I wouldn't try to aim for a specific month. The 1st Oct unit I had came from Newegg it was clearly a returned and repackaged unit with horrible yellow BLB and a group of 4-5 dead pixels in the lower right hand corner. The 2 monitors I received from Amazon are both Nov. builds with great uniformity, no BLB just normal IPS glow, and no dead pixels or debris in the panel. Unfortunately, the first one I received started randomly going black screen after a little into 1 week of ownership. I got lucky on getting another acceptable monitor as my replacement, I just hope I don't start experiencing anything later down the road but so far so good after 3 days.
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I went through x4 XB270's, currently patiently waiting on Amazon UK to have the XB271 in at the right price, and fulfilled by them, as I know I will have no issues or arguments returning with them. Only place I'd even consider buying a monitor these days, complete lottery that it is. Absolute joke really. Personally, I'm only going to give the XB271 one chance, then I'm done with Acer FOREVER FOR LIFE. You hear that Acer, you get ONE more chance, better make it a good one!!
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