Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Acer XB271HU- share your experience and show pics!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Acer XB271HU- share your experience and show pics! - Page 339

post #3381 of 7720
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlp0209 View Post

I ordered mine from Frys online, but they also have physical stores if you happen to live close to one. You can also wait for Viewsonic to release its gaming IPS monitor, but initial rumors say it'll cost over $1000.

I went from a 144hz AOC TN to the XB1. Now that I have a good one and have actually spent time gaming on it instead of packing them back up for return, I do notice a pretty nice difference in color pop. The IPS is also easier on my eyes, I find the text just sharper overall. It may be that my TN had a more aggressive anti-glare coating. My viewing is straight on so I don't really care about poor viewing angles of the TN.

As great as modern TN's can be, i.e., the Dell, you will still suffer from gamma shift. Some people have also reported pixel inversion. My AOC didn't have any pixel inversion. But gamma shift really bothers me. As much as I love the AOC, I can't stand it. If you're used to IPS you'll notice it, especially on a 27" TN.

So you have to figure out what type of gamer you are. If you are all about FPS and fast paced twitch shooters and play on a competitive level, TN is for you. If you appreciate better color vibrancy, uniformity, and don't really care about a minuscule amount of increased overall lag, you would stick with IPS 165 hz.

For the average Joe gamer / normal gamers (myself included) these new IPS 165hz monitors do have the best tech out there at the moment (aside from OLED). My favorite games are racing games. I notice right away a better looking sky (that doesn't change color when I sit back in my chair), clouds, bright colors of cars popping off the screen from sunlight, and overall atmosphere with the XB1 compared to my TN.

If you are willing to be patient and go through possibly multiple exchanges to get a good one (either PG279Q or XB1) it is very much worth it.
Well said. I am fps pc gamer, used to be competitive but not enough time to be at that level any more. These 165hz ips screens are well worth the very slight amount of input lag compared to TN because of the color. I don't feel like I am at a disadvantage using it at all.
post #3382 of 7720
Just got my XB1 today.. This thing is insane. Im not supery picky with BLB or IPS glow. honestly i have never actually looked for it. Unless i notice it from everyday use, i dont see it.. I do how ever have no dead pixels but i do have a dust spec kinda near the middle area of the screen.. I can only see it on an all white screen. Gaming its non exsistent. I think i can only see it now, because i know its there. Should i try again? Gsync is better then advertised. IPS over TN is unreal. 1440p over 1080p is eye opening.. I hate to send this back and get some dead pixels.. But 800$ is 800$, and should i except the dust at that price?
post #3383 of 7720
Quote:
Originally Posted by nefrusy View Post

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:
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):


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.

Edit:
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?

What is the original source of the first image? What game or test was it from? Where can it be found?
SB Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k Gigabyte P67A-UD5 B3 R9 290X 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2 TB, WD 1 TB, 250gb Liteon ihbs212 blu-ray burner/reader XP+W7 Benq XL2720Z 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 69/Year of the Goat/Shine 5 Seasonic Platinum X1000 Corsair 760T Logitech G502 with r0ach approved ™ sensor 
Mouse Pad
Puretrak Talent 
  hide details  
Reply
SB Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k Gigabyte P67A-UD5 B3 R9 290X 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 2 TB, WD 1 TB, 250gb Liteon ihbs212 blu-ray burner/reader XP+W7 Benq XL2720Z 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 69/Year of the Goat/Shine 5 Seasonic Platinum X1000 Corsair 760T Logitech G502 with r0ach approved ™ sensor 
Mouse Pad
Puretrak Talent 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3384 of 7720
Lara looks so tight in this monitor.
post #3385 of 7720
Well I decided to enter the lottery on the XB270HU because the XB271HU is sold out everywhere. I'll report my experience in it's thread. But if it fails I might just end up with a downgrade to the Dell S2716DG and avoid the lottery altogether.
post #3386 of 7720
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ifandbut View Post

Well I decided to enter the lottery on the XB270HU because the XB271HU is sold out everywhere. I'll report my experience in it's thread. But if it fails I might just end up with a downgrade to the Dell S2716DG and avoid the lottery altogether.

The S2716DG is still a lottery, but your chances of winning there are definitely much better.
The Wish Granter
(27 items)
 
Legacy Build
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.8 GHz ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370 Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB DDR4 2933 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard bi... MK Disco TKL (KBT Black) Antec HCP Platinum 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Logitech G Pro Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Yamaha RX-V579BL Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Fluance XL7C Fluance AVBP2 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Gustard U12 Chord Mojo Yamaha YST-SW012 8-inch subwoofer Blue Yeti Microphone w/ Pop Filter 
OtherOtherOther
Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner Ducky Pocket Mechanical Keypad (Cherry MX Blue) NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
MouseAudio
Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
  hide details  
Reply
The Wish Granter
(27 items)
 
Legacy Build
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.8 GHz ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370 Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB DDR4 2933 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard bi... MK Disco TKL (KBT Black) Antec HCP Platinum 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Logitech G Pro Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Yamaha RX-V579BL Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Fluance XL7C Fluance AVBP2 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Gustard U12 Chord Mojo Yamaha YST-SW012 8-inch subwoofer Blue Yeti Microphone w/ Pop Filter 
OtherOtherOther
Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner Ducky Pocket Mechanical Keypad (Cherry MX Blue) NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
MouseAudio
Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3387 of 7720
I started following this thread after I ordered an XB271HU from Amazon on 24-JAN. I imagined all you guys were maniacs. I could not imagine all these monitors had problems. And even if you weren't maniacs, this thread probably just represented a vocal minority and there had to be thousands of people out there happy with the product.

That changed when my XB271HU arrived on 28-JAN. It was a November build.

I've always used a plain black background. As soon as I plugged the new monitor in, I could see the bottom right corner was much brighter and yellower the rest of the monitor. (No dead pixels, otherwise fine.)

I still wanted to see it in action gaming. I turned the brightness down to 20. I set it for 120Hz and ULMB. It was amazing for gaming. I had never seen ULMB and 120Hz before. For me, it was a night and day difference from 60Hz. But that bright spot in the bottom right was always there.

Any time I stopped gaming and could see my black background, it drove me crazy.

I packed it up for return this morning. It's unacceptable that this new $800 monitor is worse than my cheap, old Auria eq276w 27" IPS.

I'm not going to start playing the lottery. I'll spend the money on an Oculus Rift or wait a few years until the technology improves. I wish I had listened to you guys and not wasted my time and not gotten excited about it in the first place.

(I attached a few iPhone pictures. The pictures don't look as bad as it looked to my eyes.)

Edited by haydoselefantes - 1/30/16 at 10:59am
post #3388 of 7720
Quote:
Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post

What is the original source of the first image? What game or test was it from? Where can it be found?

The first image is part of the Nvidia 3D Vision setup wizard. The second image is from my review of the ASUS PG278Q (in future, nefrusy, be sure to attribute the original source of the image).
post #3389 of 7720
Quote:
Originally Posted by haydoselefantes View Post

I started following this thread after I ordered an XB271HU from Amazon on 24-JAN. I imagined all you guys were maniacs. I could not imagine all these monitors had problems. And even if you weren't maniacs, this thread probably just represented a vocal minority and there had to be thousands of people out there happy with the product.

That changed when my XB271HU arrived on 28-JAN. It was a November build.

I've always used a plain black background. As soon as I plugged the new monitor in, I could see the bottom right corner was much brighter and yellower the rest of the monitor. (No dead pixels, otherwise fine.)

I still wanted to see it in action gaming. I turned the brightness down to 20. I set it for 120Hz and ULMB. It was amazing for gaming. I had never seen ULMB and 120Hz before. For me, it was a night and day difference from 60Hz. But that bright spot in the bottom right was always there.

Any time I stopped gaming and could see my black background, it drove me crazy.

I packed it up for return this morning. It's unacceptable that this new $800 monitor is worse than my cheap, old Auria eq276w 27" IPS.

I'm not going to start playing the lottery. I'll spend the money on an Oculus Rift or wait a few years until the technology improves. I wish I had listened to you guys and not wasted my time and not gotten excited about it in the first place.

(I attached a few iPhone pictures. The pictures don't look as bad as it looked to my eyes.)

From the pics you took the first monitor I received from looked similar to your pics of the BLB at the top and bottom right hand corners, though maybe not a significant and a little less yellow tint to them. Since you ordered from Amazon with their great return policy, I would say to give the monitor a good 1 week worth of hard usage then reevaluate the BLB again. In my case the BLB completely went away and turned into just normal white/silver IPS glow but these results can vary I know other owners who did not have a improvement. Amazon is well aware of the issues with this monitor so a refund or exchange will not be a problem. It worth a shot I would say if there is no other issue present with your current unit.
post #3390 of 7720


I thought I had a pretty good monitor when I hooked it up a week and a half ago, but it seems like the bottom right corner is starting to get pretty bad. It's a silvery color so i'm assuming it's regular IPS glow and not so much BLB - if I change the angle I'm looking at it, it does go away. Decently noticable in games, especially the new Tomb Raider, if it's a black area of the game or if it's night time.

Screen more or less stays the same if I back up a bit and take another picture. This is at 40 brightness.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Monitors and Displays
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Acer XB271HU- share your experience and show pics!