Originally Posted by atomicus
So what's the consensus so far... XB271 better odds than XB270? Initial optimism was high, but I'm seeing some shocking pictures lately. Still very much a lottery it seems. I'm waiting on Amazon UK getting it (fulfilled by them), as I know I won't have any issues with return that way.
I also lucked out and got a good one on my first try, but mine does have minor BLB (I'm not such a stickler for that problem, also I don't notice it with my brightness set to 25 for ~120 cd/m2). I would say the XB270 and XB271 probably have similar QC issues... it did sound like the XB271 had better odds at first, but like you said, I've seen a lot of QC complaints here. Since it appears that they're still producing the XB270 with newer panels (and new firmware to OC to 165Hz!), my guess is both have about the same odds at this point.
I wonder if these panels are just too cutting edge for AOC to have a good yield currently? Though it seems like at least half of the problems come from their own poor production (ex. trapped dust & hairs).
It's interesting that Amazon has currently pulled the XB271HU, at least in the U.S. I have to imagine that when I asked for a $50 refund due to price drop, they were more than happy to, since I wasn't one of the many people returning theirs!