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Had you read the previous post - you'd hopefully understand why I even responded ffs

No one is saying to accept a POS monitor - But if you keep buying the same fkn monitor over and over again and keep getting a crappy one then hopefully your brain turns on and says "geez maybe this monitor or this brand or w/e just is BAD" and I should stop purchasing them?But nah - lets screw logic here and I'll just pray for the best on my Xth one from Amazon. What exactly can you fix?? You can't fix IPS glow - nor can you fix BLB...Stuck pixels? Those solutions work maybe what? 1% of the time....The only thing you can do is return it

Also if you want to have quality products - then maybe stop buying bad ones?
The technology is awesome, and the gaming experience phenomenal... once you get one that is acceptable. Far surpasses any monitor I have ever owned/tried, and I game a lot. I would imagine most of the folks on this forum are hardware enthusiasts and fairly hardcore gamers. This monitor makes the experience so much better. To each his own.. I am willing to go through the process to get a good one, and luckily my persistence paid off because I got a good one. You obviously are not, nothing wrong with that.... we all have our own opinions here. But there is nothing wrong with someone trying to get to a point where they are satisfied with their purchase and gain that true enjoyment this monitor brings.

I should also mention there are plenty of satisfied people who have come and gone from this forum that received acceptable panels, not everyone is returning 5+ monitors. And some have had success with resolving some of their issues by using suggestions on here.
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It can be adjusted in the OSD but very minimally. I think it only allows you to select 2.2 or 1.8. The better way is to leave it at 2.2 and adjust it in Windows calibration tool. My monitor came with the gamma too light out of the box, probably around 1.8 despite it being set to target 2.2.

Thanks. Sounds like we can't trust Acer? When set to 2.2 in the OSD it could still be way off?
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Thanks. Sounds like we can't trust Acer? When set to 2.2 in the OSD it could still be way off?
Nah. Most monitors need some adjustment out of the box. All things considered mine was pretty close to accurate it was just a little too warm and too bright. It's not a big deal at all to simply adjust the gamma within Windows. Don't worry about it.
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My german amazon order that was supposed to be fulfilled "soon" rather than 1-2 months just got pushed back to the second week of march. Any good places to buy the XB1 in the netherlands preferably not for those 870 + euro prices.
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so i got my acer xb271hu about a month back now before discovering this forum and i must say before coming here i wasn't aware of BLB/IPS glow. i'd been using a LG IPS display 23" 1080p 60hz for the past 3 years which i only bought to play last of us on back in the day. prior to this, my modus operandi was as long as there arent any dead pixels/uniformity issues/dust stuck inside the panel then i had nothing to worry about.

now that i've discovered this BLB/IPS glow phenomenon, i decided to see if my old monitor and lo and behold it has! i game and most of my games dont run on black backgrounds most of the time so i never noticed it before!



and now for my xb271hu which i spent substantially more money on. i'd like to say i'm fairly happy with my unit. a november build which OCs to 165hz np, no dead pixels, i can't detect dust pixels with my naked eye, no uniformity issues (at least to me). there was a slight issue with the stand where the axel didnt sit firmly in its slot. its since been replaced. so i decided to take pics to see how bad this BLB/IPS glow is

1st pic taken on my iphone 5s in a completely dark room seated about 1m away from the panel at 25 brightness



2nd pic taken on my iphone 5s seated a bit further back



so i read that taking pictures on rubbish camera sensors like those in phones is a piss poor way to compare because the exposure exacerbates the problem so i did more nosing around and saw that callsignvega takes vids instead which i feel is a better representation to what i usually see so i did just that as you see below along with a SS of the video.

i do have a canon 5dm2 sitting in my room but was too lazy to get up to take pics with it last night. i can do it if someone would like me to.



i spent a while starting at my unit on a black background, longer than i'd care to explain if someone were to walk into my room and find me staring at a blank dark screen in a pitch black room. i found that if i look hard enough i can notice the white on the left hand side



so to give an overview of what i usually do on my desktop: i usually game - right now its wow/d3/hots/rainbow six siege/dying light, watch youtube, read stuff, lurk forums, light editing with lightroom, and work. in normal use, i don't think my eyes would ever stare at that spot at the left long enough for it to annoy me. yes i know its there but is it worth sending my otherwise fault free unit back for one that has a high probability of exhibiting similar or even worse symptoms in terms of BLB and run the risk of getting foul dead pixels/dust? personally, i'd really not bother. there was another fellow, jorianmt (sp?) in this forum that shared the same view as me. obviously, i cant say the same for everyone, i've been lurking on this forum for the past 2 weeks and can rightfully say that i've seen some really terrible accounts where if i were in their shoes i'd have contacted for an immediate replacement as well.

i'd also like to add that acer does do door-to-door pick up and service where i live so i always have that option if i ever choose to act on it.

other than that, the ascension from 1080p 60hz to 1440p 144hz has been worth every damned penny! may the hardware lottery be forever in your favour!
Edited by clarifiante - 2/4/16 at 6:31pm
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yes i know its there but is it worth sending my otherwise fault free unit back for one that has a high probability of exhibiting similar or even worse symptoms in terms of BLB and run the risk of getting foul dead pixels/dust? personally, i'd really not bother. there was another fellow in this forum that shared the same view as me. obviously, i cant say the same for everyone, i've been lurking on this forum for the past 2 weeks and can rightfully say that i've seen some really terrible accounts where if i were in their shoes i'd have contacted for an immediate replacement as well.

If I got a unit like yours I wouldn't send it back. Compared to 2 I've had and the ASUS before that yours is good, congratulations smile.gif
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Microcenter carrying them now

http://www.microcenter.com/product/460009/Predator_XB271HU_27_WQHD_IPS_G-Sync_Display_Monitor

i would ask for nov and check for pixel issues before you take home.
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