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 371

post #3701 of 7797
This is my first IPS Monitor and I really don't know if I should return or keep it.

The Glow is noticeable on dark background and is actually pretty distracting. (Maybe I'm just not used to it?)
I have not found any dead pixels oder dust particles.

Brightness 80:



Brightness 30:

post #3702 of 7797
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thanaron View Post

This is my first IPS Monitor and I really don't know if I should return or keep it.

The Glow is noticeable on dark background and is actually pretty distracting. (Maybe I'm just not used to it?)
I have not found any dead pixels oder dust particles.
Seems par for the course with this monitor. If it is noticeable during regular usage, yes, I'd return it. I think if it were me I'd return it, but only you can decide what is tolerable and what isn't.
post #3703 of 7797
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thanaron View Post

This is my first IPS Monitor and I really don't know if I should return or keep it.

The Glow is noticeable on dark background and is actually pretty distracting. (Maybe I'm just not used to it?)
I have not found any dead pixels oder dust particles.

Brightness 80:



Brightness 30:


If there are no other issues like dead/stuck pixels, any sort of debris stuck inside the panel, or bad white uniformity I'd use the monitor hard for 1 week then reevaluate the BLB issue.
post #3704 of 7797
That looks just as bad as the XB270 and PG279Q were... makes me wonder what on earth the point was in releasing this monitor???!! Such a shame people have to endure this... it's painful, I know. I've had half a dozen IPS monitors over the years, none has come anywhere near as bad as that. We have officially devolved, technologically speaking.
I AM TITANIUM
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6800K MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FOUNDERS EDITION Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) 3000MHz... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2 SanDisk Ultra II SSD 960GB Hynix SSD 500GB EKWB Custom loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Acer Predator X34 Logitech K800 InWin 303 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G900 Corsair MM300 Sennheiser DT 990 Pro (250OHM) 
  hide details  
Reply
I AM TITANIUM
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6800K MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FOUNDERS EDITION Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) 3000MHz... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2 SanDisk Ultra II SSD 960GB Hynix SSD 500GB EKWB Custom loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Acer Predator X34 Logitech K800 InWin 303 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G900 Corsair MM300 Sennheiser DT 990 Pro (250OHM) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3705 of 7797
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thanaron View Post

This is my first IPS Monitor and I really don't know if I should return or keep it.

The Glow is noticeable on dark background and is actually pretty distracting. (Maybe I'm just not used to it?)
I have not found any dead pixels oder dust particles.

I would return the monitor. Looks like you lost the lottery and got a real bad one, in my opinion. Or you could use it for a week as someone suggested, and see if things improve. Could also "massage" the affected areas with a micro cloth in hope to reduce the bleed (settles the glue, or something like that). I think someone did just that, earlier in the thread.

However, make sure you have good return policy. If the monitor is found to be "used", your reseller might not give you full refund.
post #3706 of 7797
Quote:
Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post

I can't get on board with calling that 144 Hz performance "pretty slow." Slower than 144 Hz TN on paper yes, but it still looks better than the PG278Q in this test in my opinion (and in their opinion too):


Photos are not a good comparison between monitors in terms of motion blur. I've ran XB271HU side-by-side with the TN-based Dell S2716DG in cloned desktop and the difference is not only noticeable, but apparent even to untrained eye. Don't get me wrong, this IPS is the fastest I've seen among other IPS, but it won't approach the level of the Dell. I've only kept the Acer because pros-to-cons ratio was better and I've scored a good panel after many tries wink.gif
post #3707 of 7797
Quote:
Originally Posted by atomicus View Post

That looks just as bad as the XB270 and PG279Q were... makes me wonder what on earth the point was in releasing this monitor???!! Such a shame people have to endure this... it's painful, I know. I've had half a dozen IPS monitors over the years, none has come anywhere near as bad as that. We have officially devolved, technologically speaking.
I think (and hope) quality IPS gaming monitors will be on the horizon. FreeSync and adaptive sync can't catch fire soon enough to continue to push the industry forward. Hopefully majority of monitors in the next year or two will all be compatible with this. Glad to see a major player like Samsung jumping in with its latest 4K monitor, albeit TN. To heck with Nvidia and its proprietary + overpriced crap. Part of me is glad to return my 7th POS XB271HU for this reason. Although I LOVE my 980 Ti Hybrid, my next GPU will be AMD and monitor will be FreeSync compatible.
post #3708 of 7797
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlp0209 View Post

I think (and hope) quality IPS gaming monitors will be on the horizon. FreeSync and adaptive sync can't catch fire soon enough to continue to push the industry forward. Hopefully majority of monitors in the next year or two will all be compatible with this. Glad to see a major player like Samsung jumping in with its latest 4K monitor, albeit TN. To heck with Nvidia and its proprietary + overpriced crap. Part of me is glad to return my 7th POS XB271HU for this reason. Although I LOVE my 980 Ti Hybrid, my next GPU will be AMD and monitor will be FreeSync compatible.


WOW, I really cannot believe all the problems everyone is having with this monitor.. I posted quite a few threads back when I received mine.. Like I had said earlier, I must have gotten extremely lucky with mine after reading about all the problems everyone is having.. When I ordered mine I was definetly worried as I always do when ordering a monitor, and rightly so... I ordered mine from B&H like I stated in one of my previous posts, thats where I purchase all my video gear, the monitor came double boxed and everything and it is 100% perfect, I have nothing to complain about... I feel for everyone who has gone through all the trouble of getting theres then sending it back only to get another bad one.. That definetly sucks... I wish everyone the best and hope you eventually get one that is to your liking.. I also have a qnix 27" that I have had, I was extremely worried when I ordered that, but for $300 I was like why not, well when it arrived I plugged it in and it had a few dead pixels , I was able to exchange it and my 2nd one was perfect, I was definetly surprised but grateful.... Its just a hassle to exchange stuff especially monitors if you do not get one that is good.. Good luck everyone on your quest on getting a good one... thumb.gif
Frontier
(22 items)
 
Frontier 2
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4930k @ 4.7ghz 1.360v ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition EVGA GTX TITAN X SC EVGA GTX TITAN X SC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB Samsung 850 Pro 512gb Samsung 850 Pro 2tb Samsung 840 Evo 1tb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital Black 6tb Lamptron CW611 Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized - 480 Radi... Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized - 360 Radi... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 1850 R... Bitspower G 1/4 Thread Dual D5 Mod Top w/ Dual ... Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 Inline Reservoir  EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Nickel + Plexi 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Acer predator XB271hu 27" Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Corsair AX1500i 
CaseMouse
Caselabs sth10 Razer DeathAdder 2013 
  hide details  
Reply
Frontier
(22 items)
 
Frontier 2
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 4930k @ 4.7ghz 1.360v ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition EVGA GTX TITAN X SC EVGA GTX TITAN X SC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB Samsung 850 Pro 512gb Samsung 850 Pro 2tb Samsung 840 Evo 1tb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital Black 6tb Lamptron CW611 Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized - 480 Radi... Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized - 360 Radi... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 1850 R... Bitspower G 1/4 Thread Dual D5 Mod Top w/ Dual ... Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 Inline Reservoir  EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Nickel + Plexi 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Acer predator XB271hu 27" Razer Black Widow Ultimate 2013 Corsair AX1500i 
CaseMouse
Caselabs sth10 Razer DeathAdder 2013 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3709 of 7797
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlp0209 View Post

Part of me is glad to return my 7th POS XB271HU for this reason.
Aw, guess you decided to return the last Oct model you had? Can't say I blame you, the hot pixel thing would worry me. I wonder what that was about... I did check my monitor a couple of times for hot pixels on an all black screen, but didn't see any.

What's funny is, I was going to try to send you some recommended settings and ICC file, but I've spent like the last month trying to get the perfect calibration for my panel... thought I had it like two weeks ago, but then my backlight continued to drift. What's frustrating is that it doesn't seem to stabilize... starts warm (6200K), settles for a bit at a slightly more neutral temp (6350K), but then after a few hours it seems to become warmer again. It just gets plain out of whack if you leave the monitor on for several days at a time. I am not sure if other monitors do this, because I have never spent this much time messing with my previous two monitors (U3011 and PG278Q).

Anyway, for anyone else trying to calibrate their XB271HU with a ColorMunki Display or i1 Display Pro (same hardware)... you're probably better off using the software that comes with it, instead of DisplayCAL. I tested many, many different calibrations, and found that the CM Display software generally does a better job correcting the weird gamma on this panel (at least Oct build). It also does at least as well for correcting the grayscale.
post #3710 of 7797
Quote:
Originally Posted by nefrusy View Post

Aw, guess you decided to return the last Oct model you had? Can't say I blame you, the hot pixel thing would worry me. I wonder what that was about... I did check my monitor a couple of times for hot pixels on an all black screen, but didn't see any.

What's funny is, I was going to try to send you some recommended settings and ICC file, but I've spent like the last month trying to get the perfect calibration for my panel... thought I had it like two weeks ago, but then my backlight continued to drift. What's frustrating is that it doesn't seem to stabilize... starts warm (6200K), settles for a bit at a slightly more neutral temp (6350K), but then after a few hours it seems to become warmer again. It just gets plain out of whack if you leave the monitor on for several days at a time. I am not sure if other monitors do this, because I have never spent this much time messing with my previous two monitors (U3011 and PG278Q).

Anyway, for anyone else trying to calibrate their XB271HU with a ColorMunki Display or i1 Display Pro (same hardware)... you're probably better off using the software that comes with it, instead of DisplayCAL. I tested many, many different calibrations, and found that the CM Display software generally does a better job correcting the weird gamma on this panel (at least Oct build). It also does at least as well for correcting the grayscale.
Yeah, shipping it out tonight. There's probably a major issue waiting to happen with the garbled screen from last night and then after powering off it wouldn't power back on without a PC shut down. May well have been an odd motherboard / GPU or G-sync issue, who knows, but it's never happened to me before in my 11 years of building systems. That, along with the average BLB, fading and re-appearing hot pixels, and impossible to calibrate gamma (on my unit at least), is enough for me. I could've sworn I saw another user on these forums with that same garbled screen issue but couldn't find it. Was hoping that person resolved it but I don't want to waste more time / deal with this monitor anymore.

Funny, I calibrated my AOC TN for the first time last night. First attempt with DisplayCAL nailed 2.2 gamma across the board (at the center of the screen) as well as sharpness, brightness, and contrast on that Lagom site. Fined tuned and did a 2nd calibration, and got contrast ratio of 892:1 and hit white point of 6513K at 120 cd/m2. It looks almost as good as the XB271, aside from typical gamma shift.

Thanks a lot for your pointers earlier, really helpful. Good luck with your XB271 smile.gif
Edited by jlp0209 - 2/17/16 at 11:59am
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!