Originally Posted by Cyalume
Has anyone managed to get one without backlight bleed or dead pixels? I have a dead pixel toward the bottom right of my screen, but no noticeable BLB. I already expect IPS glow (as it is an IPS panel), so I don't count that as BLB.
People definitely have found panels with no dead pixels, and little/no BLB... but sometimes it has taken many returns to get one with near 0 defects. However, I think we only have 1 person who's claimed to have no dead pixels, no BLB, and perfect uniformity. These panels aren't the greatest for uniform whites... but that too can vary.
Originally Posted by Weyland Yutani
Received mine 2 days ago, march 2016 production model. Virtually no BLB, just very tiny bit in left top corner you have to look for on a completely black image. On completely white image I can see very faint yellowish discoloration in places, which seems to dissapear depending on how far you sit from the screen, same with the silverish ips glow. No dead pixels / dust.
I currently run it at 1080p@60Hz over HDMI since my old 570GTX doesn't have display port, and apparently can't output more than that. Waiting for my GTX 1080 to arrive in a week or 2. Hope the yellowish tinting dissapears after a while, tho it's not bad at all. It's perfect other than that.
Also what kind of brightness are you guys running it at? It seems to supress the yellow tinge. Don't think i should bother calibrating it fully yet when I'm still running it like this.
People who like properly calibrated screens tend to use the monitor at 25-30 brightness. That should set the display to about 120 nits of brightness, which is good for most situations. That also helps reduce the appearance of BLB. Others run theirs at higher brightness, because they prefer really bright screens. It's all personal preference.
For your yellow splotches, does it help if you lower the Green in the custom colors setting? Though that might make the rest of the image blue-tinged.