After a long research period, i finally pulled the plug on this monitor. My old monitor was a 10 year old 21'' LG TN and after reading all the comments about how IPS is the real deal, i was expecting an incredible step up in image quality. Then i get this:
On the left is my old monitor. Am i hallucinating or my xb271hu's whites (and other colors) are REALLY off?
This is with standart preset colour temp, 80 brightness, 50 contrast
I also tried various icc profiles, nothing seems to do it right. This is also a photo with the following calibration mentioned here
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Originally Posted by zerocool23
Well guys I got my XB271HU today and.... I am extremely pleased with it! This is an October Panel bought from the Acer store restock on 12/16 sent overnight to me. The tape on the outside of the box was the original Acer tape and had not been taped over. Also, the box came in pristine condition with no signs of wear unlike the PG279Q I received a few weeks ago.
I have the most minuscule black light bleed in the bottom left corner. The other three corners show no BLB what-so-ever and it exhibits basically zero IPS glow across the entire screen. I see zero dead pixels, zero dust specs/spots and uniformity looks nearly perfect to my naked eyes.
This one is a keeper.
Out of the box colors were not as close to sRGB as I thought they would be, but were decent.
XB271HU Menu Settings were set to the below to achieve the best desired starting point and as close to 6500K as possible before calibration:
The Standard Profile was used along with these settings.
- Brightness: 28
- Contrast: 50
- Gamma: 2.2
- Color Temp: User Mode, (R Gain 99) (G Gain 93) (B Gain 97)
- 6-axis color was left at default settings and was not changed.
I calibrated and profiled the display using my X-rite colormunki display paired with the Argyll + Displaycal GUI combo. It acheived a white point of 6485K near perfect to the desired 6500K. A black depth of .010 cd/m2 which is outstanding, a contrast ratio of 1143:1 which is above the rated 1000:1 contrast ratio listed by Acer. A Delta E Average of 0.19 and a Delta E Maximum of 0.75!!!
- Achieved White Point after calibration: 6485K
- Black Depth: .010 cd/m2
- Contrast Ratio: 1143:1
- Delta E Average: 0.19
- Delta E Maximum: 0.75
These results are simply amazing and the display looks gorgeous after calibration.
I will post the calibrated .icc profile below that was made for anyone that would like to use it on their XB271HU.
XB271HU2015-12-18.zip 710k .zip file