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Originally Posted by Pandora's Box View Post

I really think if you are going to buy a monitor as expensive as this one, you should be able to afford to buy a display color calibrator such as the colormunki display. All these questions about proper calibration settings would be solved.

Wow, you just literally posted exactly what I was thinking. I see a ton of posts asking about the "insert random color here" tint on white background.

It's a $800 display, you can eyeball calibration with the RGB controls on the OSD and if you're still not satisfied, just spend another ~$90-150 on a calibrator. That should cut down the color tint "spam" on the thread quite a bit.

You can try your luck with other people's calibration profile but each unit has its own color signature so to speak.

It doesn't make too much sense complaining about color on a $800 display when you can calibrate it easily with a device which costs a fraction of that.
Edited by EXPERIMENTONGOD - 6/16/16 at 1:48am
post #5542 of 7928
So is it best not to use the DP cable that comes with the monitor? And if so any recommendation for a good dp cable.

Cheers
post #5543 of 7928
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Originally Posted by EXPERIMENTONGOD View Post

Wow, you just literally posted exactly what I was thinking. I see a ton of posts asking about the "insert random color here" tint on white background.

It's a $800 display, you can eyeball calibration with the RGB controls on the OSD and if you're still not satisfied, just spend another ~$90-150 on a calibrator. That should cut down the color tint "spam" on the thread quite a bit.

Calibration or tweaking the rgb values in the OSD can give you a "true" white on a part of the image. The big color disuniformity of this model still makes for an overall off-white color because of the deviation from the calibrated point. In theory I can imagine the gpu or software compensating for the display's color disuniformity but I don't know of any software that does this, maybe someone can chime in on this?
post #5544 of 7928
Has anyone had the issue from this thread: http://community.acer.com/t5/Predator-Monitors/Line-down-the-middle-overlapping-image/td-p/418751/page/6

Sorry if it's been mentioned recently, I don't really want to trawl through 500 pages - I just saw this problem earlier for the first time after owning the monitor for about a week. Wondering whether it's an intermittent thing that effects all monitors under particular settings, or just some.

My settings at the time were running at 144hz in Nvidia control panel, although I checked and it was set to overclock to 165hz on the monitor itself (it read that it was running at 144hz though). Will wait and see whether I see it again, turning the monitor off and on again seems to fix it. Some users on that forum were reporting it happening when they have ULMB set.

Basically the Acer rep has said it is fixed with a firmware upgrade that you will actually need to send the monitor in for. He has also said it isn't at risk of damaging the monitor if you decide against the firmware route.

Currently running with overclock off at 144hz. Will continue to report back if this interests anyone...
post #5545 of 7928
Hello again guys,

I'll try to keep it short and sweet.

I ordered one Asus PG279Q @ Amazon.es and had it replaced two times. All three are now RMA'ed, waiting for refund.

After seeing the 3rd garbage Asus, I ordered two Acer XB271HU's. I just received the second one, I'm calling it sample #2.

Asus PG279Q vs. Acer XB271HU:

- 2 Asus had dust, Acer's don't
- 2 Asus had "massive orange glow" on bottom right corner Acer's don't
- 1 Asus had very noticeable backlight bleed on a corner, Acer's don't
- 3 Asus had TERRIBLE uniformity (white background), Acer's are WAY better, uniformity is really good

So, the Acer is way better on pretty much EVERYTHING defects wise, backlight bleed IS THERE, but it's toned way down compared to Asus

Acer #1 vs. Acer #2:

They're pretty much identical, except both have 1 pixel defect:

#1 really weird cluster of dead/bright pixels (you can see it on both black AND white background)
#2 just ONE dead pixel (it's black)

I will be getting my 3rd (sample #3, replacement of sample #1) and FINAL Acer on Monday, I'll probably keep the best one after comparing samples #2 and #3
Edited by EXPERIMENTONGOD - 6/16/16 at 10:00am
post #5546 of 7928
When using a Colormunki Display to calibrate a monitor like this... Do you need to play games in Windowed Mode to use the calibration profile, or will it hold the calibration in Fullscreen as well?

Never used one before, and wasn't sure if it acts like a .icc profile would in Windows. I know fullscreen gaming usually ignores any .icc profiles.
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Originally Posted by wsfrazier View Post

When using a Colormunki Display to calibrate a monitor like this... Do you need to play games in Windowed Mode to use the calibration profile, or will it hold the calibration in Fullscreen as well?

Never used one before, and wasn't sure if it acts like a .icc profile would in Windows. I know fullscreen gaming usually ignores any .icc profiles.

From what I have read online icc profiles are ignored in fullscreen gaming. HOWEVER I just tested this with Overwatch and I dont see an ounce of difference between fullscreen and borderless window mode in regards to color/brightness/gamma. So to me its using the ICC profile.
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post #5548 of 7928
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Originally Posted by twelvie View Post

Has anyone had the issue from this thread: http://community.acer.com/t5/Predator-Monitors/Line-down-the-middle-overlapping-image/td-p/418751/page/6

Sorry if it's been mentioned recently, I don't really want to trawl through 500 pages - I just saw this problem earlier for the first time after owning the monitor for about a week. Wondering whether it's an intermittent thing that effects all monitors under particular settings, or just some.

My settings at the time were running at 144hz in Nvidia control panel, although I checked and it was set to overclock to 165hz on the monitor itself (it read that it was running at 144hz though). Will wait and see whether I see it again, turning the monitor off and on again seems to fix it. Some users on that forum were reporting it happening when they have ULMB set.

Basically the Acer rep has said it is fixed with a firmware upgrade that you will actually need to send the monitor in for. He has also said it isn't at risk of damaging the monitor if you decide against the firmware route.

Currently running with overclock off at 144hz. Will continue to report back if this interests anyone...

Yes I've experienced this MINOR bug with all three PG279Q's and my first Acer XB271HU.

With the Acer in fact I saw the issue THE VERY FIRST TIME I plugged it in via HDMI to compare with the Asus #3, so it was @ 60hz.

If I'm not mistaken it's a problem with the G-Sync module firmware, I'm not sure if you can get it to happen with G-Sync off. It should happen to everybody sooner or later (it probably happens more frequently with certain GPUs, who knows).

In any case, the fix is VERY EASY, I think you can do any of these:

- Get in and out of fullscreen (games, madVR video renderer exclusive fullscreen, etc.)
- Change refresh rate
- Turn the monitor off and back on

It's really pretty random, sometimes you can get it several times an hour and others you don't get it for a whole day. I think it depends how much you change refresh rate or enter/exit fullscreen content.
Edited by EXPERIMENTONGOD - 6/16/16 at 10:11am
post #5549 of 7928
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Originally Posted by EXPERIMENTONGOD View Post

Hello again guys,

I'll try to keep it short and sweet.

I ordered one Asus PG279Q @ Amazon.es and had it replaced two times. All three are now RMA'ed, waiting for refund.

After seeing the 3rd garbage Asus, I ordered two Acer XB271HU's. I just received the second one, I'm calling it sample #2.

Asus PG279Q vs. Acer XB271HU:

- 2 Asus had dust, Acer's don't
- 2 Asus had "massive orange glow" on bottom right corner Acer's don't
- 1 Asus had very noticeable backlight bleed on a corner, Acer's don't
- 3 Asus had TERRIBLE uniformity (white background), Acer's are WAY better, uniformity is really good

So, the Acer is way better on pretty much EVERYTHING defects wise, backlight bleed IS THERE, but it's toned way down compared to Asus

Acer #1 vs. Acer #2:

They're pretty much identical, except both have 1 pixel defect:

#1 really weird cluster of dead/bright pixels (you can see it on both black AND white background)
#2 just ONE dead pixel (it's black)

I will be getting my 3rd (sample #3, replacement of sample #1) and FINAL Acer on Monday, I'll probably keep the best one after comparing samples #2 and #3

I'd suggest just keeping your second Acer if the BLB and uniformity are good and the dead pixel isn't near the center. You won't get a perfect panel and your next one will likely be worse. Good luck though.
Edited by Pereb - 6/16/16 at 10:16am
post #5550 of 7928
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Originally Posted by Pereb View Post

I'd suggest just keeping your second Acer if the BLB and uniformity are good and the dead pixel isn't near the center. You won't get a perfect panel and your next one will likely be worse. Good luck though.

I have a real problem with dead pixels, they make me sick. I don't think I'll be able to keep this one, maybe I'll forget about the whole thing, but man it's hard to let go of 144Hz G-Sync

None of the 3 Asus had dead pixels, and Acer is now 2 for 2, which is curious to say the least.
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