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Just got mine in yesterday, bought refurb from Acer's eBay store. BLB and IPS glow are very minimal, even less so with brightness around 25 and after calibration. Guess I got lucky for a $499.

Couple questions though, even to get just 144hz working, I had to turn on OC in the OSD menu, and then select 144. With the OC settings set to Off, it wouldn't even let me change the refresh from 60. Is that how it's supposed to work? I didn't think 144 was considered an OC.

Is there any kind of hardware gsync indicator on this by chance? Like an LED or power LED color change, I thought I remember reading something about that. Could be wrong. I guess my OCD would just like to know if Gsync is on without using the massive nVidia overlay all the time. Speaking of Power LED's, why is it sometimes the light is blue, and others orange. Does this indicate anything?

This is my first 144hz monitor, and wow. I didn't realize how much better just using Windows and the mouse cursor would be in day to day stuff. I want a 2nd one now, because my current 60hz secondary monitor just feels bad now.
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Just got mine in yesterday, bought refurb from Acer's eBay store. BLB and IPS glow are very minimal, even less so with brightness around 25 and after calibration. Guess I got lucky for a $499.

Couple questions though, even to get just 144hz working, I had to turn on OC in the OSD menu, and then select 144. With the OC settings set to Off, it wouldn't even let me change the refresh from 60. Is that how it's supposed to work? I didn't think 144 was considered an OC.

Is there any kind of hardware gsync indicator on this by chance? Like an LED or power LED color change, I thought I remember reading something about that. Could be wrong. I guess my OCD would just like to know if Gsync is on without using the massive nVidia overlay all the time. Speaking of Power LED's, why is it sometimes the light is blue, and others orange. Does this indicate anything?

This is my first 144hz monitor, and wow. I didn't realize how much better just using Windows and the mouse cursor would be in day to day stuff. I want a 2nd one now, because my current 60hz secondary monitor just feels bad now.
Nice price! Sounds like a steal for a monitor with no obvious defects!

That's strange about having to OC to get 144Hz. What graphics card are you using? On my 780 Ti, I have no problems switching to 144Hz, but if I enable OC then 120Hz becomes my max. I've heard that 780 and lower, you only get 120Hz due to the G-Sync module being newer. But your case is almost the opposite of mine.

You should be able to tell if the monitor is in G-Sync mode in the OSD by going to the info menu (little "i", at bottom), and it says something like "Mode: G-Sync". When ULMB mode is enabled, you'd see that there, or if neither G-Sync nor ULMB is enabled, it says something like "Normal". The other way to tell is to enable the FPS counter through the OSD. It really shows the monitor's current refresh rate. If G-Sync isn't working right, then it'll be pegged at a static rate (ex. 144Hz). When it's working, that number will fluctuate like crazy.

The blue light is the normal power color... if it is orange, it means the monitor is either in standby, or somehow the monitor went into burn-in mode. Some people--including myself--have had their monitors randomly/accidentally go into this mode. As far as I know, it doesn't hurt anything... it's a mode you can enable in the service menu (hold far left button when turning on), that will display color patterns on the screen when it doesn't have a signal. You can turn it off in the service menu and that orange light will go back to blue.
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Nice price! Sounds like a steal for a monitor with no obvious defects!

That's strange about having to OC to get 144Hz. What graphics card are you using? On my 780 Ti, I have no problems switching to 144Hz, but if I enable OC then 120Hz becomes my max. I've heard that 780 and lower, you only get 120Hz due to the G-Sync module being newer. But your case is almost the opposite of mine.

You should be able to tell if the monitor is in G-Sync mode in the OSD by going to the info menu (little "i", at bottom), and it says something like "Mode: G-Sync". When ULMB mode is enabled, you'd see that there, or if neither G-Sync nor ULMB is enabled, it says something like "Normal". The other way to tell is to enable the FPS counter through the OSD. It really shows the monitor's current refresh rate. If G-Sync isn't working right, then it'll be pegged at a static rate (ex. 144Hz). When it's working, that number will fluctuate like crazy.

The blue light is the normal power color... if it is orange, it means the monitor is either in standby, or somehow the monitor went into burn-in mode. Some people--including myself--have had their monitors randomly/accidentally go into this mode. As far as I know, it doesn't hurt anything... it's a mode you can enable in the service menu (hold far left button when turning on), that will display color patterns on the screen when it doesn't have a signal. You can turn it off in the service menu and that orange light will go back to blue.

I have a 980Ti, so I doubt it's that. I will play more with it when I get home. I did notice mine did go into burn-in mode. I think this has something to do with my X-Rite Colormunki and using ADC to calibrate. When I don't use ADC, it seems to stay out of burn-in mode. Which is fine, need don't ADC anyway to calibrate.

Speaking of calibrating, the software was asking if my backlight was RGB LED or White LED. What does this monitor have, if it even matters?

I came from an LG 34UM65 1080p Ultrawide (2560x1080@60hz) and I love 1440p and 144hz. But I still can't but help feel like I downgraded to a smaller monitor, especially in games like WoW or Final Fantasy. They seems less immersive. But man, soon as I fire up an FPS like CS:GO or Overwatch, I love the 144hz. Plus I don't need to run much AA anymore, if any.
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I have a 980Ti, so I doubt it's that. I will play more with it when I get home. I did notice mine did go into burn-in mode. I think this has something to do with my X-Rite Colormunki and using ADC to calibrate. When I don't use ADC, it seems to stay out of burn-in mode. Which is fine, need don't ADC anyway to calibrate.

Speaking of calibrating, the software was asking if my backlight was RGB LED or White LED. What does this monitor have, if it even matters?

I came from an LG 34UM65 1080p Ultrawide (2560x1080@60hz) and I love 1440p and 144hz. But I still can't but help feel like I downgraded to a smaller monitor, especially in games like WoW or Final Fantasy. They seems less immersive. But man, soon as I fire up an FPS like CS:GO or Overwatch, I love the 144hz. Plus I don't need to run much AA anymore, if any.

Oh that's right, I think mine went into burn-in mode from the same thing (I let ColorMunki do ADC).

This monitor has White LED. Nearly all current monitors will have that sort of backlight... RGB LEDs are found on some pro models (ex. higher end Dells). You should get more accurate readings by selecting White LED.

Before I got the XB271HU I was looking at the ultrawides with curiosity, especially the Z35. That one has the same size & resolution specs as your LG, but with a curved screen, G-Sync, and up to 200Hz (though in practice it only works well up to about 120Hz).
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Hi guys,
I have bought the combo XB271HU plus X-Rite ColorMunki (is not only for that display, I have one Samsung TV and Benq Projector) that I will get in a few days.

So, I have read almost the 20 last pages and used the searh and I don't have found anything that gives me an answer for my concerning... The point is (or at least, what I have understood): the ColorMunki calibrator is going to make me an ICC profile, that will be loaded into the Windows system and will correct the colors for me, and what surprised me is that normally, the games that runs in Fullscreen are overriding (or ignoring) that ICC profile, so the other option is to play with Borderless windows, but then, the G-SYNC will not run...

And now my question: Is there any option that the ColorMunki corrects or helps me to correct the display configuration but not as ICC profile but as the normal OSD configuration? I mean, instead of changing the values in the ICC profile, that helps me changing it in the OSD configuration.

If not, I'm not going to enjoy of a good calibrated display while I'm gaming, that is the main purpose of that monitor!!!

Thank you all smile.gif
post #5566 of 7928
What do you guys think about this blb. I know it's not taken in a completely dark room but in honesty my camera makes the blb a lot worse. It definitely looks better then this picture in a completely dark room. What are your thoughts?


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Originally Posted by raiven60 View Post

Hi guys,
I have bought the combo XB271HU plus X-Rite ColorMunki (is not only for that display, I have one Samsung TV and Benq Projector) that I will get in a few days.

So, I have read almost the 20 last pages and used the searh and I don't have found anything that gives me an answer for my concerning... The point is (or at least, what I have understood): the ColorMunki calibrator is going to make me an ICC profile, that will be loaded into the Windows system and will correct the colors for me, and what surprised me is that normally, the games that runs in Fullscreen are overriding (or ignoring) that ICC profile, so the other option is to play with Borderless windows, but then, the G-SYNC will not run...

And now my question: Is there any option that the ColorMunki corrects or helps me to correct the display configuration but not as ICC profile but as the normal OSD configuration? I mean, instead of changing the values in the ICC profile, that helps me changing it in the OSD configuration.

If not, I'm not going to enjoy of a good calibrated display while I'm gaming, that is the main purpose of that monitor!!!

Thank you all smile.gif
http://displaycal.net/
http://reshade.me/news

That's about all you can do. The only way you can have a properly calibrated display regardless of profile support is if it lets you calibrate the LUT. You could use a LUT box (expensive) but, I believe the best you can do there is 60hz and I don't know if G-Sync would work with one.
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What do you guys think about this blb. I know it's not taken in a completely dark room but in honesty my camera makes the blb a lot worse. It definitely looks better then this picture in a completely dark room. What are your thoughts?


The clouding in the lower right corner looks pretty bad, what brightness do you have it at?
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Originally Posted by raiven60 View Post

Hi guys,
I have bought the combo XB271HU plus X-Rite ColorMunki (is not only for that display, I have one Samsung TV and Benq Projector) that I will get in a few days.

So, I have read almost the 20 last pages and used the searh and I don't have found anything that gives me an answer for my concerning... The point is (or at least, what I have understood): the ColorMunki calibrator is going to make me an ICC profile, that will be loaded into the Windows system and will correct the colors for me, and what surprised me is that normally, the games that runs in Fullscreen are overriding (or ignoring) that ICC profile, so the other option is to play with Borderless windows, but then, the G-SYNC will not run...

And now my question: Is there any option that the ColorMunki corrects or helps me to correct the display configuration but not as ICC profile but as the normal OSD configuration? I mean, instead of changing the values in the ICC profile, that helps me changing it in the OSD configuration.

If not, I'm not going to enjoy of a good calibrated display while I'm gaming, that is the main purpose of that monitor!!!

Thank you all smile.gif
Gsync does work in windowed mode quite well
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http://displaycal.net/
http://reshade.me/news

That's about all you can do. The only way you can have a properly calibrated display regardless of profile support is if it lets you calibrate the LUT. You could use a LUT box (expensive) but, I believe the best you can do there is 60hz and I don't know if G-Sync would work with one.
The clouding in the lower right corner looks pretty bad, what brightness do you have it at?



It's way more visible using phone camera in person the bottom right glow looks about the same as the glow at the left of the screen in the picture. I'm at 100 brightness and 50 contrast
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Originally Posted by raiven60 View Post

Hi guys,
I have bought the combo XB271HU plus X-Rite ColorMunki (is not only for that display, I have one Samsung TV and Benq Projector) that I will get in a few days.

So, I have read almost the 20 last pages and used the searh and I don't have found anything that gives me an answer for my concerning... The point is (or at least, what I have understood): the ColorMunki calibrator is going to make me an ICC profile, that will be loaded into the Windows system and will correct the colors for me, and what surprised me is that normally, the games that runs in Fullscreen are overriding (or ignoring) that ICC profile, so the other option is to play with Borderless windows, but then, the G-SYNC will not run...

And now my question: Is there any option that the ColorMunki corrects or helps me to correct the display configuration but not as ICC profile but as the normal OSD configuration? I mean, instead of changing the values in the ICC profile, that helps me changing it in the OSD configuration.

If not, I'm not going to enjoy of a good calibrated display while I'm gaming, that is the main purpose of that monitor!!!

Thank you all smile.gif
As @Shardnax mentioned, getting the ICC profile to stick in fullscreen mode can be tricky. But... you don't really need it. If you download DisplayCal (which he also mentioned), it will help you do calibration using your OSD before you create the ICC profile. That way, you are about 90% of the way there just through OSD settings, the rest is gravy. The one downside is there's no way to fix your gamma through OSD... you only get the option of 2.2 or 1.8 (leave it at 2.2). It isn't awful by default but you'll probably notice darks are lighter than they should be. That can only be corrected with a profile.
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