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post #5601 of 7841
About two inches of my screen is slightly bluish. Is that caused by blb or ips glow? Its on the right side of the screen. Most noticeable on white background.
post #5602 of 7841
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Originally Posted by Bloodshot47 View Post

One last question do you guys get ips glow when you change your viewing angle? I get kind of a lot unless I look directly at the monitor from the direct front

Yes, to reinforce what Shardnax said, that is the nature of IPS glow. BLB is a constant issue, it will show up on every angle (orang-ish color), especially in dark background. IPS glow might show up in some angle, but usually go away when looked directly at it. Glow is a feature of ips panel, much like how tn panel, you see some color tint when looked from a side angle. As for blueish tint on the right hand side of the screen, it seems most people have it more or less. I think it is slightly different from white uniformity issue where there can be a off-white hue in the middle of the screen. The blue tint on the side is a known issue for this panel and Asus ips monitors but its nothing to be too concerned about.

At the end of the day, it all depends on how much of these issues are you willing to live with. You paid ~$800 for a panel and its up to you whether a certain panel lives up to your ~$800 expectations.
post #5603 of 7841
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Originally Posted by EXPERIMENTONGOD View Post


- Now the bad part, I have what looks like a cluster of bright/dead/stuck pixels, it's strange because they show on white AND black background (!?). Here's the picture:



So I've been evaluating this weird defect on the Acer #1 while I wait for Acer #3 (first and probably last RMA).

What I did is create a black 2560x1440 .png image and then "painted" two pixels, one white (to simulate "bright") and one blue (to simulate "stuck").

I made a photo of the image fullscreen, here's the result (defect is on the LEFT and the two SIMULATED bright/stuck pixels are on the right. Take into account that it looks like more than one pixel vertically because my hand was not perfectly steady when I shot the picture):



Conclusion: This monitor has some kind of "microparticle" which I can barely notice at my regular ~90cm viewing distance and it's most certainly NOT a dead pixel.

This Acer #1 has great uniformity, minimal BLB and NO dead pixels, just this one tiny defect (it's also not really the huge dust specks I saw on 2 of the Asus PG279Q''s).

In any case, tomorrow I will compare Acer #1 with Acer #3 and keep the best one. I don't think I'll be giving up on this whole thing after testing 6 monitors that's for sure!
Edited by EXPERIMENTONGOD - 6/19/16 at 4:13am
post #5604 of 7841
your "microparticle" is called dust btw.
post #5605 of 7841
Quick question, my monitor has been acting weird for a bit. It does this thing where after the computer powers on the LED stays amber and does this weird colour cycle through RGB before going into the normal desktop view, after that the power LED stays amber and the refresh rate starts being kinda wonky. Any ideas as to what's going on?
post #5606 of 7841
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Originally Posted by aumkarpraja View Post

Quick question, my monitor has been acting weird for a bit. It does this thing where after the computer powers on the LED stays amber and does this weird colour cycle through RGB before going into the normal desktop view, after that the power LED stays amber and the refresh rate starts being kinda wonky. Any ideas as to what's going on?
Your monitor is in "burn-in" mode, which can be enabled/disabled through the service menu (hold left button as you turn it on). It doesn't harm anything, just means it will display color patterns when there's no signal to it.

BTW maybe the OP should start a FAQ on the first page of this thread, to address some common issues that get asked repeatedly. I can name quite a few things off the top of my head:
  1. Known QC issues (dead pixel, BLB, dust, etc.)
  2. Recommended OSD settings + profiles
  3. DisplayPort cable problems (replacing cheapy OEM one with Accell brand)
  4. Line down the middle issue (G-Sync firmware thing)
  5. Refresh Rate issues: 120Hz max on GTX 780 and below, 144Hz for 780 Ti, 165Hz OC for 960+
  6. Speakers stop working issue (turning off DTS to fix?)
  7. Burn-in mode / Service Menu
post #5607 of 7841
It's weird that it happens whenever it likes. Especially after long periods of the monitor being off.
post #5608 of 7841
I just posted a thread on this, but I think here would be a good place to post too. Does anyone have any experience with Acer out of warranty repair?

I just bought an Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU that has a screen that was cracked during shipping for $100 from a very active member of this forum. I'm guessing it's not under warranty so I called in to try to get a quote for how much it would cost to fix, but they needed the serial number to check the warranty status before they could help me at all so now I have to wait until I get the monitor in the mail.

I've never sent a monitor in for out of warranty repair before as I've been very lucky so I'm not sure what I'm looking at for a repair bill especially for such a high end monitor. I've had my eye on this display for a long time so I took a chance here.

Any idea how much something like this costs? I'd be very happy if it was only a couple hundred dollars because that would mean I would have got the monitor for more than half off the retail price, but for all I know they will charge me a grand for the repair.

Anyone have any experience in this department?
post #5609 of 7841
Acer doesn't do out of warranty panel replacements, I recall that someone on this forum tried before.
post #5610 of 7841
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Originally Posted by RavageTheEarth View Post

I just posted a thread on this, but I think here would be a good place to post too. Does anyone have any experience with Acer out of warranty repair?

I just bought an Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU that has a screen that was cracked during shipping for $100 from a very active member of this forum. I'm guessing it's not under warranty so I called in to try to get a quote for how much it would cost to fix, but they needed the serial number to check the warranty status before they could help me at all so now I have to wait until I get the monitor in the mail.

I've never sent a monitor in for out of warranty repair before as I've been very lucky so I'm not sure what I'm looking at for a repair bill especially for such a high end monitor. I've had my eye on this display for a long time so I took a chance here.

Any idea how much something like this costs? I'd be very happy if it was only a couple hundred dollars because that would mean I would have got the monitor for more than half off the retail price, but for all I know they will charge me a grand for the repair.

Anyone have any experience in this department?

I broke my PG348Q monitor (physical damage). ASUS wants to get 800$ for panel replacement. Applying same ratio you are looking at another 500$ for panel repair. lol. Would have been better to just buy a used working panel.
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