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post #5701 of 7811
This monitor is amazing, Had mine for a couple weeks and calibrated here using a members ICC Color Profile. Really great display, No BLB on mine, dead pixel, Dust, or uniformity issues. Very Pleased.
Edited by SuCCEzz - 6/30/16 at 1:55pm
post #5702 of 7811
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Originally Posted by EXPERIMENTONGOD View Post

Thanks for your post, very interesting.

The thing is I NEVER turn off the monitor. I always use standby mode.

The problem is that your workaround can't always work because sometimes I get no signal when I reboot the computer, so I can't turn the monitor on before the system, because it's already on smile.gif.

As I said that "issue" is very minor (more of an annoyance that you have to reboot until you get signal), what I don't like is the random flickers, I hope to fix that with the new cable.

Hmm good, but would be better if turn off monitor when not in use smile.gif although standby is very near to the monitor turned off yet it does consume some electricity, so be green bro smile.gif As for the cable I had bought the Accell one along with the monitor as recommended in this thread, and to be true the cable is worth every penny, it sure is a quality cable and I have no issues with it so far, so I hope your going with this cable or some other with similar quality...and yeh have fun smile.gif
post #5703 of 7811
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Yep, sometimes when I reboot there's no signal until Windows' welcome screen, same deal as before. Also one time I was at the BIOS config utility and I lost the signal. So I think these low quality cables (or maybe the monitor?) doesn't really like being out of Windows for some reason. It's not much of a problem because if you want to go to the BIOS config utility and you get no signal, you just ctrl+alt+del until the signal comes back.

So to sum up, these are my theories:

- Fuzzy image problem => it's related to Maxwell cards (GTX 970/980/980Ti), it happens most frequently when coming back from power saving mode, but it can also happen mid-game for example. Since I've been using the GTX 1070 (1 day) I haven't seen the issue creep up again (fingers crossed).

- Flickering/no signal during boot => I think this is due to low quality DP cables (I have to admit the cable I use is some random Chinese one that cost only a few euros). The flickering issue is not really that frequent, it mostly happens a few minutes after turning the monitor on. But a couple of times I've had like 5-6 flickers in a row while playing a game and that was annoying.

So I hope this Accell "DP certified" cable fixes most if not all of these random issues.

OK, so I got impatient waiting for the Accell cable and just tested the cable that came with the XB271HU. I had to remove the plastic casing on the connector so it could fit (I managed to do it without damaging it).

Now I get signal during boot every single time.

I don't want to jump the gun but it's looking pretty good, I have to test it for a while more. It looks like my garbage "el cheapo" DP cable was causing all the issues (no signal during boot and random screen flicker).

One interesting thing to note is that if I didn't get any signal with the "garbage" cable, connecting the "good" cable didn't get it back. If you don't get signal from the get go it's gone for good until you reboot the system or boot into Windows.

TL;DR: Not all cables are the same, don't use cheap chinese cables with a high end display or you risk running into very weird issues

Edit: Did a little research on the cable included with my XB271HU:

Manufacturer: Hotron (printed on the cable itself).
Length: ~5 ft. // ~150cm (measured by myself)
Manufacturer website: http://www.hotron.com.cn/gb/product1.aspx

Looks like it's most likely "VESA certified": http://www.hotron.com.cn/gb/file/dptodp3-1.2.pdf

Amazon.com link: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Hotron-E246588-Male-Cable/dp/B0106BBTMU/ (you can see the protective plastic on the connectors, exactly the same as the cable included with the Acer)
Edited by EXPERIMENTONGOD - 6/30/16 at 4:17pm
post #5704 of 7811
No-signal-during-boot seems more like a firmware issue. It happens occasionally, I think it's similar to the vertical line issue. There is also a pattern to the flickering, 9 out of 10 times the display flickers off and on when I switch on the external DAC. (The PG279Q had this less than the XB271HU if you mute the sound in the OSD and disable the Nvidia sound device in Windows.) Sometimes it also flickers when I connect a usb thumb drive to a usb port (not a monitor's usb port). I also had it flicker once when my desk light was in a state between on and off, but that could be more imagined as I was focusing more on the flickering of the desk light.
post #5705 of 7811
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No-signal-during-boot seems more like a firmware issue. It happens occasionally, I think it's similar to the vertical line issue. There is also a pattern to the flickering, 9 out of 10 times the display flickers off and on when I switch on the external DAC. (The PG279Q had this less than the XB271HU if you mute the sound in the OSD and disable the Nvidia sound device in Windows.) Sometimes it also flickers when I connect a usb thumb drive to a usb port (not a monitor's usb port). I also had it flicker once when my desk light was in a state between on and off, but that could be more imagined as I was focusing more on the flickering of the desk light.

I did research on the issue, it can be caused by several factors:

- Nvidia Maxwell GPU compatibility issue (some manufacturers published a BIOS update and Nvidia a driver hotfix).
- BIOS configuration (configuring PCIe Gen 2 instead of Gen 3)
- Random glitch => fixed by unplugging the monitor from AC for a couple of minutes
- Electrical interference => your case
- Low quality cable => my case

Also if you use a "regular monitor" (for example 60Hz/1080p) you won't see this problem even with a low quality cable.

I can confirm 99% sure my issue was the cable. This is how I tested:

- Crap cable, turn PC on and off 3 times => no signal. Rebooted PC several times, sometimes it got signal. One time the signal vanished as I was entering the BIOS config utility (!).
- Stock cable => ALWAYS got signal (turned on and off several times and several reboots)
- Just to make sure, tried bad cable again => no signal, switched to good cable => signal. At this point I considered it confirmed that it was a bad cable.
Edited by EXPERIMENTONGOD - 6/30/16 at 6:49pm
post #5706 of 7811
In that case I'd suspect the cable too. Thanks for clarifying. It could be electrical interference in my case, maybe the PG279Q had it less often because of its external power brick. But I'm also puzzled why it occurred once when plugging in a usb stick.
post #5707 of 7811
Well received mine today its damn good monitor loving it, Will post some pics when i can, How do you guys test for blb? Anything particular ?
post #5708 of 7811
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Well received mine today its damn good monitor loving it, Will post some pics when i can, How do you guys test for blb? Anything particular ?

Test on a black screen under your normal lighting conditions to see if it would bother you in a practical scenario. If curious, also test with no lights on if you normally play with lights on, just to see how bad it really is (or isn't).
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Hi, i want to buy this monitor so my question is how is the ghosting/blur in games ?
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Hi, i want to buy this monitor so my question is how is the ghosting/blur in games ?

At around 60 Hz (which you'd be running if you use G-SYNC and are getting 60 FPS in a game), motion blur is noticeable and looks like a lot of other modern IPS monitors. I've heard mixed results about ghosting on this particular monitor at around 60 Hz. The PG279Q seems to have no ghosting at 60 Hz with OD on normal, same for my XB270HU.

At over 100 Hz with OD on normal, there is very little motion blur and no ghosting. At 120 Hz with ULMB enabled (and in a game running at 120 FPS), there is basically no motion blur at all (CRT-like) and ghosting should be not noticeable (you may notice some at the bottom of the screen, sharp ghosts, but only if you really look for it and it's very minor).
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