Originally Posted by jlp0209
The uniformity on the left monitor is really awful, but that's just my opinion. I'd take a warmer hue any day over that and would've returned that one too.
Actually, neither panel has uniformity issues. It may be hard to see from the photo since the room is dark, but the panels were offset in a sort of V shape (because of size constraints on my desk) which creates the illusion of a slight color+brightness shift on the L side (the side closest to the lens).
I do think the experiment was empirical enough to draw a single obvious conclusion: all things being equal, with 2 identical models directly out of the box, one panel definitely tends more towards the yellow spectrum while the other one looks, imo, more natural. This is a complaint I've seen numerous times in this thread and it's definitely justified. Naturally this yellowness translated to all the other default color settings as well and was difficult to dial out without making to monitor look very dull and faded while still retaining the slightest tint of yellow.
But what looks white to me may not be white to someone else, color is definitely subjective to some extent. I actually prefer my monitors pretty bright, the range of around 70 to 80 is just right for me. I think those of you that set it down to 25-30 brightness are insane! Anyway, I'm very happy with the one I chose and that's all that should count for you guys too.
Btw, I made the mistake of first buying the Freesync version of this monitor because I got it at about half the price of this Gsync version. Not only did it have the yellow tint I take issue with, but it had some of the worst backlight bleed I've ever seen with a circular island of darkness in the center surrounded by a sea of glowing light. Went back immediately.
How terrible was this: