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post #6091 of 7841
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Originally Posted by Shardnax View Post

Has Spyder switched to sealed optics yet?
Good point... from what I can tell, the Spyder 5 still isn't sealed optics, so it'll probably drift over time. Since that's the case, the i1Display Pro or ColorMunki is probably the best bet.
post #6092 of 7841
Regarding the 'vertical line down middle' issue:

Taken from: http://community.acer.com/t5/Predator-Monitors/Line-down-the-middle-overlapping-image/td-p/418751/page/26
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Acer Rep
I am able to confirm that the latest firmware available that resolves this issue [vertical line down middle] is FW verstion: 20160526_0_2434_14. As Brad stated previously, please contact your local Acer Authorized service facility via telephone, email, or chat to get a service order created to have your firmware updated. We will continue to monitor this thread and will work with the Acer authorized service centers in each region to ensure they are aware of the issue and can assist with upgrading the firmware.

How can I use this information to ascertain whether newly sold monitors have the (updated) firmware already, or are running old firmware?

Is the firmware version on a sticker on the monitor somewhere, or near the serial number tag, or the manual, or the box its shipped in? Or is firmware version information only visible via onscreen UI controls when its powered on?

What i'm getting at: If I decide to purchase this monitor, how will I be able to ask my supply agent explicitly to verify whether the monitor is the updated-firmware version I want. Will I be telling them to look on a sticker with the firmware version etc, the manual, or will it need to have its package opened and powered on / access onscreen UI information to check the firmware version etc. Because i'm pretty sure they in no way will want to do the latter....
post #6093 of 7841
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Originally Posted by Shardnax View Post

Every panel is different, you can't know for certain without a meter.

So I can try to adjust it but without a meter I'm kind of flapping in the wind with a monitor I won't ever fully take advantage of?
post #6094 of 7841
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Originally Posted by fxsoap View Post

So I can try to adjust it but without a meter I'm kind of flapping in the wind with a monitor I won't ever fully take advantage of?
For accuracy, yes. The best you could do without a meter is using controlled lighting and a color card to adjust as best you can tell with your eyes. I wouldn't worry about it too much if you're fine with how it looks and you don't have severe banding.
post #6095 of 7841
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Originally Posted by Sinddk View Post

Viewsonic XG2703-GS

what do you think of this monitor now?

https://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-XG2701-DisplayPort-FreeSync-Technology/dp/B01A0ZRQTM
post #6096 of 7841
The Acer XB271HU is the BEST gaming monitor i have ever owned thumb.gif
post #6097 of 7841
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Originally Posted by theringisMINE View Post

Regarding the 'vertical line down middle' issue:

Taken from: http://community.acer.com/t5/Predator-Monitors/Line-down-the-middle-overlapping-image/td-p/418751/page/26
How can I use this information to ascertain whether newly sold monitors have the (updated) firmware already, or are running old firmware?

Is the firmware version on a sticker on the monitor somewhere, or near the serial number tag, or the manual, or the box its shipped in? Or is firmware version information only visible via onscreen UI controls when its powered on?

What i'm getting at: If I decide to purchase this monitor, how will I be able to ask my supply agent explicitly to verify whether the monitor is the updated-firmware version I want. Will I be telling them to look on a sticker with the firmware version etc, the manual, or will it need to have its package opened and powered on / access onscreen UI information to check the firmware version etc. Because i'm pretty sure they in no way will want to do the latter....
Wow. This is very unsettling and really ticks me off. I can't believe Acer sent a replacement monitor to someone who sent his in, and A) it was not the same monitor he sent in, B) it came with the old firmware. Just wow. I thought deep down sending my monitor to the morons at Acer would be a complete disaster, now I know. I will absolutely buy the upcoming AOC or ViewSonic and sell this Acer to avoid this nonsense.

Alternatively, I suppose I could take advantage of the replacement plan at Microcenter once Acer starts shipping monitors with revised firmware. But I don't have the energy to start with the panel lottery all over again. mad.gif
Edited by jlp0209 - 8/17/16 at 9:49am
post #6098 of 7841
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Originally Posted by jlp0209 View Post

Wow. This is very unsettling and really ticks me off. I can't believe Acer sent a replacement monitor to someone who sent his in, and A) it was not the same monitor he sent in, B) it came with the old firmware. Just wow. I thought deep down sending my monitor to the morons at Acer would be a complete disaster, now I know. I will absolutely buy the upcoming AOC or ViewSonic and sell this Acer to avoid this nonsense.

Alternatively, I suppose I could take advantage of the replacement plan at Microcenter once Acer starts shipping monitors with revised firmware. But I don't have the energy to start with the panel lottery all over again. mad.gif

His experience pretty much embodies why people are hesitant to send anything in (sometimes at your own expense, not to mention time lost without having the monitor itself) - just to literally get back another with the same (old) firmware AND - just to really top things off - a new panel that potentially has worse blb/glow/dead pixels etc etc.

Seems like, although the official reps have said 'send it in for a fix' - you first have to play the QC AgentLottery - and hope you get it sent to someone who actually knows what the problem is in the first place, let alone how to fix it.

/facepalm
post #6099 of 7841
What settings should I use if I want deeper blacks?
post #6100 of 7841
AH-VA or OLED
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