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post #6931 of 7380
I think camera phones tend to exaggerate it, but yeah there is definitely lightbleed... my ISO is set to automatic and I messed with the white balance setting so it didn't look completely yellow and highlight the IPS glow:


at 100 per cent brightness









at 50 per cent brightness





I thought this was acceptable but if you think it's excessive, I can RMA it.
post #6932 of 7380
Set it to 1/8 second, and use brightness settings that you use normally (I use 10%).

I also received mine today and I think I will keep it this time. Mfg date Dec 2016.

So far:
1. No dead pixels
2. No dust
3. Excellent white uniformity, especially compared to my first one.
4. Some BLB at lower corner and right above the Predator logo - but unintrusive and perfectly acceptable in my book. Compared to Dell u2515h and iiyama I've been using lately it's much better (!) and those panels are supposed to have better QC.

A perfect panel? nope, but going by my usual luck, as perfect as it goes. (it looks very yellow due to low brightness and camera setting I forgot to change).



first one was this:




and the BLB is present but not overwhelming.




Some people most likely have better panels regarding BLB but I never play in the dark and this BLB is too weak to bother me in a lit room, even dimly lit.

No deadpixels/dust and strong white uniformity matters more to me.

Also, there is no yellow tint!
post #6933 of 7380
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Originally Posted by Astreon View Post

Set it to 1/8 second, and use brightness settings that you use normally (I use 10%).

I also received mine today and I think I will keep it this time. Mfg date Dec 2016.

So far:
1. No dead pixels
2. No dust
3. Excellent white uniformity, especially compared to my first one.
4. Some BLB at lower corner and right above the Predator logo - but unintrusive and perfectly acceptable in my book. Compared to Dell u2515h and iiyama I've been using lately it's much better (!) and those panels are supposed to have better QC.

A perfect panel? nope, but going by my usual luck, as perfect as it goes. (it looks very yellow due to low brightness and camera setting I forgot to change).



first one was this:




and the BLB is present but not overwhelming.




Some people most likely have better panels regarding BLB but I never play in the dark and this BLB is too weak to bother me in a lit room, even dimly lit.

No deadpixels/dust and strong white uniformity matters more to me.

Also, there is no yellow tint!

Yes your's does look great, and very uniform in dim light. I am not sure what camera you are using, but I still feel my samsung note 4 phone camera is over exaggerating the shots, I have no control over the shutter speed can only go into sport camera mode which I think reduces it significantly.


Here's blb at 20 percent brightness






Here's white uniformity:






The blb is most noticeable to me in the lower right corner, it does catch my eye during dark screens and dim lighting. I got it from Amazon, if I were to RMA it what is the reason you usually give in this case.. defective? or just quality not adequate?
post #6934 of 7380
I'm using a Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone and I'm using manual settings for the exposition time (1/8 sec) to avoid over-exposure.

Your white uniformity looks as good as mine but the BLB is a but worse. However, if it doesn't bother you, I'd keep it.
post #6935 of 7380
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Originally Posted by Astreon View Post

I'm using a Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone and I'm using manual settings for the exposition time (1/8 sec) to avoid over-exposure.

Your white uniformity looks as good as mine but the BLB is a but worse. However, if it doesn't bother you, I'd keep it.

I Thank you for your input dude smile.gif I'll have a think about it, it's only noticeable/annoying when I turn down the lights and put a black screen on lol. Everything else works fine.

I usually am a perfectionist, and hate things like this, but I'll see if it's worth the hassle returning... being an expensive monitor too.
post #6936 of 7380
Indeed, I firmly believe that we should not put up with crap quality in expensive monitors.

But, there's almost always SOMETHING wrong. Those things are simply never perfect. My personal rule: if it doesn't bother me, I'm OK with it. my BLB is so small that it's almost impossible to notice, and everything else seems perfect.

I'm also loving the colors! They look even better than on Dell u2515h. Doom looks better than ever.

I think Acer upped their game and improved QC at some point. My monitor looks really good, almost surprisingly good given the panel's reputation. It's also pretty new (December 2016).
Edited by Astreon - 4/12/17 at 12:18pm
post #6937 of 7380
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Indeed, I firmly believe that we should not put up with crap quality in expensive monitors.

But, there's almost always SOMETHING wrong. Those things are simply never perfect. My personal rule: if it doesn't bother me, I'm OK with it. my BLB is so small that it's almost impossible to notice, and everything else seems perfect.

I'm also loving the colors! They look even better than on Dell u2515h. Doom looks better than ever.

I think Acer upped their game and improved QC at some point. My monitor looks really good, almost surprisingly good given the panel's reputation. It's also pretty new (December 2016).

Yeah I agree, I'll give it some time, test it out more, see how much it bothers me. looking back at the past 3 years I cannot recall a moment where I spent much time staring at a dark screen in a dimly lit room, personally.. so we'll see.

I just really hope in future we don't have to go through things like this for expensive products, you pay the premium, it should just work great out of the box biggrin.gif.. none the less it truly is a superb monitor in all other aspects. As you say, colors pop out! It's a great size too.

Congrats on the panel lottery wink.gif

Cheers
post #6938 of 7380
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Originally Posted by DeathKill View Post

Yeah I agree, I'll give it some time, test it out more, see how much it bothers me. looking back at the past 3 years I cannot recall a moment where I spent much time staring at a dark screen in a dimly lit room, personally.. so we'll see.

I just really hope in future we don't have to go through things like this for expensive products, you pay the premium, it should just work great out of the box biggrin.gif.. none the less it truly is a superb monitor in all other aspects. As you say, colors pop out! It's a great size too.

Congrats on the panel lottery wink.gif

Cheers

thanks smile.gif my two attempts were abysmal, though. Nailed it with the 3rd one.

I think I'll get used to the size, albeit I feel more comfortable on a 25incher. wink.gif Matter of habit, I guess - I used a dell u2412m for 5 years.

Colors really do pop nicely, albeit they are slightly oversaturated, but they look great. I'll calibrate mine soon.

If you return yours, make sure you get a fresh one - the ones produced in 1st half of 2016 and earlier were bugged ("line in the middle") and QC was worse.
post #6939 of 7380
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Originally Posted by DeathKill View Post

Yeah I agree, I'll give it some time, test it out more, see how much it bothers me. looking back at the past 3 years I cannot recall a moment where I spent much time staring at a dark screen in a dimly lit room, personally.. so we'll see.

I just really hope in future we don't have to go through things like this for expensive products, you pay the premium, it should just work great out of the box biggrin.gif.. none the less it truly is a superb monitor in all other aspects. As you say, colors pop out! It's a great size too.

Congrats on the panel lottery wink.gif

Cheers

If you aren't noticing the blacklight bleed during normal use, then I'd definitely keep it. There actually are panels out there where it's so bad that it's visible in most situations! The other thing is, it looks like most of your BLB is in the bottom right corner, which happens to be the same spot that has the worst IPS glow anyway... so the IPS glow kind of masks any BLB.

One other thing to consider, the backlight bleed can actually change after a break-in period. For many people it gets better (myself included), but for at least one person here it got worse.

Anyway, enjoy your monitor! And if you start getting distracted by any of its faults, then maybe consider sending it back for another try at the panel lottery.
post #6940 of 7380
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Originally Posted by nefrusy View Post

If you aren't noticing the blacklight bleed during normal use, then I'd definitely keep it. There actually are panels out there where it's so bad that it's visible in most situations! The other thing is, it looks like most of your BLB is in the bottom right corner, which happens to be the same spot that has the worst IPS glow anyway... so the IPS glow kind of masks any BLB.

One other thing to consider, the backlight bleed can actually change after a break-in period. For many people it gets better (myself included), but for at least one person here it got worse.

Anyway, enjoy your monitor! And if you start getting distracted by any of its faults, then maybe consider sending it back for another try at the panel lottery.

Cheers for that info, yeah to be honest I really hardly notice it during normal use, I've tried black wallpaper, moved around in dark games, and just don't even see it. Only when in a dark room, with a dark screen does it become noticeable in the corner of your eye, and I get that sinking feeling that it bugs me a bit. But I never play under those conditions anyway, always have lamps on and playing brighter gamers.

I get it has become a placebo effect where you are aware of the issue and it plays in the back of your mind, and you're now aware of that corner of the screen whatever your doing lol

So playing the panel lottery again, I don't know what I'll get but we've come to accept BLB as part of the IPS extravaganza now so I figure just go with it and enjoy the monitor. Other than that, no dead pixels and the color uniformity is good, so overall I am extremely happy with this monitor.

Like everyone else, it's just the crazy price figure you pay where this should not be happening, glow we can deal with, but we shouldn't be worrying about whether it works nice out of the box or not, we pay the premium for peace of mind as well.

I think Amazon UK will have new stock this week (which might mean 'fresh' stock) in either case, I don't think I'll return this monitor and go through an annoying RMA process. While I am known for OCD and details, I believe I can get on with my life and accept this.

I shall enjoy the monitor and hopefully I wont have any distractions smile.gif Hopefully the next upgrade will be OLED, and we can sigh with relief in no BLB or Glow biggrin.gif
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