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It's unlikely to get fixed, audio on most monitors is poor, be it via their tiny speakers if they have them or being generated from DP/HDMI signal to ouput jack? Some monitors really do that? I can't imagine that being of any reasonable quality. I guess the proper solution for consoles is to use a splitter where video gets sent to monitor and audio to your audio system, all in digital form. The modern consoles seem poorly designed for older home use where you have 3.5mm jack speakers, headphones etc. They want people to hook it up to a TV or their entertainment system where it's all already ready and either TV plays the audio or speakers connected to TV or elsewhere in the system.

XF270HUA I didn't hear any white noise from it's speakers on 2 units, but can't comment on the audio jack output, never tried it. AG322QCX had annoying buzz from it's speakers unless they were turned to 0 on volume.

You should not be using 3.5mm jack output from monitor. Personally I'm even wary of the USB hubs on monitors and don't connect mouse to them etc. anything that needs low latency.
Edited by JackCY - 1/10/18 at 6:58am
post #7902 of 7922
Thanks for the thorough reply Jack.

I've used the audio pass through of two other monitors and I agree that the audio was passable at best but at least there was no white noise. The main reason I hesitate to go for the splitter solution is that it seems to be difficult to find a good quality splitter that works and doesn't break in a few months (at least judging from Amazon reviews). If anyone has any suggestions, that would be great!

I don't expect them to be able to fix it either but I've searched around and haven't been able to find other people having the same issue. Also it's just the pass through, the speakers don't seem to have the white noise.
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Thanks for the detailed info and pictures JackCY. Seems that they all fail the sharpness test. Weird that one of the ones I have passes.

I really like my xb271HU but it's hard to adjust to the softer image compared to my PG278Q. Games that use SMAA/TXAA were still sharp enough on my PG278Q but now seem too blurry on my XB271.
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Wow just calibrated my display and the Contrast & blackpoint is excellent for a ips display.



Think i'm gonna try to recalibrate it with some more color patches and calibration quality on slow instead of medium, maybe it can become even better.

Hey congrats on the great monitor. Could you do me a quick favour and check whether yours passes the lagom sharpness test. Only takes a minute to do. Just make sure that your at 144Hz and Windows and browser scaling is off (set to 100%).

http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/sharpness.php
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Hey congrats on the great monitor. Could you do me a quick favour and check whether yours passes the lagom sharpness test. Only takes a minute to do. Just make sure that your at 144Hz and Windows and browser scaling is off (set to 100%).

http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/sharpness.php
Hmm seems like I both pass and fail that test at the same time, the round circle blends in because gamma is correct but the squares I can still kind of see blending in and out standing around 4-5 meters away or if close by squinting hard.
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Thanks for the detailed info and pictures JackCY. Seems that they all fail the sharpness test. Weird that one of the ones I have passes.

I really like my xb271HU but it's hard to adjust to the softer image compared to my PG278Q. Games that use SMAA/TXAA were still sharp enough on my PG278Q but now seem too blurry on my XB271.
If I had to guess at this time of day, I would say all 3 samples are a tiny bit, equally, blurred it's really hard to see on anything but I think I can see it very up close on black text with gray background, and of course on the lagom test studying the picture how it's made and works everything with thin lines is darker = black lines bleed out. Though I would have to check with other screens to be sure the lagom test is accurate.

Are you sure the Asus is not oversharpening? I remember some of the Asus TN and IPS having sharpness issues where they didn't even offer neutral no sharpness no blur option in the OSD.

It's certainly disappointing if Acer messes with the sharpness at all, companies need to realize these are not VGA analog sources when one uses DVI, HDMI, DP, ... and they should not be post processed.
The sharpness looks acceptable to me on XF270HUA. The yellow insanity does not.
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Hello!
First post here.

Just got my second monitor after sending back the first one because of blb.

Thinking of sending back this one aswell. Which settings should I use on my galaxy S8 to get the best picture of it?
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If I had to guess at this time of day, I would say all 3 samples are a tiny bit, equally, blurred it's really hard to see on anything but I think I can see it very up close on black text with gray background, and of course on the lagom test studying the picture how it's made and works everything with thin lines is darker = black lines bleed out. Though I would have to check with other screens to be sure the lagom test is accurate.

Are you sure the Asus is not oversharpening? I remember some of the Asus TN and IPS having sharpness issues where they didn't even offer neutral no sharpness no blur option in the OSD.

It's certainly disappointing if Acer messes with the sharpness at all, companies need to realize these are not VGA analog sources when one uses DVI, HDMI, DP, ... and they should not be post processed.
The sharpness looks acceptable to me on XF270HUA. The yellow insanity does not.


According to the lagom test the PG278Q is perfect. So is my SP4. I tried to test my wife's Macbook Pro but I don't know how to get her OS to 1:1 pixel mapping. I tested my Plasma TV and it failed miserably at every sharpness setting but I don't think the test applies to plasma TV. That thing has a very sharp 1080p image. Anyways, I think lowering sharpening after 100hz has something to do with the Nvidia GSYNC board. It handles the scaling as well. Maybe they're not all tuned properly. Looking more closely, the other (yellow/arctic blue) monitor fails the test as well at 144Hz but the dark rectangles/squares aren't as dark. I suppose I could get used to it, reading text is fine but everything is just a bit softer and games not as sharp as they should be, kinda a like there's a very slight AA on everything. My biggest issue is that it makes the image have less pop than it should. I've seen some reviews saying the XB271 isn't as clear as the PG279Q but no one made a direct reference to it being due to an incorrect sharpness setting in hardware.

Weird that increasing Hz lowers sharpness though. Really don't know why the monitor didn't ship with a sharpness control. This is my forth one and the only one that doesn't have major uniformity issues, of all the things to be wrong it's sharpness? Really? that's the one thing that has nothing to do with manufacturing quality.
Edited by gypsygib - 1/11/18 at 6:57am
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I am going to ebay my very soon, need something bigger. Likely going with 32" 144hz something, don't really care for gsync anymore.
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Really don't know why the monitor didn't ship with a sharpness control. This is my forth one and the only one that doesn't have major uniformity issues, of all the things to be wrong it's sharpness? Really? that's the one thing that has nothing to do with manufacturing quality.
Afaik all 1440p 144Hz GSync IPS don't have it for some reason.
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