Originally Posted by Dr Mad
I think they are not as visible as for X34 on the desktop, it's very acceptable with my PG348Q.No gamma option and it's really annoying.
I experienced the same thing with PG278Q. Acer X34 does have it and it seems Acer often provides gamma option with their monitors.Colors are more washed out on PG348Q
out of the box in comparison with X34 or Dell U3415W I still have at home for now.
Hopefully, it's possible to set up gamma in most games and we can use Reshade/Sweetfx to get a better image quality in games.
Last week, I was almost certain PG348Q would not be different from X34 concerning scanlines, especially when I saw what Asus mentions at the end of the user manual : "side effects" (when panel overclocked)
But seeing some pictures with apparently no scanlines made me a bit more confident. I still don't understand how it's possible that all of the 21/9 Gsync monitors I owned had scanlines to varying degrees (5 X34 and one PG348Q)
More surprising, I see scanlines at 60hz native and even with Gsync OFF, they are less visible but definitely here whereas non existent with X34.
I'll play some games tomorrow and see how it degrades image quality (at different fps ranges)
ps - I posted a short review on the french forum you linked before
edit : link --> http://forum.hardware.fr/hfr/HardwarePeripheriques/Ecran/ces2016-pg348q-nvidia-sujet_67785_5.htm#t868052
I think that is the nail in the coffin then for the PG348Q.... I have no idea why asus keep doing that.
So from what I am hearing so far :
Scanlines around same as X34, (worse even according to some people)
Backlight bleed around same as X34, (2 images I have seen now look the same as a not great X34)
No gamma options
£90 more expensive
No coil whine (yet)
Bezel is a bit nicer, but the X34 is not bad anyway, not like the XB270HU for example (would be on a monitor arm so the stand is irrelevant)
OSD has a joystick
Overall it is not looking like the PG348Q is worth it over the X34, the X34 is possibly the better monitor, except for the bezel, logo / brand, OSD buttons and coil whine, which except for the coil whine, are more minor than no gamma options (whyyyyy) and worse speakers. The PG279Q and also the amount of bad stories about the PG278Q and various other Asus monitors, as well as a lot of reports about bad RMA service, have put me off Asus monitors a bit and also the ROG tax.Edited by Nicholars - 2/12/16 at 5:56pm