One of the first to get a PG348Q in the UK,(Wednesday10th 2pm ) but one of the last to upload photos, anyway as promised for the weekend...
Got there eventually :-)
Had to work a late one last night, so the last thing I want to do is sit on the computer longer.
I'm happy with it so far, although I do think that the calibration out of the box is not so great, my greys had a slightly brownish tint IMO.
As I said before , no dead Stuck Pixels, the best back light I've seen so far compared to others pics posted, but I will have to wait until dark for that as I am in a white room with a huge window, even closing the curtains still causes glare.
No problems at all getting the 100hz refresh rate on one Titan or 4x Titans, and the refresh toggle is very fast.
Been away from this thread a few days due to a funeral on Friday and a contract, but seems its turned into a bit of a squabble.
I don't think anyone that bought a X34 made a bad choice. Panel wise they are exactly the same, although its too early to say, but so far the 100hz problem is not so much of an issue on the Asus, or coil noise..
For me, like I said in the beginning, I prefer the Asus, and I said this before owning one. I hate glossy black plastic, makes things look cheap IMO, and I do like a stand that can swivel.
Plus from all the forums I have read, people that have actually owned both monitors prefer the Asus, and say the build quality is better, and I would have to agree. I've not owned the X34 but the build quality of the casing and stand is very high. Yes mostly plastic, but strong and well finished.
I'm not the best photographer sorry, and took the photos with my mobile, during the time of day the sun shines on the monitor so had to angle the camera a little, . Should have got the Nikon out. Mobile gives everything a fuzzy white edge when zoomed.
I haven't bothered testing to see if the speakers work as I have some Gigaworks speakers, so don't really care about the quality of the built in ones.
I don't think that anyone spending this amount on a monitor should accept any problems with them, or pay for people to check them first. If a monitor has too mush IPS glow, excessive BLB, dead pixels etc, for this price, it should be perfect. Its not just the X34 or Asus having problems but all monitors with this panel. Its the responsibility of Acer and Asus to make sure these monitors leave the factory without defects, and this panel has been in production now for over a year, so QC needs to be much higher.
People are afraid to send them back in case they get an even worse one, but I would definitely be sending mine back, and definitely not paying someone to check it, as its a QC problem that Acer and Asus need to address, not the customer. People really should not accept this as the norm. The more people complain and send back their defective monitors, the less money Asus make having to send out free replacements to retailers, so eventually they have to sort out their QC. Just my opinion :-)
Back to the scan lines thing. I've check very closely on my monitor, and its a very clear crisp image with no scan lines on the pendulum demo. But if I try to photograph it, there is banding and cross patterning etc on some shots, but this is very normal when photographing a CRT or LCD monitor.
I hope people are not thinking they have scan lines because they can see it only when photographing, as that's completely normal. If you cant see it with the human eye, you don't have scan lines.Edited by SRPlus - 2/14/16 at 9:12am