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post #211 of 848
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

Overdrive is broken regardless of FreeSync, FreeSync just make things worse adding more motion blur.


Thanks for your reply.
post #212 of 848
I have just bought the XF270HU last week for 562 EUR from Spain. Im happy with monitor refresh rate but the screen quality is far from perfect. The monitor has no dead pixels but it have yellow glow in the upper right corner, but the most anoying thing is the great "patch lake" in the middle of the screen (image attached).

OD bug is not a problem for me. The monitor comes with overdrive to Normal OD by default which is optimal (based on TftCentral XB270HU review):
"Having established that the OD 'normal' mode offered the best response/overshoot balance we carried out our normal wider range of measurements as shown below. Tests were completed at the maximum 144Hz refresh rate."

MonitorPatch.jpg 2342k .jpg file

Specs.jpg 3808k .jpg file

ODToNormal.jpg 2591k .jpg file

I m not going to return the monitor, it is a good one, but if i had to buy again ill go for a TN 35inches 144hz.
post #213 of 848
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Originally Posted by erbury83 View Post

I have just bought the XF270HU last week for 562 EUR from Spain. Im happy with monitor refresh rate but the screen quality is far from perfect. The monitor has no dead pixels but it have yellow glow in the upper right corner, but the most anoying thing is the great "patch lake" in the middle of the screen (image attached).

See my post below:
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Originally Posted by Gimpymoo View Post

Well, it looks like the QC issues continue.

My XF270HU has this "patch" in the middle of the screen.





Sigh.

This tech has definitely been rushed to market.

AU Optronics are the ones to blame and the OEMs for not doing enough QC.

Not one single OEM is having problems, they all are using these panels.

Do I gamble with another IPS 144hz or simply go with a TN panel?

I would return it mate, who knows what else is wrong with these panels, they are dreadful.
post #214 of 848
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Originally Posted by erbury83 View Post

I have just bought the XF270HU last week for 562 EUR from Spain. Im happy with monitor refresh rate but the screen quality is far from perfect. The monitor has no dead pixels but it have yellow glow in the upper right corner, but the most anoying thing is the great "patch lake" in the middle of the screen (image attached).

OD bug is not a problem for me. The monitor comes with overdrive to Normal OD by default which is optimal (based on TftCentral XB270HU review):
"Having established that the OD 'normal' mode offered the best response/overshoot balance we carried out our normal wider range of measurements as shown below. Tests were completed at the maximum 144Hz refresh rate."

MonitorPatch.jpg 2342k .jpg file

Specs.jpg 3808k .jpg file

ODToNormal.jpg 2591k .jpg file

I m not going to return the monitor, it is a good one, but if i had to buy again ill go for a TN 35inches 144hz.

The overdrive is disabled regardless of what it says on the OSD, for decoration purposes you can change it to extreme by getting into your PC BIOS while having the monitor plugged in, then the setting will be no longer greyed out on the OSD and you can set it to Extreme.

You can also do this by getting into the monitor OSD While botting your PC, as soon as you get into Windows the Overdrive feature turns off.

BTW, I just ordered a BenQ XL2730Z, I'm done with IPS.
post #215 of 848
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

BTW, I just ordered a BenQ XL2730Z, I'm done with IPS.

That is the position I am in.

Seriously considering the BenQ.. seems the best of the bunch.

These Optronic panels are quiet frankly, ****.

Seems like they took shortcuts to get the "holy grail" IPS @ 144hz.
post #216 of 848
I can highly recommend the BenQ after using it for a week. I can't say for sure whether or not I have TFTcentral's .icc profile applied correctly, but it does look good enough that I don't miss the ASUS MG279Q when I turn it off. I'll probably return the ASUS next week. rolleyes.gif

Also, I'm pleasantly surprised how well the BenQ's blur reduction works. This monitor has enough brightness "headroom" that I can still keep an ideal brightness (at least for me) with blur reduction on -- even at more aggressive reduction settings.

My only complaint would be the cheap feel of the remote's buttons, but that's a very minor flaw -- likely a cost-save. The remote itself functions beautifully. No more reaching behind/under the bezel or trying to find black buttons on a black bezel. The remote is supremely useful and intuitive.

So yeah. I'm really not impressed at all by theses 4ms IPS panels. Even if you do get a good one, it's a bit of a stretch to call them gaming monitors if you play any FPS or any fast-paced game. For single player RPG's, RTS's, or even MMORPG's, etc. I think it could work. ~3.4 to 4 ms seems to be the G2G response floor for IPS. An aggressive strobe setting could make them viable, but you'll have to wait for a strobing freesync 1440p 27" IPS smile.gif
post #217 of 848
Sooo im looking for a new monitor soon, and it was between the ASUS MG279Q and this one. Now im starting to have doubts.
I have never used or owned an IPS panel and also never a panel above 60hz so am going for a big upgrade but now im seriously starting to doubt which technology to go for. Nothing similar seems to be coming out any time soon with similar specs.

So for those that have used both technologies, and more specifically, this panel, whats your opinion. I am probably going to be buying it from a Best Buy when i land in Canada so a return shouldn't be an issue until i get a decent panel.
Is IPS worth the pain? Should i look at a Crossover Korean import instead?
Im soo confused now after reading all the disappointing posts here.
I am going to use the monitor for :
work 40%,
browsing 20%
gaming 40%

Required specs :
1440p @ 27/28"
100hz+
$800/900 CAD is kinda my limit
   
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post #218 of 848
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Originally Posted by SystemTech View Post

I have never used or owned an IPS panel and also never a panel above 60hz so am going for a big upgrade but now im seriously starting to doubt which technology to go for. Nothing similar seems to be coming out any time soon with similar specs.

So for those that have used both technologies, and more specifically, this panel, whats your opinion. I am probably going to be buying it from a Best Buy when i land in Canada so a return shouldn't be an issue until i get a decent panel.
Is IPS worth the pain? Should i look at a Crossover Korean import instead?
Im soo confused now after reading all the disappointing posts here.

Sitting with an MG279Q to my left and XL2730Z to my right. If you can get an MG279Q from Best Buy and have a hassle-free return, I'd say do that. You'll always wonder if you should've gone IPS. I'm sure for many gamers it can work! The rampant fanboy-ism/elitism all over the net proves it tongue.gif But seriously, I bought both because I needed to know for sure. It's too much money not to be sure. Korean import will be more risky. From what I've read you'll have a very costly return or almost non-existent customer/repair support. I would recommend getting the MG279Q just to demo the 4ms IPS technology because there is almost no risk... unless you drop it. Think of it as depositing 700-800 CAD in the bank of Best Buy for a few days/weeks. If you do love it and there are QC issues like this Acer, it'll be an easy and relatively convenient exchange at BB.

Just my 2 cents
post #219 of 848
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Originally Posted by SystemTech View Post

Sooo im looking for a new monitor soon, and it was between the ASUS MG279Q and this one. Now im starting to have doubts.
I have never used or owned an IPS panel and also never a panel above 60hz so am going for a big upgrade but now im seriously starting to doubt which technology to go for. Nothing similar seems to be coming out any time soon with similar specs.

So for those that have used both technologies, and more specifically, this panel, whats your opinion. I am probably going to be buying it from a Best Buy when i land in Canada so a return shouldn't be an issue until i get a decent panel.
Is IPS worth the pain? Should i look at a Crossover Korean import instead?
Im soo confused now after reading all the disappointing posts here.
I am going to use the monitor for :
work 40%,
browsing 20%
gaming 40%

Required specs :
1440p @ 27/28"
100hz+
$800/900 CAD is kinda my limit

I have extensively used:

1-)BENQ XL2420TE TN 144Hz 1080p
2-) Acer XG270HU 144Hz 1440p
3-) Acer XF270HU.

I was satisfied with my old BENQ as it was just amazing with its AMA blur reduction but picture wasn't as good as an IPS panel with its 6 bit panel, then I got the Acer XG270HU and I was pleased to see it had way better image quality than my old BENQ with a little motion blur as a trade off, I loved it and I would recommend it, then I bought an XF270HU thinking it'd be the same as my XG270HU but better, an upgrade... Oh boy.

Talking about all that's wrong for the XF270HU Requires a whole other paragraph. It was a downgrading coming from the TN Version, yes the colors were better, but not THAT much better to justify neither the price or the issues, at most colors were 40% better against a well calibrated XG270HU but even that didn't justified how bad blacks were on the XF270HU, maybe because of backlight bleed, bright pixels, IPS glow and the army of issues plaguing this monitor, but blacks were horrible compared to even a TN.

On top of all that, overdrive is broken on this monitor, FreeSync cause huge motion blur, there are OSD Glitches and bugs.

You say you want 1440p 144Hz? BENQ XL2730Z should be your best bet followed by the XG270HU, if you really want IPS then I'd only recommend the very expensive (1200$) EIZO FORIS FS2735 as it is the only IPS monitor with proper scalers allowing two different freesync ranges without causing issues like blur, also it is the only IPS 144Hz with blur reduction capabilities, and it's Eizo so everything should work as expected.
post #220 of 848
XB270HU has a strobe for "ULMB" ultra low motion blur thumb.gif Still floating around 750 USD

RoG PG279Q... same story but 800-1000 USD... plus even more of the QC issues we all love! (please note I haven't used either of these)

I've noticed many IPS gaming monitors go out of stock for a month while the engineers scramble to make something sellable. Or even more embarrassing, Amazon notices a 50% return/defect rate (my speculation) and sends their entire stock back to the manufacturer. "Rushed to market" is probably putting it too lightly.
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