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This is the thread about what I believe to be a newer model of the QNIX line of monitors. Introducing the QNIX QHD2730R. This monitor can be purchased for $360-$412 on ebay depending if you go one with less warranty for dead pixels or pay the highest dollar for the Pixel Perfect. In my case, I purchased mine for $389 no Pixel Pefect version. I know, I know, I took a risk. There are two versions of this monitor one with a pivot stand and one with the regular stand. They both use the Samsung PLS panel and measure 27" (See Below)

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QNIX QHD2730R monitor is an almost zero bezel monitor. I know that sounds like a contradiction but that is exactly what it is. The actual edges measure 1mm off the bezel and 5.5 mm for the inner bezel. So it is not truly zero which is more of a sales gimmick and QNIX is upfront in the description about it. Regardless, this make the QNIX QHD2730R have a very nice and sleek profile. The monitor also supports multiple input such as DL-DVI, HDMI, VGA, DP, and has audio input for the built in speakers. Both monitors also have a 178 degree viewing angle.


Since I have only the pivot version of the QNIX QHD2730R, I can't tell you anything about the quality of the stand of the non pivot version, but let me assure you the pivot stand is outstanding. I see many reviews about crappy stands on Korean monitors, but this one is definitely an exception. The stand almost fields like metal rather than plastic. In fact, the whole monitor seems mostly metal. The stand is very strong and will slide up and down for whatever height would satisfy you. The pivot of the mount can travel up and down, as well as left and right for decent adjustments. No wobbly stand in my case!



Just kind of threw everything on my desk for a quick pic. My setup looks different now lol. Just thought I throw that in there.




Supports 100x100 VESA mount

When initially purchasing the monitor off ebay, I was worried about the monitor coming all the way from Korea, especially getting dead pixels. I ordered the monitor on a Sunday night and received it to my home on Tuesday night. Talk about impressive! The only thing I did not like about the package is that you can see what would be in the box while sitting on my porch waiting for me to come home, but they at least did a good job putting bubble wrap around it to keep it safe.





Upon opening the content of the box, I received a cable and brick for power, a DL-DVI cord which was a bonus, a plug power adapter, and a remote.



Once I got the monitor hooked up, the first thing I checked for was dead pixels and light bleed. As you can see below, I won the lottery for not having any dead pixels.






The monitor did in fact have some light bleeding. You can see some bleeding in the corners and along the edges. Keep in mind, it is my understanding the bezels that are almost edge less or "zero" edge are more prone to light bleed. I would also like to make it clear that in reality, the picture looks far worse than it does in person. When playing games or watching movies I do not see what you are looking at in the picture.



My next step was to calibrate it. I did the best I could with the built in Windows apps. From there I added my wallpaper and took screen shots of videos and just one game for now Dragon Age Inquisition. Playing games on this monitor and watching 1440p content was a real treat. Images and videos look very crisp. I don't know why I waited so long to switch from 1080p! What a difference even at 60hz!! It does use the 3H coating which is a couple of years outdated, but has a very nice matte finish. I don't really see any grainy effects.







Now for the part maybe some of you are wondering about. Overclocking. The specifications claimed dynamic overclock. At this point I am confident in telling you the best I could get was between 60hz to 75hz. The pictures I took didn't turn out well since I was using my smartphone. So I won't post them especially since I'm not really claiming to be successful. But I can tell you that going above 75hz to 100hz (which I didn't go any further) definitely resulting in skipping frames according to the test using Google Chrome browser. However, I did not notice frame skipping during game play of Dragon Age Inquisition or Assassins Creed Syndicate. I knew that this monitor being a multiport did not have a good chance to overclock, but I really wanted the monitor for the sleekness of it and hoping it would look nice and can always get a performance monitor later. I really don't play a lot of FPS games like I used to. On another note, I personally did not see any flickering as well.

The remote that comes with the monitor is pretty handy. It definitely saves time from having to reach for the buttons behind the panel. The remote allows easy switching for different game modes and low blue level settings as well accessing the on screen display to set brightness, contrast, RBG settings, DCR and volume for the speakers if you dare to use them. The remote can be finicky sometime as it takes a couple of times hitting the buttons to get a response, but it is still way better than reaching the buttons from behind. It would have been a nice touch if they had made the remote black to match the monitor.


Remote

Overall I am really impressed with this monitor. It will make me more confident in buying another Korean monitor made more for gaming, but if you want to game on this monitor and 60hz doesn't bother you then the QNIX QHD2730R certainly does not disappoint especially if you don't want to pay the price of and IPS plus 144hz monitor!

If you were to buy this as a "gaming" monitor I would give it a 7.5 maybe edges 8 out of 10.
If you were to buy this monitor for multipurpose use along with some gaming, I would give it a 9/10.

I hope this has been somewhat informative as this is my first shot at doing a review like this on any forum. The QNIX QHD2730R is a good price for what you get. The Samsung PLS is just stunning. I did not find a lot of other places that had real life experience for this monitor so I thought I would share mine with you.

If you have any questions I will try to answer them the best I can. I will also try to get better pictures later on. Thanks for reading!
    
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Thanks for the great review!
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Thank you for taking the time to read it!
    
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Thats my 2795QHD, Got very lucky with mine, no bleed, very little glow, i couldn't live with the glow/bleed in the above photos =X

Plus i paid $320 for a pixel perfect version and it indeed came pixel perfect
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Awesome! Nice Monitor. It really doesn't bother me much. Most of mine is glow more than bleeding and there really isn't much you can do for glow from what I have read. I really do think the picture makes it look worse than it is because when I look at it personally It don't seem that extreme like it shows in the picture.
    
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BTW what is the light behind the monitor?
    
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Could someone confirm if this monitor has PWM? I'm thinking about buying 3 of these for my setup but I need to confirm if they have PWM flicker or not smile.gif

I would very much appreciate a confirmation on this! If you need to know how to check for PWM there are several guides floating around OCN and Google has some very good results on the subject. Here is a link explaining PWM and a couple of methods to test for it: http://www.flatpanelshd.com/focus.php?subaction=showfull&id=1362457985

Thanks!!

Edit: I just contacted dream-seller about this item. Here is their response. Feel free to confirm what they are saying. I know that sellers tend to be given the wrong information from time to time.
Quote:
Hello,

Thank you for your message.

I called to the manufacturer and they said this monitor has PWM.

Edited by cipp - 1/25/16 at 12:57am
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As an update to my own question, I contacted the seller "accessorieswhole" as well. Here is their response for the same model:
Quote:
Thank you for your message.

The monitor is not a PWM type but a scalar type.

And the monitor has a flicker-free function.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you.

I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to monitor technology. Could someone vouch for what accessorieswhole is saying? I haven't heard the term 'scalar' before in this context and I'm also uncertain if monitors can still be PWM but have flicker-free processing modules on them.

Edit: Another seller has chimed in, gnestore:
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Hi,

As I asked to manufacturer, unfortunately, this monitor is not flicker free.
Thank you.

Edited by cipp - 1/26/16 at 1:15am
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HI CIPP I did sent a PM back to you. Sorry for taking so long to response. For some reason I did not get an email notification. I just happened to look today. The company you asked on Ebay is where I bought my monitor. But I think dream-seller is now offering it as well.
    
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As an update to my own question, I contacted the seller "accessorieswhole" as well. Here is their response for the same model:
I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to monitor technology. Could someone vouch for what accessorieswhole is saying? I haven't heard the term 'scalar' before in this context and I'm also uncertain if monitors can still be PWM but have flicker-free processing modules on them.

Edit: Another seller has chimed in, gnestore:

I don't notice any flickering. That's not to say there isn't. I just don't personally notice. I did the test on http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/inversion.php but as I said earlier really didn't notice anything. Not sure if I was doing the test correctly but I had it in full screen and went through each image. I don't get headaches or anything through normal use and gaming.
    
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