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Is this back light bleed normal (Acer XB271HU)

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I got my new XB271HU this weekend and was fairly happy with it. However, I was playing Darkest Dungeon tonight and noticed the bottom right corner was very bright.
I took this picture with my DSLR (ISO 1000, 1/3s, F3.5): http://i.imgur.com/5sqkP6J.jpg

It looks like the glow is very uneven. The bottom right is bright as hell, the top right is fairly bright as well, the left side seems tolerable with the middle being fine.

I also have an Acer S275HL that is a few years old. This is it's back light bleed (same camera settings): http://i.imgur.com/fDtyBgu.jpg
The bleed does have a few brighter corners but it is more even over all. I never really noticed the back light bleed in the 2 years of using this monitor, likely because it is an even bleed.

Both monitors are set at 50 brightness and 50 contrast.

If this back light bleed is typical for the current gen of 1440p 1440Hz IPS displays then that is fine but if this looks abnormal then I need to look at the return policy (newegg) and see about entering the IPS lottery again.
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IPS backlight bleed is normal, but you might be able to get a return depending on how bad it is. From my experience this looks on the worse side but even a nice camera can't speak for how much it bothers you.
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The current AU Optronic panels are severely broken.

Seem to be very rushed to market.

144hz IPS panel tech is still not where it needs to be despite what they tell us.
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IPS backlight bleed is normal, but you might be able to get a return depending on how bad it is. From my experience this looks on the worse side but even a nice camera can't speak for how much it bothers you.

Pretty much nailed it. Sadly, at this point it's all about how much you can "tolerate".
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Thanks for the responses. Maybe some more playing with brightness and contrast will sort things out. I'll take a look at the return policy. In my use so far it has only really bothered me on 2 occasions, the Palaven map of Mass Effect 3 and the intro bit of Darkest Dungeon. I'll try to put it through it's paces a bit more by playing more games (just started Dragon's Dogma and that has some nice dark areas) and watching some movies or TV shows (new Expanse episode tonight and space is dark).
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but even a nice camera can't speak for how much it bothers you.

The point of me taking pictures with my "nice camera" was to create a reference point. Depending on exposure, f-stop, and ISO setting the back light bleed could look more or less intense. From what I remember last night taking them the pictures were only slightly exaggerated from what my naked eyes could see. My theory was someone could take a picture of their monitor with the same settings and we could compare the bleed amount with reasonable accuracy.
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