Originally Posted by adamrza Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
New PG348Q owner ... read this thread (actually studied it) before making the decision to buy this monitor. With the QC issues it was a touch and go decision ... but said "stuff it, im buying it" ... if i have issues ill just return it!
May 2016 build date and said im sure since March all issues would have been dealt ... well ...
one dead sub pixel (not the entire pixel ... just the green subpixel) ... so anything on a red or blue background its fine ... anything with some green in it ... it shows itself. Super tiny ... normal use wont notice it unless i go looking for it
black light bleed or IPS glow ... pretty much non existent ... it really is a stunning monitor
Retailer has a back order replacement unit for me come September, and ive been told "use your current one until your replacement comes in ... only thing make sure you don't throw your box or any retail packaging away"
My dilemma, the replacement could be worse. Mate also bought one at the same time as me and also a May 2016 build and he has a dead pixel and coil whine. So what are the chances of me getting another "defective" monitor??????
... Hear some people saying just return it and get your money back. After having experienced this monitor i cannot go back to anything else. This is the only monitor i want. It is utterly and disgustingly so .... just f-en amazing! (if only that silly green sub pixel can just awaken)
Looks great, especially that next to no BLB in normal usage! If you go with the lottery you might get a better one but it could also be worse. I think I'd keep that if the dead subpixel can't be seen in normal usage and your usual sitting distance.
Here are a few more thoughts..
I felt the same after going through 4 PG279Q's. Every single one of them had varying and similar issues, and after 354 days of waiting and swapping I was done and didn't dare go through the lottery with this PG348Q.. What if I would've gotten worse and worse monitors?
Mine has scanlines and worse colors at any overclock, a bit of BLB on top left I sometimes notice in very dark scenes and some faint on top right. The BLB seems to be getting better over time. I've rubbed it carefully with a microfiber cloth, helped a little. It seems to come from the way the panel was put in place in the chassis.
February 2016 manufacturing date, got it in March.
So all in all, the dead subpixel must be annoying, but it's up to you if you wanna go with the lottery because lottery it is as we can see from this thread. Could the retailer agree to cross shipping so that you can test this and the possible new one side by side? It would be awesome if they'd agree to that! Then you could just choose
good luck whatever you'll do, please keep us posted
...and I can't go back either...the colors and everything are just so good at 60hz, and I sometimes OC just for fun and try not to see the scanlines.
I've checked PG348Q and X34 in stores and both models had scanlines so I guess it's something to do with the monitor design (g-sync, overclock, panel changes) and/or bandwidth. The panel was designed as a 60hz panel originally after all, the overclock is just an extra at least partially enabled by G-Sync.
I love this. I sometimes stop working or gaming and just marvel at the great colors and details. Recommended for blu ray movies too.Edited by kanttii - 7/24/16 at 12:24am