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post #41 of 316
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Originally Posted by maxvons View Post

Sounds like a horrible experience. You can only hope that it's fixed now, but you never know

I have received the monitor and tested it. It appears that the panel was indeed exchanged, but while the backlight uniformity is not that extreme anymore, the issue with the darkness in the upper left corner is still there, also meaning that the contrast is worsened there.

Because of this darkness issue, I am not sure yet whether I will keep the monitor or ask for a refund, it is just that it hurts the image quality and contrast in the upper left area quite a bit for me.

And also: The issue with the darkness in the top left area is not only present at 180Hz. It is also present at 144Hz and 60Hz.


Here are pictures of the new panel:

The grids are not visible at the top:




Here is a white background, notice how in the top left area, it is not white, but has more of a brownish color.




Here is a black background, notice that at 180Hz, the much stronger backlight bleed in the bottom right area (that we already know about) can be seen pretty well.



Edited by Neon Lights - 8/3/16 at 12:36pm
post #42 of 316
Looks bad man. I'd either use that at 144hz or return it.
post #43 of 316
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Originally Posted by maxvons View Post

Looks bad man. I'd either use that at 144hz or return it.

I would use it at 144Hz, but that does not fix the darkness issue, it is still the way it is at 180Hz, or for that matter any Hz.
I am very glad that I did not sell my Eizo FG2421, this monitor really has a much better panel, in comparison to the Acer XB241H there is zero visible bad backlight uniformity, and of course the contrast is a lot better.

I contacted both Acer and the vendor for the possibility of a refund, I hope that will work.

I may buy one of the recently announced 24 inch (yes, they only have 24 inches) 2560x1440 165Hz TN G-Sync monitors when they have been released, like this one from AOC: http://www.aocgaming.com/en/news/42-double-agon-24-inch-power-ag241qg-and-ag241qx

Dell (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&sku=210-AIZS) and Acer (http://watchmono.com/blog-entry-6067.html) also have monitors like this.
Edited by Neon Lights - 8/3/16 at 12:43pm
post #44 of 316
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Originally Posted by Neon Lights View Post

I would use it at 144Hz, but that does not fix the darkness issue, it is still the way it is at 180Hz, or for that matter any Hz.
I am very glad that I did not sell my Eizo FG2421, this monitor really has a much better panel, in comparison to the Acer XB241H there is zero visible bad backlight uniformity, and of course the contrast is a lot better.

I contacted both Acer and the vendor for the possibility of a refund, I hope that will work.

I may buy one of the recently announced 24 inch (yes, they only have 24 inches) 2560x1440 165Hz TN G-Sync monitors when they have been released, like this one from AOC: http://www.aocgaming.com/en/news/42-double-agon-24-inch-power-ag241qg-and-ag241qx

Dell (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&sku=210-AIZS) and Acer (http://watchmono.com/blog-entry-6067.html) also have monitors like this.

I hope you get it sorted out. No wonder your Eizo is better. Eizo isn't really known to make bad panels, haha.

Those new monitors you linked look quite nice actually. I really like the Dell one. But I won't get any of those myself. I don't think I'm coming back from ultra wide biggrin.gif Just bought a LG 34UC88. If that's good, I'm keeping and using it for years
post #45 of 316
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Originally Posted by maxvons View Post

I hope you get it sorted out. No wonder your Eizo is better. Eizo isn't really known to make bad panels, haha.

Those new monitors you linked look quite nice actually. I really like the Dell one. But I won't get any of those myself. I don't think I'm coming back from ultra wide biggrin.gif Just bought a LG 34UC88. If that's good, I'm keeping and using it for years

The Eizo FG2421 does not even have an Eizo panel, the one it has is from Sharp.

I would really like an ultrawide monitor, it is better for games because of its wider fov, for desktop because of its larger working space and for movies if the movie, which is the case for a lot of them, has a wide cinema format.
But the problem is that it just would not fit on my desk, 34 inches would just be to big and the smaller 2560x1080 monitors all have less than 120Hz, which I do not want to have.
post #46 of 316
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Originally Posted by Neon Lights View Post

The Eizo FG2421 does not even have an Eizo panel, the one it has is from Sharp.

I would really like an ultrawide monitor, it is better for games because of its wider fov, for desktop because of its larger working space and for movies if the movie, which is the case for a lot of them, has a wide cinema format.
But the problem is that it just would not fit on my desk, 34 inches would just be to big and the smaller 2560x1080 monitors all have less than 120Hz, which I do not want to have.

Time to get a new desk I guess biggrin.gif. It's up to you what you get. I'm fully convinced that ultra wide is the way to go though
post #47 of 316
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Time to get a new desk I guess biggrin.gif. It's up to you what you get. I'm fully convinced that ultra wide is the way to go though

It is actually not because of my desk, I am in a situation where my desk is ~50cm below the roof and that makes larger monitors impossible to put on the desk, or at least far enough back on the desk for the monitor not being too close to me, and the roof, because it going down at an angle, gets closer to my desk the farther the screen is away from me.
post #48 of 316
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Originally Posted by Neon Lights View Post

It is actually not because of my desk, I am in a situation where my desk is ~50cm below the roof and that makes larger monitors impossible to put on the desk, or at least far enough back on the desk for the monitor not being too close to me, and the roof, because it going down at an angle, gets closer to my desk the farther the screen is away from me.

Ah, I see what you mean. Could perhaps get a monitor arm and make the screen hover lower above the desk and further from the roof, but that's a lot of work too. I'd just test my luck with those new 165hz panels you linked earlier maybe.
post #49 of 316
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Originally Posted by TheRevenannt View Post

I am successfully running it now with 180hz with good colors and minor blacklight bleed, which is to be expected on fast TN displays. I have no dead pixels. So far this is the best gaming monitor I have owned. The g-sync is fantastic and the 180hz is just icing on the cake since 120-144hz is plenty enough.

Should anyone find a good ICC profile let me know. I can also list my settings I use if anyone wants. Good Luck and have fun.

Could you do the same thing I did with the detached Afterburner monitor (click "Detach"above the normal monitor) and see if to the top, the grids are visible, and take a picture of that (please straight in front of the screen, not at an angle from above or below)? Thank you in advance!
post #50 of 316
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Originally Posted by maxvons View Post

Ah, I see what you mean. Could perhaps get a monitor arm and make the screen hover lower above the desk and further from the roof, but that's a lot of work too. I'd just test my luck with those new 165hz panels you linked earlier maybe.

Yeah. And a high pixel density (ppi) from what I have experienced goes a long way for image quality, I still somewhat miss the 17 inch 1920x1080 screen of my Dell laptop.
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