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Are there any recent buyers of the LG 34UC88 out there? I'm curious if the image retention issue is still there in newer units. Or does anybody know if newer units still have the image retention issue? I am buying a new 34' curved WQHD ultrawide monitor and have narrowed my choices to the LG 34UC88, the Dell U3417 and the Samsung CF791. I can get the LG for about $760, the Dell for $775 and the Samsung is on sale for $850. I'm leaning to the LG, but I'm not thrilled about buying a monitor that has image retention, even if it is brief. Thanks.

Dell is only $15 more expensive and reportedly it does not have any retention despite using the same panel. I don't know about new UC88 units, maybe you should look on never version, 34CB88. But Dell is a better buy anyway thanks to excellent warranty, and 3 year one, while with LG or Samsung you get 2 years of more theoretical than actual one. If you are considering 34UC88, just get Dell U3417W.
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Are there any recent buyers of the LG 34UC88 out there? I'm curious if the image retention issue is still there in newer units. Or does anybody know if newer units still have the image retention issue? I am buying a new 34' curved WQHD ultrawide monitor and have narrowed my choices to the LG 34UC88, the Dell U3417 and the Samsung CF791. I can get the LG for about $760, the Dell for $775 and the Samsung is on sale for $850. I'm leaning to the LG, but I'm not thrilled about buying a monitor that has image retention, even if it is brief. Thanks.

LG 34CB88 is the consumer version of the 34UC88, so it does come with a 3 year warranty. As far as I know, the image retention hasn't been fixed, but it isn't an issue for most people. I rarely see it and have been using my 34UC88 for about 9-10 months now. The longest it's been visible is about 3-5 minutes and is barely noticeable (faint/ghostly lines on dark solid colors only).

If you have an AMD GPU and want 75Hz, I would still stick with the LG. Otherwise, if you don't care about 75Hz, the Dell is a good choice. Dell has way more ports if that's of any use to you, although it does seem to have a higher power consumption as well.

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LG 34CB88 is the consumer version of the 34UC88, so it does come with a 3 year warranty. As far as I know, the image retention hasn't been fixed, but it isn't an issue for most people. I rarely see it and have been using my 34UC88 for about 9-10 months now. The longest it's been visible is about 3-5 minutes and is barely noticeable (faint/ghostly lines on dark solid colors only).

If you have an AMD GPU and want 75Hz, I would still stick with the LG. Otherwise, if you don't care about 75Hz, the Dell is a good choice. Dell has way more ports if that's of any use to you, although it does seem to have a higher power consumption as well.

http://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/cc2510c25

So if CB is consumer version then UC is what? And why CB appeared year after UC?

I am also not bothered with retention, but why would you buy a display with retention if there is an alternative without it. 55-75 FreeSync with all of its flickering and getting broken with every second driver update is not really a strong argument.

What I mean by warranty:
-you call Dell
-tell them whats wrong
-they send you new display the same week
-you have 2 displays now
-if new one is ok then you keep it and carrier takes old one the next day
-if new one is also bad, carrier takes it back and they send you another one
-if they don't manage to satisfy you with few tries, you get money back


This is how it was when I called them about backlight bleed on U3415W (although I just returned original unit to retailer, so I don't how many tries you need to get money back from Dell). This is how it should look in civilized world. I can only imagine how it looks with LG in some nonsense "external authorized services"
Edited by Krzych04650 - 4/11/17 at 5:39pm
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Originally Posted by nikejp81 View Post

Are there any recent buyers of the LG 34UC88 out there? I'm curious if the image retention issue is still there in newer units. Or does anybody know if newer units still have the image retention issue? I am buying a new 34' curved WQHD ultrawide monitor and have narrowed my choices to the LG 34UC88, the Dell U3417 and the Samsung CF791. I can get the LG for about $760, the Dell for $775 and the Samsung is on sale for $850. I'm leaning to the LG, but I'm not thrilled about buying a monitor that has image retention, even if it is brief. Thanks.

I bought mine about two weeks ago from Amazon and had no retention issues at all (tested it as well).
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So if CB is consumer version then UC is what? And why CB appeared year after UC?

I am also not bothered with retention, but why would you buy a display with retention if there is an alternative without it. 55-75 FreeSync with all of its flickering and getting broken with every second driver update is not really a strong argument.

What I mean by warranty:
-you call Dell
-tell them whats wrong
-they send you new display the same week
-you have 2 displays now
-if new one is ok then you keep it and carrier takes old one the next day
-if new one is also bad, carrier takes it back and they send you another one
-if they don't manage to satisfy you with few tries, you get money back


This is how it was when I called them about backlight bleed on U3415W (although I just returned original unit to retailer, so I don't how many tries you need to get money back from Dell). This is how it should look in civilized world. I can only imagine how it looks with LG in some nonsense "external authorized services"

UC was the industrial version, I don't think those were sold in any physical stores except online stores. I bought mine through Ebay, although it was through an electronics retailer, B&H Photo if I recall correctly.

I've had 40-75Hz Freesync range ever since I got my monitor and only 1 driver sometime last fall has caused it to flicker. Every other driver up to the most current driver (17.4.1) has been problem-free for me.

In regards to warranty, I live in the US, so it's usually pain-free regardless of what company I have to deal with. Haven't had to RMA any product in a very long time, so I consider myself lucky.
    
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Dell is only $15 more expensive and reportedly it does not have any retention despite using the same panel. I don't know about new UC88 units, maybe you should look on never version, 34CB88. But Dell is a better buy anyway thanks to excellent warranty, and 3 year one, while with LG or Samsung you get 2 years of more theoretical than actual one. If you are considering 34UC88, just get Dell U3417W.

Thanks for your input. I see the 34CB88 came out in September 2016 and is cheaper at Newegg than the UC88. Now the Samsung has dropped to $820 at Amazon. I'm not in any hurry, so I'll keep evaluating. Prices will only go lower on these three monitors.
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I bought mine about two weeks ago from Amazon and had no retention issues at all (tested it as well).

Thanks for your input. If you do see any image retention could you please post?
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So if CB is consumer version then UC is what? And why CB appeared year after UC?

I am also not bothered with retention, but why would you buy a display with retention if there is an alternative without it. 55-75 FreeSync with all of its flickering and getting broken with every second driver update is not really a strong argument.

What I mean by warranty:
-you call Dell
-tell them whats wrong
-they send you new display the same week
-you have 2 displays now
-if new one is ok then you keep it and carrier takes old one the next day
-if new one is also bad, carrier takes it back and they send you another one
-if they don't manage to satisfy you with few tries, you get money back


This is how it was when I called them about backlight bleed on U3415W (although I just returned original unit to retailer, so I don't how many tries you need to get money back from Dell). This is how it should look in civilized world. I can only imagine how it looks with LG in some nonsense "external authorized services"

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UC was the industrial version, I don't think those were sold in any physical stores except online stores. I bought mine through Ebay, although it was through an electronics retailer, B&H Photo if I recall correctly.

I've had 40-75Hz Freesync range ever since I got my monitor and only 1 driver sometime last fall has caused it to flicker. Every other driver up to the most current driver (17.4.1) has been problem-free for me.

In regards to warranty, I live in the US, so it's usually pain-free regardless of what company I have to deal with. Haven't had to RMA any product in a very long time, so I consider myself lucky.

Thanks for your feedback. From what I read online, the CB88 is the business version of the UC88. If you go to CDW or Best Buy Business, they are selling the CB88. Also, Newegg has the CB88 for the same price as the lowest Dell U3417W price. I have a nvidia 1080 card and yes I know I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the LG's Freesync. I use my PC mostly for flight simming and don't need more than 60hz because the frame rate of my flight sim is locked at 30fps.

I agree about the warranty. If you buy from Best Buy here in the US and get the 4yr extended warranty, you pay $50 and can just return the monitor to the store. I'll keep evaluating. When I buy something, I need to be able to say "this is exactly what I am looking for". Not in a hurry. Appreciate everybody's replies.
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I'm also in a similar boat. I'm between the LG 34UC88 and the Dell U3417W. Waiting for one to drop. Thinking the Dell based on image retention issues of the LG.
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Thanks for your feedback. From what I read online, the CB88 is the business version of the UC88. If you go to CDW or Best Buy Business, they are selling the CB88. Also, Newegg has the CB88 for the same price as the lowest Dell U3417W price. I have a nvidia 1080 card and yes I know I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the LG's Freesync. I use my PC mostly for flight simming and don't need more than 60hz because the frame rate of my flight sim is locked at 30fps.

I agree about the warranty. If you buy from Best Buy here in the US and get the 4yr extended warranty, you pay $50 and can just return the monitor to the store. I'll keep evaluating. When I buy something, I need to be able to say "this is exactly what I am looking for". Not in a hurry. Appreciate everybody's replies.

Ah looks like I mixed up the UC and CB. UC being the consumer version and CB being industrial. Since you're not looking to use the Freesync feature, the Dell is probably your best bet.

It took me about 4-5 months to decide which monitor to get, so you're not alone in choosing what is best for you. This one ticked all the marks since I came from a 1440p 120Hz monitor, but wanted a more aggressively curved Ultrawide while sticking to a higher refresh rate and staying below $750. I'd honestly want a 100Hz monitor like the Acer X34(p), but didn't think it was worth the price increase especially when a single GPU would be hard-pressed to drive that.

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