Originally Posted by Kokin
I don't get why everyone is so concerned about image retention. It typically appears for 15-40 seconds and is mostly faint lines from the window's borders and scrolling bar. You won't even see it unless you've been viewing a white webpage/document for 10-15 minutes and transitioning to a black/dark gray screen. I don't even notice it on my day-to-day usage and I browse quite a bit more than I play games nowadays.
There are some people overblowing this issue so potential buyers get concerned, which is understandable. For anyone experienced with ultrawides or those who did their research before buying, they now that some slight retention is nothing in comparison to actual issues you will encounter if you choose something different than those 4 or 5 usable models on the market, but if there are people that are not really experienced with displays and are not aware of all of those things, it is understandable that they are concerned, especially with this kind of money in question and not the best customer rights everywhere, there are still some countries with terrible customer rights where you cannot return anything or you have to pay restocking fee. Opinions from owners that they don't see retention or something are also not something to care about honestly, there are many people that claim that they don't see backlight bleed for example, or they are just lying about their products because they don't want to admit that they have bought something faulty. On this kind of market, full of faulty displays and misinformation going on everywhere, it is good to be concerned about literally everything and do the research on everything. Especially if you are on budget, looking for low prices in some third party retailers that are not necessarily trusted, really any concern is justified in such environment where you may not afford making a single mistake while your chances of getting something good at first try are close to none without a proper research that literally takes weeks.Edited by Krzych04650 - 4/18/17 at 4:07pm