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First IPS display. I know nothing about backlight bleeding. Should i return it?

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Hey guys. I just purchased a BENQ GW2765HT and I'm concerned about backlight bleeding. I don't know much about this subject so if someone could give me some advice on whether to return/exchange it, it'd be greatly appreciated.

All pictures are taken with monitor in 'standard' picture mode.

100% Brightness - http://imgur.com/MZbQaVl

50% Brightness - http://imgur.com/8pEAVP1

30% Brightness - http://imgur.com/dzRNoAB

The pictures definitely make it look worse than what it is but it is noticeable especially in the two bottom corners.
post #2 of 10
Pictures makes it worse than it is irl.
The only question you have to answer is can you live with it ?
If it annoys you, return it.
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Yea it's hard to tell from the pictures, if you think the pictures represent what it really looks like to you though then yea, it is kinda bad. I have a relatively cheap HP ips panel and I don't notice any bleed.
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If you can easily return and can't live with it yes best to return.
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Are you trying to use the monitor at night with no lights in the room? For myself, I can't really use IPS in a completely dark room at night. There has to be some dimmed lighting in the room at all times or it's just not enjoyable. IPS is great at daytime in the office when there's sunlight out. Perhaps you didn't know this about IPS?

About brightness settings, in the BENQ GW2765HT review at tftcentral.co.uk, after they calibrated their monitor they ended up at a brightness setting of 12% (and contrast 50%).
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Thanks for the replies. It's one of those "I know it's there so I'm always looking for it". The bleeding is 90% unnoticeable but dishing out close to $400 for a display which is, in my opinion, defective, bugs me.

I'll cross my fingers that the next one will have less.
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I actually think its unlikely its a "defect". If you're going to return it I would try and get my money back and try a different model / brand.
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Are you trying to use the monitor at night with no lights in the room? For myself, I can't really use IPS in a completely dark room at night. There has to be some dimmed lighting in the room at all times or it's just not enjoyable. IPS is great at daytime in the office when there's sunlight out. Perhaps you didn't know this about IPS?

About brightness settings, in the BENQ GW2765HT review at tftcentral.co.uk, after they calibrated their monitor they ended up at a brightness setting of 12% (and contrast 50%).

Yeah, I do for gaming at night. It's only my second day with it as we speak and I've always used my older TN display in the dark so it doesn't really bother me. I did read that tftcentral.co.uk review to calibrate it but I felt that 18% brightness (it may have been 12% like you said but I think it was 18%) it just wasn't bright enough for my liking. I did tweak the colour settings though and dimmed it to around 30%.

Why do IPS panels benefit with additional light in the room? I really know nothing about monitors aside from the research I've done over the past few weeks. I have a pretty dim lamp beside my panel that I use when I'm web browsing but for gaming I usually shut it off.
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I actually think its unlikely its a "defect". If you're going to return it I would try and get my money back and try a different model / brand.

I've thought about that but I'm going to give BENQ one more chance. If there's quite a lot of bleeding on the one they send me, I'm going to go with the ASUS pb278q. It's about $60 more where I live but from what I've read it's pretty great.
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Yeah, I do for gaming at night. It's only my second day with it as we speak and I've always used my older TN display in the dark so it doesn't really bother me. I did read that tftcentral.co.uk review to calibrate it but I felt that 18% brightness (it may have been 12% like you said but I think it was 18%) it just wasn't bright enough for my liking. I did tweak the colour settings though and dimmed it to around 30%.

Why do IPS panels benefit with additional light in the room? I really know nothing about monitors aside from the research I've done over the past few weeks. I have a pretty dim lamp beside my panel that I use when I'm web browsing but for gaming I usually shut it off.

What I don't like about IPS at night without lights in the room is that it can only show dark blacks in the spot that's at a 90° angle with your eyes. That's probably somewhere in the middle of the screen in your normal sitting position. Looking away from that area and towards an edge of the monitor, there's a white glow that overlays the black. It gets pretty strong towards the corners of the screen. If the room is completely dark, that "IPS glow" is too noticeable and I can't enjoy anything with dark graphics like some games or movies.

Now that I think about it, I guess that 90° angle stuff is how you can check if what you see on your monitor is backlight bleed or just how IPS is. When you move your head from hovering above the middle of the screen to an edge or to a corner, the IPS glow in that area disappears for you, and only the bleed is left. This means if you hover your head above an edge and it shows nice blacks there, you know that you don't have any backlight bleed in that spot.
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