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What is your manufacturing date? Mine is November 2016 and I have the most even backlighting I have ever seen. Was super surprised.


For Color I have "Custom Color" and everything at 100. Seriously, not lazy or anything, it just gives the most neutral, perfect colors. Not too cold, not too warm.

Overclock works fine, Power Saving off, Brightness at night @15, daylight between 25 and 40, depends on the sun coming in. Shortcut on the left button so I can adjust brightness quickly.
Contrast is at 75.

After a week, I am still super impressed and happy with this one. But I sure as hell need a new GPU.. keeping track of the 1080 Ti reviews, ASUS Strix or Gigabyte AORUS look nice.
Can't have enough of those sweet frames now.

For now, I stick to Hearthstone and enjoy carddrawanimations at 165fps GSynced. wink.gifwink.gif
No, srsly, BF4 at 80-90fps already feels so much sharper.

I promised photos but cannot find the time right now, maybe soon.

/edit: I now posted photos made with my K5 over in the 27" Thread (to help that ungrateful "Scotty99 lol" guy who didn't ask for a camera lesson).

Thanks for everything helpful I read here that led to my purchase decision but I think I am done with this forum. Guys like that. Unbelievable.

I was simply perplexed as to why you would automatically assume i would upload a photo onto the net that wasnt what i was seeing in real life, you then went on a rant about cameras for no reason lol. (as i had stated, it looked EXACTLY like that to my eyes).

I can understand asking the question "does the photo accurately portray what it looks like to your eyes" but you wouldnt let go about smart phone cameras and exposure and what not, when it had no relevance to the discussion.

If i came off as testy that i apologize for, i had just spent 400 dollar on a monitor which is nearly as much as my 55" 4k HDR tv that has one of the most uneven backlights i have ever seen, something you would expect from a 100 dollar 60hz panel.

Anyways lol, ive decided this monitor is absolutely awesome and for 400 dollars it can not be touched in the market. Closest store near me is mall of america best buy, says they have "less than 3" in stock, so gonna hopefully get up there tomorrow. Overwatch is so amazing on this monitor i simply cant go back to 60hz or a lesser 144hz panel, nope wont do it!

I do have another question tho, is it possible to set a 60hz fixed refresh rate AND be able to play in borderless windowed? Id like to lock it at 60hz for WoW and i know i can do this with nvidia inspector, but i wouldnt be able to play in borderless windowed as the display would still be at 165hz. I actually wish this had a physical selector like some of the benq's do.
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Glad I found this thread, just got my monitor setup last night and was wondering what the best settings to run it at would be. Going to reference this thread tonight and run some tests!
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test results please
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Ok fellaz, after using and testing my S2417DG sample I decided to send it back. It would've been an amazing display if there was no freaking banding. I see it everywhere. Why it's there is beyond me, considering we're talking about an 8-bit panel and not some 6-bit+FRC ****. Really frustrated with that, not sure what display to choose next.
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Hmmm so everyone has a ridiculous amount of banding? What games are you guys playing that has so much banding? Haven't used mine for a while but I'm curious to see what all this banding complaints are about.
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When looking closely I see a small amount of banding in the darkest 1/5th of this test image: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/gradient.php

In game I've never noticed any sort of banding, but maybe my eyes aren't sensitive for it.
post #1107 of 1178
Does anybody else have issues after the Windows 10 creator update (15063)?

First of all, on display adapters i now have a "genereic PnP monitor", this was earier the Dell S2417dg. This means I am not able to choose 165hz in windows.

In the Nvdia Control panel, everything looks good apparently.

I know this is software, because when windws starts, I see that the display is running on 165hz (when moving windows around the desktop)




edit: i fixed it. I installed the correct driver for my 2nd screen. And switched the DP cables in the GPU. That made the correct display adapter show.

edit edit: The S2417DG was my primary display, but not display nr 1.
Edited by paulkemp - 4/17/17 at 11:37am
post #1108 of 1178
Anyone have any cool soundbar setups, ideally mounted to the S2417DG? I noticed Dell sells "clip on," mini soundbars that are compatible with their other monitor lines (such as http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/accessories/apd/318-2885?stp=1&c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=318-2885&dgc=ST&cid=298721&lid=5704670&acd=12309152537501410&ven1=sntzZtSpp&ven2=,&ven3=476003219401060193), but I'm not seeing anything for the S2417DG. Presumably because the bezels of the S2417DG are slim? And the OSD controls are on the bottom?

I don't need great audio, just some audio from my PC. Currently I have two Logitech stereo speakers, but the cabling is a mess on my desk, between their power cord requirement, and the fact that a cable needs to run from one to the other. Not to mention the 1/8" cable that plugs into the PC itself.

Any webcam solutions, or mic solutions? Coming from an iMac to a PC with the S2417DG, you really miss the convenience of sound, webcam, and mic in your monitor.

I enjoy the S2417DG for gaming. A lot. The high refresh rate and G-sync are awesome for Overwatch, let's face it. Color and contrast, not so much. I'm actually a graphics professional (film colorist), but I just chose not to care or worry about that aspect when viewing the S2417DG. I've tried calibration profiles, but honestly it's a lot of babysitting. I've also got f.luxe installed, which I find I need on this monitor to cut down on the blue output close to bed time. Between Windows ICM, Nvidia control panel settings, in-game brightness, and f.luxe, honestly I find the color situation to be a traffic-jam. I was a little jealous when my friend brought his new MacBook Pro over the other day and was sitting next to me. There was so much depth to the image. But even though he was hitting 60fps, Overwatch looked incredibly choppy and unplayable on his monitor compared to my S2417DG!

Cheers,
Jeff
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I've tried calibration profiles, but honestly it's a lot of babysitting. I've also got f.luxe installed, which I find I need on this monitor to cut down on the blue output close to bed time. Between Windows ICM, Nvidia control panel settings, in-game brightness, and f.luxe, honestly I find the color situation to be a traffic-jam.

Just an FYI, f.lux caused stutters in my games, so if you experience the same thing you might want to try Sunset Screen.
post #1110 of 1178
Hi there!

Long time lurker of this thread. I am currently completely torn between the choice of this monitor (S2417DG) and the ASUS RoG Swift PG279Q. Yes, the ASUS has IPS panel but it is known to be of a lottery to get one of these with minimal to no problems. I have tried the PG279Q and although it is a gorgeous monitor, I cannot help but to think that the S2417DG is a better choice in some ways (e.g. no lottery, problems with backlight bleeding).

What do you guys think? Has anyone tried both of these monitors and can come up with some conclusion (maybe someone has but I missed it in this thread)? Is the PG279Q worth the extra €200 over the Dell S2417DG?
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