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Anything over 0% brightness is too bright for me at haha biggrin.gif (what's with monitor backlights being so damn bright these days anyway? My previous monitor was also painful to use at night even in a room with 2 bright ceiling lights)

Interestingly today I noticed the IPS glow or whatever it is, on the Dell monitors at my university, specifically, the P2414H, strange because I never noticed it until today and now I can't unsee it; on the other hand with the Dell U2212HMs I didn't notice any noticeable glow - seems that the smaller the screen the less noticeable it is.
(On that note, I imagined that a 27 inch TN panel would have horrible vertical viewing angles even sitting directly in front of it which is why I avoided models like the BenQ XL2730Z)

 

Yeah, I noticed the extreme brightness with the Acer XB241H too and it actually made me come extremely close to returning it just on that basis alone, but I've come to LOVE this extreme brightness and I'll explain why in a minute. First, just for laughs, I'll compare it as best as I can remember to my Samsung 2253BW:

 

At the XB241H's brightness setting of 0, it seems like my 2253BW's setting of about 25 or 30, possibly 35.

 

At the XB241H's brightness setting of about 35-40, it seems like my 2253BW's setting of 100. Or maybe it's more like 100 if I use 30-35. I'd have to get my 2253BW out and that would be a hassle right now.

 

So yeah, this thing is frickin' bright. The only way I can get it to be as dim as my 2253BW is by switching to ULMB, but then that introduces a harsh flicker (I'm sensitive to flicker). I can only see the flicker when I'm moving my eyes around. If I keep them perfectly still, then I don't see it. Of course, who keeps their eyes perfectly still when they're looking at their monitor? heh So, reading while ULMB is enabled can be unpleasant for me, especially if I'm tired and thus easily bothered or irritated by things. I will say though that at a brightness setting of 0 with ULMB enabled, it's like what my 2253BW would be if it had a negative brightness setting option, like negative 20. So, if it weren't the flicker, then it would be absolutely awesome. However, I understand why it has to flicker. It's so that it can have very low motion blur.

 

Right now, I'm using a brightness setting of 18 and there are times of the day where I'll go up to about 22 and other times where I'll bring it down to 10 or 11. It just depends on how I feel I guess. At night though, when I'm trying to unwind and get ready to go to sleep, even 0 is too bright.

 

Anyway, I guess I had to let out some of that steam. :) If all good or high-end monitors these days are this bright, then I guess I'll have to grin and bear it.

 

Oh I forgot to explain why I love the extremely high brightness. That's easy to explain in just a few words: Games, movies, and full-screen YouTube videos. Oh, and photos.


Edited by TwoCables - 8/30/16 at 1:00pm
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