I think discussion between differing viewpoints is always a positive thing. And as far as "Should make an owner's thread", don't forget even the naysayers were owners once. I might agree that the panel is not ideal compared to the alternatives but I accept that people prioritize certain things differently. Omen X35 isn't ALL negative guys. Just keep it cool here.
The best thing this thread can provide to a new reader is a realistic insight into how to make a purchasing decision. That means everybody saying the Omen is the best monitor ever need to get a reality check. That means others saying the Omen has NO value need a reality check. The truth is somewhere inbetween.
I'll reiterate what I've posted previously: if you prioritize slightly higher contrast ratios then get the Omen or AOC panel. If you prioritize color reproduction and viewing angles get the Asus or Acer ultrawide panel.
Anyway, I have a few thoughts about the flickering issue:
The more research I've done, the more I believe this is a GSync issue when used in conjunction with a TN or VA type panel, due to pixel refresh speed. That's why the IPS guys are like "I don't know what you're talking about with flickering", because IPS handles it slightly differently, so there is no noticeable flicker.
That said, I don't consider flickering as much a deal breaker anymore since I think it's just a concession you have to make if using GSync with this type of panel. It's still enough to make me personally consider alternatives, but I don't think this is a problem caused by a defective or poorly designed panel.
...Unless somebody can do a Freesync test with another VA panel and test the same menus to verify
that would tell us for certainEdited by Notwist - 4/24/17 at 10:48am