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post #501 of 26174 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 02:09 PM
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Only noticed scan lines even close to the screen at 120hz which is why I'm using 96Hz.

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I notice the scan lines however you have to just about mash your face on the screen to see them. This is not causing any noticeable issues so far and i am hoping a better quality cable stabilizes it. Also the darkness shift can be made a little better by turning up the brightness(at least it did for me) there has also been those who have dis-assembled the monitor and done electrical tape to remove "cloudiness" this may also help. Another long shot is a heatsink on the PCB.(it helped mine a bit but i am not going to stand by it until more reports of it working come it). Outside of this you might be able to squeeze a tad bit more quality out of manually adjusting the timings in CRU.

Hope this helps

I currently have a Crossover IPS with a 120hz PCB, and I'm trying to decide if its worth replacing it with one of these. So you're saying that these monitors do have some backlight unevenness?
I know a lot of people seem to not have issues with the scan lines, but they tend to bug me a lot for some reason. I don't know if my monitor just has worse scan lines than usual, or my eyes just tend to notice them more..
Maybe I'll just wait until we get some "real" 120hz IPS monitors without scan lines before I upgrade biggrin.gif

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I currently have a Crossover IPS with a 120hz PCB, and I'm trying to decide if its worth replacing it with one of these. So you're saying that these monitors do have some backlight unevenness?
I know a lot of people seem to not have issues with the scan lines, but they tend to bug me a lot for some reason. I don't know if my monitor just has worse scan lines than usual, or my eyes just tend to notice them more..
Maybe I'll just wait until we get some "real" 120hz IPS monitors without scan lines before I upgrade biggrin.gif

That would be your choice. I will update you guys on whether the better quality monoprice 24AWG 3ft cable does. I really can't find a better cable to try it with and if it doesn't work the little bit of scanning i get does not bother me at all (i cant even see it without literally being 2 inches away). Backlight uneveness is something that can effect any monitor with any brand(even my nice shiny name brand samsung has more backlight bleed/uneveness than this one @ 120hz)

As for "real" IPS 120hz, it is going to be awhile. I mean especially @ 1440p. They most definitely suffer the 1080p virus for a while. This is becuase there is currently none that even go above 60hz at any resolution with IPS so they will likely milk 1080p 120hz IPS for as long as possible before upping the resolution and when they do it will likely be a crazy premium price for a while. Also they will likely use new cables or display port only. Not trying to knock the idea of waiting i am just saying it will be a while due to the marketing and hardware constrants of it.

I can really only say good things about this monitor after just a little bit of reading and work. I have never had a catleap 2B but i have had a crossover and i think it doe have a bit better picture (PLS).
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After reading this thread I couldn't stand it anymore and took the plunge haha.

My Qnix arrived today and looks gorgeous! Sadly it has slight backlight bleed on the bottom left (looks better than it does in the pic), but doesn't look bad enough to warrant a return smile.gif


Planning on attempting to OC to 120hz tonight. Here's hoping!
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For those with OC'd monitors:
Do you notice scan lines across the screen when looking closely at the screen (most noticeable in solid color areas)?

For anyone with this monitor, how is the backlight evenness? When looking at a full white screen, do you notice any significant brightness shift on one side of the monitor vs the other?

Absolutely no scan lines, no one sided white shifts, no visible backlight bleed or unevenness with lights on. If I turn off the lights and look at a completely black screen, I might notice something, but realistically who sits at their computer looking at a totally black screen in total darkness?

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Is there a 30" version of this monitor? Someone please say yes. biggrin.gif
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question for dascth: I have watched your dismantling videos, nice work. Did you ever test the extra buttons on the control panel?
You showed the Auto and Menu buttons, I just wondered if they actually do anything.

I also wasn't able to find if the electrical tape helped with backlight bleed?
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Absolutely no scan lines, no one sided white shifts, no visible backlight bleed or unevenness with lights on. If I turn off the lights and look at a completely black screen, I might notice something, but realistically who sits at their computer looking at a totally black screen in total darkness?

Thanks for the info. What refresh rate are you running it at?

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question for dascth: I have watched your dismantling videos, nice work. Did you ever test the extra buttons on the control panel?
You showed the Auto and Menu buttons, I just wondered if they actually do anything.

I also wasn't able to find if the electrical tape helped with backlight bleed?
Oh dear, I've learned so much in the past month or so, I wonder now what I'd think if I went back knowing what I know now and went through before and after shots (the right way) with and without the electrical tape. I'm uber-conservative at claiming anything; I don't like saying something fixed something unless I absolutely know what the crap I'm talking about. I'd say that IF the electrical tape helped, it did only a little bit. I'm really having a hard time remembering what it looked like when I got it though. I'd need a really long page to cover all I think about panel warp, panel layers' gap uniformity, and case/panel assembly and how they each contribute to backlight bleed. I think we treat it very simply here, but I don't think there is a simple fix for most things in life, and this is no exception. I'd suggest just trusting yourself and taking the bezel off and scratch your head and poke around and see what you think; you might learn something too, that's another reason having this monitor is fun. Try using it with the bezel off and messing around with laying it flat on its back, pushing lightly on areas, and just getting a sense of what you think might be causing it. If you think tape will help since there's light obviously leaking somewhere, do it. Each monitor is different. If my tape helped, maybe it was because the thickness of the tape helped push down on all the other layers inside, compressing them a little on the edges, which might have prevented gaps or waviness in the diffuser layers.

The buttons do nothing, they're just parts used for monitors, some of which have actual menu and auto button controls. I've verified that the pins from these buttons go to the cable jack where there is no wire = they do nothing.
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If my calibrations look crap on your monitor, then this one will too! smile.gif Otherwise, give it a try if you're wanting another 96Hz cal. I think there was only one available, so at least you can pick between two now.

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This may be completely inappropriate to post here, if so, yell at me really mean-like. In any case, I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB I was going to sell on eBay, but I didn't know if my "friends" on here wanted first dibs. Why give eBay more of my money unless I have to right? Original box/accessories. Looks like they're going on eBay for $170-$230 including shipping (here). I'd do $170 and save myself fees and give a decent deal in the process if anyone's interested.
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