Originally Posted by deadchip12
I asked Rtings and attached is what they told me. Also, they gave the x27 (and presumably the pg27uq as well since they are similar) very low score for contrast and local dimming feature compared to x900f. Since you cite rtings’s videos, I guess you think they are a trustworthy source.
The blooming on the x900f we see in the video is filmed in a pitch dark room and at an angle which is a weakness of va tech. In pitch dark room, this monitor does not even completely turns the zones off, so we end up with a grey full screen compared to a pretty much black full screen on the x900f as seen in the video, so comparison is off. I’m just trying to look for the right answer here man, not think what I want to see.
So I have nothing for or against RTratings, I neither like them nor dislike them. I will however say that this right here,
that they are basing there Dimming function on, its vastly different from my monitor. Watch that video and thats what they are saying our monitor does, look especially at how they are showing the opposite side of the panel lighting up from where the image is. I attached a pic, of what I am talking about. My monitor doesn't do this, at all.
There is also the fact that every single other review of the monitor has completely different findings, I think a lot of this comes down to Panel Lottery, and Also from what I have been seeing lately the Acers tend to be a lot worse than the Asus. What they are showing in their review video, simply doesn't happen for me. I also do not know if that was an issue on early samples and my late sample has fixed it.
I am not saying a VA cannot look better, or that it doesn't, I am saying that your complaint blooming, is worse with the TVs you are comparing. Go see the TVs for yourself to find out for sure. Is the blooming darker, sure, its also 10x the size. What is more important to you, is up to you. Their is pros and cons to both.
All I can say is here is this,
thats their test video, and running it on my monitor, looks absolutely nothing like it does in their video of the X27, and watching it on the TVs in the house (a Sony 900e and a Samsung 7100) the TVs are worse, not brighter blooms, just huge blooms. The TVs are bigger, so that is an argument you could make, but the blooms are proportionally larger.
As to their video and my reality, well the mid size circle in their videos cover, is blooming like 1/4 the screen right? Ya well its an inch around circle tops for me, if even that much, the biggest circle has almost no blooming for me. Thats why I keep saying go look at it in person, their video of the x27, is not even on the same realm of existence as the blooming my Asus has, not by a mile, if it looked like that I would have sent it back immediately.
I also dont have my monitor set to eye bleed brightness either though, I have it set to 40, but thats the ASUS (new Asus firmware with the brightness increase), yours may differ (40 in SDR, HDR I leave at reference 80)
Edit: watched that review video again, dont have to go past the first 5 secs. that huge bloom barely blooms for me, it blooms their whole screen. Something was seriously wrong with their testing.