Originally Posted by Malinkadink
Came to check on this thread, saw this post, not surprised at all, won't even look at this one again lol. More i look at other monitors etc the more i realize how good of a purchase the S2417DG has been. It has typical TN pitfalls, but i haven't had any wonky issues with it whatsoever, and its still easily the best 1440p competitive gaming monitor on the market.
The Dell's also had complaints of not waking up properly, losing signal, and requiring a power cycle to get signal (check Amazon reviews
, it's filled with people complaining of the issue, even after disabling power save mode). There is even someone providing a detailed fix
as they say it's a Windows bug, so I think there needs to be more investigating of this signal lose issue before blaming the monitor itself in this scenario. I never had these issues with my S24.
And as far as blotchy uniformity on my replacement, every monitor is a lottery on what type of quality you will get hence why the term is used so much in monitor discussions. Just like I exchanged my first S24 because it had really bad glow in the corners and bad BLB issues. Go into any monitor thread and you'll see the same old issues of people posting issues with BLB, Glow, etc - no monitor is safe from these issues. This topic should always be, 'which is the most tolerable for me', and the first XG248Q I got, I would have gladly kept if I didn't get lost signal issue.
This is still a really nice monitor, well at least the first one I got was
And for Mista, I read a newegg review that says you can toggle the OD levels when using ELMB, but it doesn't work through the OSD and has to be done through the software. Haven't gotten around to testing it myself, but I remember you asking earlier about OD with ELMB on.