Can you read? I've said right there even in your quote: "Yes there are some bad panels, new panels, that have low contrast for an IPS that is also noted in their reviews
, 1070:1, advertised as 1000:1 so what do you expect?"
Well all the IPS I've used and measured are in the 1100:1+ mark be it old or new. Yes there are crappy IPS with close to 1000:1 and there are some that do even 1500:1. Same as VA 2000:1 or 6000:1+. Or TN maybe even sub 500:1 but also 1000:1.
I don't care about the XV273K, people have unrealistic expectations, like it's gonna use some miracle panel, the whole 4k 120Hz is rubbish right now, oh wait they sell it as 144Hz pardon me, hell some modes they will only 98Hz in fact.
TFTC reviews barely 1 monitor/month.
Wanna say IPS is more averaging 1100:1? Why not, it's only an illustration that TN is roughly 2x worse than IPS and that is 2x worse than VA when it comes to black level = contrast.
M270DAN2.x from 4.12.2018 review:
And you've said:
There isn't a single gaming IPS panel that measures much above 1000:1 contrast.
So what is M270DAN2.x then? At 144Hz native support and all monitors sold with it support 144Hz+? It's not gaming panel/monitor just like 1080Ti isn't a gaming card because it uses the same chip as Titan which also isn't a gaming card?
They do exist since about 2014/15 if you count 144Hz as a gaming panel/monitor.