Thanks for trying to help.
Why I want an IPS is because I want the best colors possible (except that I don't want OLED because I hate the potential for burn in with them, and I can't afford them anyway).
Most of the stuff in your guys' posts is going over my head though. I don't know what my chroma settings are, but they should be at their defaults since I haven't changed them before. Is that in Windows settings, or Nvidia control panel?
I'm so confused. No what matter 32 inch 4k monitor I research, every single one of them seems to have problems with it. I thought 32UD99 wouldn't, because the people on the internet all say it's great.
But the one I have is terrible.
An example of what I mean about the flickering, if I play this video:
The white text that scrolls over the bottom which says "Breaking News: Stress Spelled Backwards is Desserts," all the letters flicker like mad. It's looks as if someone is flashing a really powerful strobe light across the letters. They are very uncomfortable to look at.
Or if I watch a live stream like this:
...when they put up a yellow background with black text scroll which scrolls across it, there are splotchy dots that appear above the black letters.
Another problem is that there are often brown, circular-ish streaks that often randomly appear while I'm watching videos. They kind of look like the rings inside of tree bark (except the ones on my screen appear in semi-circle patterns). I believe the marks I'm talking about are not part of the videos themselves, but rather my monitor is failing to display parts of them properly for some reason.
All the problems which I've just mention happen even if my monitor's hardware setting is set to "Fast" in the response time. And in addition to that, setting the response time to Fast also adds light halos around all the letters (which I was told is Overshoot when I inquired about this same defect in regards to the different 27 inch LG monitor which I used to have). This overshoot problem is also very annoying, but not as much as the other problems. And at least I can get the Overshoot problem to stop being noticeable if I change the response time to anything lower than "Fast." But that has no effect on the other problems.
So now I have no idea what to do. I have had this monitor for about two weeks, and I have 30 days from when I bought it in which to return or exchange it. But I don't want to exchange it if the next one I get is going to have these exact same problems.
And if I return it, then I have no idea what else to buy, as all my other options seem to be horrible. When I look up Dell Ultrasharp, I find videos like this which prove they suck:
If I look to Acer, then I find stuff like this:
...which are horrifying.
As far as I can tell, Eizo seems to be one of the only companies that takes their products seriously and doesn't sell products that have defects like which I'm discussing in this thread. But I can't afford an Eizo.
The next-best thing seems to be Asus ProArt (if what I can glean from the internet is correct, which knowing my luck, it probably isn't). But Asus ProArt monitors are also way out of my budget range. Just to get a PA32UC would me $3051 CAD after taxes. Whereas my 32UD99 cost me about $1241 CAD after taxes.
In addition to all the aforementioned problems, I also bought an i1 Display Pro calibration tool and calibrated my monitor with DisplayCal software. After doing that, the colors on this 32UD99 still don't seem that great. To me they seem quite mediocre. This is another thing that is completely contrary to everything I've read/watched online, all of which said that the 32UD99 has amazing colors.
I very much feel like I'm up the creek without a paddle here.
Is it really an impossible task to buy a 32 inch 16:9 4K IPS monitor, that isn't terrible, for a semi-reasonable price?
If it is possible to do that, then you can please recommend for me some problem-free monitors that I can consider buying which won't have the problems attached to them that I'm discussing here?