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10-13-2019 12:50 PM
tinykitten I'm using a PG35VQ for now and to be honest it's a much better experience compared to my PG27UQ. I definitely noticed flickering on the Steam download bar however I haven't seen anything yet that would disturb me in games (RE2/RE7, SotTR, BDO, League of Legends, Alien Isolation). I consider myself quite picky when it comes to displays so take that as you will. I'm not sitting 5cm in front of the panel looking for issues, I wanted to get a unbiased opinion and that's it pretty much. That being said: I highly doubt I'll keep the PG35VQ, however I'm not sure where to go to for a stopgap until 34/35" OLED. I cba to go back to backlight bleed galore, and a C9 is too large for my personal taste. Realistically speaking first gen OLED monitors being fault free is wishful thinking so there's that too.

Edit: Spoke too soon I guess! I just came across something in RE2 which is actually worse than what I've seen in the usual Battlefield videos and such.
10-13-2019 06:32 AM
CallsignVega Firmware problem, which means it affects 100% of them. I'd bet Kot0005's paycheck on it.
10-12-2019 10:29 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Exilon View Post
I really wanna know who OK'd the stuff and how many working PG35VQ actually exist.

Prolly zero because I have seen the exact same behaviour on 4 PG35VQ's. Literally took me under 5mins to reproduce it. It only happens in certain scenes, like on the trees in witcher etc. So people who are using them prolly dont have good knowledge of monitors or arent able to see the flickering/scanlines..
10-12-2019 02:03 PM
Exilon I really wanna know who OK'd the stuff and how many working PG35VQ actually exist.
10-12-2019 03:38 AM
kot0005 Guess what.... i went to the pax rog booth today, they had 3 pg35vq setup. All 3 had flickering.
10-11-2019 03:42 AM
CallsignVega Ya it is funny that they try to make the numbers sound larger with the number of LEDs. But that is inconsequential, it's the matter of zones that matters. At Microcenter you can get the PG27UQ for $1,200 which is a pretty great deal. Unless you must absolutely have the latest and get the slightly more zone PG27UQX for $800 more and with an unknown release date.

I'll never get a non FALD IPS again as the IPS glow and BLB are huge pet peeves of mine. (Although I may break my rule one more time and try the 38GL950G-B edge lit IPS as it's curved and may reduce some of the IPS glow.)
10-10-2019 01:06 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post
Not to mention this IPS panel without the FALD looks atrocious. I returned both the Freesync and G-Sync versions. Best get the X27 or PG27UQ.
Definitely. Those monitors are somewhat deeply discounted now compared to over a year ago. The PG27UQX is not worth it at all since at best, it's going to reduce blooming by about 33% compared to the current FALD, and that's coming straight from Asus themselves. ~$1200 for a PG27UQ or ~$2000+ for a PG27UQX to have up to 33% less blooming? That's a no brainer.

"Rather than using conventional LEDs, which are between 700 and 800 µm, our new ROG Swift PG27UQX employs much smaller Mini LEDs that are roughly 200 – 300 µm. It spans the same 27” but is divided into 576 zones, each of which uses four LEDs for a total of 2,304 LEDs. The increase means bloom can be reduced by as much as 33% compared to our already-awesome PG27UQ. "
10-10-2019 01:03 PM
CallsignVega Not to mention this IPS panel without the FALD looks atrocious. I returned both the Freesync and G-Sync versions. Best get the X27 or PG27UQ.
10-10-2019 08:09 AM
Exilon That link in reddit is bunk. They didn't actually test if the VRR worked, just that it says it turned on.
10-10-2019 02:47 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Exilon View Post
You're wasting your time with the IPS non-FALD ones, IMO. The panel used has uniformity issues, narrower than usual viewing angles, and strong IPS glow. FALD helps to hide those issues. Not so much on the non-FALD versions.

The XV273K never worked with dual cables + HDR or Freesync. Dual cables turns it into a SDR static refresh monitor with wacked color gamut.

Even if the XB273KGP can do Freesync + HDR + dual cables, the HDR is not worth using at all. 400 nits and 1000:1 contrast ratio just means everything is washed out in addition to extreme IPS glow.

According to this here, the situation with the XB273KGP is the same as the XV273K. No VRR with dual cables.


I'd reckon the overdrive is the same as well.
There's a workaround for VRR with dual cables using the acer display widget as mentioned in my other post that has a link to reddit. I never intended to use the HDR anyways but i would like 144hz 4:4:4 8 bit with VRR which i think i can get to work if its similar to the XV273K. Besides the 1000 nit local dimming monitors any other HDR monitor isn't worth its salt, that's pretty obvious. I still have my C7 OLED if i want to watch HDR content. This monitor would be a good one to use until the PG27UQX or next years DP 2.0 monitors at which point i'd make the XB273K my secondary monitor.
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