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07-17-2019 02:31 PM
axiumone Anyone notice that the display doesn't completely shut off after win 1903 update? Maybe it as like this before, but I never noticed. On shutdown, some of the backlight still stays on. It's pretty dim, but noticable if there are no lights in the room. I have to manually shut it off with the switch now.
07-06-2019 09:21 PM
Babryn25
Quote: Originally Posted by bmgjet View Post
Screen adjusting the nits goes against the HDR standard.
If you read tftcentral review again - "We carried out these measurements first of all with the default 80 'white reference' setting but found that the content targets were being exceeded by quite a lot and the screen was basically too bright. Content mastered at 400 cd/m2 was being shown at around 650 cd/m2".

Basically screen pushes more brightness on all levels. Lowering white nits to 52 actually fixed this and everything was shown like it was supposed to according to HDR standard. I borrowed a meter and measured ~1280 nits at 1000 nits target 10% window. No wonder I can't look at screen no more, it is much brighter than it is supposed to be, was before. I don't know how to fix that properly with nits setting disabled. For the moment lowering contrast to 47 has the right amount of nits.
07-05-2019 01:16 AM
AngryLobster FYI I have a Nov 2018 manufactured monitor and I've always been able to chance the reference nits in HDR. It has the latest firmware with HDR prompt toggle and 144hz chroma settings.
07-04-2019 12:17 AM
hmcindie
Quote: Originally Posted by Exilon View Post
X27's reference nits can be changed by going into the mode menu while in HDR mode and cycling through the 5 different modes, each which corresponds to a different brightness. Why they couldn't fit a better method into the OSD is beyond me.
What? I went ahead and flicked through the modes but they only show they've changed stuff, the brightness really didn't change. I don't think you're supposed to change the HDR brightness through the monitor weird as it is.
07-03-2019 11:12 PM
bmgjet
Quote: Originally Posted by Lumbeechief081 View Post
Okay, so I looked at the manual for the ASUS PG35VQ and as it turns out reference white (nits) is indeed suppose to be greyed out, as shown in the link below. https://i.postimg.cc/8cDym3qK/oiuo.jpg
Sadly, I find that viewing the same HDR content (before updating) looked way better because I was able to adjust the reference white (nits). At stock, it was 80nits, but I had it adjusted to 100. Having this option resulted in HDR that looked far better to me than not having it at all anymore. I don’t understand why ASUS had to remove it!!
Screen adjusting the nits goes against the HDR standard.
You can still adjust it from windows, the game your playing or your media player.
07-03-2019 08:35 PM
Lumbeechief081 Okay, so I looked at the manual for the ASUS PG35VQ and as it turns out reference white (nits) is indeed suppose to be greyed out, as shown in the link below. https://i.postimg.cc/8cDym3qK/oiuo.jpg
Sadly, I find that viewing the same HDR content (before updating) looked way better because I was able to adjust the reference white (nits). At stock, it was 80nits, but I had it adjusted to 100. Having this option resulted in HDR that looked far better to me than not having it at all anymore. I don’t understand why ASUS had to remove it!!
07-03-2019 05:51 PM
Lumbeechief081
Quote: Originally Posted by tinykitten View Post
Same thing still applies if you bought retail in November, it has up to date firmware. The old firmware was shipped on PG27UQs bought before the end of July 2018 or something like that.
I'm starting to believe that reference white (nits) is suppose to be greyed out after the firmware update. I asked this guy on YouTube if it is greyed out for him and he said yes. He must be on the latest update as well because the video was uploaded Mar 5.
07-03-2019 12:21 AM
Exilon
Quote: Originally Posted by hmcindie View Post
Eh? The white nits greyed out thing seems to be a thing. Because my Acer X27 (same panel) has also a greyed out white nits setting while in HDR (updated firmware). I think that's how it's supposed to be and then you change the HDR settings in game instead of the monitor. I bet all the PG27UQ monitors with the updated firmware have greyed out white nits during HDR.
X27's reference nits can be changed by going into the mode menu while in HDR mode and cycling through the 5 different modes, each which corresponds to a different brightness. Why they couldn't fit a better method into the OSD is beyond me.
07-02-2019 04:01 PM
Lumbeechief081
Quote: Originally Posted by tinykitten View Post
Same thing still applies if you bought retail in November, it has up to date firmware. The old firmware was shipped on PG27UQs bought before the end of July 2018 or something like that.
This guy has the monitor and just purchased it recently, thus already having the latest firmware. The video was uploaded May 27. See where reference white (nits) isn't greyed out for him?
Well it is greyed out for me after updating the firmware.
07-02-2019 12:09 PM
Lumbeechief081 Dude, I honestly can't say for sure when I got the monitor. November is just an estimated guess. Going through my transactions in my bank account I can't find it. I had too switch checking accounts due to fraud in December. I know one thing though, this monitor didn't have the lastest update when I purchased it because it has Black crush, that is until I just updated it and got f***ed in the process. Reference White (Nits) is now greyed out.
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