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I have recently purchased a BenQ IPS monitor GW2708 and am shocked by the whiteness across the screen. I was using an 8 yr old Samsung 20" monitor before ( TN panel most probably) and it had better blacks.
I am attaching the pics of the new monitor in default setting (100 brightness and 50 contrast). Could experts confirm what is the whiteness thing? Is it acceptable? Most IPS glow/backlight bleed pics I checked show whites in corners and blacks in the center. Mine shows white across.

I am a new member here and don't have good knowledge about the new display technologies. I ordered an IPS monitor because I heard good things about it, esp color reproduction. On the new monitor, colors and videos also look flat on the monitor. Blacks are mostly grey.

The first two pics are from the latest monitor clicked from my phone. The last pic is of the 8 yr old 20" monitor that I was using.
 

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What is the brightness setting?
 

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default 100. lowering brightness does not remove the haze, but makes it a bit bearable. Colors are washed too.
 

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Check the OSD setting, my 29UM58 for example have a option called "Black stabilization" that makes obscure scenes looks grey.
 

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I never understood why people take picture of their monitor - it never shows anything close to what you're actually going to be seeing when looking at it in person.

Both these pictures are taken with the same camera and the same monitor at the same distance with the same amount of room lighting. The only thing that changed is one is on the cameras "auto" settings and one has ISO/shutter set manually.





If you're not happy with your purchase - then return it. But taking pictures of it and asking the internet isn't going to do you any good.
 

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Do your graphics settings perhaps switch dynamic range to 16-235 when the IPS screen is connected? For computer screens it's normally 0-255. The monitor might be identifying itself wrongly or the graphics driver doesn't recognize it as a computer monitor.
 

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Do your graphics settings perhaps switch dynamic range to 16-235 when the IPS screen is connected? For computer screens it's normally 0-255. The monitor might be identifying itself wrongly or the graphics driver doesn't recognize it as a computer monitor.
The moitor does have that option. How does that help?

Check the OSD setting, my 29UM58 for example have a option called "Black stabilization" that makes obscure scenes looks grey.
No such option.

What I want to know is that white light/haze thing normal? Do all IPS monitors have the white haze as my monitor does (spread across all over, not just corners or edges)? How do you bring POP to colors?
 

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The moitor does have that option. How does that help?

No such option.

What I want to know is that white light/haze thing normal? Do all IPS monitors have the white haze as my monitor does (spread across all over, not just corners or edges)? How do you bring POP to colors?
In a nutshell, depending on the source and target mismatch, your screen can appear too dark or too bright and lack contrast.

Is it connected by HDMI cable? Try DisplayPort or DVI if you can. If the image suddenly appears correct, the video range has to be adjusted to match the monitor.
 

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I never understood why people take picture of their monitor - it never shows anything close to what you're actually going to be seeing when looking at it in person.

Both these pictures are taken with the same camera and the same monitor at the same distance with the same amount of room lighting. The only thing that changed is one is on the cameras "auto" settings and one has ISO/shutter set manually.

If you're not happy with your purchase - then return it. But taking pictures of it and asking the internet isn't going to do you any good.



Well if he uploaded pictures like yours we would at least be able to tell him it is 100% backlight bleed. You can see it is at each of your bottom half of the monitor screw locations



To the OP: usually head on you are not seeing IPS glow. If you stand up and move to the side while looking at the monitor you should see the glow that comes from the way IPS panels work. My guess on your monitor is simply that its white uniformity is very bad. You can see the corners are all more white and the middle sections are all darker. This is probably because the panel is pressed together more at the corners with the screw locations.
 

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I changed the range to 16-235 and it helped a bit. I am using HDMI cable and I read somewhere that HDMI cable usually uses 16-235. After setting the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel to use YCbCr, the while bleed/haze lessened. On videos, I still can see the haze is dark scenes, but it is bearable now. I've asked BenQ to send an engineer and check the panel if it is defective.

Thanks a lot, everyone, for your help. Appreciate that.
 
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