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***21.9 Ultrawide Thread***

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Nexus18, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Phixsator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,333

    Well so fare the monitor is absolutely fantastic. There is only an ever so slight amount of overshot on one of the darker transitions and you really have to look for it. No dead pixels, the speakers sound very good for monitor speakers but cannot of course compare to a proper sound system. No visible backlight bleed either though I cannot check this in full until its dark outside.

    On a side note: Bought a 580 to crossfire my 480 with and what a headache it is. Far Cry Primal seems to run fine but thats its. Cannot get Prey, BF1 to behave correctly and The Surge straight up wont work. Time to tinker :S
     
  2. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 20,980

    Nice! How's the IQ/colours compare to the previous IPS panels you've used as well as the anti glare coating?
     
  3. Phixsator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

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    I find the coating good, ever so slighty grainy when viewing pure white but its very little and to me not annoying. Colours are good but of course not IPS level good but a whole lot better than the TNs. Blacks are absolutely awesome though. In regards to text I havent setup cleartype yet but ill come back later and report once i have.

    What annoyes me more than anything is the AMD LFC feature. The monitor flickers like a mad man when LFC is triggering. Would rather just enter vsync on or off if i got below range.
     
  4. crinkleshoes

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 7,829

    Location: Bedford

    It's incredibly bland/grey compared to the Samsung CF791.

    The step from TN panel to IPS is just as big as the step from IPS to Samsung Quantum Dot... it's really spectacular.
     
  5. Phixsator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,333

    Do you own or have owned the MX34VQ yourself?
     
  6. crinkleshoes

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 9, 2009

    Posts: 7,829

    Location: Bedford

    No but I have used the panel... I bought the Samsung
     
  7. dazzlaa

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2017

    Posts: 185

    X34a Owners: My monitor doesn't seem to auto power down when I turn off the PC. I have to press the power button on the screen. Is this the same on yours?
    I only picked up this screen last week and all my previous screens shut down automatically.

    Cheers
     
  8. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Up Norf 2 Daan Saaf

    Tried the Power off setting within the OSD?
     
  9. dazzlaa

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2017

    Posts: 185

    Don't think there is one, there is a power setting for the USB ports to remain active.
    It's probably simple and I have checked the 5000 page multi language "quick start" guide but I'm all honesty I'm just being lazy because the menu navigation is a bit of a pain.
     
  10. harry5522

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 27, 2012

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    Location: The king of the north!

    I checked my OSD and can't see one either though i dont have this problem i was looking as mine doesnt turn off when windows is supposed to put the display to sleep, something i don't want is the screen staying on whilst i sleep. However this has only happened since windows creators update. You didn't happen to upgrade to that at the same time as your screen did you :)?
     
  11. Hedge

    Capodecina

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    This page here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/acer-...qhd-curved-g-sync-monitor,review-33543-3.html says "Power-off shuts down the monitor when no signal is present. Reset returns all settings to their factory defaults. Power-off USB charge leaves the ports active so you can charge devices when the display is powered down."
     
  12. dazzlaa

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2017

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    I only bought it last week mate so already had the creators update, could be related to that?
     
  13. dazzlaa

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2017

    Posts: 185

    Cheers pal, will have a try to fix later on, out with the kids at the moment.
     
  14. harry5522

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 27, 2012

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    Location: The king of the north!

    The 34 and 34a have slightly different osds :)

    I have just reset my settings to factory just to see if anything in the settings is actually causing my own issues. Hope you get it sorted Dazzlaa, let us know if/when you do :)
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2017
  15. dazzlaa

    Gangster

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    Thanks man, will report back. :)
     
  16. Hybridtheory

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2006

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    I've noticed on the Acer site that there is two Z35 Panels. A 3440x1440 VA panel and a 2560x1080 Va panel.

    How does the Z35 3440x1440 compare to the X34 as they both have the same response time and G-Sync ?

    EDIT: noticed the z35 is Va and the X34 is Ips, how much difference is in that ?
     
  17. MancSandancer

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 5, 2016

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    Location: South Shields

    @dazzlaa

    I got mine yesterday and the display turns off with the PC aswell, just the orange led stays on. To turn off completely I have to press the power button but I had to do that with all my monitors.
     
  18. dazzlaa

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2017

    Posts: 185

    @MancSandancer
    I set my screen timeout to 1 minute in windows settings and monitored the errmm monitor and it does actually turn off. It just has a small delay from the light turning orange and the screen itself actually shutting down. So all good here :)

    I had to wait until nighttime to be sure though as it is quite difficult to tell in daylight
     
  19. dazzlaa

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2017

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    Dont think you would be disappointed with either screen to be honest. IPS has better colours but suffers from glow. The new VA are supposed to have deeper blacks but suffer from slight smearing. Don't read into it too much, Everyone will give you horror stories. That said, the pricing of the x34a at the minute is soo good, you won't get the z35P for under a grand anytime soon. I paid £713 for the 34a new.
     
  20. .Ox.

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2010

    Posts: 566

    Has anyone ever arranged a courier for an ultrawide? What service did you use? Was it tracked/insured? Get there ok?
    Tempted to join the gang, but also debating waiting for the newer models so the old model prices drop as people upgrade.
     


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