1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

LG 27GP850-B

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Deluxe1, 4 May 2021.

  1. FoxEye

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    Ugh it's doing it continually now, over and over, every few seconds. What the heck is it? As you say it dims then gets brighter again. Always dims for a second then immediately jumps up to the brightness it was before.

    If it keeps doing it it's going back. It's insanely jarring when I'm working or browsing or whatever.

    Why are monitors so riddled with flaws these days :(
     
  2. syks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jan 2016

    Posts: 1,312

    Location: isle of wight

    That sucks, hope mine dosnt end up doing it all the time, i think mine only does it every now and then as i dont notice it very often, usually happens when im idle on a web page or something, never noticed it while gaming

    Its not bothering me too much at the moment but if it was a constant thing then yeah...that would become annoying as hell!
     
  3. FoxEye

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    Apparently it's the "Super Energy Saving" feature. Which appears to be a gimmick feature that dims your screen for a second to lower the energy usage by 1W per hour or something incredibly, ridiculously dumb. It's an "algorithm" apparently. Just in practice it appears to be a really terrible one :p

    I'll be turning that one off, then :p
     
  4. martynana00

    Associate

    Joined: 11 Nov 2021

    Posts: 8

    Location: USA

    They fix the average build quality of the last model:)
     
  5. syks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jan 2016

    Posts: 1,312

    Location: isle of wight

    How do you turn it off? im going to have to have a look lol

    EDIT just found it and turned it off, mine was set to low
     
  6. doody

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2012

    Posts: 402

    Try turn local dimming off works on my lg 27gp950
     
  7. FoxEye

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    @Digital X (and everyone else)

    Would really appreciate some more light bleed photos. I was considering ordering another one and just sending back the worst example, but it seems we've all the the exact same bleed/glow patterns and virtually the same intensity.

    Seems it's a construction issue.

    Other than that, really enjoying the move from 1080p/60 to 1440p/165. Even tho I've had to increase the text scaling to 125% (it's far too tiny otherwise). But not being able to see the pixels is just lovely, and the smoother scrolling and everything else.

    Just a real shame about the bleed.
     
  8. Digital X

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2013

    Posts: 9,970

    Location: Kent.

    Last edited: 14 Nov 2021
  9. oldestgregg

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2011

    Posts: 6,338

    Location: Durham

    I know I am used to OLED now and no bleed at all but that looks jarring!
     
  10. Digital X

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2013

    Posts: 9,970

    Location: Kent.

    I have fiddled with the settings on it, not sure if it's gonna do much if I reset to default.

    P30 Pro camera, really over exposes it. Not sure how to alter that on the phone.

    Been looking at fixes, from light pressure on the frame, to "massaging" it with microfibre cloths...

    I've turned down the brightness now.
     
    Last edited: 14 Nov 2021
  11. FoxEye

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    Thanks for that.

    I don't think there's any point in me returning this one or gambling on getting another unit. They all seem to have the same (horrific) amount of bleed.

    Sucks, huh. It's a real step down from my last screen which had almost none. Grrr.

    It is very jarring. But what can you do? OLED isn't ideal as a monitor, or I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
     
  12. chrcoluk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 8,646

    Its locked to fast.

    Sorry I have the GL850, so reply is not valid. I would be surprised if it can be changed though, every single monitor review I have seen on HUB, the guy keeps telling the manufacturers to stop locking sRGB mode but they keep on doing it.

    LG are not so bad as others though, brightness and contrast can still be adjusted along with a few other settings. On some brands sRGB is fully locked.
     
    Last edited: 15 Nov 2021
  13. FoxEye

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    Having used/experienced the non-sRGB mode (over-saturated colours) for the first time, I've somewhat changed my mind and don't particularly care about colour accuracy (or sRGB mode/clamp).

    Yeah it's not ideal, but it's not life-threatening :p Everything is a bit garish and gaudy, but I can live with it!
     
  14. chrcoluk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 8,646

    I did seriously consider buying the sRGB version of this screen (was an identical model to the GL850 but was sRGB instead of extended colours), I ended up with this one as I seen it as future proofing.

    I ended up keeping the default mode in windows and just dropping saturation in nvidia CP, on console I change to sRGB mode.
     
  15. Mr G

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 May 2018

    Posts: 1,653

    Location: Caerphilly

    Unfortunately had to send back my 32GP850. :(

    Only a week old and noticed some pixels starting to die and get stuck and developed a nasty brightness flicker. :confused:

    I'll miss the screen real estate however all is not lost as I've just ordered the 27GP850. :cool:

    Thankfully these are on a BF deal!
     
  16. syks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jan 2016

    Posts: 1,312

    Location: isle of wight

    Nice, i LOVE mine, im quite lucky with mine also as have hardly any bleed, brill monitor, i use vivid setting for gaming as find it the best, the fake hdr setting is good also but a bit to bright for me for long gaming sessions

    Hope you enjoy it as much as i am :)
     
  17. FoxEye

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    You should (if you want) post some pics of a black screen in the dark, to show bleed and glow.

    I'd be super interested in seeing them. All the examples I've seen to date have had the exact same amount of bleed and glow, or near as dammit, as they say.
     
  18. syks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jan 2016

    Posts: 1,312

    Location: isle of wight

    Tried to post some pics the other day of the bleed for you to see, but couldnt work out how, think you have to upload them to another site to post them and im not on such a site
     
  19. FoxEye

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    https://imgur.com/upload
     
  20. chrcoluk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 8,646

    Whenever I took a pic of my screen, it wasnt realistic, it looked (not a little, but much brighter) brighter than to the naked eye, I assume over exposure of camera. Because of this I expect most photos I see are also not realistic.

    However what I will say I use the same brightness as rtings which is "21", but the majority of people seem to crank up the brightness as they want it show room type of brightness, and high brightness on IPS screens is really going to hurt on things like IPS glow and dark scenes.