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Still a 1440p panel lottery?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Gimpymoo, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. melmac


    Joined: Dec 19, 2010

    Posts: 6,825

    I think maybe these new panels need a lot of time to settle in. I have an Asus MG279Q and it's much better now than it was when I first bought it.
  2. LewisRaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 23, 2016

    Posts: 1,836

    Location: North Essex

    Maybe I got lucky. No problems with my Dell 27" 1440 144hz Gsync..
  3. WantoN


    Joined: Jun 11, 2003

    Posts: 10,145

    Location: Hampshire

    Your Dell is a TN not an IPS.

    I returned the Asus MG279Q because for £700 odd quid I expect an excellent monitor, not one with awful glow and bleed and with terrible panel uniformity. I would happily spend a grand on the 'perfect' monitor but cannot justify so much compromise at such a high price.

    I'll wait.
  4. ReKlaw

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 1,400

    Location: UK

    I doubt very much that they would allow you to do that.
  5. SimBoy


    Joined: Aug 10, 2015

    Posts: 119

    You are one lucky guy - I'm still pondering if I should enter this lottery - I'm still using a Dell 2407WFP-HC - great IPS panel - it's very old now but still perfect, no glow or dead pixels even after all this time :)

    I hope when I do finally take the plunge - I have an equally pleasant long term monitor experience.
  6. Chipper500


    Joined: Jun 2, 2013

    Posts: 417

    some makes and models are more of lottery than others
  7. DriveCancel


    Joined: Jul 23, 2014

    Posts: 335

    Location: Japan

    I just got a Palit GTX 1080 for £500 as well, the luck doesn't seem to end. :p
  8. hardjack79


    Joined: Sep 27, 2012

    Posts: 100

    Location: Petone, NZ

    Finding this thread unfortunately confirms what I'd started to suspect: there are now some monitors with (more or less) my ideal specs, but a lot of the panels have glow/bleed. :-(

    I'd like to go from a 24" 1080p TN direct to something that will last me for the next 10 years, but the 27" IPS 1440p Freesync monitors all have the blight, according to Amazon reviews. Some guys had a photos of 3 or 4 monitors with awful bleed.

    The Acer XF270HU and Asus MG279Q both fit the bill, but QC seems to be poor. I'm currently doing a test run on an LG 29UM68 21:9 IPS, but that has glow on the LHS too.

    Is it just all big IPS panels or do 1440 panels have some particular issue? Different process or manufacturer or something?

    Do any brands have a better hit rate (particularly ASUS v Acer) or is there some manufacturing or technology step upcoming that could make it worth waiting vs. entering the lottery?
  9. psychas


    Joined: Jun 12, 2007

    Posts: 8,691

    Location: Ireland

    set up your trust can't email you need to know were :p
  10. Falkentyne


    Joined: Apr 7, 2006

    Posts: 204

    The QA may be better in general but even THAT $1300 monitor is still a lottery. One person on OCN had to return an early adopter one because it had the same faults the XB271/PG279Q had, and he couldn't accept that type of bleed for $1300.

    Here's proof from an old thread:
    Guy had two of them. Left one has outrageous bleed. That's inexcusable for $1300 USD.
    Right one has uniformity issues....

    Yes. Lottery all right...

    I just hope my pixel perfect, 0 bleed TN doesn't die, as I scored big on that lottery, so I try to take good care of it and it's always in strobe mode (no idea if strobe mode+100 brightness degrades the WLED life compared to something like 20 brightness with strobe off or if it lasts longer strobing 24/7)
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016