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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Herman Miller Embody. It’s a step up from the old aeron but I still don’t last a full 8 hour day with a degenerative disc at L5-S1 even if I alternate sit and stand.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I’m just happy to conclude an RMA would be a waste of time as I really didn’t want to go there with an otherwise perfect unit well past 30 days. Still annoying though as I get sometimes in the middle of doing stuff but it’s pretty rare.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Another post about the dwf blanking when sitting/standing: https://reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/10npuge/alienware_dwf_flashing_black_when_standing_up/ I suspect I might have figured my issue out. When I route the cable along the frame it passes right next to the electric motor in...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Hmmm. I have hard wood and it’s relatively high humidity so it’s about the last thing I’d have expected but the oem cable was too short to route down the desk frame and leg. All the cables I’ve had the issue with are along the frame and I just checked the uplift desk’s plug and it has no ground...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware-Desktops/AW3423DW-randomly-turns-black/m-p/8332040/highlight/true#M66173 Looks like someone else brought up static electricity as the cause of their black screens. Makes me wonder if there is a grounding fault in the dw and dwf. lol
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Shouldn’t this be non-issue if it’s all grounded? Hasn’t been a single instance since my last post making it all the more frustrating to narrow down when it takes so long.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I am running 144hz 10bit still. It’s interesting you mention 120hz 10bit because I was thinking about this earlier: https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/yvdlcb/aw3423dwf_refreshrate_explained/ Which would technically cap out at 121hz when you crunch the weird H and V active...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    It’s funny you mention moving the chair. I asked some of the devs I work with if they seen this before and apparently since 2018 they’ve been tracking it with nvidia gpus across 10, 20, 30 and 40 series with gsync and freesync displays. Pointed me to their big ol slack threads about it. But one...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    New cable started losing signal as well. :( I’m starting to think nvidia drivers might have bugs with freesync / gsync implementation. The dell thread for it on the dw has people rmaing 3-4 times before giving up and Reddit has about 3 years of posts for various displays both freesync and gsync...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Firmware update incoming January apparently: https://reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/zwmx9z/alienware_oled_aw3423dwf_firmware_update_coming/
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Blackout free with the included cable still so it looks like the monoprice dp80 cable is just junk. We just had our power go out during an ice storm and I noticed something interesting about the display. It screams like coil whine but at least ten fold worse when on battery backup power and I’m...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Started getting black outs with auto switching off now… hoping it’s just the cable. Swapping em out again now.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I read something about frame doubling below 48 on Reddit but never seen any source to confirm how it behaves below the range. Probably not relevant outside of trying to play the Witcher 3 with the slideshow next gen patch anyway lol Reference mode in nvcp so can’t change anything there. Nothing...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I was thinking maybe the osd was bugged displaying contrast setting but even after a factory reset I’m still clipping higher at 75 which doesn’t make any sense to me. I did appear to run into another firmware bug though where the display will start switching inputs on its own until disabling...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    No luck but I did notice Game and Movie HDR modes clip at 1950 and 1670. Every other HDR option clipping in the calibration app patterns at 620/550. However they blow out something terrible and it just looks like they’ve done something with sharpness and contrast in those two modes. Really hard...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Well now this is interesting: https://reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/zkjt1e/alienware_aw3423dwf_lets_talk_settings_and/ Someone with the DWF is reporting clipping in hdr calibration at 1300 in both hdr 1000 and 400 true black with contrast at default 75. Unless there are units...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I only encountered it four times in about two weeks so I’m not sure you’ll see it pop up too quickly. I was wondering about issues switching in the osd and did a factory reset a couple times but haven’t observed any differences. If you can narrow that one down I’ll try reproducing it. For the...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I’d be curious if you set it off for both if you see the same behaviour. I tried setting 1000 in calibration like a few people on Reddit were doing ignoring the cross pattern and wow does it it clip and blow out highlights bad. Tone mapping is definitely borked in hdr 1000. Still a mystery...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Looks like there is a firmware bug with the power LED on the DWF when set to off for both standby and powered on. Four occasions now I’ve had it blink green without end in standby (timed up to 30 minutes before interrupting it). In 3 of the 4 occasions panel health was green so it either...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    All I did was download and install the driver from dell then reran hdr calibration just out of curiosity based on the Reddit thread where someone claimed 1020 for clipping but was surprised to see 620/540 where it was previously consistently 530/530. It promptly crashed before saving so I...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    So I tried installing dell’s inf driver for the monitor and now I see the same thing as the OP of that thread. Perhaps he just had the driver installed? Even more interesting if I run calibration now with or without source tone mapping I clip at 620 for max luminance and 540 for max full frame...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    https://reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/zil33g/aw3423dwf_tonemaping_over_500nits_works_only_with/ Interesting difference with AMD cards.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Just eyeballing it source tone mapping in hdr1000 only seems to adjust the fall off vs clipping behaviour. Low and mid tones seem significantly raised still just like the eotf chart Toms posted for it. Honestly was shocking in d2r just how much it lifts near black to the point the APL looked...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    If you have a good panel without damage or defects but are set on hdr1000 it’s a tough call. Eotf curve and edid values are entirely firmware so it’s fixable but who knows how long it’ll take dell or if they mess anything else up in the process. I suppose there is always charge back option if...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I haven’t tried it yet as w11 and nvcp is pretty fickle and bugs out making changes in CRU frequently but I doubt it. Based on the w11 hdr calibration app hitting the same numbers in 1000 and 400 the tone mapping curve is probably wrong in the firmware. Sounds like dell has lumped the issues...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    These are the most recent two I remember seeing: https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/ze6jsl/aw3423dwf_hdr_calibration_questions/ https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/zcii74/aw3423dwf_peak_brightness_500_nits/ It clearly goes brighter in highlights when I...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Seen a few threads on Reddit pop up over the last few days about it and seems like everyone with a dwf is confirming 520-530 in hdr calibration on w11 vs 1050-1060 on the dw when using hdr1000. Some speculation it might be nvidia specific or a firmware bug but nothing concrete I’ve seen posted...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    No doubt PTSD thanks to Canon’s 2006 CES demo of SED and axing it all a year later. We could have been enjoying true blacks and good motion handling for 15 years already! ;)
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Fairly sure I remember from the avsforums that displayCAL db has the DW which should be about as close as you can get before panel variance. Might be worth a try if you feel like eyeballing the results.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    The EDR profile will be off significantly as it’s for WRGB and even that’s not very accurate with panel variance and different generations of WRGB. It can measure the luminance up to 1000 nits but everything else will be incorrect without a spectro to profile first. You will likely shift the...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Can someone with the DW in HDR 1000 post their w11 hdr calibration app results and EDID PQ luminance numbers? Curious if it’s the same as the DWF: https://hardforum.com/threads/dell-alienware-aw3423dwf-34-qd-oled-165hz-freesync-premium-pro-3440-x-1440.2022990/post-1045519012
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Did you get the same numbers in both 400 TB and 1000? The numbers line up pretty accurately with HDR 400 True Black. Almost exactly the measurements of peak luminance and max full screen luminance. Perhaps EDID is purely static? If that’s the case I’d have expected they’d use the HDR 1000...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Reinstalling nv drivers again fixed hdr calibration crashing. Weird and buggy. With either the VESA DisplayHDR Test (available from Microsoft store) or dxdiag what are the PQ values the monitor reports for you? They differ significantly from the calibration app results and don’t appear to...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Bottom level as in near black?
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Hmm is that exclusive fullscreen or borderless fullscreen? Wondering if it doesn’t apply to borderless fullscreen. Tbh if the flicker keeps bothering me I’ll probably go back to vsync fast. It’s generally worked well enough for me over the years aside from the odd title it doesn’t work at all...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Does the frame rate in the OSD actually work for you? With gsync compatible enabled in nvcp it seems glued to 144Hz in every game even when the game bar fps shows much lower.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    1) select DisplayID under extension blocks and hit edit. By default it should say 1 data block but I’ve already added 144hz here. 2) click add at the bottom. By default you won’t have the selected block. 3) click add at the bottom again. By default there will be nothing here. 4) Select...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I managed to get DLDSR with CVT-RB2 timings working for 10bit 120hz and 144hz with CRU. I suspect going higher should work fine but haven’t tried as I like 144 being a multiple of 24. Tbh 120 is probably plenty and you get 24/30 then plus 5k2k is hard to hit 144hz with the 3080 anyway. There...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I would not be surprised if that cause changes to perceived fringing. Astigmatisms and dry eyes muck things up pretty bad. The intensity changes a bit if I lift or apply pressure to my eye lid much like the glare and rays of light from bright highlights. Sadly after going through hdr...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    I didn’t think it would arrive as the purolator truck wasn’t going anywhere due to snowstorm but the contractor tossed it in his pickup and drove it over. Small town perks I guess. Sadly now the power went out before I could toy with it more. Apparently trees down over the highway and the poor...
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