Has anyone noticed the occasional vertical color lines that appear for a split second when using the monitor normally? It happened only once a day before, but I find it happens at least 2 to 3 times a day now. It happens on the right or left side of the monitor randomly.
I know some people posted about this happening on the B326HK monitor (which uses the same panel) but not this one. Do I have a defective display?
I'm using the DP cable that came with my monitor, and using a 660 ti with the latest drivers that were released on December 24th (347.09). Using standard picture mode, and AMA set to high (which is the default setting, and usually what is recommended for BenQ monitors).
Nearing my deadline to return it, so wanted to get some feedback. Thanks!
Yes I see it too, it shows up for half second then disappears and the lines are mostly black color but I have seen yellow ones too.
It happens 1-2 times per day and does not bother me since it goes away so fast.
Ahh, do you think this may cause any problems in the long run (ie. the longevity of the monitor)? Or just a glitch that if you can live with happening just here or there isn't going to affect the monitor? (just your opinion)
Mine doesn't happen that often, just once every few hours.
Are you both using the displayport to mini displayport cable that came with the monitor?
I'm wondering if this could be because of a faulty cable.
Anyone else have problem with displayport not working sometimes.
At boot and after Windows has loaded, the monitor gets no signal until I restart the PC.
This seems to be a DP only issue.
I thought it was Nvidia drivers because I had same problem with the Philips monitor but since it happens at boot during POST, when Nvidia drivers is not even loaded, it's maybe not the drivers but the GPU?
MST GTX 970.
Interesting... I have this too but assumed it was a hackintosh issue since the 970 is not officially supported and very early along driver-wise. For me it doesn't happen on boot though. Has happened maybe 2-3 times. I need to install windows or try a different card to really be sure. MSI 970 here too btw. Otherwise I just calibrated the monitor and it looks fantastic, so hopefully this and the flicker are minor issues not related to the monitor that we can fix.
Is your 970 OCed?
I had similar issue on AMD, but, when it was overclocked (high).
As you may be aware, last week we released a new Geforce 344.80 Hotfix driver to deliver important bug fixes to our customers:
This driver includes a fix for DisplayPort connectivity issues with certain monitors running on GeForce GTX 970/980 GPUs. Please give the above driver a try if you run into DisplayPort issues on your Geforce GTX 970/980 GPU. If the issue is not resolved with the driver above, check the video BIOS version of your graphics card through the NVIDIA Control Panel.
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2) From the bottom left hand corner, select "System Information"
3) A new window will appear with information about your graphics card. Search for the video BIOS version. If the version number is older than 84.04.31.00.00, please contact your board manufacturer for an updated video BIOS update.
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UPDATE: Well since I still have the issue I figured I would try the hotfix drivers and PUFF the monitor went out It cost me a $100 to ship the RMA only to have BenQ ask me what I did to it to which I replied (I did Nothing) So I explained to them how and when the problem started It worked find on the Gigabyte 770 and when I bought the Gigabyte 970 using display port the monitor would not turn on !!!! SO they sent me a new monitor, I first tested it (the New Monitor) on a totally different computer using the Gigabyte GTX770 and it booted fine no issues what so ever. So I then hooked it up to the Computer using the GTX970 now remember I already have the hotfix drivers installed !! so I (1)plugged in the display port cable (2)plugged in the power and turned on the monitor, power light turned on bright white then went to the amber sleep state since the computer was not turned on !!! AS SOON AS I TURNED ON THE COMPUTER the frickn monitor started doing it again power light goes into a power loop !!! and now this monitor just went out, cant even get it to boot on the Gigabyte 770 !!!! WTF So now I have to do another RMA and not use it on the Gigabyte GTX970 ever again !!!! so far this as cost me $750 for the monitor $200 for rma shipping and probably another $750 for a new monitor if they don't replace it for free (REALLY PISSED OFF) Now calling Gigabyte they say its not there fault, (They have no know issues of this happening) NVidia has not answered to my debug submission. So looks like this customer got screwed since nobody is stepping up to take responsibility for this issue. Be careful Guys I'm sure im not the only one that this has happened to. Thanks for listening to me vent !!! At a total loss here and nobody/nowhere to get help from.
<br />I realize that panel variation exists, but did you have to make major adjustments when calibrating?<br />
What brightness did you end up using?
no major adjustments besides brightness. RGB was dead on out of the box (unlike my 27" benq that was wayyy off). final brightness was 27. had 120cdm brightness as target.
to my eyes this monitor already looked pretty nice out of the box, the calibration just smoothed out the color range, less harsh. The 27" was a massive difference though, looks perfect now but was really ugly out of the box.
Anyone ever compare this to the Acer 32" B326HK
is the included DP cable with the BL3201PH good for 60hz or should it be upgraded and if so which cable should I go for?
I'm having a shit time deciding between this and the 34 in 3440x1440 for my next gaming monitor. :/
I had both the 34UM95 and BL3201PH next to each other for almost two weeks before I sent back the 34UM95. If you can get both from Amazon, it's not a bad idea to try them.
If most of the games you play support the 21:9 AR and you don't use your PC to watch a lot of 16:9 content, I think it's great. I wish I had one at work for software development, or better yet two one on top of the other. My biggest problem with the 21:9s is that the backlight bleed is very noticeable when you have black bars on either side.
I currently use my PC as my one stop shop, so I use this display for everything. I don't play a lot of FPS, usually Blizzard games (HOTS, SC2, D3, WoW) and RPGs. I'm okay with not playing DA:I right now, and I'm looking forward to playing modded FO3 through again, for example. I also prefer how WoW looks on the BL3201 compared to the 34UM95. MMOs really emphasize the higher resolution because things like character names that are in the distance are actually crisp and readable.
I'm happy with my choice but I can understand how others wouldn't be. If I was logging tons of hours of Counter-Strike per week like I did back in the beta days, I'd probably have an ROG Swift.
I recently purchased this monitor and it has very obvious color uniformity problems with the left side of the screen being a good 500k lower in color temp than the right. Is there anyone here who has one of these that doesn't have this problem? If so, what is the manufacture date? Mine is December 2014. I'm trying to decide whether to just return it for a refund or exchange it for another. If this is a widespread problem though, I'll probably just get a refund as I really don't want to be shipping monitors back and forth for the next month and a half trying to find that needle-in-the-haystack panel that doesn't suck. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.