HP Omen 32 1440p Monitor [REFURB] - $239 shipped

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  1. Spun Ducky

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    I checked backlight on mine for hours. Minus the use I have put on it the last 2 weeks it had roughly 3 hours of backlight use prior to my ownership. So basically brand new. It seems as such as well.
     
  2. the snake

    the snake [H]ard|Gawd

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    i'm not sure how i have this set in my BIOS, but is this setting only for crossfire or something ??

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    from a random HP forum i found this....

    "On monitor settings ensure the DisplayPort 1.2 channel "

    i cannot find a setting anywhere for this to check
     
  3. SeaWulf

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    OOS again
     
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  4. the snake

    the snake [H]ard|Gawd

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    would that be the same thing as " EDID revision "

    if so it says 1.4 on my monitor


    sorry for these dumb questions LOL
     
  5. SeaWulf

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    No, the monitor is out of stock again :LOL:
     
  6. the snake

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    wow how did i not get that LOL, me=dunce
     
  7. oMek

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    Still waiting for mine to ship, seller said it would ship two days ago.
     
  8. Roberty

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    Same here except haven't heard anything from them and no tracking number.....
     
  9. Johnx64

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    oMek Roberty

    It took them 3 days after purchase to send me a link to the tracking label created for it and 6 days for it to reach me after that. The 20% ebay deal probably has a bunch of ebay sellers overwhelmed with extra work now putting them a little behind.


    Shipped from Anaheim California to SC.
     
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  10. TeleFragger

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    Drats. How did i miss this? I bought a philips 326M and am loving it. Now i gotta figure out an ati video card that will work in ati freesync that will run in a dell t5810... $299 to my door 20180321_162507.jpg
     
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  11. oMek

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    Mine shipped today via fedex.
     
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  12. Evil Scooter

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    I received shipping notice last night... they are supposed to arrive today.
     
  13. Volkswagen

    Volkswagen [H]ardness Supreme

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    Got mine- not the OMEN version- just the Pavilion one and its a beauty- spotless with 14 hrs backlight. Well worth the $203 - got it for $160 with the 20% eBay coupon.
     
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  14. Twinsen

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    Patiently waiting on the Omen, so tempted to just go with the other one, lol.
     
  15. CruisD64

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    Monitor arm and VESA mount installed! My work setup is officially badass!!! :)
     

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  16. SeaWulf

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    Back in stock but still at $280
     
  17. oMek

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    Mine will be here monday, will update with thoughts.
     
  18. TeleFragger

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    Now your just showing off...
     
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  19. Evil Scooter

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    According to the tracking info my 2 are on the truck for delivery tomorrow... :) I need to clear off my desk...
     
  20. trentchau

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    Man your mouse cord location would piss me off everyday :)
     
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  21. Johnx64

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    Don't make the same mistake I did. I was using a spare 40" TV for a monitor while waiting for this one to replace my broken one. I set the TV on the floor to clean my desk real good and while vacuuming around my desk I pulled the vacuum nozzle too hard and it fell onto the TV and cracked the screen.
     
  22. Evil Scooter

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    ouch... I'm adding these 2 to the 1 I already have ;p
     
  23. TeleFragger

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    Lol pissin me off too. I need to replace mouse then re run wire but im goin wireless
     
  24. Twinsen

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    Lol, me too.
     
  25. Centauri

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    My two arrived. Both have very minor blemishes on the bodies of the units or the bases, but stuff most people probably wouldn't notice. Screens are immaculate. One had zero hours on it but 1 dead pixel right in the middle. The other looks to be free of dead pixels but arrived with 17 hours on the clock and the menu system set to Mandarin I assume. Packaging definitely isn't as good as OEM but they arrived intact,

    Can't complain for $359~ though. :D

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  26. Krenum

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    Well, purchased one for $279. My current monitor is dying so I figured now is the right time. Hopefully I get a good one.
     
  27. oMek

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    Mine showed up, 0 hours on back light. No stuck or dead pixels. No damage to it far as I can tell. The stand sucks and while typing I can see the monitor shaking. Anyone have some good settings for this?
     
  28. Evil Scooter

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    Both mine arrived this afternoon, no issues so far. They look like new units.. no dead pixels I can see. Going to take a bit of getting used to gaming at 7680x1440... :)
     
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  29. mazeroth

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    $237 right now with the 15% off ebay code (PREPSPRING). Let's pray they drop the price down before the 15% off code expires. Then, I'll definitely bite. Still waiting for $219 again, or if I can get it cheaper with this promo.
     
  30. Kelvarr

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    Having not followed video card technology lately, what is the advantage of Freesync? The same seller has this one for $230 before discount.
     
  31. Bankie

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    It's like having VSync On without the input lag increase when your framerate drops.

    Some people seem to love it; some people don't even notice it. I'm one of the people that it does next to nothing for; I can see what it does during the Windmill/Pendulum demos but during gameplay it's almost unnoticeable to me.
     
  32. Archaea

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    turn off vsync
    turn on freesync
    enjoy less input lag with your mouse
    noticeably smoother feel and look of your games between 48-75fps (48-75hz - which is FreeSync range on the Omen 32)
    and no screen tearing between 48-75hz

    If you want to try to keep the monitor in the FreeSync range at all times (I advise yes) - then also put a frame rate target at 72, 73, 74 FPS in the Catalyst Control Center. (you have to go a bit below 75Hz - because this driver setting isn't an exact limiter - it's a target, and as such the FPS will fluctuate a 2-3 frames up or down from the target)

    RESULT: Everything in games will just feel buttery velvety smooth.

    It's one of those things, IMO, that at first is not completely obvious, but after you've used it for a while, it's disgusting when you don't have it.

    Case in point, I got used to Freesync on my HP Omen monitors over the course of six months. I replaced my Fury X in crossfire, with a pair of 1080TI in SLI. I plugged in the new 1080TI just a few days before a weekend long annual LAN party I hosted. I dropped the refresh rate to 60hz to avoid the frameskipping that occurs on the Omens with Nvidia at 75hz.

    I was still so disgusted by the way my computer felt and played with the 1080TI at 60hz vs. the AMD Fury X cards at 75Hz, that I didn't even enjoy the LAN party. It made everything feel choppy, gross, re-introduced screen tearing which I hadn't seen from 6 months, and overall just ruined the gaming experience I was accustomed to.

    Freesync or Gsysnc are both in final effect the same experience IMO (right now I'm using two 1080TI and a Alienware Gsync 34" (3440x1440 monitors at 120hz) --- but I'm one of the people that really likes the tech, notices it when it's gone. I'm NOT one of the people who notice super high FPS by comparison. 60hz is fine, heck 50hz is fine when FreeSync or Gsync is on, and I can't tell the difference between 75hz and 144hz with Freesync monitors (I've tried them side by side) --- but I can absolutely tell - even blind testing (which I did with some friends) when Freesync is on or off.
     
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  33. Krenum

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    Well crap, I need to find a inexpensive RX 580 then, (have a gtx 980). My monitor should be here on Monday.
     
  34. Twinsen

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    If anyone can't wait until the price is lowered again, save $42 buying it through the eBay app...

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  35. Evil Scooter

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    I'm currently runnin my 3 on a single 1080ti @60Hz, not experiencing tearing or skipping in titles like BF4, BF1, Madmax, FO4 and a few other titles. Have seen framerates drop into the 50's in heavy activity and I get an occasional screen freeze that could still be driver or network related. I can add another 1080ti but it seems like fewer and fewer games are going to support SLI going forward and then there are the "issues" you always have with sli & crossfire. I'm kinda torn ATM especially with the current prices of the 1080ti's.
     
  36. BugginOuT

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    Mine arrived today, no dead pixels and 0 hour on backlight use.

    fw version: AMM211
     
  37. the snake

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    same firmware i have, does your freesync work, and with what GPU ?
     
  38. BugginOuT

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    No FreeSync as I am still running the old nV GTX670, i moved away from PC gaming to the Xbox years ago. My Dell UltraSharp 2407 was showing it's age, figured I'll get something new.

    I did noticed tearing when running 75Hz, had to go back to 60Hz.
     
  39. Krenum

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    Monitor came in today. Looks brand new! No dead pixels. I am loving it!

    Does anyone have a good guide on how to calibrate it properly?
     
  40. Roberty

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    Mine came today as well. Seller was slow to ship but monitor arrived looking like brand new in original retail packaging.
     
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