HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, VA panel

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  1. Archaea

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  2. sleepybp

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    I got this behemoth for around $250 on black friday.

    The colors are great, very rich and much improved from my 3 year old asus 1080p.

    Games are smooth at 75hz , 2500k, 1060 6gb pubg .
    Dont have freesync gpu yey, but excellent monitor.
     
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    I have the Vesa mount for this if anyone is interested. Sold mine locally and forgot to package it back up, but they guy didn't want it. Send me a message - will cost you shipping only.
     
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    I got one for $239 friday night. My previous monitor was a 24.5" HP Omen 144hz and i have to say i really miss 144hz. I do like this monitor -- its a huge step up for my photo editing. Dare i say, maybe its to big? 30" might be perfect. I overclocked mine to 85hz using a geforce 1080ti, make sure you use the Display port input or it runs like crap. at 85hz its almost smooth in CS:GO, playable for sure. Ive seen other people get 95hz before it artifacts or degrades picture quality -- in my case i sometimes get "out of range" message followed by sleep mode.
     
  6. roaf85

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    So I have owned this monitor for a little over a year. I still have a 2nd year warranty on it. Somewhere for as long as I can remember it seems there is a faint band on the right side of the monitor about 3 inches inward. The left also has the same band but it is not very noticeable like right one is. You can see it on a black screen. It is only when there is a dark grey/darker color.

    Does anyone else have this? I am wary to monitor exchange it thinking the next one will be the same.
     
  7. ors

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    If you meant to write it can't be seen on black and white only dark/light gray then yes, it's a typical VA thing called banding. Every VA screen I had at home had this to some degree, never seen it on IPS monitors.
     
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    Yea I meant can't be seen. What is odd is I notice it more on the right side on grey scenes. However I am not sure if it is because of the "controls" being placed on the right side (left if look at back side).

    Anyone else see a slight discrepancy that has the monitor? I still have the 2nd year on the Costco warranty but I bet they will just do refurb hell.
     
  9. oMek

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    anyone have some good settings for this monitor, mine showed up today.
     
  10. Delicieuxz

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    It's taking a chance. I bought 3 Omen 32s, and 2 of them had dead pixels, and some worse colour banding than the one that I kept. I think that all of these monitors are going to have a bit of colour banding that is most visible on grey backgrounds, like the Hard forum.


    This is my general setup, that I think looks good:

    Brightness 90
    Contrast 80
    Gaming FreeSync mode and colour profile
    Response time: Level 4 (Fastest)
    Dynamic contrast: Off
    Sharpness: Level 4
    Power-on logo: Off
     
  11. BugginOuT

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    Anyone tried gaming on an Xbox One with this?

    Tried playing The Division, but the picture just isn't as crisp as I hoped it would be, compared to my HDTV. Maybe because of HDR?
     
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    No because it’s 1440p and you are upscaling 1080p. You’d have been better off with a 32” 1080p. 1080p scaling to 1440p will never be crisp because the pixel ratio isn’t 4:1. LCDs never scale negative non native resolution without appearing “soft/blurry”
     
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    Thank you for the explanation.
     
  14. Erudito87

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    Has anyone tried out freesync on the monitor with nvidias new update?
     
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    I installed them, turned on gsync/freesync, and set it at 75mhz. I cant tell if its working or not.

    Would love to hear back from someone who knows that to look for.
     
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    Well with Freesync turned on, Gsync turned on, and monitor set to 75hz... PUBG would not go over 60fps and was a jittery mess.
     
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    Se the monitor to only display at 75hz and disable the variable frame rate.
     
  18. SeymourGore

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    Looks like it's working - ran the G-sync pendulum demo without any issues, but I've never had a good eye for these things.

    The fact that I can enable 75 hz in settings and not have it glitch out with my GTX 1080 is a win in my book.
     
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    Wow so the 10 series is now supporting async mode on the Omen after driver update? nice!
     
  20. Delicieuxz

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    I've installed the new driver and done some testing. What I found is that games generally seem pretty smooth at 75 hz, smoother than I remembered them being, there is still frame-skipping.

    You can check for yourself using this test: https://www.testufo.com/frameskipping


    Here's what a photo taken of the screen should look like if there's no frame-skipping: https://www.testufo.com/images/screenshots/frameskipping-good.jpg

    Here's what a photo taken of the screen should look similar to if there is frame-skipping: https://www.testufo.com/images/screenshots/frameskipping-ugly.jpg


    The latter picture is what taking a photo of my Omen 32 with that test running on it looks like. In my photos, there are only 2 - 3 coloured boxes visible, and they often have an empty black between them.
     
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    To amend my previous comment: It seems that the Omen 32 might work better at 75 hz than I thought and had previously experienced.

    See this post, and try the frame-skipping test yourself: https://hardforum.com/threads/nvidia-417-71-drivers-up.1975517/#post-1044037603

    Also, make sure that your Omen 32 on-screen configuration is set to FreeSync mode.


    If you have any success with it, maybe report it here, and let others know what settings you used.
     
  22. strat123

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    Yeah I also still get frame skipping at 75hz using a 1080 and DP with freesync on

    Such a shame too.
     
  23. Evil Scooter

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    ^^^ Seems to work.. but I'm using 60hz on mine. Got all wonky when I opened BF5 at 75hz. Have you tried 60hz?

    **edit**

    Just re-checked BF5. With NVCP set to 75hz, in game set to "monitor refresh rate" and vsync enable it's locking at 60fps... odd. I'll get back in later tonight and turn the settings up higher to see of I get tearing.
     
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    Try turning vsync off. I am pretty sure that is what is capping you. I do not believe vsync will go above 60hz.



    So is the consensus that frame skipping still happens on this monitor when set to 75hz, even with the new NVIDIA drivers?
     
  25. Evil Scooter

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    ^^^ Turning vsync off gave very bad microstudder. Seems to work fine at 60hz.
     
  26. strat123

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    Yes
     
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    I was hoping the nvidia support of freesync might fix this frame skipping but sounds like it didn't for this monitor. I loved it but the frame skipping at 75hz on nvidia made me move it to a secondary workstation.
     
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    Ended up selling mine and went with an LG 32GK850G. I was hoping it would be fixed too, because these would be an cheap upgrade for side monitors.
     
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    ^^^ Honestly I'm happy with the performance at 60hz. I set the games up so I do not get a lot of dips under 60fps anyway so this is just a small freebie for me.
     
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    I set the Nvidia global settings to Fast sync, which drops all frames above the monitor's refresh-rate. This works well, doesn't give any perceptible lag and prevents the monitor from going stuttery due to it exceeding its refresh-rate. I've combined that with G-sync compatible enabled.



    For me yesterday and many other days before, it was frame-skipping at 75 hz. Today, it hasn't been, though, and I've been playing games a bunch.



    These photos are of the frame-skipping test were taken by me yesterday.
     

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    And these photos have been taken by me today.


    And the monitor at 75 hz with G-sync compatible enabled has been gloriously smooth for me in games for the past 3 - 4 hours. And it is pretty glorious: 60 hz v-sync on or off compared to 75 hz with adaptive-sync is a world apart in impression half of one apart in experience. Makes me want to get a 144 hz monitor adaptive-sync monitor (if I can eventually find a reasonably-priced 32" one a low response time and with good PPI and colour).

    Also, when 75 hz is working smoothly, G-sync compatible seems to be flawless with the Omen 32.


    Why it has frame-skipped at times before, but isn't doing it now, I don't know. Maybe if that was known, something could be done to make the monitor always not frame-skip.

    Here are my full settings

    Omen 32 on-screen setup:

    - FreeSync mode
    - Fastest response time

    Nvidia control panel:

    - 2560x1440 @ 75 hz
    - Vertical sync mode (in Manage 3D settings - global settings) set to: Fast (this seems to keep resetting itself to use the 3D application's setting)
    - Monitor Technology (in Manage 3D settings - global settings) set to: G-sync compatible
    - G-sync capable enabled for both windowed and fullscreen modes
     

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  32. Delicieuxz

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    I ran the UFO frame-skip test Saturday, Sunday, and today, and the monitor is still without frame-skipping at 75 hz.

    I still haven't figured out what made the difference, but maybe it's worth other people settings their Omen 32s to 75 hz and with my other settings and leaving it there to see if it just stops frame-skipping at some point. Maybe it 'settles' or something, lol.
     
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    Thanks. I tried it again setting VSync to Fast and the frame skip went away. I then set it back and it's still gone... I'm really confused but not complaining.

    Will do some more testing but so far so good!
     
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    Depending on your camera/phone you might be better served by taking a slow motion video, a lot of the modern ones do 240fps or higher now. That way less risk of the automatic exposure going haywire on the black screen (I know older iphones were able to go as long as a 1/4second exposure) & rolling shutter creating skipped blocks.
     
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    I've just made a super slow motion video with my Galaxy Note 9. Click here

    If I haven't misinterpretet this video, there is no frame skipping right?
    I used the settings from Delicieuxz , thank you!
     
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    Looks good
     
  37. Delicieuxz

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    Yesterday, my monitor started frame-skipping again and continued frame-skipping throughout the afternoon and evening. I don't know what caused it. Today, it's not frame-skipping anymore, once again.

    I hope it can be figured out what causes it to frame-skip or not.


    It's actually difficult to tell because there are only 2 squares showing up, which, when taking a photo, indicates that the exposure time is too low. I was having that problem at first when I was taking my pictures with the lights in the room on and with my camera's flash on. I got more squares to show show by turning off the main lights in the room and turning off the flash on my camera.

    At the start of your video I see some frame-skipping: Where you see the bar zipping across the screen but there are certain spots where the bar seems to jump a square.
     
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    Isn't that because it is a video?
    I also see that there seem to be black squares between the white ones in the beginning of the video. But I thought this is because of the speed.
    Actually, in the beginning of the video it runs at usual speed (60 FPS I assume) and just the few seconds in the middle are super slow-mo.
    And in the super slow section I can only see that every sqare lights up one by one.
    This means to me that there is no skipping right?

    By the way, I've made this video in a dark room with no camera light/flashlight on.

    As I said, I am not sure about this topic and I'm also not sure how I would realize frame skipping in a video game for example.
    I can just say, that every game feels damn smooth with your settings at 75 Hz.
     
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    For anyone wondering if this monitor supports G-Sync, yes, it does. I own this monitor and have just tested it with my RTX 2070 on the 417.71 driver.
     
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    Yes... but does it still frame skip with an NVIDIA GPU at 75hz? That's the million dollar question now.