Yeah, can't make out the last 4-5 green bars on mine. Just got mine setup... honestly it's freaking gorgeous. Just played some Overwatch and it was silk - looked amazing.Just go the monitor tonight. One issue I'm noticing is that the Gaming - Freesync preset (which is required for Freesync to work), massively blows out certain colors, especially greens, and no amount of tinkering with the RGB or contrast settings seems to fix it. Photo and Text mode look fine, but Gaming - Freesync oversaturates colors really bad. For anyone else who has it, can you confirm using the Green image at this link? http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/contrast.php
Yeah, can't make out the last 4-5 green bars on mine. Just got mine setup... honestly it's freaking gorgeous. Just played some Overwatch and it was silk - looked amazing.
Gaming - Freesync preset (which is required for Freesync to work), massively blows out certain colors, especially greens,
I think custom modified was a baseline whatever picture mode you were last in. So if you want freesync start there the. Modify the color contrast settings to you liking in the GUI and save the settings. Now your preset is custom and includes freesync.I picked up my Omen 32 from across the border yesterday after ordering it from Amazon.com for $299.99 (HP Canada is asking $599!). I also lucked out with Customs as I didn't have to pay any Canadian sales tax =)
My initial impressions overall is very positive!
I do agree that Freesync picture mode is too bright and over-saturates colours, especially greens as pointed out in the quoted post.
- Size - it's OK but I'm coming from a 40" Philips BDM4065UC. I miss the the real estate that a 4K monitor offers but it's not critical for my personal use.
- Colour - Initially I was very impressed but I did notice greens were a little "hot" and red just slightly so. This is in Custom picture mode but I haven't finished tweaking colours yet.
- Contrast - Initially great, even better than my Philips which is has great Contrast (4128:1 after calibration) but I still need to tweak and test more.
- BLB - Very little on my monitor (thank goodness) and overall very even black across the screen. There is some ever so slight BLB in the lower left corner but it's hardly noticeable. This monitor doesn't suffer from what looks to be BLB/light shift in the corners that many experience with my 40" Philips... which seems to be viewing angle related perhaps due to it's sheer size.
- Freesync - Works great!
One thing strange in a good way is that Freesync does work for me in Custom picture mode so my experience is different from the above mentioned post. I've tested this with AMD's Freesync Windmill demo and Shadows of Mordor in Custom mode. Toggling the Freesync ON/OFF works in the demo and shows a noticeable difference in smoothness as the Windmill turns.
I'm running a R9 390 with DP and using Radeon Software Version 16.11.5.
I think custom modified was a baseline whatever picture mode you were last in. So if you want freesync start there the. Modify the color contrast settings to you liking in the GUI and save the settings. Now your preset is custom and includes freesync.
Ended up ordering an R9 Fury to go with this. It looks great as-is now with my 970, but I want that real FreeSync experience. I told myself I'd never go back to AMD...
Yes, that sounds about right. I recall going into Freesync Picture Mode (to enable it) and making adjustments from there and then noticing that my settings were being saved to Custom Mode.
BTW, I've think I've got the colours as best as I can get them. Dialing out too much green and red to the levels that I'd like them to be start affecting the secondary colours too much so it's a balancing act of staying true to greens and reds with some over saturation and keeping secondary colours in line too. In other words, I can't dial everything exactly to my liking but it's really minor in my books.
Overall, I'm very happy with this monitor and think it's well worth the $300 + tax USD that I paid!
any reports of any eye strain or fatigue with this monitor? Looks sweet, but i have sensitive eyes and want to make sure before i purchase.
Care to share your picture/color settings?
For regular use (such as surfing, emails, Kodi and Netflix) I typically use "Text Picture Mode" as I find it the most pleasing colour and detail-wise. Brightness = 65 and Contrast = 80.
For gaming w/ Freesync, I use Custom Picture Mode which is based off "Gaming - FreeSync". Brightness = 60, Contrast = 80, R = 254, G = 253, B = 255, Black Stretch = Low (basically increases gamma for better black details at the cost of less deep black).
I hope that helps.
So now I'm in possession of two of these guys and I'll post both pictures I took from approximately the same angle with the same brightness/contrast settings.
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Which one do you guys think looks better? I'm going to end up living with one of them as it's still a ridiculously good monitor for the price, but as you can see there is banding/cloud and BLB on both of these from Costco.
I just made my decision easier by noticing a stuck pixel on the new replacement monitor. It's too bad because that seemed to be the better monitor in terms of clouding/backlight bleed, but they were both pretty similar in that aspect.
I may end up returning both, but for now I'm going to keep the original.
Still a good monitor, especially for those not nearly as OCD as I am.
Cameras make it look worse than it is.
If you don't have obvious hotspotting of backlight bleed than turn the brightness down to 45 or 50 and enjoy the monitor. All 3 of mine have a bit of that too in camera pics and yet all three have less backlight glow than my Dell 3014 had which was a $1500 ips monitor. I don't notice it in games or general use and I have no visible hotspots on mine to the naked eye. I suspect you'll you don't either from those pics. My advice, stop inventing problems and enjoy the great monitor deal. Why sweat the small stuff?
then it isn't a visible hotspot.What is a visible hotspot? I have a little bit of bluish hue in the bottom left corner on a black screen, but if I look directly straight on at it, it's not there.
then it isn't a visible hotspot.
These are visible hotspots. This was on my 35" Acer widescreen monitor.
They were visible in general daily use to my naked eye. (not just the camera).
Ahhhhh I see. Mine looks like this. A little blue hue in the corner when I look at the top third. I don't notice anything unless the screen is black. I can't notice the blue hue in the bottom right under normal viewing. I thought I might be anal about it, but I'm not really certain playing the exchange until I get one is going to work.