yeah and TBH I am going to bet the LGC8X or the 3080 Ti's will all be delayed big time. This Alienware will be the only game in town for a LONG timeChecking back in, first time having a monitor and not even thinking about replacing it at all. Still the only OLED 4k@120hz VRR monitor game in town. End Game.
Congrats, have one myself running with a volt-modded Titan V. First time I don't long for a monitor with better tech to come along, ticks all the boxes: OLED pq with infinite contrast that makes it pop, 4k, 120hz, VRR, .5ms response time. I also run custom resolutions like 3840x1440 and 3840x1600 to play in ultrawide.So I had more money than sense and dropped 3K on this thing....
Days of gaming opinions:
+Easy to set up, once you realize the PC native resolutions are listed BELOW the TV ones!! (you need to select the PC resolution to get 120hz and g-sync compatible). I set windows scaling to 150%, it defaults to 300% which makes the icons huuuuge
+Looks awesome color wise and especially the blacks. They arent kidding about OLED and black, Elite Dangerous is just wow
+Web browsing / text feels comfy, was worried about tis
-a single GTX 2080Ti and overclocked HEDT CPU isnt enough to drive it at 120 hz in any games. Hoping the 3080Ti will change this....
-Huge, you need a desk the size of a conference room table (I have a desk that big so it isnt a - for me but would be to others)
-Doesnt feel as snappy as the AW3418DW I came from, but that was 3440 x 1440 vs 4K so I was getting consistent 100 FPS on it.
-Heres one that I didnt expect.... coming from a curved monitor for a LONG time, this flat panel actually feels like its curved THE WRONG way!!! Looking at it makes me feel like sids are actually curved AWAY from me and the front is bulging. I know its mental, hope it goes away.
I will tinker with it when I get home today to see if it works in conjunction with setting HDR in windows as well as games. I don't run HDR because it's not for me, but I'm willing to experiment with it just for the hell of it.Stryker:
What is the setting under Display, SmartHDR? Ive set it "desktop" and "game HDR" and am not sure if I notice a difference?
Ya that is a problem when sitting close to a large flat screen. It's not a natural perception. I was so pissed when LG decided to get rid of the curve after the C6. I LOVED the curve of the C6 for PC gaming.-Heres one that I didnt expect.... coming from a curved monitor for a LONG time, this flat panel actually feels like its curved THE WRONG way!!! Looking at it makes me feel like sids are actually curved AWAY from me and the front is bulging. I know its mental, hope it goes away.
Haven't tinkered but the manual stated that it does support HDR content, the simulated presets will not be available when it has a real HDR signal to process.Stryker:
So here's what I found out so far. When you set the monitor to Game HDR, I guess it "simulates" that the monitor supports HDR, even tho we know it technically does not. So now, in games that support HDR, the HDR box in the game menu is no longer grey-ed out, you can actually toggle it on! Im testing this in Assassins Creed Odyssey right now, and it definitely makes the game look different. Not sure if "better" or not, but it is certainly noticeably different!
Update: Ive tested it in a couple of games now. It works in Far Cry 5 and also makes the game look different. However, In War Thunder, when you launch it with the HDR enabled in the game menu, it gives an error message "output device is not HDR mode" or something like that. So I guess the simulated HDR doesnt work in all games
EDIT: The text in install menus, like installing a windows app, seems kind of fuzzy. Any solution to this?? I read somewhere about changing clear type or something but I have no idea what that means
Gross. That's inexcusable for the price if it does turn out to be a design flaw, but considering I haven't heard of this happening to others yet and it has happened to you three times... Maybe consider plugging it in to a UPS with power conditioning? If you have dirty power, that's not good for sensitive electronics. I had an APC UPS that provided surge protection + power conditioning; great unit.Haven't posted on this forum in a while but had to post in here.
Got this Alienware AW5520QF back in Oct. 2019. Worked beautifully until mid-Feb. 2020. Went into BIOS to tweak some OC settings for my CPU, hit "save and exit" and then poof, the monitor went black and never turned on again. Well, it turned "on" with the colors in the back but there was no image.
Fast forward a few days and I had to get a replacement monitor from Dell. That one worked until mid-March 2020 and then bang - again, image went black when I was just online (not gaming) and now the monitor didn't even turn on. Called Dell again and got yet another replacement.
So, this is the 3rd monitor and guess what? Today, again while just online and not gaming, I heard a LOUD "pop" sound and the image went back and the thing won't even turn on!
I had the monitor plugged into a surge protector by itself - meaning - NO OTHER DEVICES were plugged into that surge protector which went to its own socket at the wall!
Needless to say, I am HUGELY FRUSTRATED with this display - there is definitely something wrong with its power layout/design as this is the THIRD time this has happened.
1.) First time monitor was plugged into a wall socket directly
2.) Second time monitor was plugged into a surge protector with other devices (peripherals etc.)
3.) Third time monitor was plugged into a surge protect by itself with no other devices daisy-chained to it
It is hands down the best monitor I've used - I just reconnected my old Dell UP3017Q 4K OLED 30" 60Hz monitor and it feels like molasses. The image quality, 120Hz, and overall experience is second to none.
However, the monitor just crapping out on me is ridiculous and this is the THIRD time it's happened.
Has anyone else experienced similar issues?
Obviously, I'm going to get another replacement but can you guys suggest how to avoid this in the future?
One point - there was a huge thunder/lightning/rain last night. The whole point of the surge protector is to do just that - PROTECT - the device(s) from dying. The loud pop I heard I bet is a blown capacitor or some such thing.
Would really appreciate some advice/help on this. I love this monitor and want to use it always. I bought back when it was still $4k as well.
Playing FPS games at > 120fps in 4K maxed out is a truly unbelievable experience - with the 55" OLED image it's so beautiful.
Yea, it seems to be too coincidental that this has happened three times. Can you suggest a really good APC UPS model that does what you mentioned? I've never used one before.Gross. That's inexcusable for the price if it does turn out to be a design flaw, but considering I haven't heard of this happening to others yet and it has happened to you three times... Maybe consider plugging it in to a UPS with power conditioning? If you have dirty power, that's not good for sensitive electronics. I had an APC UPS that provided surge protection + power conditioning; great unit.
This would be a good solid unit with AVR (automatic voltage regulation), and similar to the one that I had:Yea, it seems to be too coincidental that this has happened three times. Can you suggest a really good APC UPS model that does what you mentioned? I've never used one before.
This would be a good solid unit with AVR (automatic voltage regulation), and similar to the one that I had:
APC UPS, 1000VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector, BX1000M Backup Battery, AVR, Dataline Protection and LCD Display, Back-UPS Pro Uninterruptible Power Supply https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VY12HW4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xYaZEbM2NH8ZZ
The true power conditioners that do AVR and also noise filtering are a little more expensive:
But they are specifically marketed towards protecting A/V equipment like our OLEDs and expensive home theater gear, so they probably do a better job, although unfortunately I do not have experience with one personally.