Incredibly, my 2-month-old ASUS XG27VQ has now failed in the exact same manner that the Samsungs before did. Dark pixels show bright blue or purple just like in this video
. I'm pretty sure this monitor uses a Samsung panel, so clearly the issue is with the panels then. Time to do the RMA rigamarole with Asus now...
The refresh rate is beautiful - but no one has reviewed this monitor so it's hard to get it calibrated right. The whites are on the blueish-greenish side for me, and the colours definitely don't look as good as a U2412
Have you tried doing a manual calibration? I don't know what the MSI OSD looks like, but I take every monitor I get to http://lagom.nl/lcd-test
When overdrive is activated, either 'normal' or 'fast', the brightness setting is greyed out. Is this change due to strobing backlight?
It just depends on how they implemented it. Overdrive shouldn't have anything to do with brightness, but the blur reduction setting on the Samsungs is indeed called "response time" which IS affected by Overdrive. It's all very confusing.
I don't notice the curve very much - cheers to RAGEPRO for convincing me to go in.
I'm a bit disappointed with the black levels - my previous monitor, a BenQ GW2250, had amazing black contrast, but this monitor seems to have an incorrect gamma / contrast calibration, and without a colorimeter I can't get it set up the way I like. Some things in Overwatch were too bright / too dark, and there was loss of bright/dark detail.
Interesting. I'd head to Lagom's LCD tests as I mentioned above, although I will say that the Optix doesn't have quite as good spec'd static contrast as the GW2250 (which is spec'd for 5000:1). There may be a gamma setting in the monitor's OSD to play with.
A lot of these gaming monitors restrict or disable options based on which one of their "smart display" (or whatever) profiles you have enabled. Try changing display presets on the monitor and see if that opens up more options for you.