Top positive review
4k + HDR + Decent price = Great Xbox Screen.
February 7, 2018
Who am I? A techy, with disposable income for new toys within reason. What am I using this monitor for? Xbox One X.
I have NOT used this monitor with a computer yet...yet.
Okay so I waited since like December for this thing, after looking at and comparing countless monitors. Finally an "HDR" Freesync Monitor, with good response time and 4K.... Every Xbox gamers dream right?
I fired this thing up yesterday and boom.... underwhelmed..... it looked bad out of the box, then i played with all the settings.
Turn the Brightness WAY up, and leave the black enhancement at low. And all of a sudden everything looked amazing.
Playing fortnite doesnt have HDR, so I loaded up destiny 2 (ew) for to see how to activate HDR, since i couldnt find any settings to just turn it on.
Boom, on top right corner it displays HDR, and when you go into the settings its an entirely different picture menu, with a few different HDR settings, including a GAME HDR mode. I do not think you can have HDR on, and the input lag booster or freesync enabled at same time, as When HDR is on, the game settings menu gets grayed out. The game looked INSANE in 4k with the HDR mode on, so crisp and saw colors I had never seen before. For what its worth, the HDR mode that enables when you play an HDR game is PLENTY bright. It only goes up to 450 Nits of brightness in this mode, but for a 27 inch monitor, that is right in front of you, any brighter and you may have to look away or tone it down for gaming. So for all the people mentioning that this "is not a real HDR monitor, its not even 600 nits" Think about what you are using this screen for first. If it is gaming, this is very good. The HDR on this screen is far brighter than a middle range LG TV I have that has "HDR" as well.
PSA: Both HDMI ports support 4K/60HZ and Freesync.
For NON HDR Games, There is a cool mode called "HDR Effect" which bascally turns any content into super bright super vivid colors, and that seems to work with the gaming features since it is not actual HDR.
I will continue to update this review, as well as try different modes (Ex: Hook it up to a iMac 5k, a Macbook, a PC, and watch a 4k HDR blue ray on it over the next 2 weeks.