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A bit too bright and too high "contrast." Iffy ZBD warranty.
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2019
As a beginning game programmer (and experienced Web surfer) I needed to upgrade to a large UHD monitor. First I tried an Asus MG28UQ. 28" was an improvement, but not big enough, and the TNT panel could not display shades of black/gray well--using a test pattern, the shades were only visible from ~ 15 degrees off axis, but not from straight on!
This PA32Q ISP monitor was a huge improvement. I find 32" to be the optimal maximum size display for UHD (any larger and I'd want curved or multiple displays so I can view my work pretty much head-on). Within my normal range of viewing angles I see no discernible changes in image quality from different angles.
I used a test pattern and guide I found online, and confirmed what I thought I was observing viewing images on the web. I can easily adjust the settings to see every shade of white, and I can easily adjust the settings to see every shade of black/gray. After quite some effort, I remained unable to use the multiple available adjustments so I can see the shades of white and the shades of black at the same time. So if a guy in a black/gray herring bone suit is arm in arm with a woman in a white wedding dress, either no herring bone or no lace. Either one's in solid black, or the other's in solid white.
I figured I might just not be expert enough to adjust the thing myself, so I called ASUS product support. They told me it was factory calibrated, and seemed unaware that the monitor has adjustments for gamma, brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, color temp, sharpness, trace free, and Vivid Pixel, Uniformity Compensation, ASCR, & blue light that can affect picture quality. Then there's my video card, which has even more adjustables. Anyway, they suggested getting a higher end monitor with greater color depth.
Also, I find the display to be too bright in general (causing a bit of eyestrain), and there's no luminosity adjustment possible.
Finally, a bright dot popped up after just a few weeks. It comes with a Zero Bright Dot warranty, but when it became relevant and I read it more closely, it says "Micro Dot, less than or equal to 1/2 dot (50μmφ), is excluded in the warranty". Huh? What's that? There's such a thing as "half bright dots" that aren't covered by the ZBD warranty?
Well I know Amazon will still take it back, so back it goes.
And it feels like throwing darts, but I'll replace it with the next model up (14 bit LUT instead of 12 bit LUT)