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Optimal OSD Settings (on this unit)
Black point on 120 cd/m2
Brightness ULMB (Backlight Scanning)
Overall Rating Overview
|Rating AOC AG271QG|
|Processing & Design||7.5|
|Motion Blur Reduction||9.2|
Overall, the AOC Agon AG271QG is a very good gaming monitor. The biggest downside is the black uniformity, but hey, no monitor is perfect. The "subjective" uniformity also strongly depends on your brightness settings. These test results are based on 120cd/m2. So we also have VA panels with better blacks and less Backlight-Bleed issues on the market - so which one to choose? It depends. I still prefer an IPS panel because of colors thanks to the viewing angles (no washed out areas on the display). A VA panel also will have disadvantages in the backlight uniformity because of the VA Glow. This is where monitors and TV's differentiate from each other VERY STRONGLY. On a TV you will not observe the VA Glow that fast, while sittings 1-5 meters away in front of the TV. At a monitor, usually, you are 30-50 cm away from the display so that the VA Glow is much more noticeable. In the end: Currently, we don't have really good gaming monitors for solid black levels and good black uniformity performances on the market. For this, we have to wait for direct-LED solutions or OLED monitors. Real post-production or graphics monitors still are better in terms of the (black)-uniformity. Unfortunately, the panel manufacturer AU-Optronics puts its focus "only" on other topics. A gaming monitor with a perfect homogeneity probably would cost much more than "only" 700$. Well, it is like it is, currently and personally I prefer IPS over VA for a gaming monitor whereas in a TV a VA panel is a much better choice, especially for movies and blacks.
So how about the Asus PG279Q, the Acer XB271HU or the Viewsonic XG-2703gs? All of them offering a close as same picture quality but the difference in OSD settings, build quality, and the panel frame construction. In my personal experience the Viewsonic currently was the best, but this also strongly depends on an individual unit. Overall the AOC is a very good monitor and you have to choose :).
Pro & Contra
- Vibrant Colors thanks to the viewing angles & color gamut volume
- Own presets are saved "only" within chosen presets
- Some pixel inversion issues on certain moving test pattern
- The inner panel frame causes some reflections
IPS Typical contra:
- Otherwise bad viewing angles for dark image content (IPS typical)
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It would be interesting to know what settings you ended up with to get optimal results.
Answer from Lim's Cave - December 30, 2017 5:33 am
They are stated in the review
Optimal OSD Settings (on this unit)
but I would recommend to watch my video regarding to "best monitor settings for gaming"
I would like to express my sincere thanks for your excellent reviews. During the past weeks, I was viewing and reading several monitor reviews in order to decide my next purchase and I have to admit that the way you organize and present your reviews is by far the best. Excellent job mate. Keep going on.
Answer from Lim's Cave - August 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Thanks dude (:
Mam pytanie do pana.Czy z tymi optymalnymi ustawieniami czyli contrast 75,rgb 49,47,49 i jasno?? 14 .Mog? teraz skalibrowa? profil icc?Mój kalibrator to spyder 5 express.Czy dobrze my?l??
Answer from Lim's Cave - October 2, 2018 8:37 pm
The problem is, that each unit will differ in terms of the max brightness as well as the native white point, so that "optimal settings" does not really exist. You can only set "optimal settings" aka your preferred settings when owning a colorimeter. Optimal settings only exist in graphics monitors (for print and web for example). For example, I am using a color temperature around 5800k, which is "bad" for print as well as for post-production. So "perfect" settings for gaming does NOT exist. You simply have to find your preferred settings... even when games are developed mostly on 6500k.
Is there a reason you aren't listing the OSD gamma here?
Answer from Lim's Cave - October 2, 2018 8:34 pm
No not really but gamma settings also are mentioned at "Picture Quality"