Author Topic: Qnix UHD32R Review: 4K Glossy* AUO AHVA Panel with AMD Free-Sync  (Read 1138 times)

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Brightness & Contrast

Qnix UHD32R B & C by Deepinthesky Teslastorm, on Flickr

The contrast ratio of 700:1 is below average and quite poor for a modern AHVA/IPS/PLS panel since they tend to offer at least 1000:1.  The measured contrast is in line with the other glossy* 32" 4K AUO AHVA panel I tested, the HP Spectre 32 which offered 800:1 before calibration and 700:1 after calibration, but has a white casing which vastly increases the perceived black depth.

The maximum brightness reaches 297cdm/2 which is suitable for very brightly lit environments, but not direct sunlight on the brightest days.  The lowest brightness of 79.6cdm/2 at 0/100 or 0% in the menu should be low enough for light-less room use, though the contrast is far to low for use in darkness.

I recommend using a bright 2600 lumen Daylight/6500k CFL (Philips example) behind the display while keeping the brightness below 100cdm/2 (2600 lumen light) or 140cdm/2 (5000 lumen light) in order to make black and dark content indistinguishable from the inner black bezel. A bias light can hide IPS glow as well as make an AHVA/IPS/PLS panels black depth equally as dark as a VA panel.
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