Just found out that their is a firmware update for this defective model & just as everyone else I am extremely disappointed (understatement) that Asus doesnt allow the customer to do the firmware update or has not offered an alternative solution!
I appreciate that Bahz has chimed in once about the issue but never replied to assure us a guarantee that our monitor would not be replaced with a different one which would most likely be heavily used and damaged physically or cosmetically. These monitors even brand new had MANY other issues even coming from the factory with fingerprints & filthy panels that could have only happened during assembly as well as bad uniformity and other issues.
I was very lucky to get a good one with minimal light bleed and minimal other issues, well aside from the issue that every 279q suffers from (the defect for which this thread is about). I do not want to risk sending this bulky monitor in for repair, too many stories about customers receiving their $800 monitor back disassembled with snapped ribbon cables, broken stands, etc.
I dont understand why asus doesnt offer us the oppertunity to send us a replacement g sync module that we can install ourselves & send the defective one back?
Bahz, I know you guys say that the fix requires special equipment to perform the firmware update but you guys allowed the customer to disassemble their monitor & install the DIY G sync kit when you offered it for the vg248qe monitor, I dont see why this should be any different. If you read this please let me know if you can offer us an alternative solution?
After all gsync was designed to eliminate horizontal tearing not introduce vertical tearing.
ASUS Maximus 13 Hero, Intel I9 11900k, EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 ULTRA & EK BLOCK, G Skill Trident Z RGB 3600 32GB
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Asus PG279Q 165HZ, BenQ 144hz, Hisense 55H9F, Windows 11 pro