Asus ROG PG35VQ Early Unit Halo Problem

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A video has surfaced on Instagram showing an early view of the Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ with FALD.

Unfortunately, it seems as if the upcoming $2000 monitor from Asus is not immune from the haloing effect of full array local dimming. Just as other monitors and TVs (such as Samsung TVs using FALD), we can see the effect of switched off backlighting together with switched on backlighting. This problem has been mitigated by manufacturers by increasing the number of switchable zones. In fact, haloing has been improved when compared to full array local dimming of the past. However, we’re still not close enough to OLED quality, and with the ROG Swift PG35VQ costing no less than $2000, you might be tempted to get an LG C9 OLED TV instead.

We’ll await the final release of the unit, which is pretty close, before judging the panel, as this video might be from a pre-release sample model.

Until then, we just hope that any haloing issues are ironed out by AUO and Asus.

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