After I had some time to mount the Spectrum and rebuild most of my Setup, I’m ready to share some of my experiences with the Spectrum.
Firstly, my Setup and my use cases:
I had 3 x 4k@60Hz Monitors before I got the Spectrum, currently running the Spectrum and 2x LG UL650-W.
I’m a Developer, so this is my primary use case.
My second use case would be gaming, mostly Shooter (Apex, COD, BF).
Specs of my Main PC: 5600x, 32GB RAM, AMD 6800xt, Windows 11
Now to the Spectrum itself:
Long story short:
That thing rocks, playing at 4k@144Hz is a new world if you had to live with 4k@60 before.
You can literally see where the Dummy is going on Kovaaks Close fast strafes and generally the Voltaic Playlists
The Panel looks really good, I haven’t thought that you can see a difference between my 650-Ws and the spectrum but boy was I wrong.
I did some calibration with my Datacolor Spyder 5 Elite, after that the Picture was even better.
I use the DCI-P3 Color-Space with a Brightness of 35, this is around 180cd/m2 and matches my other Monitors and my general preference.
What really stands out: The Red colors are REALLY Red and I mean “I’ll burn your eyes out”-Red (only in DCI-P3 Mode), this is something I had to get used to. It really is a shame that we can’t save Color-Profiles on the Monitor itself.
The Spectrum looks damn good, not a “Gamer in your Face with a ton of RGB”-Design.
I have wall mounted all my monitors, so I can’t say anything about the stand, but the Monitor itself is gorgeous.
I needed some time to get used to the Joystick, but after that, everything worked fine.
I think we really need some more customizing options for the Joystick (the left, right, up, down Options.
On the first day I updated to the Forum version “102Rxxx” and started to play around with some cables. I’ve tested 6 “HDMI 2.1” cables, there were only 2 which worked for me.
So, you really must look at the cable and get one which is a verified HDMI2.1 (ultra-high Speed) Cable. There is a QR-Code with every certified HDMI 2.1 Cable which you can check with the HDMI Mobile app.
The Display-Port 1.4 Cable worked first try, so no problem there. It is currently connected to my second PC which runs Unraid with some VMs and Hardware-Passthrough.
I haven’t had the chance to test the USB-C Port, but I’m in the process of getting a Docking-Station for my Laptop, after that, I’ll try this.
After that I updated to 104 and everything is still fine. I haven’t had a single new Bug between 102Rxxx and 104.
Currently my Office-Mouse and my Keyboard + Numpad are attached to the Spectrum and connected via USB-B to my PC. This worked fine AFTER the 102 Update, it was unusable before the update.
I had some bugs, nothing which makes the Spectrum unusable, but I want to share them:
The USB-Hub doesn’t work at the Bootloader Menu, so I can’t select which Windows to boot – That’s quite annoying NGL.
If the Monitor isn’t powered on before the PC starts, the Monitor stays Black and I can’t see the Windows Login screen (only happens in a Multi-Monitor Setup)
I can’t select 4k@144Hz with 10Bit on AMD 6800XT, but this works with Nvidia (tested with a NVidia 3060ti FE), would be nice if this can be fixed via Firmware - Maybe an EVE + AMD Problem? 4k@120Hz and below + 10Bit works fine.
Random “Split-Screen”, I’ve added a picture blow, this only happened one time.
A picture of my Setup with the beauty in the middle:
And some calibration Charts:
A Picture of the “Split-Screen”:
Testing Testing :
If you’ve got some questions I’ll try to tests/answer them