09-11-2020 04:51 PM - edited 09-13-2020 05:46 AM
Yea they said it takes about a week or so (from my 1st post about doing the exchange) for the return team to review the screenshots and if it's approved I can do an exchange. The support team honestly is not well informed to be any real help and just based on the number of reddit posts, I wouldn't be surprised if HP did this intentionally.
That's a concern of mine too so I will have to bring that up about what will happen if the new screen is not 400 as well. My biggest concern will be the time since they have to build a new laptop (according to the support team) and supply with laptops in high demand.
09-13-2020 06:09 AM
I made a post on reddit trying to get to the bottom of this issue and you may want to seriously consider the following information,
Here was a reply to my question about the screen,
"I have the same Envy x360 and can tell you the following: 1 - The display on mine is substantially brighter than my friend's 250-nit (regular) display on his Envy x360. We compared mine at 50% and his on full brightness, and mine was brighter. Also, the colors were sharper on mine. 2 - The HDR test shows 270 nits and 52% sRGB, which is exactly the same it shows on my friend's Envy x360. I believe it is some kind of default value from the OS.
I realize this may not help much, but I wanted you to know the 400-nit display IS brighter and better color-wise than the 250-nit. I spent the money as you did for the better screen."
My screen does look bright and colors look ok, it is certainly possible Display HDR is just giving us a faulty reading.
09-18-2020 06:22 PM
So there was no follow up from HP so I reached out and it was approved for exchange today (conveniently).
I will need to call during business hours to actually speak to someone regarding points you and I mentioned as well as this could very well be the 400 not screen already.
Have you seen anything else from others online?
09-18-2020 07:04 PM
Hi James. I do not have any new information right now, I was hoping to see how your situation went before I pursued it any further with HP. I am leaning towards the opinion that we have the right screen, and display hdr is giving us bad info. The screen seems pretty bright to me and the colors are pretty vibrant. The screen is def brighter then my wife's macbook, albeit hers is a bit older model.
Please do keep me updated as to how you make out with HP as it will go into my decision to pursue an exchange before my 30 days is up at the end of this month. I do appreciate the update from you today, thank you.
09-19-2020 09:11 AM
I'll keep you posted.
I do think we have the correct screens now. I have the Note10+ and your comment made me think to check. The manual max brightness is around 400 nits and the srgb is around 100% for one of the screen modes (per displaymate's website).
Inside and outside in sun they were pretty much the same. I also tested a handful of vids and the colors were the same as well.
09-21-2020 05:40 PM
So I saw a lot of posts about how bad HP support was but I figured it was just a vocal minority since I saw negative things with all of the companies..... Turns out they are that bad.
Long story short I wont be exchanging the laptop. I'm sure we have the 400 nits and i don't want to deal with the headache of resetting the laptop & sending it back for nothing.
I can send it in but this last person said I'd have to pay. I'm not sure how much as i was xfered to another team and that went to the virtual assistant so I hung up. I looked up other posts about DisplayTestHDR and its not accurate (only hardware can measure luminance).
Not sure if that helps you but your only options are to return / exchange the computer or pay to have HP techs confirm its the 400 nit screen (unless you purchased one of the warranty plans that covers it)
09-22-2020 10:09 AM
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