Alienware technology has always been prevalent in the gaming sphere and we have seen some amazing things come from the company, from PCs to stunning monitors. One of those monitors is the Alienware 34 QD-OLED, a 1440p, 120Hz monitor that delivers a brilliantly crisp image.

As the name implies, it has a 34″ curved diagonal, ideal for competitive gaming, lowering eye strain, and allowing you to focus on what’s more important.

If you’re a console gamer, you might be considering getting this monitor for your setup, so we’re here to talk about that decision and fill you in on the best Alienware 34 QD-OLED settings for both PS5 and Xbox Series X!

Alienware 34 QD-OLED Specifications

Having been released at the start of 2022, the Alienware 34 QD-OLED has taken the gaming market by storm as a sleek-looking, highly functional gaming monitor that is 100% worth the money you invest in it.

It sports a 34″ curved display that goes up to a 3440x1440p resolution combined with a very satisfying 175Hz if you’re using the DisplayPort. If not, this beast will still get you to over 100Hz over the HDMI input, which is still highly favored among the gaming community.

The high refresh rate coupled with the incredibly low response time of 0.1ms makes this monitor absolutely perfect for competitive games like CS:GO and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Aside from that, it also has a wide array of functionality with its settings such as stutter elimination, and Creator Mode, as well as a very satisfying aesthetic design that is hard to beat.

You will not go wrong with this monitor and we highly recommend you snag yourself one if you can! The price of the monitor at the time of writing is right around $1300 and while that might be daunting, you’re not going to need another monitor ever if you decide to commit to this one.

The Downside

Even with all of these fantastic options that seem great on paper, the Alienware is sadly not very compatible with console gaming on the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. This is because the PS5 does not support a 1440p resolution, so all of that extra screen size is lost with it.

The same goes with the Xbox Series X which does support 1440p, but you cannot run HDR10 on it and if a game lacks a widescreen mode, you’re just going to be looking at a lot of blank space on the sides.

We understand that these facts might be frustrating, but we’re still going to mention some of the best possible settings for this monitor for the consoles so you can make the most of it if you have them all.

Best Alienware 34 QD-OLED Settings for Xbox Series X & PS5

These general monitor settings work just fine for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, so you should perform these steps as follows:

Select Your Preset Mode

The Alienware 34 QD-OLED comes with multiple screen modes that range from FPS gaming to Creator Mode so you’re free to choose whatever you prefer, but we highly recommend you go with RPG mode since it isn’t as vibrant and hard on the eyes as some of the other modes. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open the user interface using the joystick located at the bottom of the monitor
  2. Go to Game
  3. Go to Preset Modes
  4. Select RPG (or any other mode should you notice that something else works better for you)

Turn On HDR

Even though the consoles do not support HDR with this monitor, it’s still a good idea to turn it on since it will vastly improve your image quality when you’re gaming on a PC.

  1. Open the user interface using the joystick located at the bottom of the monitor
  2. Go to Game
  3. Go to HDR mode
  4. Enable HDR 400 True Black

Adjust Your Brightness

This aspect of the Alienware 34 QD-OLED is highly subjective, so increase/decrease the brightness depending on the lighting in your room and how bright you want your screen to be:

  1. Open the user interface using the joystick located at the bottom of the monitor
  2. Go to Brightness/Contrast
  3. Adjust it as necessary

Turn Off Eco Mode

Eco mode is a setting that will more than likely negatively impact your HDR and gaming experience due to the way it dulls the image and decreases the brightness on its own. If it’s already off, that’s great, but if not, here’s how to turn it off:

  1. Open the user interface using the joystick located at the bottom of the monitor
  2. Go to Others
  3. Go to Eco Mode
  4. Turn it off

Is The Alienware 34 QD-OLED Worth It For Gaming?

Of course! This is probably the best gaming monitor you can get yourself at the time of writing, and that is more than evident if you check out some of its reviews. Like all pieces of tech, it is not perfect as it has some downsides, but those are massively overshadowed by the sheer quality that it exudes for gaming.

Overall, we highly recommend this monitor if you’re looking for a reliable lifetime monitor that you’ll never have to replace.

Wrapping Up

We know that the fact that this monitor is not that good for the PS5 and partly for the Xbox Series X might be a bit disappointing, but it is much better to read about its flaws and make an informed decision rather than buying it for consoles and getting disappointed that way.

If you’re on the other side of the gaming sphere and pick up this monitor for PC gaming, you’re in for a wild ride as this is possibly the best choice you could have made. We sincerely hope that you have found the information you were looking for and that all of your questions have been answered!

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