New monitor has lots of color bending. Help?

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    I have purchased a new monitor that has color bending. I'm talking about this.
    The monitor is a 6-bit IPS monitor that can display 262k colors. I disassembled the monitor to see who the manufacturer is. It's an LG LP156WF6-SPB1. The thing is, I have exactly the same panel in my notebook, but my Notebook display doesn't have any color bending. How is that possible? So I switched my notebook panel with the panel of my new monitor to see if it's really the screen that is at fault here. Turned out it isn't. The display from my new monitor suddenly doesn't have any color bending. On the flip side, now my laptop panel does have color bending. So I figured that the problem lies within the HDMI to eDP board inside my new monitor. Fortunately, I had a spare HDMI to eDP board for this exact display lying around that I purchased at some point. So I tried it out to see if color bending occurs and damn it, it did occur.

    Next I connected my new monitor via HDMI to my laptop. Now I have two identical displays connected to my laptop. One is the internal one and the other is the external one. The external one has color bending. I tried changing settings in the Nvidia Control Panel, but nothing removed the color bending. So what is the problem, then? Faulty HDMI cable maybe? I tried three different HDMI cables but with all three of them color bending didn't disappear. Now I don't know what to do anymore. What is the cause of this color bending and how do I get rid of it? Please help!
     
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    What resolutions are you running at? Maybe your laptop cant handle 2 screens with high res.
     
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    1080p. It's a high-end laptop that can handle 3 or 4 displays at once. Bending does also occur with the PS4 and Shield TV.
     
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    Sounds like a defect. Have you reset the settings on the monitor by chance?
     
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    How is that a defect when both displays look absolutely fine when used as the internal notebook display? They have bending when connected through HDMI. Yes I have reset the settings.
     
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    Could be the HDMI port. Do you have a DVI/VGA to HDMI converter?
     
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    Dude, I appreciate that you want to help. But did you even read my initial post? It can't be the HDMI port because I used two different HDMI eDP boards and my laptop's HDMI, my PS4's HDMI and my Shield TV's HDMI. It's not very likely that everything is broken at the same time! Anyways, I'm actually ordering now a HDMI to VGA adapter to see if it makes any difference.
     
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    Yes I did read it but I found it quite confusing... aaand that's why i recommended the adapter.
     
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