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BenQ G2420HDBL (LED Backlit) or BenQ G2420HD

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Xplo, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. rickh


    Joined: Dec 26, 2008

    Posts: 612

    I'd be impressed if you had a 27" cinema display considering they aren't available yet.

    sRGB with brighness and contrast down to 50 gives the best results on the benq.
  2. PapaLazaru


    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

    Posts: 17,658

    Location: RG8

    None here. At all.

    Been running this for about 6 weeks now. Cannot fault it.
  3. gort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 27, 2003

    Posts: 1,412

    Can someone confirm the warranty offered on the G2420HDBL?
    Some places state 2, others state 3 years. I've contacted Benq and they state that it is only 2 years with them. Is OcUk's ( and some other competitors) only through them and not actual manufacturer warranties?
  4. dannybohy


    Joined: Aug 24, 2010

    Posts: 31

    im guessing its 2 yrs and they counting the 1 yr OCuk too which is naughty!

    Thanks for info guys anyone else on the backlight?, just sent one back and ready to try another!! but i dont want that mental BLB! not that bad anyways!
  5. Skillmister


    Joined: Oct 3, 2009

    Posts: 19,606

    Location: Wales

    No bleed at all afaict
  6. dannybohy


    Joined: Aug 24, 2010

    Posts: 31

    just noticed this on the BenQ website:

    "With the help of LED backlight technology and its capability to promptly address the lighting changes, every image detail is perfectly rendered with optimized color and brightness performance without light leakage even in darkened scenes. This is especially true for the black and yellow color gamut."

    so, techincally if you did get the LED model and had light leakage, then its a fault and returnable?.

    I think im going to risk it anyways! lets hope it is better than the non-led version ive just shipped back!!
  7. Kosmiche

    Perma Banned

    Joined: Oct 3, 2009

    Posts: 14,040

    Location: North Wales

    I see all the praise in this thread and online reviews and it got me thinking.

    I currently use a samsung 2433bw 24" tn monitor, 5ms 20000:1 contrast ratio.

    Would this benq be a good upgrade, image quality wise? As I find with the Samsung I get the best picture when Im crouching on the floor. The colours when Im sat down arent fantastic, and I hear its a different case with this benq.

    However it is still a tn panel, so would I glean any noticeable difference?

    Or should I save up for one of the expensive pva or ips screens to note a real change in IQ?

    Thanks guys, I just thought this *might* be a cost effective worthy upgrade.
  8. PCM2


    Joined: Feb 18, 2010

    Posts: 6,753

    Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    If anything the BenQ would be a downgrade in terms of image quality. Well... I haven't actually tested the Samsung 2433BW but all (recent) Samsungs I have tested have been superior to anything BenQ have produced. Also the 2433BW has a superior resolution. If you want a refreshing change an IPS monitor would be a nice choice at the moment. The XL2370 is also worth a look (or BX2450 if you want something a little larger). They are a little more expensive but for the build quality and general image quality it is worth the extra. Problem is that the price is approaching the Dell U2311H so you've really gotta think carefully about what you're after.

    If you want to see a review of the XL2370 and BX2350 and compare to a similar (but smaller and lower resolution) panel to the G2420HDBL, the V920, then pop on over to my website. There is also a review of a very nice NEC P-IPS, written from an entertainment perspective, for comparison. We will be reviewing the Dell UltraSharp U2410 and U2211H shortly, too. Link to my website in my signature. :)
  9. SlingShotUK


    Joined: Nov 23, 2008

    Posts: 30

    Hi guys,

    Just wondering if the vertical viewing angles problems some people have mentioned in here (even from a close distance from the monitor) on the HDBL model, is also an issue on the HD model? I see a lot of really positive reviews about the HD model and none mention vertical viewing issues.

    It probably won't be a problem but I am concerned that as I won't be using this to game and will have it on for 8 hours a day or more for work that the viewing angle problem could become really distracting.

    Any info on this would be much appreciated.
  10. dannybohy


    Joined: Aug 24, 2010

    Posts: 31

    well i must be mad but im gonna order the LED version on monday! and just hope the BLB aint as bad as the non-LED i just sent back! fingers crossed
  11. WingZero30


    Joined: Jun 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,022

    Location: London

    PCM2 will you be reviewing Samsung BX2450 in near future? Also what is your prediction on the price on this monitor in 6-8 months time? Will the price be dropping from the current average price of £250?
  12. Rikki

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 2,157

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    If anyone is interested in a saving I've got an led one for sale in the sales section. Only a couple of months use etc
  13. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 17, 2005

    Posts: 1,388

    Location: Gloucester, UK

    anyne found the best settings for this monitor, cant seem to get the pic as good looking as my dell s2409w, anyone found there best idea?
  14. an4rew


    Joined: Jan 12, 2006

    Posts: 57

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Colour was washed out with nearly every setting on my LED one, until i used the Nvidia settings in Nvidia control panel.
  15. Carlos_will


    Joined: Jul 8, 2009

    Posts: 36

    Location: United Kingdom

    Hey PapaLazaru, none at all you say? Looking at this thread (read it from start to scratch) It looks like its safe to say most people experience bleeding?

    Do you think you got one of the good manufactured ones? And overall are you happy with the colours, contrast and image clarity? In your opinion, how would you out it up against older TN models that came out roughly 5-8 years ago? Because at the moment I have a samsung sync master 205bw?
  16. Carlos_will


    Joined: Jul 8, 2009

    Posts: 36

    Location: United Kingdom

    Or if anyone else knows or has any answers if you put this monitor up against older TN panels? Maybe a samsung syncmaster 205bw (as i have one right now, and tbh the contrast, brightness is decent, as well as imgage clarity and sharpness, mehe)
  17. EDC


    Joined: Jun 4, 2007

    Posts: 306

    Location: UK

    I don't think there is such a thing as a TN panel that doesn't have backlight bleed, they've all got it, my Samsung 205BW bleeds like a sonofa***** but it doesn't bother me. You get used to it.
  18. Kelt


    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 10,826

    Location: With the færies

    Nope, my Benq doesn't have any backlight bleed, none what so ever.
  19. dannybohy


    Joined: Aug 24, 2010

    Posts: 31

    Hi, this still for sale dude? lmk
  20. mmj_uk


    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 24,188

    Is there any way to get rid of the DVI message whenever there's a change of resolution? it's the one thing that annoys me with this otherwise perfect monitor.