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BenQ G2420HDBL (LED Backlit) or BenQ G2420HD

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

  1. Steves1982

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2010

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    Location: Torbay

    Yeah, I do see your point. It's not a dealbreaker for me though.
     
  2. PCM2

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 18, 2010

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    Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Well no and it shouldn't be really. I think the B2430L I was comparing it to is just particularly high build quality for the price. If it was as light as the BenQ it may not feel so 'premium' either. ;)
     
  3. Steves1982

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2010

    Posts: 1,930

    Location: Torbay

    Yeah, true. I have always had Samsung before and couldn't fault them. I was going to go for dual P2450h's but these were £45 cheaper each and the reviews on the item page on overclockers were good so I thougt what the hell. Glad I did now but it does feel weird not having a Samsung.
     
  4. EDC

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    Joined: Jun 4, 2007

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    Location: UK

    price has gone up to £170.36 inc VAT ... so worth shopping around
     
  5. as905

    Hitman

    Joined: May 11, 2009

    Posts: 577

    sadly my G2420HDBE which was an amazing monitor developed a technical fault & BenQ exchanged it for me with a G2420HDB which they said is the same model but different number but i'm gutted because the image quality is horrible & dull compared to my original one. :(
     
  6. as905

    Hitman

    Joined: May 11, 2009

    Posts: 577

    update:
    BenQ said they would exchange it for me (i already have the RMA number) so i asked them if i can have my orig monitor back if been fixed & they said they will look into it for me.i hope i will get my beauty back. :)

    if they do send me another dull monitor i will just sell it & buy a LED BenQ or most likely i will be going back to LG monitors.
     
  7. fishandchips

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    Joined: Oct 19, 2010

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    Hi please can someone tell me the optimum settings for this monitor?
     
  8. crackerbear

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    I don't think there is a such a thing as optimum settings as even with the exact same model monitor, there are some slight differences between them. Settings that are perfect for someone else, may not be right for your own monitor. Then you have to factor in that people's eyes are slightly different and also the surrounding light etc.

    I'd say unless you need to work on professional images/video where colour reproduction is paramount (in which case, go get an actual hardware calibration tool), I'd use a site such a Lagom and spend some time calibrating it manually with your own eyes.
     
  9. JK00

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    thanks very very much man for these site i think these site is great but idk have any idea how to use it :( well i am new with these advanced tools and all these calibrating things so any advise so i can learn ?
    when i opened the site it says my monitor should be in native resolution and my monitor is 1280x1024
    so i did go with White saturation test and then i found i can't see nothing so
    i used my windows 7 calibrate color and changed the (adjust color balance )
    and the pictures started to appears but my screen quality was not good
    so i set it back as it was and then the quality of the picture was good but the picture did disappear again in the test says i should see it in ideal monitor so i guess so is that mean my monitor is ****ty ?

    so tell me how can easy use the site too adjust my monitor or any monitor if i get new one in the future
     
  10. crackerbear

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    You need to read the site. The instructions are there on every page and on each different test telling you either how to calibrate and/or what to be looking out for.
     
  11. JK00

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    @crackerbear thanks so much for fast replay :) i shall read it again because last time i didn't understand well
     
  12. JK00

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    now any body, well i am gamer and need new monitor with at least acceptable view angles
    because i might watch movie while set in sofa or bed so g2420h wouldn't be good choice for me what about p2370 i read very good review about it and its has perfect colors for TN panel accurate colors so what do u think i know its 23 inch but it would be good size for me i mean in colors and black light bleed what is more and view angles ghosting and
    watching movies at 1080 and watch regular movies (none hd or 1080 or720 just normal once )
     
  13. -Aura-

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 26, 2007

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    Location: Newcastle

    There is a post somewhere in this topic, perhaps contained within the first 10 pages ... lol, I know, it's a busy topic but some guy really went to town on this and reported some ace settings. Many used them and reported back positively on his advice.

    Nothing wrong with taking a high quality photo of your immediate surroundings and using it as a calibration tool. Very vulgar way of doing it if you're a purist but it kinda works for me, at least for the colour side of things. I'm a gamer too and the only thing that I really had to move from default is the brightness, way too high for me liking.

    Windows 7 calibration tool is very useful, I reckon on mine the red level had to come down about 10%, and I used ATi CCC to saturate by about 15% and seems to have done the trick. My lassies boyfriend had his 27" Apple Cinema display over, hey, this is not a patch on it but using all the info that folk have posted, calibration seems not a million miles away from the Apple.
     
  14. CyberMax

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    Owners BenQ G2420HDBL or BenQ G2420HD, if not difficult, copy numbers pristine engineering menu with this monitor, with ADC tab. I just changed this numbers, but the default values do not remember exactly, thinking that it will be possible to go back, but they do not reset to factory settings. To invoke this menu - when the monitor is turned off you can press the Menu button and Enter on the monitor simultaneously, then press PowerOn and let off these buttons, then press on Auto button and you will see the engineering menu. There, go to the tab ADC and rewrite the numbers that will be after the GAIN and OFFSET. To return auto-tuning on the this button back - just turn off and turn on the monitor. Much to ask to tell me these numbers with the ADC tab.
     
  15. RavenXXX2

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 6, 2007

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    Location: North West

    Is the anti-glare coating noticeable on this screen. Like when you move a window about can you see the speckled type coating in front of it on the inside of the screen.
     
  16. claypigeon101

    Hitman

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    you could always get a HDMI to DVI cable for your ps3 or 360 in future
     
  17. LukasBB

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    Joined: Dec 17, 2009

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    Location: Plymouth

    2420HDBL - Why is this monitor so expensive now? I bought one a year ago for 150Ł and now it costs 20Ł more :confused:
     
  18. rickh

    Hitman

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    Yes.

    It's the same as my dell u2311h panel, which is known for being AG heavy.
     
  19. Menty

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 3, 2011

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    Location: Tipton

    Brought this monitor based on the good reviews I had seen, but was quite disappointed with the calibration 'out of the box'.

    The settings above from Undesirable worked a treat (gaming mostly for me) and I'm now very happy with my purchase so cheers for that :D
     
  20. as905

    Hitman

    Joined: May 11, 2009

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    very true the replacement i got from Benq is not the same as my original one even though they said its the exact same model so image quality should be the same.who am i to argue with Benq ? i miss my old one it was perfect. :(