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BenQ XL2420T Now available

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by NinetyOne, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. sastusbulbas

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 26, 2008

    Posts: 1,712

    Well it arrived today, but still unsure of the settings, did a quick check with the Windows display settings, set my brightness to 05 for now, no idea how to adjust RGB as yet?
     
  2. Sin_Chase

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 20,535

    You have to set colour to User Mode then delve into the next sub-menu.

    Menu > Picture > Colour Mode
     
  3. sastusbulbas

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 26, 2008

    Posts: 1,712

    Found it, cheers.

    Now just have to find and input the settings recommended for ATI cards I guess.


    If I am in standard mode, and reset factory defaults, will that only affect standard mode or all presets?

    Would all settings be the same and need reconfigured?

    A magazine review mentions gamma 1 being preffered, with a brightness of 200Cd/m2. Why the magazine could not just state the settings picked and numbers as shown in the monitors menu I don't know. Is that 25% for instance? 5%?

    For now I will go with these settings from another review, until better suggestions appear :)

    Picture Mode= Standard
    Brightness= 36
    Contrast= 50
    Gamma Mode= Gamma 4

    Red= 96
    Green= 97
    Blue= 100
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
  4. OptimaLnrg

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2009

    Posts: 2,891

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Just contacted Benq to see what they say about my dead pixels.

    .. :(
     
  5. Angerer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 18, 2011

    Posts: 1,017

    Location: England

    Doesn't ocuk or any other competitor have a (Dead Pixel) policy, where you can send it back??

    Does any of the big name brands i.e Samsung, Asus and Dell have any policy like this?

    Cheers
     
  6. Surveyor

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 5, 2010

    Posts: 22,012

    Location: Somewhere

    @ Angerer

    OcUK offer this:

    Dell LCD Display Pixel Policy.
     
  7. Angerer

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    Location: England

  8. David_VI

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 8, 2011

    Posts: 1,764

    Location: Colchester

    I seriously suck at this.

    I tried CocaCola's settings, thought they were nice. Tried someone elses, though they were nice.

    I just don't know what I want or what is best. I know its personal preference but I have nothing to compare to! :| Aaaaaaaaaaaaah Nvidia settings!
     
  9. felton1592

    Hitman

    Joined: May 22, 2012

    Posts: 585

    Location: Manchester

    Considering getting this monitor again but not sure what the returns are here. I really liked it when I purchased from Amazon but I had to send it back three times due to gradient issues/clouding and bad backlight bleed/dead pixels/ top left corner of the monitor having a hint of red.

    It was just amazing to play BF3 on, even at 60fps. Other games were too such as Left 4 Dead 2. Only problem I had were some games such as L.A Noire, dark shadows would have a tint of blue in them.

    EDIT: About the pixel part, just read above.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  10. David_VI

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    I finally emailed BenQ tech support about the red tint in the corner that appears on every gamma setting except 3. I realised I should be getting the best out of the monitor and it was best to email them to check if it is a fault. Especially considering all the best settings recommend using Gamma 1 or Gamma 2!

    What a pain.
     
  11. milky1000

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 20, 2012

    Posts: 2

    hi all i plunged into getting one of these monitors and i realy like it, at moment i have amd motherboard 990xa-ud3 amd fx 6 core processor and only radeon hd 6770 graphics card so im guessing you will know what my question is going to be lol

    what graphics card should i upgrade to to benifit fully from the 120hz , i am not bothered about 3D on the monitor well not now anyway so if thats main reason alot have the nvidia cards would going down the road to a higher end amd card be good upgrade i.e 2gb xfx hd6950 or any other card, i dont want to go and buy a card and find out it isnt going to do what i want so to spend the extra money to get a card that will would be money well spent , any advice would be appreciated oh an also what is best way to connect a xbox360 to this monitor
     
  12. milky1000

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    not sure if anyone has answered your question or you have figured it out but on the control you have 3 presets 1,2 and 3 if you go threw all your settings while on ps3 choosing each option,then when you have finished them all save it to gamer 1,2 or 3 i have mine each set to xbox360, pc and sky using either 1,2 or 3 but most of mine are basicaly same settings so go to menu then do all your settings then once done go to picture advanced then picture mode and there you will see gamer 1,2 and 3 which will save it,then its just a case of pressing the number on the remote
     
  13. Brizzles

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 16, 2005

    Posts: 7,183

    Location: Clevedon , Bristol

    Anyone else got a slight tinge to their screens ?

    The top 1/4 has a very slight red tinge, and the bottom 1/4 has a very slight green tinge.

    Only noticable on a plain white background, so not a huge issue.

    Colours settings are as pcm2 posted earlier in the thread.

    Cheers.
     
  14. David_VI

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    Location: Colchester

    Look up 2 or 3 posts. I've had the same problem since I got mine and finally emailed them about it and they gave me RMA details so I guess it is a problem.

    Do you get it on all the gamma settings except one? and when you switch it disappears for a second before coming back?
     
  15. Brizzles

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 16, 2005

    Posts: 7,183

    Location: Clevedon , Bristol

    On all gamma settings :(

    It does disappear when switching, like you describe.
     
  16. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2006

    Posts: 19,937

    Location: Wigan

    can anyone help me into being able to adjust the gamma/color temperature/hue/saturation.

    they are all grayed out

    in the picture mode menu i only have 3 options:

    gamer 1
    gamer 2
    gamer 3


    just set up using the same as sastusbulbas


    edit**

    stupid thing. it was at the bottom of the menu.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  17. Rroff

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    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

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    Yeah that fooled me at first as well didn't realise for a couple of minutes you could scroll upwards in the picture mode menu and get more options :(

    I've changed from a 2233rz to one of these due to needing higher resolution and displayport connectivity and with a bit of calibration is fairly decent but missing the deep gorgeous blacks and controlled whites from that monitor - on the benq the whites are slightly hazy even with the best possible calibration compared to the samsung and the blacks just aren't even close due to the difference in the back lighting.
     
  18. OptimaLnrg

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  19. Rroff

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    Struggling to get the color looking "right" - most of the settings in this thread give to much blue in large areas of white - most natural settings I've found so far (from another forum)

    Standard Mode

    Brightness: 5
    Contrast: 50 (Default)
    Gamma: Mode 2
    Red: 97
    Green: 96
    Blue: 94

    But still not entirely happy with those either.
     
  20. scousegit

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    Joined: Oct 16, 2005

    Posts: 1,317

    Is it not the case that you say you have 5 dead pixels near each other, they agree RMA and then do a swap out? you get a new one at the same time as they pick your old one?.

    Your paying good money for a monitor this is what I would and have done years ago.


    I've got a Dell 2405FPW that's been doing me good for the last 6 years and was thinking of going for one of these BENQ monitors, but all im hearing is issues with green or red tinges comming from the corners. Dead Pixels etc

    Is it worth getting one?

    I want a 120hz monitor