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Dell U2312HM: Awful ghosting and blur

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I just got the U2312HM a couple days ago, and is not satisfied at all.
I have tried games like Borderlands and Mafia II, and the ghosting and motion blur is extreme. (at least I think it's that)
Anyone else noticed this? I read good reviews about it, but I don't agree with those obviously..

Can this be caused by something else than the monitor? I have a GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

I will most likely return it, and look for a new monitor.
What would you suggest for first-person games etc? (waiting for Skyrim)
60 or 120hz?
Colours and viewing-angles is not THAT important to me.
What panel should I look for?

I have been looking at Eizo Foris FS2331. How would that one be for my requirements?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 5
The dell u2312hm is supposed to have extremely low ghosting.

With overdrive on, it even beats some 120hz TN panels at ghosting (see here and here)

That being said, are you using overdrive? If not, turn it on and see the ghosting decrease humongously.

(see picture)
http://tftcentral.co.uk/images/dell_u2312hm/od_comparison2.jpg

(actually, I see those are denied access urls. Hmm, oh well. See the links in this review: http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2312hm.htm
Section: Responsivness and gaming. First the overdrive on and off comparison, then the comparisons with the 120hz panels. It beats the benQ model, for example)



It's most likely the lowest ghosting IPS panel yet, mainly due to a well done overdrive. You shouldn't exactly consider it an issue unless you are bothered by almost every LCD panel in terms of ghosting.


Other things you should probably see about are motion blur in in game options. I own neither game, and don't know if motion blur is a graphics option there. If it is, it should probably be turned off. Not that I think many people fall for this, but some have, in the past. Also check how much FPS you are getting. Getting low FPS in a game makes ghosting much more apparent. This would apply for TN and IPS panels alike.

It is wise to first analyze the situation before jumping on to another road, since the one you are on sounds like something is wrong.


If you are in the market for a new monitor, there are many things to consider.

Do you play plenty of FPS? A 120hz monitor would increase your enjoyment due to making moving images moother. If you don't, the investment is not worth it most of the time. Some models also have extremely low ghosting, but also suffer from issues like backlight bleed. If interested, ask for a follow up

What do you want from the monitor? Just decent performance ghosting and image quality wise that does the job fine? The u2312hm is kind of that, but for a lower budget, TN panels like the asus VH series would do fine. There are hundreds upon hundreds of displays though, we cannot guarantee lower ghosting than the u2312hm, because we can't memorize the performance of all of them, not that the information would even be available anywhere.

What is your preferred price?
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post #3 of 5
I'm glad to see someone else noticed the motion blur with the u2312hm. I researched montiors for quite a while before purchasing 3x u2312hm monitors for my surround setup. I read many reviews and posts indicating that the input lag and pixel response times were great with the u2312hm.

I kept them only a week before returning them. Next to my 40" TV, the motion blur that I noticed in racing games was just unacceptable. Even my u3011 is slightly better with motion blur. I tested the u2312hm extensively with several PC racing titles at 60 fps, and GT5 on the PS3. The u2312hm was too blurry for me. Maybe I'm too picky, but I just couldn't handle the blur and was glad to be back on the TV.

I'll be ordering a 120Hz model, likely the Asus vg278h or Benq XL2420T. I don't know much about the Eizo you mentioned. I have not used a 120Hz monitor, but if a monitor can work in 3D with minimal crosstalk, then the pixel response has got to be good enough to minimize motion blurr... regardless of the framerate you are getting.
post #4 of 5
I just received my U2312HM today and it's the best monitor I've ever used, the colors are great, and there is NO lag or ghosting at all.
post #5 of 5
I had the u2312hm monitors for a week and I agree that they are nice monitors. Everyone's opinions are subjective and based of their experiences with specific monitors. In my case, I wanted monitors that had less motion blur than my u3011 and 120Hz TV. Based on my experience with the TV and u3011, the u2312hm felt like a step down in terms of motion blur. I recently received the Asus vg278h and I am very happy with it in terms of the significantly reduced motion blur. I don't want to put down the u2312hm, it has the best viewing angles of any monitor I have ever seen and comes at a great price.
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