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This is how bad the image is compare to my ISP tv. The colors are ugly and some brown parts look more purple than brown. I cannot get it to look "normal". This monitor starting to get me annoyed because the color is just terrible. I already tried all the settings here and from review sites and nothing really changes.

Did you apply the calibration profile from TFTCentral? Colors improved somewhat after I applied the calibration profile, but the overall image was still washed out which is why I ended up sending it back.
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You can grab them directly from BenQ's site. $20 off with code ESEA$20 = $379.99 w/ free shipping
http://www.benq.us/product/monitor/xl2420t
is that what the code is called ESEA$20 do i just enter that when it asks for one? and do you have this monitor still?
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is that what the code is called ESEA$20 do i just enter that when it asks for one? and do you have this monitor still?

i send it back unfortunately. The washed out colors was the deal breaker.

Yeah just enter in the code when you check out and it will discount the final price to $379.99 with free standard shipping.
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so what screen did you end up getting?
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so what screen did you end up getting?

Sticking with my previous Samsung TN in the mean time. I imagine not all screens are bad. I unfortunately got one with bad colors. It's the luck of the draw really, it's the same with dead pixels and screen bleeding. Don't let me steer you away from getting this monitor.
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Sticking with my previous Samsung TN in the mean time. I imagine not all screens are bad. I unfortunately got one with bad colors. It's the luck of the draw really, it's the same with dead pixels and screen bleeding. Don't let me steer you away from getting this monitor.

I think IPS panel users are used to better colors and notice it more. For me, this monitor was colder, but not really any better or worse than my old TN (in terms of colors). It was however, much more uniform and smooth. Ignorance is bliss and I'll be keeping this 'til they make a 120 Hz IPS.
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I think IPS panel users are used to better colors and notice it more. For me, this monitor was colder, but not really any better or worse than my old TN (in terms of colors). It was however, much more uniform and smooth. Ignorance is bliss and I'll be keeping this 'til they make a 120 Hz IPS.

I have never owned an IPS before nor do I intend on getting one anytime soon. I spent at least fifteen hours calibrating my monitor and in the end, I could not get rid of the washed out colors. In comparison to my previous Samsung TN monitor (and my four year old laptop for comparison), the colors are night and day difference. No matter which settings I used, colors on the BenQ were un-natural and had either a pink or bluish tint. In addition to this, the corners on my BenQ were darker than the middle of the screen. The darker corners are really noticeable when I am surfing the web or whenever I am typing a word document. In game it's not as noticeable. If it weren't for the washed out colors I would have let this slide. For a $400 monitor, you would think the average user would not have to spend this much time calibrating it.

Again I am not trying to steer anyone away from buying this monitor, these are just my personal thoughts.
Edited by NitrousX - 5/24/12 at 12:43pm
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im having second guesses about this monitor, sounds kinda like a big load of trash, i dont want to have to gamble with 400 dollars on weather it will be fine or not.
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I have never owned an IPS before nor do I intend on getting one anytime soon. I spent at least fifteen hours calibrating my monitor and in the end, I could not get rid of the washed out colors. In comparison to my previous Samsung TN monitor (and my four year old laptop for comparison), the colors are night and day difference. No matter which settings I used, colors on the BenQ were un-natural and had either a pink or bluish tint. In addition to this, the corners on my BenQ were darker than the middle of the screen. The darker corners are really noticeable when I am surfing the web or whenever I am typing a word document. In game it's not as noticeable. If it weren't for the washed out colors I would have let this slide. For a $400 monitor, you would think the average user would not have to spend this much time calibrating it.
Again I am not trying to steer anyone away from buying this monitor, these are just my personal thoughts.

I really don't see how your corners could be so much darker. My corners are not noticeably darker even when looking for it. You might be right that you got a bad monitor.
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Anyone know the best place to pick xl2420t online for ? I was looking at newegg but i think 420 is kind of high.
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