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post #41 of 51
OP I decided to go with the BenQ XL2420T and it should arrive this week.

I've seen IPS and while it is amazing, I think the color is just fine on good TN panels. Obviously there is a huge difference, I've just used TN panels since forever so having a faster response time will be more beneficial. If you are just fine with the color that TNs produce you might as well go 120hz. That's the advice I can give.

I have two TN panels right now that I think produce amazing color for TNs, one is glossy and one is matte. For awhile I thought that the glossy had slightly better picture quality but after I decided to try out the matte, I fell in love with it more, so the BenQ was the way to go for me. I would be fine with either one for 120hz.

Also, to anyone that can't see the difference between 120hz and 60hz, run then side by side at the same time. You will see the difference. It's like running 30fps vs. 60fps in games, with a slightly decreased gain. It's still incredibly noticeable and even more so when they are side by side.

I am a pretty big Halo player and that game is capped at 30fps. When I play BF3 on PC or 'shudder' CoD on my 360, they both run at 60fps. If I go from playing one of them right to playing Halo, it makes Halo look and feel slow and sluggish. There is a big difference. I'd like to point out on the other side of this fence: If you are just fine with the frame rate of a game and don't care about having more fps than it isn't an issue. Halo feels fine as long as I don't play a 60fps shooter right before playing it but obviously I would prefer it to be 60fps.

Also, 60fps on a 120hz screen is more beneficial than 60fps on a 60hz screen. Reason being? It refreshes the same image twice since it doesn't run at 120fps. It will make the game look smoother overall. I don't have evidence to prove this but I've read it on many tech websites.

At the end of the day, all you can really take away from this is that it is personal preference. Get what you feel is right or go to a store and try to test both out there (if possible) and then make your decision.
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I've decided to go with the BenQ xl2420

thanks for all your help
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I just ordered a 2420T and If it is good I will keep it, Going to see how it works in eyefinity with my 60hz monitors. If it is ok then it will be a keeper. I did not care about the 3D so I decided against the TX version that is ready 3D. ALso got 20 bucks off the 399 price through BenQ with a promo code.
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^ your going to run the 120hz BenQ with 60hz monitors in eyefinity?? Unless you are dropping the BenQ's 120hz to 60hz (making the purchase of a 120hz monitor pointless imho)..so all monitors match the same refresh rate...I didn't think you would be able to run a 120hz with 2x60hz on the side...im pretty sure you couldn't mix different hz monitors together in eyefinity....but i could be wrong.
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I was told by a pretty knowledgable guy here that ATI can mix refresh rates in eyefinity and Nvidia cant. We will see if it works. If not no big deal, I will send it back unless I can deal with single monitor gaming again.
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If you're using it only for gaming and sit in front of it, there's no point in getting IPS monitors for better colors.
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If you're using it only for gaming and sit in front of it, there's no point in getting IPS monitors for better colors.

Just wondering, what do you mean by 'sit in front of it', does it not matter if you sit in front of it compared to just sitting infront of an IPS?
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I think he means if you have the monitor at an angle or if you are viewing it from an angle.
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I was told by a pretty knowledgable guy here that ATI can mix refresh rates in eyefinity and Nvidia cant. We will see if it works. If not no big deal, I will send it back unless I can deal with single monitor gaming again.

Im like %99.99 sure that can't work as the monitor is grouped as one and the game has its own refresh rate as well that you set, you can run monitors at different refresh rates while using them as individual monitors but in a game it counts it as 1 display.
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Just wondering, what do you mean by 'sit in front of it', does it not matter if you sit in front of it compared to just sitting infront of an IPS?

Yeah as in viewing angles. If you just sit directly in front and no more than 3ft away from it viewing angle doesn't matter hence why TN panel with its faster response time (I don't really mind this personally) will help with gaming. IPS is more for people who use it for graphic related work or those who use it as a TV and watch movies from far or whatever. The IPS does have better color output and viewing angles but this is pretty much moot when you're playing a game. When you're immersed in a game you don't really notice. The only reason I have PVA and IPS monitors is because I use it for work.
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