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Well as of right now I have a hangs g hh281 I've had for around 2 years or more. I originally got it cause "Bigger is better right?!" which was my mindset back then, heh. There is nothing wrong with it, its a 1920 x 1200 monitor. I just thought it would be a good time to upgrade to a 120hz.

The one that I really like at the moment is the BenQ 2420T. I have no use for the 3D, and I don't know all that much about monitors, but this seems like the best right now. I also play tons of different games, CS:GO, WoW, Company of Heros, ect.. All different kinds of genres.

Would it be considered a downgrade from my current monitor?

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post #2 of 11
While the BenQ is not a bad monitor at all.

I've heard the Samsung and Asus 120Hz monitors are better.

Use this website for more info before you buy. http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews.htm
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The BenQ is a nice display, a family member has one. Your only drawback is size, like me i'm used to larger displays if you could cope with a smaller display @ 120Hz then definately get the BenQ. If on the other hand you are a sucker for screen size, then maybe have a look at the Asus VG278HE 144Hz display.
 
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If you want a matte (non reflective) 120hz display get the Asus VG278H (120hz, great colours, supports 3D with consoles) or the VG278HE (144hz, 150hz with custom timings, colours are not as good as the VG278H/Samsung 120hz/ VG236H displays and it lacks a built in IR emitter, so no console 3D and it has 18ms of input lag @60hz, so the VG278H is better for consoles since they are locked @60hz). Only PRAD.de has reviews of both 27" Asus models and they are in German.

The BenQ has worse colours than pretty much every single 120hz display as well as the most ghosting, the only reason to buy one is if you can't afford or are allergic to the Asus 27" models. I've owned 5x 120hz displays (Samsung 700D, S27A950D, 2233rz, VG236H and XL2420T) and the BenQ is easily the worst. I have reviewed all of them except for the 2233rz.

http://www.youtube.com/user/240hzTeIaStorm/videos?flow=grid&view=1

As far as glossy 120hz displays go, get the Samsung S23A700D or S27A950D if you want no ghosting, but they have a tincy bit of input lag (only an issue for CRT users or users who will put it beside another 120hz display with low input lag).

Get the Asus VG236H if you want no input lag, but it has a tincy bit of ghosting (only an issue coming from a CRT, Samsung 120hz display or Asus VG278H/HE). The 950D has better colours than both the 700D & VG236H, but it has slightly worse black levels. The 750D models are the best but they aren't available any more. Vega has a used S23A750D in the for sale section.
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I'd really not want to spend more than 400$ hence why I picked the benq it seemed right for the money.
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By those list of games it seems like you would be better of with just a bigger resolution size. Like 1440p as you dont have many Fps games on your games list.
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If you want a matte (non reflective) 120hz display get the Asus VG278H (120hz, greatt colours, supports 3D with consoles) or the VG278HE (144hz, 150hz with custom timings, colours are not as good as the VG278H's and it lacks a built in IR emitter, so no console 3D and it has 18ms of input lag @60hz, so the VG278H is better for consoles since they are locked @60hz).
The BenQ has worse colours than pretty much every single 120hz display and obvious ghosting, the only reason to buy one is if you can't afford or are allergic to the Asus 27" models.
As far as glossy 120hz displays go, get the Samsung S23A700D or S27A950D if you want no ghosting, but they have a tincy bit of input lag (only an issue for CRT users or users who will put it beside another 120hz display with low input lag). Get the Asus VG236H if you want no input lag, but it has a tincy bit of ghosting (only an issue coming from a CRT, Samsung 120hz display or Asus VG278H/HE). The 950D has better colours than both the 700D & VG236H, but it has slightly worse black levels. The 750D models are the best but they aren't available any more. Vega has a S23A750D in the for sale section.

Where the hell did you pull that verdict from? That's so not true, i have witnessed no such ghosting on it at all. And regarding colours, sure there not fantastic out of the box, but once you've took the time to adjust things...it's awesome.
 
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Where the hell did you pull that verdict from? That's so not true, i have witnessed no such ghosting on it at all. And regarding colours, sure there not fantastic out of the box, but once you've took the time to adjust things...it's awesome.

My verdict came from me, someone who has owned plenty of 120hz displays and was a CRT user. Most reviewers and consumers who have owned multiple 120hz displays say the same thing. It's not possible for the BenQ to have awesome colours unless it is calibrated+ICC profiled, which requires a colorimeter. The other 120hz displays mentioned above have much better out of the box colours, except for the 2233rz.
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My verdict came from me, someone who has owned plenty of 120hz displays and was a CRT user. Pretty much every other user who has owned multiple 120hz displays will say the same thing. It's not possible for the BenQ to have awesome colours unless it is calibrated+ICC profiled, which requires a colorimeter. The other 120hz displays mentioned above have much better out of the box colours, except for the 2233rz, but it has much better motion than the BenQ despite being the first 120hz display...from 2009.

I was a CRT owner too back in the day and have had access to many many 120Hz models, sure most are meh from what i've seen but your opinion on the BenQ was surprising to me considering the impact it had on me once it was configured. Remember this monitor is for those gaming pro's that like to tweak. It's not just any old 120Hz display....it's probably one of the best TN's most people have come across. Maybe you've been using IPS too long and are hard to impress...
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Also note that pixel responsiveness is almost as important as refresh rate and that's where the BenQ falls flat. It does however has insanely low input lag which is great.
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