Originally Posted by krameriffic
Am I the only person who notices this? Is it a consequence of running it in Lightboost mode? Or just an attribute of this monitor? The 2265wm was a first gen 120Hz monitor and does not have great picture quality, color reproduction and is only 1680x1050, but it looks considerably better than this monitor for this reason. I just can't help but notice it.
I assume you mean the VG248QE?
It's a panel lottery problem on that monitor model, it seems a lot of the panels have this problem. Exchange it until the artifact disappears (but half have done so unsuccessfully; getting another panel) My BENQ XL2411T (same panel as VG248QE) has the same scanlines issue at the upper-right corner.
If you want a panel that is guaranteed not to have this artifact, you will want to switch to the older 24" panels (e.g. XL2420T) which I do not recommend, or any of the 27" models (e.g. VG278H) which has better LightBoost color. The VG278H has the best LightBoost color of all the LightBoost monitors, for example. But not everyone likes 27".
If you want cheapest LightBoost, VG248QE is it.
It actually does a good job of the CRT clarity, especially when you view www.testufo.com/#test=photo
and even the very tough TestUFO Eiffel Tower test with darn near zero ghosting, and the fast moving tower looks exactly as sharp as stationary (zero motion blur) especially at lower LightBoost % settings.
Popular LightBoost gamma fix settings are:
- nVidia Control Panel Desktop Brightness 52%
- nVidia Control Panel Desktop Contrast 45%
- nVidia Control Panel Desktop Gamma 0.70
- Leave Digital Vibrance at factory default
But it won't fix 100% of color problems, and the VG248QE isn't the best when it comes to color quality.
If you want the most colorful LightBoost, then you have to pony up extra money for an ASUS VG278H, and then reconfigure the VG278H to monitor OSD contrast of about 90, while also doing the above color fixes. VG278H has slightly more ghosting in the TestUFO Eiffel Tower test (www.testufo.com/#test=photo&photo=photo-eiffel.jpg
) but you get far better LightBoost colors.Edited by mdrejhon - 8/4/13 at 12:42am