Originally Posted by s1rrah
I have a Benq XL2420T. I use a calibration profile and it's colors are nearly as good as my 1440p IPS/PLS screen.
Originally Posted by Jack Mac
Are you kidding me? The colors look just fine with lightboost, the only thing I notice is that the monitor gets slightly darker. Once you use it, you'll never ever go back. It's just absolutely incredible. If you care so much about colors then you probably shouldn't own a TN. The reduction in motion blur with lightboost is worth it, please use it.
(1) There are huge variances in LightBoost quality between different monitors.
For example, the LightBoost colors
of my ASUS VG278H looks better and more contrasty than the non-LightBoost colors
of my BENQ XL2411T.
(That said, I did hear the XL2420TE, with the E suffix, has improved this quite a bit over XL2411T.)
LightBoost on XL2411T / VG278H can sometimes be very washed out, they aren't the ideal monitors for color quality during LightBoost, and the older XL2420T has worse LightBoost too as well (although after calibration, often far better colors in non-LightBoost than most other 120Hz monitors). Color quality in non-LightBoost isn't a reliable predictor of color quality during LightBoost. The degradation is dramatic on some (nasty colors, pale blacks on VG248QE) , and degradation is not very noticeable on others (e.g. VG278H) and some other new similar strobe backlights such as EIZO FG2421 (Turbo240) keeps the color quality during strobe mode.
(2) Further improvements to the LightBoost picture can be had, by following the LightBoost FAQ
(3) Don't forget to test LightBoost motion clarity with www.testufo.com/photo
and other tests. To get similar quality in games during turning/panning/strafing, make sure you have a high-quality gaming mouse, correct mouse sensitivity settings (that don't stutter), and triple-digit frame rates.
Among the strobe-backlight models in List of 120Hz Monitors
, I've found the ASUS VG278H and Eizo FG2421 to have the best colors, both by my experience & by what I've heard from many users. I've laid my eyes upon XL2411T, VG248QE, VG278H, FG2421, and I've seen three people compare VG278H/VG278HE (the E suffix is better). And BENQ XL2420TE is a newer and better monitor than the XL2411T. Plus, now the Eizo FG2421 is a good compromise if you want great contrast/colors while having LightBoost motion clarity. CallSignVega has played with VG248QE/XL2411T/XL2420TE/VG278HE/XL2720T/FG2421 (yes, all six), and he agreed with my observations.Edited by mdrejhon - 11/13/13 at 1:39pm