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well I got my monitor today been playing for 5 hours no eye strain my benq XL240TE MY eye strain is gone which iis good
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post #22 of 38
Keep your monitor brightness at 100, lower the brightness and contrast through your video cards software control panel. This'll dimm the brightness but will not affect PWM. For my ATI card, I have two sections in the control panel to adjust brightness and they stack with one another. One is display settings the other one is desktop settings. Both of these are found within the catalyst software.
post #23 of 38
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Keep your monitor brightness at 100, lower the brightness and contrast through your video cards software control panel. This'll dimm the brightness but will not affect PWM.
While it can help, it doesn't always help. Sometimes adjusting brightness/contrast via nVidia Control Panel, may not solve eyestrain either, depending on what your eyestrain is caused by. You're compressing the dynamic range of the monitor -- reducing the color gamut and contrast (black levels stay the same color, while dimming the whites).

Fortunately, if you just get the BENQ XL2420TE (the new "E" suffix model), it is not necessary to do this, since it is the first PWM-free 120Hz LED backlit monitor. Lowering Brightness via the monitor's menus will dim quite nicely without PWM.
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well I got my monitor today been playing for 5 hours no eye strain my benq XL240TE MY eye strain is gone which iis good
Excellent news!
post #25 of 38
Yeah, lowering the brightness via software doesn't dim the monitor at all. It's just an illusion.
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post #26 of 38
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well I got my monitor today been playing for 5 hours no eye strain my benq XL240TE MY eye strain is gone which iis good

That's awesome to hear. Microcenter didn't have XL2420TE's in stock to test at their stores, so I'm going to pick one up late October or November. Been seeing quite a few reviews from people who suffered eye-strain giving the monitor a thumbs up.
post #27 of 38
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I picked up the Benq XL2420TE (Flicker-Free) monitor and have been used it for about 16-18 hours in the last day and a half with a combination of programming, video games, and tv shows/movies. Initially, I did have eye strain but it was a familiar eye strain that comes with adjusting to a new setup. No signs of a migraine coming on, and no nausea or dizziness like I had with the Asus VG248QE. Will update in a few days after I've used it for a significant amount of time, but right now it all seems very good. The colors aren't as good as my 2nd monitor, so if I were to get a 2nd monitor it would probably be a monitor with very good colors rather than a 2nd 120+ hz.
post #28 of 38
Any update on this? Did the flicker free monitor solved it?
post #29 of 38
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Yeah, I've had the Benq XL2420TE (flicker-free) since September and I've been perfectly fine. Initially there was some minor eye strain but that did not last long at all. ASUS made my eyes and head hurt within 10-15 minutes every time I attempted to use it (which was 10-15 times over a week period). After all of the threads my situation was pretty unique so I suggest trying them both out and see which you like better since returning items isn't too much of a hassle now a days.
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I was getting eye strain and ordered up some Gunnar Optics and they actually helped.
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