Here is my thoughts after playing on it for 3 days
My very qualitative review of the monitor was that it is, without question, much better than the Asus VG248QE with respect to color, blacks (and therefore contrast), viewing angle, you name it. I returned it for the following reasons: first the input lag difference (and im sure many will argue you can't tell difference) is palpable. I would play alternating rounds of BF4 on the Eizo and the Asus and it was definitely costing me frags.
I hate to be the bearer of any sort of bad sceptical news but I've figured out why I wasn't "wowed" by Turbo240 and Chuckinbeast pretty much summed it up in his above quote. Firstly, this is the best gaming monitor I have ever seen in terms of what has already been discussed (blacks, color, contrast) and that is without me even changing to any suggested color recommendations yet! I particularly noticed in my razer mouse drivers how incredible the glowing green colors were, similar to one of Vegas pics he posted earlier. And it really does look incredible in game. However, I will leave picture quality reviews to the pros in this thread since that isn't my forte.
What I DO have a boat load of experience with is fast twitch games and input lag since 1998. In Turbo240 mode I noticed motion blur was reduced on fast turns, etc. and things looked more CRT like, but I just wasn't hitting well in Quakelive. Moving from the 2233rz up to the Eizo I thought, maybe it was the increase to a 24 inch display that was taking me getting used to. So here is what I did to figure out what the issue was:
First, I went back to the 2233rz and instantly started hitting consistently again and moving much better in game. It just felt very responsive to my mouse movements. Then I went back to the Eizo/240, and motion clarity was better, but I started missing, etc. again. So I tried turning Turbo240 mode off and running with 120hz on its own and sure enough I started hitting/playing a little more like my old 2233rz self. I know Turbo240 adds more input lag (even more so than lightboost, which I have yet to try) so I had to compare with it off.
I also dug up my trusty Viewsonic CRT from the basement and hooked that up. Sure enough, I've been crushing people on for the last several hours and am hitting rediculous shots. If I had to compare the blur reduction of Turbo240 mode with the crt, I'd say its damn near identical, which is great news! But the input lag on the Eizo/240 is absolutely unplayable for me in such a fast game (and I have a fast play style myself) like the quake series. I can just tell on the Eizo with my movements, things feel sluggish and a little "behind". Playing on a 38 ping server feels more like a 60+ ping server although the clarity in motion is there.
I know people have different sensitivities to this, and in many games it won't be an issue I'm sure. But even if I could have the reasonable input lag of the 2233rz matched up with the Eizo perks....I'd be a very happy camper.
I think I'm going to play on the CRT for a few days because of how unreal the motion clarity and non existent input lag feels.
In summary, I can't use this monitor for my particular gaming purposes due to it's input lag. If you are not particularly sensitive to it, or maybe you won't even notice it much at all in the games some of you guys play.....if you get a good panel, you are going to love this thing I'm sure!
Edited by Dash23 - 1/12/14 at 1:17pm