Originally Posted by MLJS54
I'm kind of in the same boat of looking for a new gaming monitor. I have a XL2420TE right now and only use the monitor with Lightboost enabled (not a fan of the regular 120/144hz as they both bother my eyes in fast paced FPS, which is odd because I did not have this problem with my older XL2410T), but the colors absolutely suck on this thing (I've come to this conclusion after having owned the monitor since November). Everything is either way too dark or way too bright. I've tried numerous settings but can't ever get anything to look right with Lightboost on. I honestly played CS better on my old U2210H 60hz IPS Dell than on any of these 120hz+ BenQ "gaming" monitors thus far.
I don't know if I should upgrade to the Z model that has more LB color features, wait for the ASUS ROG, maybe try the 24" ASUS 144hz, or pickup a Sony FW900 that's available locally (albeit the guy wants a bit more than what they usually go for, but supposedly it's "like-new"), or just go back to a nice 1080p IPS.
Lots of options there.
- You can't go wrong with waiting for the ASUS ROG. It looks like a win-win. Since you are both into strobe back-lights and image quality.
- FW900: Same deal. Motion clarity combined with great image quality.
- Newer BenQ's (Z-series) : These are coming with "BenQ's motion blur reduction" which doesn't have the issues that the lightboost hack has with color, contrast and tints.
-24" ASUS 144hz w/ G-sync kit: The ULMB mode also don't have the lightboost issues.
- 24" ASUS 144hz without G-sync kit: Not worth it. Would perform similarly to your current monitor and would have the same issues inherent to the lightboost hack.
- 1080p IPS: Good colors and vision angles compared to TN, but not suited for gaming.