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post #1 of 10
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Hello everyone,

I bought my Benq xl2420t a while back and i am still struggling with the right settings. i have it currently on movie mode wich in my opinion is the best mode without tweaking to much.
Can someone please tell me what would be a good way to set it up. i have 2 msi gtx 770 gpu's, i read somewhere that it makes a difference if you use nvidia or amd.
post #2 of 10
Hello mate welcome to OCN, I happen to have this monitor as well, TFT central proved very useful with their 'optimal settings' sort of guide found here http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/icc_profiles.htm
and here's a great information page on the monitor http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/content/benq_xl2420t.htm

Also, what are you using, HDMI or DVI?
Edited by Magical Eskimo - 2/6/15 at 8:30am
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awesome i'll take a look at that, currently im using 2 screens both dvi. Is hdmi a better solution?
did you apply the same settings as in the link you provided if so how did they work for you?

thanks for the superfast response!
post #4 of 10
DVI is fine, I use DVI for mine and those settings and I'm pretty happy with it. I came from an IPS screen so I was never gonna get the quality I had with the IPS, but it's still very good
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post #5 of 10
You might also try this .ICC profile; you'll have to load it through Windows Color Management ...

Here's the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ldNhfi8rPSVlJoMnB4dlFWRGs/view?usp=sharing

I use it exclusively for my own XL2420T and find it dramatically improves contrast performance and color saturation ... completely solves the whole "washed out" look that the XL2420T has straight out of the box ...

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post #6 of 10
So my XL2411Z has washed out colors unless going up in contrast and lowering individual color channels. I couldn't find if they run the same panel, but seems like it's by the same company/same line at least.

Going over 50 contrast crushes brighter colors unless lowering individual color channels. So I run 80 contrast and 60-75 on the 3 color channels.
Lowers brightness a bit but can still reproduce the full 0-256 range per channel that way. Without looking washed out.

Maybe your monitor works similarly?

edit: also I never figured out how these icc profiles work, so I had to make with the monitor settings~ (edit: or they installed through windows updates, as well. I don't know! edit: running the calibration manager once enabled the profiles. huh. But with the contrast trick the profiles people made don't work well for me~ But this calibration manager is great for further fine tuning.)
Edited by Tivan - 2/7/15 at 7:16am
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post #7 of 10
Washed out colors?
What monitor were you coming from to make that conclusion?
If it was the Asus VG248QE in theater mode, well that had oversaturated colors, but was almost as rich as a CRT screen in that mode.
The Asus VG248QE in standard mode looks identical to the XL2720Z (both washed out equally).
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post #8 of 10
I played with AOC G2460PG which is based on the same panel and never got to like image quality: either crushed blacks or lights... Fluidity was amazing, just IQ was subpar.
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Thanks alot guys!
post #10 of 10
No problem.

Did you manage to adjust the colours more to your liking?
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