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Need help with my BenQ XL2720Z color/calibration settings

post #1 of 4
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Hi,

Yesterday I received my BenQ XL2720Z 27'' 144hz monitor, and the difference in-game is everything I was hoping for.
I've got one issue though, and that is the screen colors. I've tried prefered color and calibration settings from numerous sites, but I just can't seem to find something that looks good and comfortable to me.

My second monitor (BenQ GW2760 27'' 60hz) on standard settings have great color and calibration and is exactly what I want my XL2720Z to look like.
So I'm wondering if it is possible to somehow copy those color/calibration settings over to mine?
post #2 of 4
The GW2760 is a AMVA panel, XL2720Z is a TN panel. They may be the same brand of monitor, but in the end the only thing that matters is the panel, and in this case those two models are completely different.

TN panels are fantastic for gaming features and price, but notoriously bad at color accuracy.
post #3 of 4
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Alright, I see.

So there isn't any way I can like, somehow make my screen look as close to the GW2760 as possible? Because at this point I wouldn't really use my XL2720Z for ANYTHING other than videogames. After using the GW2760 for almost 2 years almost every single color setting I've tried on the XL2720Z just looks completely odd to me.
post #4 of 4
The best you can get is standarad mode (you can save standard mode settings into the three 'gamer' mode presets) and use Tom's hardware recommended settings of gamma 3, RGB 100, 98, 96, brightness 20, contrast 43, sharpness 5, and then change the gamma to your liking if you don't like gamma 3.

Set brightness to 100 for blur reduction on mode and save that to another gamer preset.
That's all you can do.

The default gamer 1/2/3 presets are set to FPS1, FPS2 and RTS mode by default.
You can get deeper blacks, at the expense of slightly inaccurate colors and more color saturation by changing FPS1 mode and saving it to gamer3 if you really want. The FPS and RTS modes have different low level color calibrations (which are not accessible to the user) than standard mode. RTS mode notably has a much lighter blue color than normal (even at blue=100).

Gamma settings are disabled in FPS and RTS mode because black equalizer is available. This setting changes the gamma and other defaults to affect black/light scenes without affecting the entire image, so gamma and Black EQ can't be used at the same time. You can try setting FPS1 to match the standard settings by setting the default contrast from 71 to 43, raising the color channels (they are in the 80's in FPS1 mode) to 100, 98, 96, and then black equalizer to 0 (12 is the "default" for a gamma 3 type setting) for deeper blacks without affecting whites much (but this will also raise the gamma to around 2.5). Just remember the color calibrations are different and slightly more saturated in FPS mode.
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