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post #251 of 827
Here is a pic of my screen.
I had to take a vertical shot to be able to use the macro function and focus on the cursor.
The lines are from the actual rgb pixels.
I think one can see that the top is more green and the bottom red or pink.

Nothing game breaking, I just noticed it. Maybe I should compare it to the default settings.

post #252 of 827
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When you set scalling to 1:1 in the monitor menu you get 1:1 pixel scalling and the size of the desktop is 20.5 inch (measured by me).

Yeah thats what I basically calculated myself. 1920x1080 equals to 75% of height/lenght of 2560x1440, then I just used 75% to the screen size of 27" and its around 20.5".


Regarding inversed pixels, does the XL2730Z also have the inversed pixels as the Asus ROG TN and Dell 2716?
post #253 of 827
So I just barely got around to cranking up color saturation while using Blur Reduction and that handily made colors stand out in CSGO. I just cranked it to 200 and played a couple of matches. 200 is probably too much but either way its impressive how much of a difference it makes while using Blur Reduction.
post #254 of 827
I had the 2720z but had to return it due to the menu lights have been blinking on and off randomly. (annoying I know) I cant decide if I want to pick up another 2720z or get this monitor for the 1440p.

Are the colors that much better on the 2730z compared to the 2720z to justify the cost?
post #255 of 827
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I had the 2720z but had to return it due to the menu lights have been blinking on and off randomly. (annoying I know) I cant decide if I want to pick up another 2720z or get this monitor for the 1440p.

Are the colors that much better on the 2730z compared to the 2720z to justify the cost?

Depends on what you use the monitor for.
If you value image quality over blur reduction and can deal with a more limited blur reduction and freesync, get the XL2730Z.
If backlight strobing is your main focus, get the XL2720Z. If you do get another one be sure to do my tweaks to fix the horrible broken AMA high setting, however.
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post #256 of 827
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Depends on what you use the monitor for.
If you value image quality over blur reduction and can deal with a more limited blur reduction and freesync, get the XL2730Z.
If backlight strobing is your main focus, get the XL2720Z. If you do get another one be sure to do my tweaks to fix the horrible broken AMA high setting, however.

I never used blur reduction with the 2720z. I just used AMA on high. I did notice sometimes there was a little bit of a tail behind images. Which I would imagine be taken away by using blur reduction. I just didnt like how blur reduction made the screen dim. I would not be using freesync at all. Thats another reason why getting this monitor would seem like a waste to me.

Pros for me
1440p
Colors would be better

Cons
Not using Freesync
If I wanted to use blur reduction I know I would run into issues at lower hz.
post #257 of 827
The tail behind the images was due to the XL2720Z having a completely broken default overdrive setting. The "AMA high" setting with blur reduction off was *worse* (meaning: MORE aggressive) than the AMA Premium setting with blur reduction on ! There's a firmware bug exploit to fix that, and make it as good as any other monitor out, but no reviewer knew about it, as this "bug exploit" didn't work until V003 firmware came out--and of course, Benq never releases firmware update notes. (I did send an email to David, who wrote this article: http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5606/gaming-monitors-review-on-overdone-overdrive , and he was surprised at the results, but he didn't own the monitor anymore.

If you aren't interested in blur reduction, then the XL2730Z will be much better for you. The only issues seem to be reliability issues (there seem to be fare more cases of both XL2730Z's and PG278Q Rog Swifts getting corrupt images permanently and just dying) and possible excessive inversion issues that were just normal TN inversion on the XL2720Z, but if you can avoid those problems, then the XL2730Z should work well for you.
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post #258 of 827
I have read on a few different forum of a few cases of really bad inversion issues. Not too many. Only a few. Maybe I will roll the dice on one and see what happens. I can always return it for a 2720z.

Im really bummed about my last one. Everything was great about it. No dead pixels, no bad backlight bleed. Only issue was those darn menu lights randomly flashing.
post #259 of 827
The lights are touch sensitive and can pick up interference if next to a radio or other emitting source. Did you have it next to a black hole singularity or something? Was it next to an emitting device like an infrared emitter? Did the menus activate by themselves?
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post #260 of 827
This or the xl2720z....or CRT? Falkentyne, ever think about going back to CRT and not worrying about crosstalk, brightness, color, lag, bugs, updates, ugh......
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