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BenQ XL2430T vs IBM P275

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Hey guys, before we begin I am an old school arena fps gamer who also enjoys good color accuracy when not gaming. I have a 21" ibm crt as my primary, and an alienware 120hz AW2310 as a secondary. I can get the benq in the title for $200 ($500 RRP I think), but I'm not sure whether its a worthwhile upgrade from my crt. I know for a fact that;

*My CRT set at 100hz is ample smoother than my alienware at 120hz (I game at up to 140)
*My CRT has mind blowing colors compared to the alienware. The alienware has washed out colors especially the whites (typical of LCD's in my experience) whereas with my CRT whites are true whites, as with every other color on the spectrum. (blacks not so much but it doesn't bother me)
*I don't understand monitor specifications all too well, I am just anal about quality


However my alienware is about 5 years old so therefore fairly obsolete compared to new models. The benq has a 1ms GTG response time compared to the 3ms of the alienware. 12M:1 dynamic contrast ratio compared to 80K:1. With lots of other benefits. Can anybody here vouch that, the color reproduction on the BenQ XL2630T is at least as good or better than a 12 year old, high end (at its time, its price was in 4 digits) CRT? If so then this will be the first time in my entire life making the switch to LCD, so its a momentous occasion for me biggrin.gif. (Only if the upgrade path is there, ofcourse!)

I have also read a few months ago of monitor manufacturers faking their claimed response times, but I can't find the original thread. If anyone can shed some light on this that would be great.
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If you are making a switch from CRT's to LCD's for the first time, then I suggest the Benq XL2420Z or the XL2720Z with version 4 or 5 firmware installed. I suggest the XL2720Z over the XL2420Z if you can afford it. The XL2720Z has an AMA (overdrive) low mode toggle that you can enable (undocumented) by enabling the CRT like blur reduction first and then going to the AMA slider and moving it from high to off/premium then back to high (or just press cancel). This will lower the overdrive artifacts by a great deal and the XL2420Z and XL2430T/XL2411Z do not have this toggle.

For some reason only the XL2720Z has the "AMA Low" blur reduction toggle for AMA high.

CRT's have built in blur reduction from the built in strobing backlight all CRT's are designed with. Only the Benq blur reduction monitors can strobe like CRT's at every valid refresh rate (60-144hz in 1 hz increments). That would be your best start and would keep you happy until you move on to bigger things like 4k or freesync/gsync.

I don't recommend the XL2730Z 2560x1440 monitor because they changed scalers and in doing so they broke the full range blur reduction (it strobes out of sync under 120hz) frown.gif
Edited by Falkentyne - 9/25/15 at 1:04pm
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