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XL2430T vs XL2720Z vs 24GM77

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Hey folks, finally decided to pick up a monitor for gaming (mainly CS GO) and was wondering, without price in consideration, which of the three would be my best choice? I've heard the XL2720Z is the closest to a CRT (not sure how the XL2430T fares in this regard) and the LG has better colors. So based on those two merits, I am leaning towards the XL2720Z.

Any input?

Much thanks!
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Although I can only share my pleasant experience with the XL2411Z and not help further, I harness my powers and summon @Falkentyne to provide awesome as always information. thumb.gif
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Although I can only share my pleasant experience with the XL2411Z and not help further, I harness my powers and summon @Falkentyne to provide awesome as always information. thumb.gif

Lol, thank you sir. After some searching it looks like the XL2430T shares the same panel as the XL2411Z.
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XL2720Z would be the better choice out of the three.
XL2430T is annoying to work with because the new options added to it caused a bunch of new bugs and there have been 5 (at least) firmwares updated for it, yet NO ONE has dumped a single one on the internet for users to self flash. Freaking amazing.

LG 24GM77 uses the EXACT Same panel as the VG248QE/XL2411Z/XL2420Z.
it's NOT a true 8 bit panel AT ALL.

it just does dithering differently than the other monitors (which is why people complained about banding on it).

Proof:

http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2649&start=20
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Just for the record, the LG-24GM77 sitting on my table has an AUO M240HW01-V8 panel, the same as in other 144Hz 24" monitors (BenQ XL2411Z, Asus VG248QE,...). So it is just 6bit+FRC (see also Panelook).
Nevertheless, the LG-24GM77 uses a different signal processing as compared to the Asus VG248QE and probably also the BenQ. My guess is that LG relies on the dithering done by the panel electronics only, whereas Asus and BenQ do some additional dithering at the scaler level so as to minimize round-off noise caused by the pixel value processing (gamma, contrast scaling, RGB balance, etc.).
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Right. Thanks for the information Falkentyne. XL2720Z it is.
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