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Yep; found that review already and it doesn't mention any crushing blacks. Their review of the G2460PF does cover crushing blacks, so I'm confident that they would cover it if it were there. I'm asking just in case someone happens to know that this monitor actually does crush blacks or otherwise has really bad gamma behavior very close to black, despite the above.
post #102 of 127
Hmm....both monitors use the same AU Optronics panel, as many other 1080p 144Hz monitors do. So I wouldn't expect huge differences in black levels. That panel is simply not known for good image quality. I don't know though how much manufacturer calibration can help with this. As far as I could gather the XG2401 is the monitor that comes with the best factory calibration for this panel.

I know this doesn't help much, sorry.

I'm happy with the XG2401, but I guess I'm not too picky and never experienced the goodness of having an IPS panel f.e.
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post #103 of 127
The G2460PF's panel is actually fine (when it comes to crushing blacks), it crushing blacks is a firmware problem. For example, if you change the gamma preset, there's a short period when the monitor doesn't apply the gamma presets, and during that short period, the black levels are all fine. Though that they use the same panel makes me a little more hesitant, I'm not really concerned about the general color quality/accuracy since my eyes will get used to it if it's only a little off.

This is the easiest black level test: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/black.php

1 and 2 should basically "look black", but still have obvious edges against the true black background, even if you have to look at the monitor at a funny angle for those edges to be visible. If that's good on your end I'll buy this thumb.gif
Edited by wareya - 4/16/17 at 7:59am
post #104 of 127
I can certainly make out squares 1 and 2. It's kinda tough at a dead on angle and naturally get's easier to see if I change my viewing angle to be more from above, but it's bright day here right now and I have a little bit of "reflections" from the window behind me.

I use the colour settings that pcmonitors.info recommended and have contrast to 80 and brightness to 38.

I'm not sure if you should base a purchase on this though biggrin.gif
But I guess you can always send it back if it turns out to not be good wink.gif
If you do get one please make sure to let me know if it is good for you though.
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post #105 of 127
Thanks for the help.
post #106 of 127
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Originally Posted by wareya View Post

Before I buy this, does it display near-black colors well? I currently have a G2460PF, and the disgusting crushed blacks are the only reason I want to upgrade.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1627876/dissapointed-with-viewsonic-xg2401
post #107 of 127
Colors look good enough after a bit of configuration. Thanks for the help!
post #108 of 127
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Originally Posted by qwertymac93 View Post

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Here's My ICC profile if you want to try it, just know that every monitor is different.
XG2401 #1 2016-03-21.icm

As far as settings:
viewmode; standard

contrast; 66
brightness; 25(close to 120cd/m2, you can raise this if you want)

user color; r99 g99 b96

Sharpness; 100

response time; advanced
input lag; ultra fast
black stabilization; 5
advanced dcr; 0

Hi. I was wondering, at what refresh rate was this calibration done? It looks right at 60hz but a bit "over exposed" at 144hz. Also, did you find the black stabilization to cause any problems with calibrating?
post #109 of 127
If I were you I would check out the xg2703-gs : ) I wrote a review of this monitor and think it's fantastic!
post #110 of 127
Once the color was calibrated and the windows profile was tweaked a bit (gamma), the monitor looks great. Still using the same icc profile
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