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Hello! I'm looking to replace my aging HP w2338h. I was looking at 144hz monitors and noticed these two BenQ models. What exactly is the difference between the two? I read that the XL2430T has better color calibration out of the box, but isn't that easily adjustable for the XL2411Z?
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They both have terrible image quality compared to similarly priced LG 24GM77 (144hz or 120hz back-light strobing) and Viewsonic XG2401 (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync), but the XL2430T is slightly better than the XL2411Z. The BenQ's Blur Reduction (back-light strobing) is slightly better than the LG's after adjustment (may require firmware update), but not enough to pay more for terrible image quality and a difference you likely won't notice.
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Originally Posted by MenacingTuba View Post

They both have terrible image quality compared to similarly priced LG 24GM77 (144hz or 120hz back-light strobing) and Viewsonic XG2401 (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync), but the XL2430T is slightly better than the XL2411Z. The BenQ's Blur Reduction (back-light strobing) is slightly better than the LG's after adjustment (may require firmware update), but not enough to pay more for terrible image quality and a difference you likely won't notice.

I've heard good things about the LG24GM77. One of my favorite youtuber's, Rocket Jump Ninja, gave it a great review a while back and still uses it as his daily driver.

At the moment, I have a GTX 980, so Free-Sync wouldn't be plausible. On the other hand, G-Sync is a little bit too pricey for my tastes.
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Please read the review of the LG 24GM77 before deciding on that. The only reason the LG has "better" image quality than the Benq has to do when the dithering occurs. The 24GM77 is NOT a true 8 bit panel. It's the good old M240HW01 V8 that's 6 bit+FRC, and has all of the issues that this panel is known for.

There are also some bugs in the firmware.

Here's the review.
http://display-corner.epfl.ch/index.php/LG_24GM77

Some discussion about issues with DAS and some other stuff here:
http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2956

If you choose either of the Benqs, you'll want to do some AMA toggles if you find the overdrive excessive.

http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2467

Some XL2430T discussion here:
http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1848&start=170

Note: if you buy the ZOWIE XL2430T, you will be guaranteed to get the latest firmware (V7). It's otherwise identical to the XL2430T, and won't have the "backlight remains on at the bottom when monitor is shut off" hardware flaw.
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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post

Please read the review of the LG 24GM77 before deciding on that. The only reason the LG has "better" image quality than the Benq has to do when the dithering occurs. The 24GM77 is NOT a true 8 bit panel. It's the good old M240HW01 V8 that's 6 bit+FRC, and has all of the issues that this panel is known for.

There are also some bugs in the firmware.

Here's the review.
http://display-corner.epfl.ch/index.php/LG_24GM77

Some discussion about issues with DAS and some other stuff here:
http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2956

If you choose either of the Benqs, you'll want to do some AMA toggles if you find the overdrive excessive.

http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2467

Some XL2430T discussion here:
http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1848&start=170

Note: if you buy the ZOWIE XL2430T, you will be guaranteed to get the latest firmware (V7). It's otherwise identical to the XL2430T, and won't have the "backlight remains on at the bottom when monitor is shut off" hardware flaw.

I was wondering why the ZOWIE version was more expensive. Thanks for your insight on the matter!
post #6 of 12
i had an xl2411z. tweaked it with the blur busters tool. movement was very crisp, contrast however was really bad, to the point that word documents appeared like a sheet of paper printed in draft mode.
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i had an xl2411z. tweaked it with the blur busters tool. movement was very crisp, contrast however was really bad, to the point that word documents appeared like a sheet of paper printed in draft mode.

I've decided not to go with BenQ. Instead I'm looking at the Acer Predator XB241H, LG 24GM77, and AOC G2460PG. Any other suggestions are welcome. I'm pretty indecisive, so it might take me a while before I click that "buy" button.

I'm also looking at ASUS products, since they seem to have better quality assurance.

*Update* I'm leaning towards the ViewSonic or LG. Even though I don't have an AMD card, maybe I'll buy one in the future.
Edited by Foclock - 9/2/16 at 11:30am
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Since I've turned 24 today, I'll most likely buy a monitor sometime tonight. Can you guys help me decide whether to get the LG 24GM77 or the Viewsonic XG2401? Thanks a bunch!
post #9 of 12
Viewsonic XG2401 has freesync, and does not have a strobed backlight.

LG 24GM77 has a strobed backlight at 100 and 120hz but does not have adaptive sync.
You're comparing monitors of completely different classes.

Frankly I'd throw in the Benq XL2735 in place of the LG 24GM77. 1440p, 100hz strobing is actually FIXED now, but no freesync. That is, if you can actually find where to buy it. Someone already bought this monitor. The panel is also different from the XL2730Z and I can't find the model specs anywhere.

But M270Q009 is an AUO specification.

http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2951
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post

Viewsonic XG2401 has freesync, and does not have a strobed backlight.

LG 24GM77 has a strobed backlight at 100 and 120hz but does not have adaptive sync.
You're comparing monitors of completely different classes.

Frankly I'd throw in the Benq XL2735 in place of the LG 24GM77. 1440p, 100hz strobing is actually FIXED now, but no freesync. That is, if you can actually find where to buy it. Someone already bought this monitor. The panel is also different from the XL2730Z and I can't find the model specs anywhere.

But M270Q009 is an AUO specification.

http://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2951

As I've stated, the Free-SYNC feature does not matter since I have a GTX 980. Maybe down the road, I'll end up buying an AMD card. BenQ is out of the question, due to being overpriced. Also, I can't seem to find the XL2735 anywhere.

Should've probably made the title more generalized.
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