Any monitors flicker free at all brightness levels? Eye strain concern
Does anyone have some pointers about deciphering monitor specs or monitors they'd like to recommend? Any help is appreciated.
I've been using a laptop (LED LCD screen according to specs), but I'm thinking of springing for a 24-25" monitor mainly to use for reading text and web browsing. I use it at a low brightness setting with Flux on, but I just learned about PWM and the laptop has it. Perhaps the brightness level I'm using it at is making things worse, idk I always just thought that eyestrain was inevitable, but maybe a larger monitor without PWM would help. I'm interested in the eye care ranges of Asus and Benq, but they each have so many models, with some of them discontinued, all of them with some kind flicker-free label, and none of them with release dates conveniently written anywhere, that I'm just more confused about the differences among the ones still in stock. I'm just googling the model names one by one, and I'm only a quarter way finished with Asus even after adding the flicker free filter in search.
What I'd really like to avoid is the hybrid backlight dimming (models which are flicker free for part of their brightness adjustment range, but do use some form of PWM for other parts of the adjustment range) mentioned in the tft flicker free database. That article hasn't been updated since 2016, so I'm not even sure if that's still a problem. I see that both Asus and Benq eye care ranges have some sort of TUV Rheinland certification, but I'm not sure if that covers all brightness levels. I also see something about DCM direct current modulation or WLED flicker free. What do these things mean? Is there any place online to do a filter search or will I need to google one by one? Is VA or IPS better for reading?
The eyecare ranges are saying that it provides flicker free by automatically adjusting brightness. I tend to use it at very low brightness though, so how is that affected? Will it be flicker free even at low brightness?
Last edited by read; 01-17-2019 at 03:49 PM.