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« on: September 27, 2018, 07:22:38 pm »

Dawn Engine Banding by Dr NCX, on Flickr

Some AUO TN and Samsung VA panels suffer from very obvious and frankly horrific banding when viewing the above Dawn Engine image, this 60fps Westworld trailer and some dark content or scenes in games and non-interactive media (movies, TV shows, YouTube, ect).  Dark content banding examples:

Dawn Engine Banding

Dell S2417DG Banding 2 by Dr NCX, on Flickr

Westworld Banding
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The BenQ Zowie RL2460, Dell S2719DGF and ViewSonic VX2458-mhd (all tested by me) are free from very obvious banding when viewing both the Dawn Engine image and Westworld trailer both before and after calibration, but I did see minor banding and compression artifacts not present on my AHVA, IPS and PLS panels when viewing some dark content on the TN panels listed above.  The banding is caused by both the source and the monitors.  If I zoom in very closely to the Dawn Engine image on my ViewSonic VP2780-4K (8 bit +FRC 4K IPS with 14 3D LUT) a tiny bit of banding is preset.  Here are the BenQ Zowie RL2460 and ViewSonic VX2458-mhd

BenQ Zowie RL2460 TN Panel Dawn Engine Lights On
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Qnix QX2710 PLS Panel Dawn Engine Lights On
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Samsung F2380MX C-PVA Panel Dawn Engine Lights On
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ViewSonic VX2458-mhd TN Panel Dawn Engine Lights On
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When the lights are off a bit of banding is visible, especially on the F2380MX which performs the worst despite using a true 8 bit panel, though the banding is only very obvious when viewing the monitor off angle.

None of the monitors mentioned suffer form obvious banding when displaying this screen shot from The Order 1886 which I display and take a photo of every monitor I test

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