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Support NCX, About NCX & Site Update Log / Re: Monitor Review Update Log 2020
« Last post by NCX on February 23, 2020, 11:38:06 am »
Asus PA32UCX

Added the Review by NL Hardware to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Matte fully adjustable 3840x2160, wide gamut/HDR panel with Back-light Dimming, Displayport, Hardware Calibration (Asus ProArt which does not work properly), 3x HDMI 2.0, 2x Thunderbolt USB-C (1 In & 1 Out), 3x USB 3.1 and Uniformity Compensation which reduces the contrast and does not work very well.  The PA32UCX-K is quite accurate (2.14 out of the box gamma is disappointing), but needs to be set to the accurate but too red REC 709 (Tom's Hardware preset color accuracy section) or sRGB mode to prevent the over-saturation of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content since the PA32UCX-K uses a an HDR-capable wide gamut panel which is preset to use the native DCI-P3/HDR color space, and unfortunately locks the color controls when the HDR mode is enabledhttp://=https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9821/5/asus-proart-pa32uc-x-review-de-beste-monitor-van-2019-helderheid-contrast-en-kleurweergave-sdrAccording to NL Hardware, the PA32UCX suffers from sharpness problems when the sRGB mode is selected.

The PA32UCX-K's color temperature changes and normalizes over a period of two hours when turned on after calibration, as well as suffers from varying color accuracy depending on how long it is turned on and which settings are changed.  The Asus has low input lag and fast pixel response times (for a 60hz non-TN panel) with minimal overshoot ghosting when the preset Trace Free 60 setting is used, and almost full HDR support thanks to the 1152 zone back-light dimming, 1500cdm/2 maximum brightness and wide gamut panel. The PA32UCX-K is a good 60hz gaming and media viewing display, especially once calibrated, but is not suitable for professional use over monitors from Eizo and NEC due to the Asus's improperly working hardware calibration (ProArt) and Uniformity compensation modes, and color-changing issues which occur over time after being turned on, and when settings are changed.


ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q

Added the Review by PRAD to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guides.

Fully adjust-able, matte, semi-wide gamut, 170hz, 2560x1440 IPS (probably AHVA) panel with AMD Free-Sync, ELMB (back-light strobing), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XG279Q has 1100:1 contrast, and is quite accurate DCI-P3 color space coverage (91%; it over-saturates SDR color by over 25% and does not have a good sRGB mode) and colors aside from a minor blue tint (6900k measured color temperature) and slightly too low and downward-sloping gamma which averages around 2.09.  The XG279Q has negligible input lag, great 60hz and 144-170hz overdrive with fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot when the Overdrive 3 setting is used.


Asus ROG Strix XG27UQ

Added the Review by NL Hardware to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Full adjust-able, matte, wide-gamut (partial HDR support), 98hz (8 bit +FRC=10 bit with full 4:4:4 color) to 144hz (8 bit with 4:2:0 color) 3840x2160 IPS (probably AHVA) panel with Nvidia G-Sync, 2x Displayport 1.4 (G-Sync), 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XG27Uq has 950:1 contrast, 92% DCI-P3 coverage out-of-the-box, and over-saturates SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color, as well as has a red tint (5827k color temperautre; RGB measurements) unless set to the sRGB mode which is more accurate, but is also too red and has high (220cdm/2), and locked brightness controls.  The XG27UQ's HDR mode is fairly accurate, but is also too red and lacks a true 10 bit signal and local dimming.  The XG27UQ has negligible input lag (2ms), and minimal overshoot, but slower than average pixel response times (5-12.6ms range versus 2-8ms) versus the fastest non-TN competitors.


BenQ EX2780Q

Added the Review by Rtings to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guides.

Matte 144hz, 2560x1440, wide gamut (DCI-P3/HDR coverage) IPS panel (unsure if AHVA or IPS) with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, a remote control, USB-C and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The BenQ is preset to the M-Book mode which has very high, black crush inducing 2.6+ gamma and is not very accurate, but can be improved by switching to the vthe Standard Picture Mode which uses the native wide gamut which over-saturates SDR color (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) by 33%.   The REC 709 mode locks the color controls, has high, slight black crush inducing 2.4 gamma and is limited to 93.6% sRGB color space coverage which combined with the locked color controls, is below average.  The BenQ has negligible input lag (<4ms measured with the SMT Tool) and fast pixel response times when the preset AMA High Response Time setting is used, but it's not as fast as IPS competitors like the LG 27GL850 which Playwares measured a 3ms pixel response average time compared to the BenQ's 6-7ms average.


LC-Power LC-M27-FHD-144-C

Added the Review by IT Hardware PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors buying guide.

Matte, curved, 144hz, 1920x1080 VA panel with 48-144hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport and 2x HDMI 1.4.  The LC-M27 has 3,500:1 contrast (good for a VA panel), covers 95% of the sRGB color space, but over and under-saturates some colors, and has a slight preset blue tint.  The LC-M27 has low input lag, and good 144hz overdrive, but IT Hardware did not provide much detail or test the 60hz performance which is important for those who want to play both console and PC games.


MSI Optix G27C4

Added the Review by Rtings to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors buying guide.

Matte, 1920x1080 165hz VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-165hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 1.4, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The MSI G27C4 suffers from a preset red tint, has washed out colors caused by the low preset gamma (1.98 Measured by Playwares versus 2.1 by Rtings ) and over-saturates the colors of SDR (HDTV/RED 709 & sRGB) media by over 20%.  The MSI G27C4 has fast pixel response times and low input lag, but has bad image quality and some overshoot ghosting (Rtings).
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Post In Here: Ask NCX For Advice and General Discussion Thread / Re: Advice/Help Thread
« Last post by NCX on February 22, 2020, 07:59:33 pm »
So could it be a defect in the product or bad black uniformity ?

I need to see it to judge properly, but it seems like it should be exchanged or returned.
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So i receved my XG2041.

So about pixel inversion/scan line/ interlaced pattern artifacts, i dont notice them

But i encounter a problem that i didnt have when testing other TN monitor
I have, at the bottom right corner and half low right edge of the screen, a kind of glow or reflection. It is only visible on dark content and of course, i followed your post on correct viewing position

The glow disappear if i move my head to the right, and black doesnt look anymore different than the rest of the screen

Pcmonitor.info mentionned TN Glow if user is viewing at sharpers angles or off center viewing angle, which wasn't my case

So could it be a defect in the product or bad black uniformity ?
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Support NCX, About NCX & Site Update Log / Re: Monitor Review Update Log 2020
« Last post by NCX on February 15, 2020, 07:07:12 pm »
ACER KG251QD

Added the Review by =DEAD= to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 240h-280z Monitors buying guides.

Matte, 240hz, 1920x1080, AUO TN (M250HTN01.3) panel with 40-240hz AMD Free-Sync (Nvidia G-Sync Compatible), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The KG251QD is preset to the Standard mode which suffers from dull or washed out colors and shades since it can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces (it significantly under-saturates greens; this is common among 240hz TN panels) and has low gamma (1.98 average). =DEAD= does not measure the input lag or signal delay, but does test the overdrive or response times; the KG251QD has very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot ghosting when the default Normal over drive setting is used.  The KG251QD uses a grainy or sparkly matte coating which dulls color and appears grainy or sparkly when light colors and white are displayed.


AOC 24G2U

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors buying guides.

Matte 1920x1080 144hz, 6 bit +FRC IPS (Panda LC238LF1F IGZO IPS) panel with a fully adjust-able stand, AMD Free-Sync, back-light strobing (MBR), Displayport (G-Sync compatible Free-Sync), 2x HDMI 1.4, 4x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The AOC is quite accurate, has high contrast (1400-1500:1), but suffers from a minor preset green tint of greys and whites.  The 24G2U has negligible input lag (<4ms measured with the SMT Tool) and very well tuned overdrive when the Overdrive is set to Medium at 60hz and Strong at 144hz.


Asus VG279QM

Added the Review by =DEAD= and Review by PC Lab PL to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 240-280hz Monitors buying guides.

Fully adjust-able, matte, 1920x1080, 280hz IPS (probably AUO AHVA) panel with back-light strobing (ELMB), Nvidia G-Sync (48-280hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The VG279QM is preset to the Racing Game Visual Mode which is very accurate and almost properly covers the sRGB color space, but has slightly too low gamma (2.1-2.2) under-saturates blue slightly and over-saturates greens, oranges, reds and yellows by over 10%.  The VG279Q supports HDR, but it is best lest off since it lacks almost all of the features required for true HDR, especially in regards to the DCI-P3 color space coverage since it peaks around 80%.  The overdrive is preset to the Trace Free 60 setting which provides fast and overshoot free pixel response times along with the higher Trace Free 80 setting, but it has a 27.5ms delay (measured by PC Lab PL) which is very high for a gaming monitor.


BenQ EW3270U

Added the Review by Les Numeriques to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Matte, wide gamut, 3840x2160 VA panel with an extended color space, 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync and some HDR support (DCI-P3 color space coverage).  The EW3270U over-saturates SDR color (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) since it natively covers the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space by default (93.9%).  The EW3270U has an accurate sRGB mode (98.5% color space coverage with minor blue under-saturation) which prevents over-saturation and does not significantly under-saturate colors like some 4K 32" VA panel using competitors, but does lock the color controls.  The EW3270U has negligible input lag and decent over-drive for a 60hz VA panel when the default AMA High overdrive setting is used.


BenQ EW2780U

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Matte, 3840x2160 IPS (probably AUO AHVA) panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The BenQ EW2780U can fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces and is fairly accurate, but has slightly too low preset gamma (2.15 with the default 2.2 setting), a slight blue tint and very poor HDR support which is best lest off.  The EW2780U has negligible input lag (4-5ms measured by Playwares with the SMT Tool), and minimal overshoot when the default AMA High overdrive setting is used, but it is a bit slower (6.4ms pixel response time average) than multiple 27" 4K competitors Playwares tested:

AOC U277PQU: 4.14ms
Asus PG27UQ: 3.98ms
BenQ PD2700U: 4.15ms
BenQ PD2720U: 4.59ms
LG 27UK850: 5.41ms
ViewSonic VP2780-4K (released in 2015): 6.3ms


Dell P2720DC

Added the Review by Les Numeriques to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Fully adjust-able matte, 2560x1440 IPS panel with Displayport, HDMI 1.4, USB-C and 4x USB 3.0.  The PD2720DC is very accurate, has 1,000:1 contrast, negligible input lag and fast pixel response times plus balanced overdrive for a 60hz non-TN panel when the default Normal Response Time setting is used. 


iiyama ProLite XB3288UHSU-B1

Added the Review by IT Hardware PLS to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Fully adjust-able, matte 3840x2160, wide gamut VA panel with 38-60hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The iiyama is fairly accurate, but suffers from slightly too high gamma (2.4 average) a minor preset green tint and does not and does not have a properly functioning color space emulation mode to prevent SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content over-saturation (>40%) since the iiyama covers the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space natively.  The iiyama has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel.


Gigabyte Aorus CV27Q

Added the Review by IBXT to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors buying guide.

Matte, curved (1500R), wide gamut, 2560x1440 165hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-165hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-165hz Free-Sync range). 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Gigabyte has 2,000:1 to 7,000:1 contrast, very accurate color presets (the only issue is a preset blue dominance) for DCI-P3, or HDR content.  The CV27Q has a wide gamut panel which over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content significantly (30%), and its sRGB mode is quite inaccurate and not useful even though it does reduce the over-saturation.  The HDR mode suffers from a strong preset green tint which can not be reduced since the color controls are locked.  The CV27Q has low input lag and fast pixel response times for a VA panel.


Samsung S32R750

Added the Review by Les Numeriques to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Non-curved and non-semi-wide gamut matte 60hz 3840x2160 Samsung VA panel with HDMI 2.0, mini-Displayport and USB 2.0.  The 32" version IBXT and Les Numeriques tested is very accurate, as well as more accurate than the 144hz 2560x1440 27" S27R750QEI =DEAD= tested which has low preset gamma which can be improved by selecting Gamma Mode 2.  The S32R750 has low contrast for a VA panel (2,000:1-2,400:1), negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a 60hz VA panel when the Fast setting is used.
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Support NCX, About NCX & Site Update Log / Re: Monitor Review Update Log 2020 #4
« Last post by NCX on February 08, 2020, 06:53:53 pm »
BenQ PD3220U

Added the Review by =DEAD= to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Fully adjust-able, matte, 3840x2160, wide gamut IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, 4x USB 3.1, 1x mini-USB and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The PD3220U is preset to the Display P3 mode which covers 94% of the DCI-P3 color space  over-saturates SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color by 33% and causes black crush due to the 2.6 average gamma.  The User Picture mode unlocks the color controls, provides accurate 2.2 gamma, but also covers the DCI-P3 color space (95%) and over-saturates SDR color by 38%.  The sRGB mode provides accurate color space coverage and gamma, but locked color controls.  The default AMA High overdrive setting provides good results for a 60hz non-TN panel, but =DEAD= does not test the input lag or signal delay.  The PD3220U is a good monitor for those who need to work with the DCI-P3 color space, especially when set to the User mode and calibrated, but there are better proffessional/wide gamut oriented monitors, and much better SDR color space covering monitors available.


BenQ Zowie XL2411P

Added the Review by Tom's Hardware to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors buying guide.

Fully adjust-able, matte, 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with DyaC (144hz backlight strobing), Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz max), HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XL2411P is preset to the FPS 1 Picture Mode which is fairly accurate aside from the skewed gamma, which becomes even more skewed and causes black crush when switched to the Standard Picture Mode which unlocks the color controls.  The gamma can't be improved with either the Black Equalizer (locked in the Standard Picture Mode) or Gamma controls.  The XL2411P has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times, but Tom's Hardware does not included much information about overshoot ghosting when the default AMA High overdrive setting is enabled, nor do they check for dark content banding so I can't recommend the BenQ.
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Support NCX, About NCX & Site Update Log / Re: Monitor Review Update Log 2020
« Last post by NCX on February 02, 2020, 02:56:48 pm »
AOC 27G2U

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1080p 27" IPS/PLS Monitor buying guides.

Matte 1920x1080 144hz IPS panel with a fully adjust-able stand, AMD Free-Sync (50-144hz), back-light strobing (MBR), Displayport (G-Sync compatible Free-Sync), 2x HDMI 1.4, 4x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The AOC is quite accurate, has high contrast (1350:1), but suffers from a minor preset green tint of greys and whites.  The 27G2U has negligible input lag and very well tuned overdrive when the Overdrive is set to Medium which is the default setting.


Asus VG27AQ

Added the Review by TECHSPOT to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guides.

The VG27AQ is a fully adjust-able, matte, 144hz (over-clocks to 165hz over Displayport), 2560x1440 AUO AHVA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-165hz range), back-light strobing (ELMB) Displayport (over-clock-able to 165hz), 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The VG27AQ has very accurate preset color accuracy (Racing Mode), and has very low or negligible input lag.  The VG27AQ needs to have the overdrive (Trace Free) reduced from 60 to 0 to get rid of excessive overshoot ghosting at 60hz and has slow pixel response times at 60hz, but performs well at 144, 155 and 165hz when the over drive (Trace Free) setting is kept to the default 60 setting.  TFT Central provides Trace Free 80 measurements which prove that the VG27AQ suffers from over 20ms of overshoot ghosting during many transitions which I find unacceptable which is why I recommend using Trace Free 60.


BenQ ZOWIE XL2746S

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker 240hz buying guide.

Fully adjust-able, matte, 1920x1080 240hz TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, DyAC (back-light strobing), Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB .0 and 3.5mm Audio Out. The has abysmal image quality out-of-the-box and needs to be set to the Standard Picture Mode (1.97 gamma average versus sub 1.8 gamma default) to be improved, though it still can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces. and have the Gamma setting changed, though I'm not sure if the Gamma 4 or 5 settings provide significantly superior results since Playwares did not test them.  The XL2746S has a 17ms delay at 60hz (common for 240hz TN panels), negligible input lag at 240hz (2-3ms measured with the SMT Tool) and very fast and pixel response times at 240hz (60hz not tested) when the default AMA High setting is used.


BenQ EW3280U

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guide.

Matte, 3840x2160, wide gamut IPS (probably AHVA) panel with partial HDR support, a remote, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C.  The EW3280 offers accurate DCI-P3 color space coverage, but over-saturates the SDR color spaces by over 40% unless set to the REC 709 mode which has high (2.40) gamma and locks the color controls.  The EW3280U has poor HDR accuracy and only partial support since it lacks local dimming, has low brightness and lacks a true 10 bit panel; the HDR mode is best left turned off.  The EW3280U has negligible input lag (2-3ms measured with the SMT Tool) and fast pixel response times for a 60hz non-TN panel wihen the default AMA High overdrive setting is used.


HP Omen X 27

Added the Review by TECHSPOT to my Best Reviewed Flicker 240hz buying guide.

Matte, 2560x1440, 240hz TN panel with AMD Free-Sync with Displayport, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The HP is quite accurate, has a true 8bit panel, but 800:1 contrast.  The X27 has negligible input lag and very fast pixel response times when the Level 3 overdrive setting is selected at 240hz (60hz not tested).


LG 27GL850

Added the Review by Les Numeriques  to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS buying guides.

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz wide gamut LG IPS with G-Sync compatible AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz over Displayport and 48-100hz over HDMI) Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0. RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out. To prevent the wide gamut (DCI-P3/HDR) panel from over-saturating the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content, the 27GL850 needs to be set to the sRGB mode (which is fairly accurate and has adjustable brightness, but has a preset pink tint and locked color controls.  The 27GL850 has quite accurate and nearly full DCI-P3/HDR color space coverage, but has a slight, though easily reduce-able preset blue tint.  The 27GL850 has negligible or very low input lag and very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot, but the overdrive needs to be set from Normal to Fast at 144hz to provide the fastest pixel response times, and to Normal at 60hz to prevent obvious overshoot ghosting.


Philips 271E1

Added the Review by Playwares to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1080p 27" IPS/PLS Monitor buying guides..

Matte, 75hz 1920x1080 IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync (49-75hz), Displayport, HDMI, VGA and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Philips 271E1 is very accurate gamma and color wise[/url], but can't fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC709 & sRGB) color spaces.  The 271E1 has negligible input lag (4-5ms measured against a CRT with the SMT Tool) and fast pixel response times for a 75hz non-TN pane when the overdrive (Smart Response) is set to the Medium setting.
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Post In Here: Ask NCX For Advice and General Discussion Thread / Re: Advice/Help Thread
« Last post by NCX on February 02, 2020, 12:58:37 pm »
I just hope it doesn't have pixel inversion/scan line/ Interlace pattern artifact

The XG2401 suffers from dark content banding and pixel version, as well as has worse image quality than the newer XG240R and VX2458.

AHVA/IPS/PLS glow should not be a problem with proper display height, display brightness and bright-enough bias lighting.  Another solution is to put non-stick, perceived black depth increasing tape on the bezel. I use this silver Scotch tape on a few fake border or frame-less monitors I own such as the HP 24 Envy (HP 24 Envy with and without tape and HP 25er without and without tape) and 25er.  I've removed and re-taped a few monitors after a few months and not had issues with residue, however I must warn that adding tape to a monitor may void the warranty.
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Thanks for you reply

Yes, i use bias lighting (Hue play Bar), it helps a bit. But if i set the  bias lighting brightness  at 100%, my eyes begin to strain and i feel uncomfortable.
I also read about the viewing angle, it helps a bit.

It has been a nightmare since October 2019. I wanted to change my 10 years old monitor (Samsung Syncmaster 2243SN).
I had a 24G2U, 27G2U, VG249Q.
I discover IPS isnt for me, i cant bare ips glow , and since i like to be at 60 cm for reading, ips glow will always be here, except if i am at more than a meter

VA (MSI MAG272R) isnt for me either, because of the bleeding and smearing when there are black text on white background and vice versa
Curved VA(C24G1) feel weird when i read, but it is good for game immersion

So i went with TN. i followed your topic about viewing angle, position and height for vertical gamma shift

I had the VG258QR but it had horrible vertical gamma shift, with pixel inversion/scan line/ interlaced pattern artifacts
the VG248QG was a lot better, slight vertical gamma shift, no pixel inversion , but black feel weird. there is no glow but it feels something alike
The XF240H, i didnt notice vertical gamma shift, but the brightness strain my eyes, even with bias lighting. And overdrive at normal, had overshoot/inverse ghosting when there is black text on white background

I currently order a XG2401. From what i read on PCmonitor.info, Brightness should be ok (29 cd/mē) with good black (0.03 cd/mē), with no overshoot. I just hope it doesnt have pixel inversion/scan line/ Interlace pattern artifact
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Post In Here: Ask NCX For Advice and General Discussion Thread / Re: Advice/Help Thread
« Last post by NCX on January 29, 2020, 08:47:35 pm »
I was hoping to get some advice for my dad. With a 2070S, he'll be using the rig for a workflow, 3D architectural shenanigans, email, and movies. No gaming. I'd like to upgrade him to a dual-monitor or ultra wide setup, so that it feels like an upgrade from his single monitor setup. But without breaking the bank. What are your recommendations for best budget 4K in the 27" or 32" range? To dual up. Or one ultrawide monitor? I found your list for best flicker-free 4K monitors, but I struggled to find an area for best "budget" or "affordable" monitors. Thanks

I factor price into my recommendations, but don't have specific budget picks or cover ultra-wide monitors.  Only 32" 4K VA panels are affordable and dual 27" are much easier to work with.  Also 32" VA panels usually need to be viewed from 3-4ft/90-120cm away to avoid seeing obvious gamma shift and color washout from the sides while AHVA/IPS/PLS can be viewed from 2ft/60cm.

27" 4K text is tiny and looks bad when enlarged by Windows which is necessary if the programs used don't support scaling.  The Philips 276E8VJSB is usually the cheapest, and one of the best 4K monitors, but it does not support VESA.  Philips also sells the 272P7VUBNB for 100$ more with a height adjustable stand and USB-C, but it is untested, though I suspect it is also great since their other 4K monitors are.  The LG 27UL550 (my review) is also very good and has a short, but height adjustable stand and supports VESA mounting.

The BenQ PD2700Q is a great affordable 2560x1440 monitor with a height adjust-able stand and VESA. 1440p is probably a better choice to avoid scaling issues, and cheaper too.  More 1440p options.

your review and prad review report different minimum brightness value

It's normal for monitor brightness and contrast to vary between the same panels, and it's pretty rare for monitors to have <50cdm/2 minimum brightness, but that is a large discrepancy.  I measure brightness and contrast with the User color controls enabled while I'm not sure if PRAD does.  Sometimes monitors brightness varies considerably when the color controls are unlocked or selected, even without modification.  Consider using bias lighting (light behind the display); I made a thread and video about bias lighting.
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Hi NCX

I am interested about the ViewSonic VX2458-mhd because of the low minimum Brightness
but your review and prad review report different minimum brigtness value

http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/viewsonic-vx2458-mhd-review-matte-144hz-1080p-tn-with-amd-free-sync/msg679/#msg679

https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vx2458-mhd-gaming-monitor-neuheit/3/#HelligkeitSchwarzwertKontrast

It would be great if it is 15 cd/mē


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