Author Topic: Acer XF240H Review & Viewsonic XG2402 Review: 144hz 1080p Matte TN Panels with AMD-Free-Sync  (Read 8203 times)

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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 02:05:01 am »
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The Order 1886 Statue Reference by Deepinthesky Teslastorm, on Flickr

To properly compare the photos right click on the photos and closely inspect larger versions in a new tab, especially if experience trouble with the spoiler pop downs. Menu calibration refers to my use of a colorimeter and calibration program to increase the color accuracy as much as possible using only the monitors menu settings.  All photos are from my The Order 1886 Lights Off Photo Album which features monitors ranging from 150-1200$ US, and comparisons of AHVA/IPS/PLS, TN and VA panels.

Qnix UHD32R 8 Bit Glossy* AUO AHVA Panel Reference
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Acer XF240H 60hz
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BenQ Zowie RL2460 60hz
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The BenQ Zowie RL2460 uses a very similar matte 6 bit +FRC 1080p TN panel made by AUO but has more accurate color presets and more linear gamma which closely adheres to the 2.2 HDTV/REC 709 standard.  The BenQ suffers from obvious vertical blue light bleed along the left and right sides.

Acer XF240H 144hz Un-Calibrated
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Acer XF240H 144hz Calibrated No ICC Profile/Gamma Fix
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I did not take a fourth photo of the XF240H with the ICC profile enabled since the ICC profile barely affects the image quality, and because I did not think of doing so at the time.

Viewsonic XG2402 60hz Un-Calibrated
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Viewsonic XG2402 144hz Un-Calibrated
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Viewsonic XG2402 144hz Calibrated No ICC Profile/Gamma Fix
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Viewsonic XG2402 144hz Calibrated with ICC Profile
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The ICC profile corrections remove the XG2402's obvious blue tint of 0-30% white or dark grey.  Without an ICC profile the Acer XF240H suffers from a tiny bit of black crush after the gamma is fix to my preference.  It's possible to have zero black crush, but only if other colors and shades are a bit washed out.
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