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Re: Monitor Review Update Log 2020
« 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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