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Re: Monitor Review Update Log 2020 #4
« 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.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2020, 03:02:56 pm by NCX »