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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby cwirek91 » 26 Oct 2016, 03:15

I read these thread few times and I still don't know how should I set my Benq XL2430T (firmware v006-20151103) with a dual-link DVI. I'm using 1920x1080 for regular use and 1024x768 for CS:GO. I don't know what are the best settings for this monitor.

BenQ Service Menu: Single Strobe: On
Nvidia drivers - 1920x1080, 120Hz
VT Tweak: 1500: Image

ICC Profile: http://www.displaylag.com/icc-profiles/ ... 0Final.icm

Regular Usage:
1920x1080

Settings:
Blur Reduction: ON
Intensity: 16
Area: 40
Black eQualizer: 0
Color Vibrance: 9
Low Blue Light: 10
Instant Mode: ON
Auto Game Mode: OFF
Brightness: 90
Contrast: 50
Sharpness: 6
Gamma: Gamma 5
Color Temperature: User Define (R:98, G:100, B:99)
AMA: High
Display Mode: Full

Counter Strike: Global Offensive:
1024x768

Settings:
Blur Reduction: ON
Intensity: 1
Area: 49
Black eQualizer: 0
Color Vibrance: 18
Low Blue Light: 0
Instant Mode: ON
Auto Game Mode: OFF
Brightness: 100
Contrast: 50
Sharpness: 6
Gamma: Gamma 5
Color Temperature: User Define (R:99, G:100, B:99)
AMA: High
Display Mode: Full

What settings should I set for CS:GO because now I have stretched screen. Should I set 120 max fps in CS?
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby Watchmaker » 02 Dec 2016, 16:27

It was long long struggle to get everything right but I think I finally reached good enough settings for this monitor... It really is problematic to configure it properly. I can finally say that reaching good black and whites value without destroying colors is possible. Not ideal but best from both worlds I think..

As others said before ICC Profile is essential but none good enough were proposed. Try one from here
https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-xl2420z/

It must be the 120 Hz one.

This is for VT1500 1920x1080, single strobe On, monitor set to 120Hz.
Picture Mode Standard
Blur Reduction ON Intensity 16-18 (I assume it is still safe for leds lifetime + decent amount of BR without very dim screen)
Black Equalizer 0
Color Vibrance 10 ( makes sure that Your black/whites levels are distinguishable)
Low Blue Light 0
Instant Mode On
Auto Game Mode Off
Brightness 100
Contrast 20
Sharpness 5
Gamma 5
Color Temp Normal
AMA High

Real problem with this monitor is choosing between horribly washed out colors but good black/white levels or vice versa. While using thees settings and ICC Profile and testing images from lagom I can say it gives correct contrast from 1 to 32, good sharpness, almost ideal 2.2 gamma (blue is a little off), all black levels and white saturations from the very first to last square. On plus note it finally stop trying to burn my eyes out ;)

Please give it a try and say how You find those settings.
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby shivakanou » 25 Dec 2016, 19:29

Is this thread still alive?

May I have some help configuring my XL2430T for FFXV on my PS4?

I played on my gf's TV today and the image was way better than on my XL2430T. I know her TV is a thousand times better than my monitor, but still, the image was very crisp, sharp and I could see clearly all the details. Here it's a little bit blurry.

Here're my configs:

1920 x 1080
Settings:
Blur Reduction: OFF
Black eQualizer: 12
Color Vibrance: 10
Instant Mode: ON
Auto Game Mode: OFF
Brightness: 100
Contrast: 40
Sharpness: 5
Gamma: 4
Color Temperature: User Define (R:93, G:100, B:95)
Display Mode: Full

By the way, I mostly play Overwatch and Dota 2, I would appreciate recommendations.

Thank you!
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby Falkentyne » 25 Dec 2016, 19:48

What resolution is the console outputting?

Make sure it's actually outputting a 1080 hdmi image and the monitor actually shows 1080 as the output. You also can't compare a TV and a monitor, as TV's are supposed to output a high quality image. If you want a TV that can output a very high quality image and be used as a gaming monitor (although with some input lag), you would want a 4k OLED. But make sure the monitor is getting a 1080p image instead of a 720p image. If it's getting a 720p image and scaling it, you're going to get an interpolated image.
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby Podranok » 31 Dec 2016, 18:18

Happy new year!
Please help me with Benq Zowie XL2430 monitor! I can't get how and what software to use to completely reduce motion blur. Is there any full guide (step by step) to do so? I'm totaly confused :(
Thanks!
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby Mike » 10 Jan 2017, 17:40

Hi. I bought the Zowie XL2430 a month ago now and after trying many different settings I recently started using BenQ Blur Reduction along with a VT Tweak 1500 @120hz. I reached a pretty satisfying result as far as I'm concerned (thanks to the many people here who shared their insights) but I still got one problem : scanlines. Since I'm using that custom resolution with VT 1500 scanlines appear on my monitor, sometimes they are really visible even while standing to a reasonable distance from the screen, and the only way to reduce it is to switch between presets even tho they reappear from time to time.

Would anyone be so kind to explain me if there's any way to fix this issue or if this could be due to other settings ? (I'm using Displayport, Single Strobe ON) Thanks!
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby Falkentyne » 10 Jan 2017, 18:01

There isn't. Scanline patterns like these are common when TN's are run out of basic specifications or when run at extremely high refreh rates. Lightboost mode monitors would show this when 3d vision 2 was enabled. Some of the 165hz and 180hz+ panels will show scanlines at their max refresh rates. Some Gsync monitors will show scanlines when gsync is enabled. It's just what happens when panels are pushed to their limits. If a panel shows it noticeably at guaranteed refresh rates and settings, that's grounds for a RMA.

You could reduce the effect by running a lower VT; 1354 at 100hz, or 1350 at 120hz, but then you will have an increase in crosstalk, inbetween no VT At all, and VT 1500 (since that value is around midpoint between the default VT (1144 at 120hz) and the max VT (1500 at 120hz).
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby Mike » 10 Jan 2017, 18:24

Thanks for your quick answer. Running VT 1350 seem to have significantly reduced the scanlines while maintaining a decent level of brightness so I guess I'll just stick to that for a while, see how it goes.

The question might sound stupid as I'm a complete novice concerning monitors but can the VT Tweaks (1350 or 1500) affect in any way input lag and/or damage the monitor on long term as it pushes the panel to its limits ?
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby Falkentyne » 10 Jan 2017, 18:52

No. Lightboost uses the VT 1500 tweak internally by a LC panel timing change.

I find the crosstalk too high at VT 1350. You can handle that? The crosstalk is barely acceptable with VT 1500. 1350 is just too much crosstalk regardless if I set the Area/Strobe Phase to 000 or to 044 (Strobe duty=006 /Intensity 19)
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Re: Benq XL2430T Settings

Postby Mike » 11 Jan 2017, 08:59

At first I'd hardly notice any difference but today I did some tests using testufo and looks like you're right. Although no matter the settings I try on VT 1500 or 1350 there's always some crosstalk at the bottom of the screen and increasing the intensity or changing the area makes the screen too dark imo. I will keep trying out between 1350 and 1500, trying to find a middle ground or just stick to 1500 as the scanlines only appear occasionally.
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