Different eyes for different perceptions. Chief already mentioned that not everyone is sensible to the same stuff.andrelip wrote:The "impossible to solve" inverse ghosting is 100% fixed and the ghosting is pretty good for a non-strobe monitor. Take note that I recorded this video using 960fps so everything is amplified. I have 0 issues with lower fps as long as this fix is active and VRR mode is on. I can record a video showing that too. I tested with everything on default without any calibration to show that the image goes from horrible to clear just by setting the right timings. This monitor also accepts 1/360 scanout speed but that's another subject. Feel free to record a video of the Asus XG248Q to demonstrate how better it is (I'm being honest here since I never saw one).Notty_PT wrote:In fact he just minimized the issues, but they are still there, but you won´t spot it on a video and you might not spot it a lot in real life aswell. I do tho. The first scenario he shown is the absolute worst you could get and is not suppose to happen on most presets even by default. If you reduce contrast to 30 and use response time normal it will reduce the effects even more but I can still spot them on bright colours.
Minimizing the effect is not the same as eliminating the problem, and this monitor will always have bad overshoot on white/bright colours, and specially noticeable in game. And when framerate is not steady or below 240 is even worse, trust me. Is one of the worst 240hz models, reason why it went as low as 260€ here in Europe!
Being bad at default is really a failure as a project but the monitor is superb when fixed. Here in Brazil we had a thread of 2500+ posts about this monitor and this little trick was a game changer:
https://adrenaline.uol.com.br/forum/thr ... hz.618766/
I have 5 240hz monitors here on my table and I used almost 10 now. AlienWare AW2518HF with or without tweaks is the worst of them all. The overshoot is awful and I can not accept it. Doesn´t matter if I tried to fix it with CRU (i´m not a noobie btw), with the contrast trick that usually works on Dell (and btw was the best option for this model, not the CRU fix) and VRR.
You can record how many videos you want, they still don´t show the problem as a whole. People that are happy with AW2518HF is not because of this fix, is simply because they never ever used another 240hz monitor in their life so they don´t really have a comparasion to see how bad the problem is.
Also the input lag on AW2518HF with or without VRR, is at best the same as a ViewSonic XG2402 144hz monitor, wich is my daily driver; ALienware being by far one of the slowest models, only topped by the AOC one. This is for the freesync version, the Gsync version (2518H) is fast, input lag wise.
And don´t even get me started how overdrive deteorates (even more) when you drop lower than 230fps. At 220fps it is already unaceptable to me, at 200fps it has worse motion clarity than a good 144hz monitor at 144fps, and if you drop to 160 or 150? Game over, the experience is awful and more users confirmed that on this forum actually.