BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :) [Version 2 firmware is good]

Adjusting BENQ Blur Reduction and DyAc (Dynamic Acceleration) including Blur Busters Strobe Utility. Supports most BenQ/Zowie Z-Series monitors (XL2411, XL2420, XL2720, XL2735, XL2540, XL2546)
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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by masterotaku » 10 Jan 2014, 15:13

Haste wrote:I was about to ask you about that and I was hoping you'd say it was confirmed they would have both. :/
Haha. I'm just thinking about the possibilities. Just like you, I'm waiting for information, be it from Mark or from BenQ themselves.
Haste wrote:the Asus ones in that case. (They'll probably be a bit cheaper
Not in Europe. Last time I checked, the VG248QE was between 35 and 45€ more expensive than the BenQ XL2411T (which usually costs 275€). Many months ago, I thought about importing an ASUS VG248QE (it was like 200€ in the USA), but the shipping costs were around 100€, so not worth it :lol: .
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Post by Haste » 10 Jan 2014, 15:49

I'm from Europe as well. From Belgium to be exact.
I just checked a French site and actually you're right the XL2411T is cheaper than the VG248QE. http://www.ldlc.com/informatique/periph ... 99-h5.html

It's really hard for me to decide what I should buy. I'm planing on building a PC soon. And with G-SYNC coming, it complicates everything.

For example they have these nice Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X 4G GDDR5 OC for 374 euro.
If I go AMD then I can't have G-SYNC. But the cheapest 780Ti are at 599 euro http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00156776.html
and the 780 are at 449 euro http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00152013.html
I was going for a dual gpu setup and going NVIDIA would blow it out of my budget.

This is an issue for me, G-SYNC sounds awesome but it requires to pay a premium for both the monitor and the GPU. :/
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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by erebuss » 10 Jan 2014, 16:22

Got mine in today and it's so nice. Only thing is the colors are way off, which I've read for most Benq monitors. I've tried looking around online but no one has settings yet for this monitor. Any chance you could share the settings you've been using for your review Chief?

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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by GitDat » 10 Jan 2014, 17:48

My 3 BenQ monitors have a shipping delay :( This is why I'm not looking forward to having to ship them out again and then wait on return shipping again! So, 100% of these monitors are being shipped out with bad firmware since the corrected firmware is only in beta?
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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by r3s1du3 » 10 Jan 2014, 20:03

Ah crap.. Ive been waiting for the XL2720Z for a few months and now it looks like Ill have to wait untill the firmware problem is fixed before ordering it. Its quite surprising that the monitor has passed quality control with one of the main feature completely screwed. If someone have the confirmation that BenQ will pay all expenses needed to fix the bad firmware I will pull the trigger for sure. I dont want to wait untill they ship monitors with fixed firmware and also dont want to pay a premium for G-sync version of the monitor, im sure they wont sell for less than 650$. At least NCIX extended their deal until January 31 so ill wait for some news about this issue.

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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by shin sausuage » 11 Jan 2014, 06:08

hi all, was curious if this monitor had speakers

and if it would work for my ps4 or xbox???


and what is the input lag on this monitor? i like a lot of FPS and racing titles. or is it impossible to get a good input lag on a big monitor?

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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by Crazy Chuckster » 11 Jan 2014, 12:28

masterotaku wrote:
lol37 wrote:Chuckster : as far as i saw, it's basically the same than the Z series but with G-SYNC on
If the BenQ XL2420G and XL2720G have G-Sync and don't lose their own motion blur reduction technique, they will be the best option, because they would have:

- G-Sync.
- Motion blur reduction in OSD menu, with the ability to choose the strobe length, and working between 75 and 144Hz. In my opinion, better than Nvidia's ULMB, because BenQ gives more options.

If they lose their own motion blur reduction, and instead only have ULMB.... the winner won't be so clear. I'd have to choose between:

- G-Sync+ULMB (not at the same time, of course) -> XL2420G, XL2720G, VG248QE, PG287Q (this one with more resolution, and more expensive).
- A more tweakable blur-free experience, but without the G-Sync option -> XL2420Z, XL2720Z.
Chief, do you have any thoughts on this or could you get any info from your contacts at Benq about what the G model will have for blur reduction?

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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by lol37 » 11 Jan 2014, 18:33

the BenQ Z series is interesting in the fact that you won't want to loose extra money for a thing that you won't really need, and by that i'm thinking about G-SYNC and for thoses whom are only looking for ULMB ( well, personally i play only old quake like games so i got constant high frame rates ... )

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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 11 Jan 2014, 19:45

Crazy Chuckster wrote:Chief, do you have any thoughts on this or could you get any info from your contacts at Benq about what the G model will have for blur reduction?
As of today, all known G-SYNC monitors will include the ULMB mode (Ultra Low Motion Blur).
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Re: BENQ XL2720Z 27" of goodness :)

Post by Haste » 11 Jan 2014, 20:58

Chief Blur Buster wrote:
Crazy Chuckster wrote:Chief, do you have any thoughts on this or could you get any info from your contacts at Benq about what the G model will have for blur reduction?
As of today, all known G-SYNC monitors will include the ULMB mode (Ultra Low Motion Blur).
Ok, but will it also include the "BenQ's Motion Blur Reduction"? (The one that can work at 144Hz)
I for one would be disappointed if it was limited to ULMB 120Hz.
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