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BenQ XL2540 Color

Postby SparkieSpaark » 26 May 2017, 16:16

Hey, does anybody have any color settings they wouldn't mind sharing? For the the brightness, AMA, gamma and color temp? Please :)
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Re: BenQ XL2540 Color

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 29 May 2017, 15:12


Any XL2540 users who wants to help SparkieSpark?


...Meanwhile, a good starting point is to go to the Lagom Test Patterns. A good one is the Contrast pattern.

Basic beginner calibration: The name of the game for this pattern is to adjust picture settings till you see all the squares simultaneously while also having the blackest blacks & whitest whites. This often requires a back-and-fourth fiddling of Brightness and Contrast, since sometimes adjusting one ruins the other and vice-versa, so you often have to run a balancing act, taking turns adjusting Brightness then Contrast then Brightness then Contrast. Then you're finally at the adjusted setting where everything looks good.

Now, remember, this is for best picture at desktop. For competitive play, you might sometimes want to enable that "make shadows brighter" gaming mode. It'll ruin the colors, but at least it's a simple toggle to turn it off when you go back to the Windows deskto.

AMA can be played with while looking at ... Usually AMA High is best.

Best color temp is 6500K but you might prefer something warmer or cooler depending on ambient lighting. But a different color temp might look slightly brighter (which is important for strobed/ULMB mode which is often dark) -- some prefer a slightly brighter picture at a slightly less accurate color temperature -- during Blur Reduction, for example.

Gamma is often a user preference. A very bleached/bright gamma is often favoured by many competitive gamers. A colorimeter is often needed if you want photoshop-accurate gamma, but asking for other people's favourite settings can help you get a good gamma.
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Re: BenQ XL2540 Color

Postby davidjo » 30 Aug 2017, 23:38

bump. anyone?
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Re: BenQ XL2540 Color

Postby Falkentyne » 02 Sep 2017, 18:25

Remember, AMA on these monitors can be fine tuned to near perfection by opening the FACTORY MENU (not the service menu) and changing the "OD Gain" setting. There is a thread and pictures of this effect in the main big XL2540 thread here. I don't have this monitor so I can't give any more information. This setting is NOT persistent and will NOT survive a refresh rate or resolution change (unless using GPU scaled resolutions at the same refresh rate), or any sort of power off. Also please check the main XL2540 thread, as most of the people were posting there.
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Re: BenQ XL2540 Color

Postby davidjo » 02 Sep 2017, 18:58

Hey can someone link the thread please. I can't seem to find it
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