BENQ Zowie XL2746S & XL2546S (*DISCONTINUED*) Owners Thread

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Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S & XL2546S (*DISCONTINUED*) Owners Thread

Post by Falkentyne » 07 Nov 2020, 16:53

The single strobe cutoff point is between 75hz and 96hz. I am not sure where, since I don't own this monitor yet (it's just too expensive). On the Benq XL2720Z, it was exactly 96hz (via custom refresh rates) where it started double strobing if "Single Strobe" was set to disabled in the service menu. I am assuming that Benq likes to recycle code, so it's very likely it is similar.

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Post by zariaman » 29 Jan 2021, 10:51

Is it possible to upgrade the firmware manually?

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Post by Chief Blur Buster » 29 Jan 2021, 23:04

Unofficially, yes.

There are Linux commands to dump a firmware from one BenQ and flash it to a different BenQ.

They're the same Linux commands used to create the backup firmwares stored on the cloud drive links in the Linux firmware-upgrade thread. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=779
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Post by Chief Blur Buster » 29 Jan 2021, 23:05

Falkentyne wrote:
07 Nov 2020, 16:53
The single strobe cutoff point is between 75hz and 96hz. I am not sure where, since I don't own this monitor yet (it's just too expensive). On the Benq XL2720Z, it was exactly 96hz (via custom refresh rates) where it started double strobing if "Single Strobe" was set to disabled in the service menu. I am assuming that Benq likes to recycle code, so it's very likely it is similar.
On the early XL2720Z (Version 2), using narrow VT's, the cutoff was about ~75 Hz. I am not sure if the threshold changed.

Fortunately, I've succeeded in convincing other manufacturers to support 60 Hz single-strobe again. One hitting the market this spring. There's are upcoming single-strobe high-Hz IPS panel that is capable of strobing at all refresh rates 60Hz-and-up. Four of them, in fact -- if they don't regress firmwares by end of 2021/early 2022.
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Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S & XL2546S (*DISCONTINUED*) Owners Thread

Post by Falkentyne » 30 Jan 2021, 15:23

Chief Blur Buster wrote:
29 Jan 2021, 23:05
Falkentyne wrote:
07 Nov 2020, 16:53
The single strobe cutoff point is between 75hz and 96hz. I am not sure where, since I don't own this monitor yet (it's just too expensive). On the Benq XL2720Z, it was exactly 96hz (via custom refresh rates) where it started double strobing if "Single Strobe" was set to disabled in the service menu. I am assuming that Benq likes to recycle code, so it's very likely it is similar.
On the early XL2720Z (Version 2), using narrow VT's, the cutoff was about ~75 Hz. I am not sure if the threshold changed.

Fortunately, I've succeeded in convincing other manufacturers to support 60 Hz single-strobe again. One hitting the market this spring. There's are upcoming single-strobe high-Hz IPS panel that is capable of strobing at all refresh rates 60Hz-and-up. Four of them, in fact -- if they don't regress firmwares by end of 2021/early 2022.
Chief is there a way you can add a "like" and a "tag" option?

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Post by Chief Blur Buster » 30 Jan 2021, 21:05

Falkentyne wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 15:23
Chief Blur Buster wrote:
29 Jan 2021, 23:05
Falkentyne wrote:
07 Nov 2020, 16:53
The single strobe cutoff point is between 75hz and 96hz. I am not sure where, since I don't own this monitor yet (it's just too expensive). On the Benq XL2720Z, it was exactly 96hz (via custom refresh rates) where it started double strobing if "Single Strobe" was set to disabled in the service menu. I am assuming that Benq likes to recycle code, so it's very likely it is similar.
On the early XL2720Z (Version 2), using narrow VT's, the cutoff was about ~75 Hz. I am not sure if the threshold changed.

Fortunately, I've succeeded in convincing other manufacturers to support 60 Hz single-strobe again. One hitting the market this spring. There's are upcoming single-strobe high-Hz IPS panel that is capable of strobing at all refresh rates 60Hz-and-up. Four of them, in fact -- if they don't regress firmwares by end of 2021/early 2022.
Chief is there a way you can add a "like" and a "tag" option?
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