24" BenQ EW2420 LED Backlit Monitor (3000:1 / VA Panel / 2x HDMI / DVI / VGA / USB / 3w Stereo Speakers) - £159.62 @ Crescent Electronics - HotUKDeals
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LED panel combined with VA technology delivers a whole new world of audiovisual entertainment! VA Panel technology enables ultra-wide viewing angle, authentic colors and high contrast image performance. The BenQ EW2420 brings you big-time, cinema class enjoyment with deeper blacks and up to 11 multimedia connections!
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They may have reduced this as the new version EW2430V is due out, which has more connectors, piccture in picture and has had the build quality issues resolved. The EW2420 was very hit and miss on build quality - some were excellent some were not.

I know someone who returned 4 before getting one of the good ones, so a word of warning to people.


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Review of BenQ EW2420 Backlight LED Monitor

After spending some time with the monitor today i thought i'd post my findings here

Firstly i've had a real mare setting it up regarding colour,contrast and brightness and at one point today was 2 clicks away from buying a calibration tool. After 3 hours i've finally settled on what i think is best for me which is as follows

brightness 32
contrast 60
sharpness 3
gamma 2.2
red 88
green 88
blue 86
AMA on

This seemed to give me the best possible all round quality and colour for my pc and ps3.

Right onto what i think

Firstly backlight bleed, direct(face on) on the unit suffers no backlight bleed only when moving to a 70 degree angle to the left or right can i start to notice a bluish tinge to the 2 opposite corners, it's perfectly acceptable as most people do not view their monitors from obscure angles on a daily basis.

Next i went on to test the ghosting/trailing i've seen alot of people talking about. Yes there is some ghosting to be seen especially when going from extreme white to black very quickly. The best example I found of this was by going to this webpage http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/contrast.php also opening up a second tab with googles homepage on there. Now switch to the langom test page,wait 10 seconds then switch tabs to google homepage and you will see the 15 black boxes from the langom page drift away on the google page. I timed this 5 times and made a average of the time it took for googles homepage to become white again. The average time was 2.1 seconds remember that is an extreme example of black to white transition.

Next I tested ghosting/trailing in game the games I tested today were.
Metro 2033
Splinter cell conviction
Crysis warhead
Resident evil 5
Alien Vs Predator
Killing floor
Need for speed shift

I can honestly say it is not a problem in any of the games I tested, yes it's present in a minor form but unless you are specifically looking for it then it is something that is not going to affect you in your everyday gaming sessions. Even using splinter cell convictions sonic goggles which show white,grey and black I did not notice and trailing which would inadvertently affect your gaming.

Onto the picture quality using the same games mentioned above

One word can describe my experience very well and thats WOW I have never seen any of my games look so good the colour reproduction,transition and a feel of depth to the scenes were immense at some parts, Crysis warheads greenery looked vivid and lively, right down to metro 2033's dark damp tunnels and stinking sewers . I think the reason things look so good is down to the semi gloss coating of the screen itself. I really cannot explain any more how good the quality is from this monitor especially in it's price band.

Movie and high definition playback

This was also a joy to watch blacks were deep and dark and not the usual greyish blacks I was used to from my old TN panel. My movies of choice were Terminator salvation and The matrix on blu-ray, both looked stunning using the Playstation 3 as the playback source. I actually got sidetracked from what I was doing watching Terminator it was a joy to watch the 40 minutes or so that I did. Once again colours were top notch.

My final verdict

I think at this moment in time and in this price band the BenQ EW2420 is a cracking all round monitor. And other companies definitely have to pull something special out of the bag in this price range for me to consider switching again to another brand.

Edited By: mamboboy on Apr 13, 2011 19:54: ,
shame its 1080p, terrible for Eclipse, can barely see any code.
shame its 1080p, terrible for Eclipse, can barely see any code.
Run two, one in portrait, you get many LoC then.
shame its 1080p, terrible for Eclipse, can barely see any code.
Run two, one in portrait, you get many LoC then.

maybe when they are less than £100 each, lol!
seems a good deal with all those connections. Though the first comment has put me off!

That EW2430V looks pretty cool :)
I have a benq 2222 and its amazing !!

Only £99.99

Edited By: kjbenja on Apr 14, 2011 21:58

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