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BenQ 24" LED Monitor £154.99 + P&P @ Overclockers

Dannyb026 Avatar
6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
FIRST POST, GO EASY!!

I'm still debating this as I'm not sure about BenQ... but what a price for a 24" LED monitor! Nearest equivalent on Overclockers is an ACER 24" @ £250!!

Only problem with this for me is lack of HDMI and no audio out... If you have the gear though to get around the lack of audio etc then its a steal in my opinion!

- LED Backlit
- Screen Size: 24" Widescreen
- Resolution: 1920x1080
- Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1
- Brightness: 250cd/m²
- Response Time: 5ms
- Viewing Angles (H/V): 170°/160°
- Colours: 16.7 Million
- Inputs: 1x Analogue & 1x DVI-D
- VESA Compliant
- Dimensions: 570.0mm x 412.6mm x 183.9mm
- Weight: 4.4kg
- Warranty: 3 Years On-Site

"The BenQ LED monitors come with an ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1 to add colour depth and definition to darkened and complex visuals, so that everything you see - from the brightest white to the darkest black - is perfectly rendered to deliver the most incredible picture performance. The G2420HDBL provides true-to-life 16:9 images that fit the 1920x1080 resolution perfectly. It offers outstanding image quality and a clear view of multiple documents simultaneously to ensure the highest work productivity. With a speedy 5ms response time, even highly dynamic video is rendered with smooth, fluid motion without ghosting or other artifacts to distract your view."
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#2
is that the same
#3
I was just looking at that, no i dont think it is, says LCD on that website, whereas this is LED.

This is a steal if thats the price for the LCD version :thumbsup:
#4
Dannyb026
I was just looking at that, no i dont think it is, says LCD on that website, whereas this is LED.

This is a steal if thats the price for the LCD version :thumbsup:


That LCD Doesn't even have HDMI ;-) this looks like a missprice... but it has been on here for a while now, its only now that I decided to put it on here!

If anyone gets one, let me know what its like :-D
#5
didnt see that great price
#6
Dannyb026
That LCD Doesn't even have HDMI ;-) this looks like a missprice... but it has been on here for a while now, its only now that I decided to put it on here!

If anyone gets one, let me know what its like :-D

the led one doesnt have hdmi:whistling:
#7
davver99
the led one doesnt have hdmi:whistling:


Yeah... I did mention that in the description above! I'm just saying, you would have thought the small difference in price between the two (LCD and the LED) would be the HDMI on the LCD, but since it doesn't have it... why wouldn't you buy this over the LCD?!?
#8
DVI Is enough for HD video footage anyway, this not having a HDMI port just makes this product strictly for PC monitor usage.
Hot deal for a LED backlit LCD panel =)
#9
Tief
DVI Is enough for HD video footage anyway, this not having a HDMI port just makes this product strictly for PC monitor usage.
Hot deal for a LED backlit LCD panel =)


Saying that though, you can buy DVI to HDMI cables for anything else... just need to make sure you have the seperate audio capabilities as well :) which unfortunately I havnt at the mo cause I have no monies!
#11
Dannyb026
That LCD Doesn't even have HDMI ;-) this looks like a missprice... but it has been on here for a while now, its only now that I decided to put it on here!

If anyone gets one, let me know what its like :-D




3 available
#12


Nice!! Good spot! Even more reason to buy! :w00t:
#13
davver99
3 available


Can't see any warranty on there either, 3 years from Overclockers
#14
Dannyb026
Just put it in google, seems to bring up mostly LED results, although later on it seems to quote both... I'm not sure.


Hmmm, looking at the benq website itself it describes it as an LED, its the same model as the one at Misco thoough which describes it as an LCD. I had been looking at reviews of this monitor and it gets good ones. Misco is £20 cheaper though if it is identical.

Just noticed that the misco one is actually the g240hdb, where as this is the g240hdbl. So might be different then

2 different monitors (sorry op) Heres the manufacturers links

LED One(this)

LCD One
#15
alictait
Hmmm, looking at the benq website itself it describes it as an LED, its the same model as the one at Misco thoough which describes it as an LCD.


Some people are getting their technologies a bit mixed up.

LCD is the general class of technology used in this screen consisting of sub-pixels full of liquid crystals, the film on top to widen the viewing angles, the backlight and everything else.

LED in this context is a backlight technology for LCDs.

So this is an LED-backlit LCD as opposed to a traditional CCFL-backlit LCD.
#16
EndlessWaves
Some people are getting their technologies a bit mixed up.

LCD is the general class of technology used in this screen consisting of sub-pixels full of liquid crystals, the film on top to widen the viewing angles, the backlight and everything else.

LED in this context is a backlight technology for LCDs.

So this is an LED-backlit LCD as opposed to a traditional CCFL-backlit LCD.


Just edited my post after noticing the letter difference in the model no. - confusing Does it make much difference to the screen ?

Found some info on the overclockers forum HERE
#17
EndlessWaves
Some people are getting their technologies a bit mixed up.

LCD is the general class of technology used in this screen consisting of sub-pixels full of liquid crystals, the film on top to widen the viewing angles, the backlight and everything else.

LED in this context is a backlight technology for LCDs.

So this is an LED-backlit LCD as opposed to a traditional CCFL-backlit LCD.


ahhh right... fair enough! is an LED-backlit LCD much better than a CCFL-backlit screen?
#18
anybody vouch for overclockers their ratings dont look great
#19
Dannyb026
ahhh right... fair enough! is an LED-backlit LCD much better than a CCFL-backlit screen?


No, from the reviews I've seen of LED monitors in general the only differences right now are a case that's often slimmer and sometimes lower power consumption.
#20
risheet
anybody vouch for overclockers their ratings dont look great


I used them before for my graphics card, was a good price and delivered within 3 days, they're good!
#21
Mmmm don't think its quite clear cut as that.
Problem is that LED is just a factor in the display quality of a monitor.
With all things equal (for explanation sake), then two monitors one with LED and one on conventional lighting, then the LED should always be better. I have tested two LED based monitors and as expected the detail loss at high very high contrast is exceptionally low. Giving a much more detail and strong vibrant display.
But as expected other factors in the panels effect this, so looking at just the LED aspect is not enough.
Hope that all makes sense.
#22
#23
Dannyb026

If anyone gets one, let me know what its like :-D


I have got this monitor, and it really is cracking. I actually got it from Okobe for a little cheaper, but they don't have any in stock any more.
#24
Anne Marie
I have got this monitor, and it really is cracking. I actually got it from Okobe for a little cheaper, but they don't have any in stock any more.


Cheers Anne, Can I ask what you use the monitor for? I (if i buy it) intended on using it for PC and potentially a Ps3/Xbox 360 (if they work...).
#25
Nice monitor but trust me i wouldn't buy nothing from OCUK.

They are possibly the worst company to deal with when things go wrong....they wont help you, wont answer your calls and will basically tell you to "go away".


There are plenty of other good retailers on the net that offer MUCH better service than these clowns.

Good luck buying anything from this lot...your gona need it.
#26
I posted this nearly 2 weeks ago but in the end i bought this...http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/598305/philips-230c1hsb-23-full-hd-lcd-mon
And believe me its the best monitor i've ever owned...hdmi/dvi/vga with built in speakers i'm current;y running my pc & ps3 thru this screen now ;)
#27
Dannyb026
ahhh right... fair enough! is an LED-backlit LCD much better than a CCFL-backlit screen?


You will get bad and good CCFL and LED screens :)

One of the issues with screens is how good the backlight is, and certainly comparing my LED and CCFL screens, the LED screens look better both in day to day use and when watching movies etc... CCFL bulbs, like a normal light bulb, decrease in brightness over time - LED's don't, they work or they don't work. LED screens are often also brighter than their CCFL counterparts.

Certainly, I would always pick an LED screen if I could.
#28
Dannyb026
Cheers Anne, Can I ask what you use the monitor for? I (if i buy it) intended on using it for PC and potentially a Ps3/Xbox 360 (if they work...).


I'm purely using it as a monitor, I really am not into gaming. Did try it out with some DVDs and it was fantastic for watching them. I am pretty sure that it will work with the Xbox 360 as son-in-law to be mentioned that. However no idea about the PS3. If you don't get an answer about the latter, will try and find out for you.
#29
This is actually the highest price I've seen it for this monitor probably because everywhere else seems to be out of stock at the moment so OCUK bumped up their price. If you aren't in any hurry I'd wait a week and see if any other places get more stock in (I got it for for £134 delivered last week)

The monitor is OK, the colours aren't very good (as to be expected with a TN panel), and the top is slightly darker than the bottom but apart from that it's a bargain.

Also, I had a G2420HDB (non-led) and G2420HDBL (led) set up next to each other and there was no noticeable difference in the picture so if you just want a really cheap monitor I'd just go for the cheaper G2420HDB.
#30
risheet
anybody vouch for overclockers their ratings dont look great


Had hell trying to RMA my Hyundai 24" W240D through them when the inverter went within warranty, ended up getting it repaired via the manufacturer instead as they are a royal PITA if anything goes wrong with your order.

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/13461334/BenQ-G2420HDB-24-Widescreen-LCD-Monitor/Product.html
It's not difficult to find the CCFL backlit one cheaper, it's just a challenge to find stock
#31
jamadaia
Mmmm don't think its quite clear cut as that.
Problem is that LED is just a factor in the display quality of a monitor.
With all things equal (for explanation sake), then two monitors one with LED and one on conventional lighting, then the LED should always be better. I have tested two LED based monitors and as expected the detail loss at high very high contrast is exceptionally low. Giving a much more detail and strong vibrant display.
But as expected other factors in the panels effect this, so looking at just the LED aspect is not enough.
Hope that all makes sense.


Presumably you're taking about the reproduction of similar colour shades? Why would LED backlighting affect that?

tickedon
CCFL bulbs, like a normal light bulb, decrease in brightness over time - LED's don't, they work or they don't work. LED screens are often also brighter than their CCFL counterparts.


I'm sorry, but both of those statements are nonsense. LEDs do dim over time like normal fluorescent tubes. The technology is advancing rapidly and because marketing departments are more interested in their latest bogus dynamic contrast figures than useful information it's hard to tell whether the white LEDs in a monitor like this will age quicker or more slowly than CCFLs. White LEDs also suffer from colour shift and may suffer from uneven aging.

This monitor is only 250cd/m² which is about the lowest brightness you can find on a desktop monitor. LED screens on laptops are often brighter because a lower power requirement allows a higher brightness for the same power use (and most laptops are far too dim, dedicated outdoor laptop screens are at least five times brighter than the average laptop).

LEDs are apparently better for low brightness though and can be turned down further than CCFLs, but I've not seen any minimum brightness measurements for LED monitors so I don't know if it's actually been implemented.
#32
I've just bought 22 inches version of it and the picture is brilliant, much better than on my Acer 22 inches LCD. It has got better contrast and colors and (what I think) it should last for longer because if LED technology.
#33
Everywhere i have been too have sold out! I'm not paying £165 for it on overclockers either.
#34
coud someone help me PLEASSEEEE!!!
I have this monitor and after a few hours the bottom half of the screen has gone dim and dull, and it seems to be spreading upwards... im kindof worried in case it is damaged and i have only had it delivered today,
thank you
#35
I would send it back if i were you, seems like its on its last legs even though its only apparently a day old... Hmmm...
#36
DarrylJohn
I would send it back if i were you, seems like its on its last legs even though its only apparently a day old... Hmmm...


it looks new inside with all the packaging but the outside looked a bit fishy, it was as if the seal on teh box had been taken off before.. im trying to get a refund but i swear this company doesnt understand customer service, i've rang 3 times and each time they're telling me to do something different... they were trying to get me to ring benq and get reference numbers from them despite only having bought it from them the day before... ****in attrocious
#37
Keep it updated! Overclockers have real poor customer service

Look here at an example, 2.3/5 from 188 reviews? Another joke of a company.

http://www.google.co.uk/products/seller?zmi=overclockers.co.uk&q=Benq+g2420HDBL&hl=en
#38
DarrylJohn
Keep it updated! Overclockers have real poor customer service

Look here at an example, 2.3/5 from 188 reviews? Another joke of a company.

http://www.google.co.uk/products/seller?zmi=overclockers.co.uk&q=Benq+g2420HDBL&hl=en


I thinkk i've actually resolved the issue,
Managed to get reference number from BenQ after some guidance off an email from an overclockers rep following numerous threats... so hopefulyl everything will go smoothly... i'm still worried incase i have to take another claim on the warranty at a later date, will be a p*sstake
#39
Yeah the monitor is good but as soon as I connected it I noticed a pink leak (bigger in size than two thumbs, on the bottom left hand corner of the BenQ monitor. It has persisted. I am phoning Overclockers tomorrow.

Before I bought from Overclockers I tried ALL of the distributors of BenQ and nobody had the monitor yet Overclockers when I phoned them claimed to have 200 in stock.

I think that they are going cheap because it is a faulty batch that they are flogging to the public.
Anyway that is my impression and I am phoning Overclockers tomorrow as my monitor is faulty.
#40
somebody help me decide between this and the E2420HD, the latter has 2 hdmi, 1 dvi, usb and speakers and looks hot. if i went for the LED any suggestions as to how to connect pc and ps3 to it?

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