BenQ VW2420H 24" VA LED (HDMI, DVI) Monitor £163.47 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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New product from BenQ, the VW2420H monitor boasting some fantastic specs.

BenQ report this monitor as being the first VA monitor with LED backlighting, an impressive 3,000:1 static contrast and a massive 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast (although dynamic doesn't mean squat to most people).

This product also sports: VGA, DVI, and HDMI plus a headphone jack. The major let down is the higher response time @ 8ms G2G :(
However for the price that this comes in at along with having a VA display, I think makes this an absolute bargain.

I know its cheaper at Kikatec however if you use ebuyer's Free Shipping you get the price listed above.

Review available here:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/monitors/review/2010/10/07/BenQ-VW2420H/p2

Product Website here:
http://www.benq.com/products/product_detail.cfm?product=1707&pltag=49&ptag=104

Sorry left of the specs:

Screen Size 24"W(LED)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution (max.) 1920x1080
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.276
Brightness ( typ.) 250 cd/㎡
Contrast ( typ. ) 3000:1
DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.) 20M:1
Panel Type VA
Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10) 178/178
Response Time(Tr+Tf) typ. 25ms, 8ms (GtG)

Input Connector D-sub/DVI-D/ HDMI / headphone jack

Power Supply (90~264 AC) Adapter
Power Consumption (On mode) 40W(max)
(Power saving mode) <1W

Dimensions(HxWxD mm) 433.89 x 580.36 x 188.51
Net Weight (kg) 3.9
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#1
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~cczcp1/pics/VW2420H.jpg
#2
Sorry to be a newb but what exactly is a VA display?
#3
Pretty nice looking monitor, and cracking price for the size I'd say.
Zoea
Sorry to be a newb but what exactly is a VA display?

I'm assuming its this:

"Vertical Alignment (VA). In VA, as the name suggests, the molecules of liquid crystal are normally aligned at right angles to the substrates, swinging through 90° to lie parallel with the substrates in the presence of an electromagnetic field. This new mode produces a display which, like Hitachi's, has an ultra-wide viewing angle (140° in all directions) and high contrast but with the added bonus of higher brightness and a response time of 25 milliseconds..."

(source: http://www.meko.co.uk/index.php/display-monitor?start=30 )


Edited By: CharlieBravo on Oct 28, 2010 20:56: Typo
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Zoea
Sorry to be a newb but what exactly is a VA display?

The technical explanation is fairly complex, but essentially monitors that use VA-type LCD panels bring three main advantages over normal screens that use TN panels:

- Better viewing angles. This doesn't just make the picture better when looking at the screen from an angle, it also much reduces the gradient effect (ie, what should be solid blocks of colour appearing to shade from light to dark depending on what part of the screen they're on).

- Deeper blacks. VA screens are more efficient at blocking light which means nice deep blacks even with the brightness turned up to give vivid colours. The latest generation VA panels (which the BenQ uses) are really excellent in this department, much better than any other LCD tech.

- Full colour palette. VA screens can show all 256 shades (8-bit) of each primary colour that are generated by the graphics card. TN screens only show 64 shades (6-bit) and resort to dithering and flickering tricks to emulate the missing shades.

The one disadvantage VA has is slower response times, particularly with dark colours. But that's usually not a big deal for anyone except twitch gamers and it's less serious than the 8ms time quoted would suggest as the way this is measured isn't consistent across panel technologies - an 8ms VA is roughly equivalent to a 5-6ms TN in normal use.

It's great to see VA monitors finally getting down to sensible price levels. Quality screens have been way too expensive for far too long.
banned#5
Looks great for the money although it only has 8ms response time :(
#6
Nice write up there DrRamtop ;)
1 Like #8
Probably spend the extra £5 on the EW2420 version. Has 2 HDMI, speakers, built in USB hub and a headphone socket.
#9
shergold
Looks great for the money although it only has 8ms response time :(


I wonder how many people who professed the importance of this could actually tell the difference in response times between two panels in a blind test...
#10
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Probably spend the extra £5 on the EW2420 version. Has 2 HDMI, speakers, built in USB hub and a headphone socket.


Good point, but should be noted that the EW2420 is thicker and 2kg heavier because of this though.

The VW2420H also has a headphone socket too (just lacks speakers & USB). Whilst I'm pointing out flaws this model does have an external power supply brick.

I would have suggested the EW2420 in the notes however, I didn't check up on prices and where its cheapest to get it from :(

Cheers for the comment though.
#11
Does it really matter that its more heavy and thicker, its gonna sit on a desk all the time
#12
deanos
Does it really matter that its more heavy and thicker, its gonna sit on a desk all the time

Cheap and flimsy monitors will easily get knocked over, even if you gently accidentally brush the side of it. You want a nice heavy monitor to avoid those problems, but also to dampen any slight tremors (i.e. bumping the table, if you type hard on your keyboard etc) that may cause the monitor to shake.
#13
Now lets have some IPS at these prices
#14
crackerbear
deanos
Does it really matter that its more heavy and thicker, its gonna sit on a desk all the time

Cheap and flimsy monitors will easily get knocked over, even if you gently accidentally brush the side of it. You want a nice heavy monitor to avoid those problems, but also to dampen any slight tremors (i.e. bumping the table, if you type hard on your keyboard etc) that may cause the monitor to shake.


You should head over to CNET reviews. Apparently they are stupid enough to knock monitors over all the time as well. Baffles me how anyone actually manages to do it though.
#15
Showing as 'Out of stock. '. Shame.
#16
I'm currently saving up for the Benq XL2410T (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-043-BQ&utm_source=froogle) as its supposedly made for the PC Gamer in mind.

Can anyone give me a reason why I should keep saving or explain how this VW model will still be capable of everything I need. The Hertz & response time appear to be key to me.
#17
Shame it's expired. What's the cheapest price elsewhere?
#18
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Probably spend the extra £5 on the EW2420 version. Has 2 HDMI, speakers, built in USB hub and a headphone socket.


link please?
#19
Have now bought and used / played with two Benq LED monitors with HDMI on three different PCs (all with £150+ graphics cards) and have failed to get the HDMI to produce a display that was approaching acceptable.
Have been on to Benq 4 times and had 3 yes three replacements but no joy and basically gave up trying and now used the DVI connection to it, have tried every possible setting / driver and configuration but no joy with HDMI and Benq monitors :(
#20
mamboboy
Gom8z
I'm currently saving up for the Benq XL2410T (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-043-BQ&utm_source=froogle) as its supposedly made for the PC Gamer in mind.

Can anyone give me a reason why I should keep saving or explain how this VW model will still be capable of everything I need. The Hertz & response time appear to be key to me.

I'd seriously avoid VA if you're a gamer mate. Colour reproduction in games isn't really that important. 8-bit displays are more suited toward graphic and web designers. They have even worse response times than IPS panels, we're talking of 20-25ms for black to white to black times..

Firstly don't you DARE buy from overclockers! You will find it extremely difficult to get a replacement if it breaks or worse if you ever have a product with an intermittent fault as they are not interested in putting things right. Secondly VA monitors are completely fine for games, I have been using an ageing BenQ FP241W which has beautiful colour accuracy and theres no lag or ghosting. An 8 bit VA panel will give you much better results than a cheapy TN panel, they have always been better but with the now almost non-existant price difference really there's no contest!
#21
aron311
mamboboy
Gom8z
I'm currently saving up for the Benq XL2410T (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-043-BQ&utm_source=froogle) as its supposedly made for the PC Gamer in mind.

Can anyone give me a reason why I should keep saving or explain how this VW model will still be capable of everything I need. The Hertz & response time appear to be key to me.


I'd seriously avoid VA if you're a gamer mate. Colour reproduction in games isn't really that important. 8-bit displays are more suited toward graphic and web designers. They have even worse response times than IPS panels, we're talking of 20-25ms for black to white to black times..


Firstly don't you DARE buy from overclockers! You will find it extremely difficult to get a replacement if it breaks or worse if you ever have a product with an intermittent fault as they are not interested in putting things right. Secondly VA monitors are completely fine for games, I have been using an ageing BenQ FP241W which has beautiful colour accuracy and theres no lag or ghosting. An 8 bit VA panel will give you much better results than a cheapy TN panel, they have always been better but with the now almost non-existant price difference really there's no contest!


So no lag in fast action during sports or movie playback?
#22
Thanks Guys, I'll keep it all in mind :)

I actually found the XL2410T monitor again at Ksn-online and although sold out, they did already reply to my stock query explaining they would send me an email when they had them back in stock (http://www.ksn-online.co.uk/sound-vision-monitors-benq-led-monitor-236-wide-xl2410t-black-ready-p-9270.html).

For £249.39 it seems quite a good deal :)

Edited By: Gom8z on Nov 02, 2010 12:29: update
#23
mamboboy
I made this suggestion because Gom8z linked to a pure gaming monitor (Benq XL2410T) which has a 120hz refresh rate and, even though it's a TN panel will destroy this monitor for gaming and watching movies.

Current generation VA panels are excellent for video, their ability to hit very high contrast ratios gives the image a vibrancy even IPS can't yet match, far less TN. That's why Samsung, Sony and Sharp use VA tech in their high-end TVs.

As for gaming; well, I have four monitors attached to my various PCs, two S-PVA, one MVA (same tech as the BenQ's panel, but an older generation) and one 5ms TN, and of the 30+ games I have installed only one visibly ghosts more on the VAs than the TN. I can't say response time as been an issue at all with my VA screens, either for games or video, but their image quality really does make a big difference over any TN I've ever seen.

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